We all love to take an occasional trip to the spa for a rejuvenating massage. Honestly, who doesn’t love massages? We deserve that one hour of being completely stress-free and relaxed. But what exactly do these massages do that relaxes us so much? There’s also a lot of conjecture around massages aiding weight loss. Scroll down to read more…
Can massages help you lose weight

A massage helps with blood circulation and helps in the normalization and relaxation of your tissues. The varying amounts of pressure and techniques applied determine the nature of the massage. There are several types of massages ranging from Swedish to deep tissue to aroma, trigger point, slimming etc.

Can massages help lose weight?

Massages can be temporary fixes when it comes to slimming and cellulite reduction. But, if coupled with a workout, their effects can be seen quicker in terms of reducing the appearance of cellulite. When it comes to fat loss, massages don’t help reduce the percentage. If you wish to reduce the appearance of cellulite, regular and subsequent sessions of slimming massages are necessary.

The types
 

The types

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

The lymphatic system in our bodies is a network of tissues and organs that help your body get rid of unwanted toxins and waste. The good functioning of this system helps in the efficiency of immune system. The Lymphatic drainage massage, as the name suggests, is the process of natural drainage of the lymph which can sometimes be blocked by toxins.

It’s done by applying gentle, rhythmic strokes towards the lymph nodes that help you get rid of the toxins. This massage can sure change the shape of your body making it more flattering, but that’s only because it will reduce your water weight, so, you must know that it’s temporary. If you get this massage therapy done post workouts, it’ll give you better results!

Anti-cellulite massages
 

Anti-cellulite massages

These are high-pressure massages. The pressure applied is in such a way that it literally breaks down the cellulite in the concerned areas. Just like a lymphatic drainage massage, these are more beneficial when done post workouts. This high-pressure massaging also stimulates blood circulation. The masseuse applies firm circular motions (usually upwards) until the oil is completely soaked in. Anti-cellulite massages are then followed up with the application of a cellulite removal cream.