Thanksgiving is a wonderful family time filled with pleasant memories, enjoyable activities, and yes, lots and lots of food. It’s easy to gain weight when the table is loaded with all your favourite holiday treats. Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get back on a healthier track and lose any excess pounds you gained. Here’s how working with a massage therapist can help.
Massage Is a Form of Self-Love and Self-Care
There’s so much self-hate surrounding weight gain. That’s a problem because hating yourself doesn’t motivate you to do positive things for yourself.
Having a regular massage gives you a chance to remind yourself that you do deserve the good things in life. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and attractive. The massage may not take off the pounds directly, but it can certainly put you in a more positive frame of mind.
It’s a Healthy Reward for Eating Right
Have you ever heard of the dieter who abstains from sweets for a week and then rewards himself with a big ice cream cone for his efforts? Rewards like that are counter-productive. So, how can you reward yourself in a way that doesn’t thwart your goals? A massage is a wonderful reward that you can enjoy guilt-free every week.
It Relieves Soreness and Makes Exercise Easier
The best way to lose weight is to eat the right amount of healthy foods and exercise regularly. If you’ve been neglecting your exercise routine, though, a sudden return to it can leave you feeling sore and tense. You may even injure yourself if you push too hard. You feel too pained to go on, so you give up your fitness routine.
The good news is that you can start having regular massages to keep your muscles relaxed and your joints mobile. Massage can alleviate pain associated with unaccustomed exercise and help you prevent injuries. Massage can also help you have better posture, so you not only exercise more efficiently but also look terrific.
Talking to Your Massage Therapist About Weight Loss
Your massage therapist can help you work toward weight loss after Thanksgiving or at any time of year. Massage alone won’t melt off the weight, but it can make your weight loss program more positive, rewarding, pain-free, and pleasant.