Weight Loss & Control
Jan 6, 2011
A favorite New Year resolution for many is to lose weight and become healthier. With so many programs and options available, some which may work and some which may not, Therapeutic Massage can enhance any weight loss program.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage Spokane we don’t believe massage alone is a viable weight loss solution, instead exercise and nutrition are the healthiest ways to achieve this goal. We do believe that Therapeutic Massage can help increase the likelihood of success in any program. Benefits of an Elements Therapeutic Massage that directly correspond with weight loss or weight control are improved circulation, improved range of motion and flexibility and lower stress.
During exercise the body creates high levels of known waste products such as lactic and carbonic acid which build up in the muscles. Increased circulation helps to eliminate these while also supplying nutrition to the used muscles. Circulation increases the interchange of vital substances between blood and tissues increasing tissue metabolism and maximizing the supply of vital nutrients and oxygen. The outcome of increased circulation through massage are improved muscle recovery time and burning the maximum number of calories.
Improved range of motion and flexibility through Therapeutic Massage correspond to weight loss and weight control by enhancing a workout routine. Improved range of motion helps maintain maximum power and performance while muscles are active, burning the maximum number of calories. Increased flexibility is a key function in any exercise program by reducing the risk of injury. Range of motion and flexibility of muscles through Therapeutic Massage allow an exercise program to stay on course, allow muscles a chance to be stretched and rested and avoid burnout. A combination of improved Circulation, range of motion and flexibility through Therapeutic Massage has been seen in improvements in body contour and skin texture.
Preparing not only your body, but your mind for a lifestyle change is an area Elements Therapeutic Massage is specialized in. Reducing stress relaxes muscles allowing them to rest between workouts and prevent muscle strain. The physical aspects of stress relief are combined with a new attitude, shifting towards a more healthy approach on life which can increase the dedication to a new or existing exercise program.
Therapeutic Massage as part of a weight loss or weight control plan can increase your success rate. We encourage the advice of a doctor when starting or changing any exercise program to see what works best for you and please ask them about the benefits of massage. Don’t be surprised if they recommend more massages at the beginning of your plan as this is normal to avoid injury and to help know your body’s way of handing stress and exertion.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage Spokane, each massage is individually customized to best fit your health and wellness regimen. Contact one of our 3 Spokane Elements Therapeutic Massage locations to book an appointment with one of our specialists.