Massage helps to shorten the recovery time needed between workouts. Waste products such as lactic and carbonic acid build up in muscles during and after exercise. Increased circulation to these muscles helps to eliminate toxic debris buildup caused by these waste products and in doing so shorten recovery time. Shortened recovery time means participants can safely have more workouts over a given period of time, which in turn means that you have the opportunity to burn more total calories in an effort to achieve individual weight loss goals. Massage improves range of motion and flexibility. This allows for the ability to maintain maximum power and performance while active, and burn the maximum number of calories in the process. Improved range of motion and flexibility also reduces muscle soreness during periods of recovery and muscle repair. Having a wide range of motion and maximum muscle flexibility also reduces the danger of experiencing injuries during exercise which can severely limit activity, exercise and weight loss progress. Massage has the following benefits that can directly influence losing weight, starting with the fact that massage improves circulation and the supply of nutrition to the muscles. Massage increases the interchange of vital substances between the blood and tissue cells, which increases tissue metabolism. After muscles are exercised, vital nutrients must be supplied to them so that they can recover and rebuild themselves. Massage maximizes the supply of these nutrients and oxygen though increased blood flow, which helps the muscles to grow and burn more calories as a result. Massage can also help reduce the chance of you over-training. Massage has a relaxing effect on the muscles and a sedative effect on the nervous system. By helping rest, which is a very important element of any exercise program, massage can reduce the likelihood of over-training syndrome, which is known to limit the ability to build strong healthy muscles and therefore lose weight with maximum efficiency. Massage directly aids in fat loss. Massage is thought to be able to burst the fat capsule in subcutaneous tissue so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed. When combined with proper nutrition and exercise, massage actually assists in weight loss. According to Maria Herrera, a Broward Country massage therapist for almost ten years, “Massage feels great. Massage also relieves stress helps people recover from hard physical activity or injury and even reduce anxiety. Importantly massage helps people achieve weight loss goals when combined with an effective nutritional program. Massage has a positive effect on muscle-building capabilities and fitness levels, which increases the capacity to lose weight. Healthy strong muscles burn calories and provide the freedom to participate in activities; more activities can help burn excess calories and improve overall fitness and well-being.” Regular massage is just as important a component as regular workouts and correct nutrition in any comprehensive fitness and weight loss program, which is great news for those of us who thought that exercising and loosing weight was all hard work! Remember, weight loss is all about leading a balanced lifestyle and massage is an essential part of any balanced lifestyle. This is precisely why Herrera developed the Broward Weight Loss Massage. Currently Herrera is accepting reservations for August 2009 and beyond; July is Sold Out. The Broward Weight Loss Massage consists of two components during eight weeks: one weekly massage and a comprehensive nutritional weight loss program that includes vitamins, protein shakes, and other specific components to ensure that participants lose the maximum number of pounds during the two month program. The cost of the two month program is $1200 and a $420 non-refundable deposit is made via credit card at the time of booking the reservation (to purchase the nutritional products needed.) The balance, $780, is paid at the first session. Herrera is losing her last fifteen pounds; she was excited to report, “The Broward Weight Loss Massage” has seen more than 1000 combined pounds lost over the first six months of 2009.” To reserve space in the eight-week Broward Weight Loss Massage program for August enrollment call 954-471-4592.
Broward Weight Loss Massage