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The Secret Benefits of Massage

The Easiest Way to Combat Stress & Fight Fat


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  • For all those equally on a tight budget: just get a friend or partner to get interessted in massage with you. I got great massage books from the library and the internet offers a lot of video tutorials which are easy to follow.
    Of course this is not a professional massage which will help again medical conditions, but getting a scalp massage or shoulder neckline one...hhhhmmmm.... just as relaxing!
    My love and I now regularly bet when we have different opinions on a subject and the stake is always a different type of massage.
    I am actually going to school at Carlson College of Massage therapy right now here in Iowa. I am so happy with the program and your right..... this is a great way of relaxation... I recieve and give a massage almost everyday. This is a great way of relaxation and it is a great benefit to any one who were to try it... Take it from.. i guess you can say... and expert..(ameautur)
  • My thoughts on massage....aaahhhh.....good for the body...good for the heart...good for all....good for me~
  • BEE171
    I have fibromyalgia and massage works better than any medicine ever dreamed of during a flare. I know it seems crazy that when your skin is so sensitive to the slightest touch to actually be massaged, but it works!
  • I just got a hot stone massage on Sunday! Those are my favorite. I still feel great. I also had one after a week long road trip of Vegas and various national parks. After all the walking, hiking, and time sitting in a car, it was heaven!

    I read years ago in Time that massage is very helpful for people with body image issues because being touched helps them to appreciate their own body more and realize that they're not so unatrractive that someone won't touch them.

    If you don't have the money to go to a salon, find a massage school! You'll save a ton of money (in Philly it's like $35 for a student massage at the massage arts center's student clinic, and I got one at another school that I don't remember paying anything for) and feel good about being part of the learning process! Seriously though, you'll get a really good massage there.

    Also, as a therapist on this board said, if it's not comfortable, speak up! I wound up with a slight burn (just a red mark that took a day to dissipate), but I can't blame the therapist because I didn't tell them the stone was too hot. They're massuses, not mind readers!
  • I loved reading everyone's opinions about massage. I too am a massage therapist(maybe we should start a team) and for those of you who feel self conscious rest assured that as a whole massage therapists are not a judgemental bunch. I for one believe massage is for every body. Schedule one asap as a treat for all your hard work to lose weight.
  • I keep on saying that I need to find a GOOD massage therapist. Haven't found one since moving to our new area about 6 years ago. I am hoping that somebody can recommend someone, but haven't received any feedback yet. I need to try harder, and make it a biweekly or monthly expirience. It makes you feel soooo good.
    yes, massage is good for you it releases toxins and helps shift stubborn areas! its reminding me to book up at my local spa,have a special offer at mo.
  • i am 100 pounds overweight so embarased to go but i really want to so i will put it down for reward at 40 pounds lost i am looking forward to that day
  • This is one of my most blissful moments. It helps when I'm stressed.
  • I will start having monthly massages!

    In the past, I had periodic massages and then the prices jumped from $50 per hour to $130 per hour. Now, since the recession, the prices are back down. And, now I know that my body will love me for it:)
  • When my husband passed away, my friends gave me coupons to get a massage every week for 2 months. I was so grateful! Massage is the best stress-reliever on earth!! I still treat myself to one every few months. Now we learn it helps take the wieght off. Life gets better and better!!
  • Finally justification to indulge in a massage! That's it. I'm calling Massage Envy to book this month!
  • I am so lucky -- the company where I work has had a massage therapist coming in once a week for the past 15 years. Needless to say, I've completely taken advantage of this great perk (it's not free and I use my lunch hour, but I don't have to travel!) every couple of weeks. It is the best thing I've ever done for myself -- I highly recommend it!
  • That's it, I'm booking a massage at the nearest spa! As a matter of fact, I'll call them right now :)

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