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Can Massage Help You Lose Weight?



Massage CAN help with weight loss in tangent with other therapies.

More Info: Though the claims are not supported, massage has many indirect benefits that may be part of a successful weight loss program.  In two individual limited studies, the use of massage in tangent with other therapies was shown to improve the appearance of cellulite and to reduce overall body circumference.  Massage can also soothe muscles and increase circulation, which are both positive steps towards continued and comfortable exercise, which is an important part of any weight loss program.

What Is Lactic Acid?

Lactic acid, also known at 2-hydroxypropanoic acid, is a substance produced by the human body as a byproduct of exercise. It is also present in yogurt and processed foods such as bread and beer. Lactic acid forms in the body when insufficient amounts of oxygen are available to break down glucose. As glucose consumption increases, so does lactic acid production. Composed of a lactate ion and a hydrogen ion, the latter component interferes with electrical signals in muscles and nerves, impairs muscle contractions and causes the burn and fatigue felt after an intense workout.

What Is Endermologie?

Endermologie is a non-surgical cellulite reduction treatment that uses a non-evasive method and involves a technique similar to deep tissue massage. This medical procedure helps to make the skin appear smoother by using a vacuum suction to form folds in the flesh and massaging rollers that results in redistributing of the cellulite. To achieve effective results from the treatment, the procedure must be done once a week for at least 15 weeks. This treatment can cause temporary minor bruising and soreness. To maintain the desired results of the endermologie treatment, the procedure must continue to be administered once every month.



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