The most recent issue of Body Sense Magazine features Pulling Down the Moon’s Massage Director Meredith Nathan on the topic of how massage can help you lose weight. When we asked Meredith about this topic, she came up with three ways massage helps us meet our weight loss goals right off the bat:
1. Massage lowers stress hormone levels. Stress hormones like cortisol can increase our appetite, especially for sweet foods, and make our body more prone to gain weight around the middle. Reducing stress reduces “stress eating” and mindless munching.
2. Massage helps to release the aches, pains and to heal chronic injuries so we are more apt to get up and move our bodies.
3. For those of us who like to treat ourselves for good work and good behavior, massage is calorie free and ultimately makes us feel better about a job well done than a hot fudge sundae.
So, if you’re struggling to attain/maintain a your fertile weight, massage may be the missing link! Click here to read more about what the experts have to say…