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Can Deep Tissue Massage Help You Lose Weight?

Learn how deep tissue massage can affect weight loss from celebrity massage therapist Meagan Holub in this Howcast video.

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Occasionally, I get questions about how deep tissue massage, affects weight loss. Deep tissue massage is not directly related to weight loss, but it is a part of a healthy lifestyle. Especially if you've found yourself in a new exercise program and you have those aches and pains that come along with that, giving yourself a nice deep tissue massage afterwards, is going to relieve those aches and pains and it's going to get you right back in the gym much faster.

But there is a particular type of deep tissue massage, referred to as cellulite massage that when you receive it often enough, and it is quite aggressive, you can apply it with honey and different types of things, it actually reduces the appearance of cellulite by smoothing out the skin and pulling out the water, the edema. It smooths it all over and so you actually have quite a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

So I think the misconception that deep tissue actually is a direct cause of weight loss comes from the idea that many people believe that the deep tissue massage can reduce the appearance of cellulite. It certainly can't hurt to get deep tissue massage, while you're doing that extra workout and take good care of yourself. Let's face it, it's just a nice reward, for when you do get into that exercise program and meet your goals.

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