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Detoxify the Body with a Cleansing Massage

June 2nd, 2014 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink

While there are some who consider a massage to be a little self-indulgent, that's not necessarily a bad thing. These days, people are spending so much time running around and worrying about all sorts of different things that they forget about themselves. It's important to give yourself some time to cherish and love yourself, because it grounds you, restoring a sense of balance and alleviating stress in your mind and body.

It is nice to feel relaxed and have the muscles worked on while getting a massage. Who wouldn't want to be enveloped by music while lying on a soft table, being ministered by healing hands? This seems indulgent to some, however, massage is being noticed more for its necessary healing effect. Rather than being a treat, it is now seen as a form of treatment that has credible health benefits.

Along with the proven results of relieving stress, massage is also beneficial for weight loss. Stress increases fat storage in the body which makes losing the pounds difficult if your stress level is not managed. Cortisol is the name of the responsible hormone, and it is secreted under mental, physical or emotional stress. Cortisol causes fat to be stored instead of burned, thereby causing weight gain.

Besides helping the body burn fat, massage is also crucial to another necessity of healthy weight -- massage aids in the circulation of fluids in the body. This allows for a healthy flow of energy and nutrients to circulate. Massage also circulates the waste out of the body, which is why we always hear about drinking plenty of water post-massage. Metabolic waste is then flushed out of the system after the manual movement of the tissues that occurs during massage.

So, we encourage you to "belly up" to the massage table. It will do your body good in so many ways, however, we must warn you of the known side effects like deeper sleep at night and a general sense of well-being. We look forward to working with you on your health goals through massage.