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The Secret Benefits of Massage

The Easiest Way to Combat Stress & Fight Fat


  • I actually read a massage today from someone else in here that said theres a professional masseuse who massages in a certain way that helps push excess skin back into place so you wouldn't have to get surgery to remove it! How awesome is that?!

    My boyfriend is AMAAAAAAAZING at giving a massage and much more personal than a professional masseuse... and cheaper! lol - 6/23/2009 3:20:24 AM
  • I have been getting massages for years. I do my best to try and keep them's not as expensive if you know what to look for. The spa I go to (Essential Therapy in NYC...amazing!) constantly has promotions, $60 for an hour, $70 for an hour....and you can buy as many gift certificates as you like, at that discounted price, which are good for one year! Since their normal rate is $110/hr, it's a real bargain. You can also seek out massage schools in your area, as they tend to give a much lower rate. Some spas have packages, where if you buy a package of ten massages it's like paying for 9 and getting one free. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend massage therapy. I work in a stressful job, I am a worrier by nature, I was some form of structured athlete for 15 years, and for a while I was plauged with post traumatic stress after a horrible car accident. Massage therapy has helped me through all of that and kept me sane. - 6/21/2009 12:07:48 PM
  • I never had a professional massage until last year, they are awesome! I get one at a discount price as a benefit from my job every month. Can' t wait for next month, aahh! - 5/28/2009 10:10:40 AM
    Sign me up !
    I didnt know how good it was for you
    I just know it feels so good! - 5/22/2009 11:32:05 AM
  • This is one of the things I learned first hang while I was in massage therapy school. We had to give massages and get massages throughout the whole program. Not only did i notice that I was loosing weight, but I wasn't nearly as self conscious about my body. I found mmyslef more relaxed even when major tests that would stop me form getting my license were comming up. Most of my classmates noticed in one way or antoher that I looked and felt differently. It is definaley worth adding into your normal scheudle even if it's only once a month... and no I'm not just saying that because I'm a LMT. I lived it! - 5/15/2009 1:15:24 PM
  • I think I will now reward myself with a massage when I reach a significant weight loss goal.I've always wanted to get one professionally done! - 4/30/2009 11:23:40 PM
  • I have never had a professional message before.. I want one now or a ton of them
    if it helps with weight lose LOL.. - 4/30/2009 11:04:34 AM
  • I love massages!
    After reading this article, I now have another reason to get them.
    - 4/19/2009 8:37:34 PM
    Thank you for spreading the word about massage. I am a massage therapist and I feel like people don't believe in the benefits unless they read it somewhere. Massage brings great body awareness to a person receiving it so that they can tell where they might carry their tension and never know it. Talk about zapping your energy! - 11/25/2008 1:39:23 AM
  • Been a Massage Therapist for many years now. Great article - thank you.

    Yes - massage is good. AND remember not all states have regulations. Dont be afraid to ask the therapist how much training they have had. make sure your therapist carries his/her own liability insurance.

    You- the client - is in charge of the session. Please - dont be afraid to speak up. The time is yours - any professional will be open to knowing what you like or dont like. If the pressure makes you want to hold your breath - its too much. We dont know what you are feeling and we do the best we can.

    If you need a recomendation - message me and i can look up all over North America from the professional organization for massage therapists.

    - 11/24/2008 6:37:55 PM
  • Great article and some stuff I didn't know. I've heard/read so much about the benefits of a massage and have decided to have one when I reach my first 10 lbs.'s a real incentive! - 10/28/2008 1:25:29 AM
    Ive never had a massage before. After reading this article, I really would like to. Im just really uncomfortable with someone Im not familiar with touching my body.
    Perhaps I should try to have to get over that. - 8/29/2008 12:52:23 PM
    In this part of Africa, Massage is not only means of relaxation, but also treatment for muscles and bones. I massage as often as possible. - 8/6/2008 6:30:52 AM
  • Working as a Certifield Nurse's Aid, a massage is wonderful. It helps to relax and treat yourself. It is nice to have an oil or hotrock massage. I love to also pamper myself to feet and hand massages too. I need to get on the phone and call soooon........ - 7/15/2008 6:12:28 PM
    i love massages with oil - 6/27/2008 7:14:47 AM

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