Myth Or Fact? "Massage Therapy Helps You LOSE Weight"
"I've tried Everything, but still no avail!"
So, you've tried all kinds of diets on the internet, fad diets, counting calories, working out, going Vegan -- but nothing is working.
STRESS -- is one of the most common causes of weight gain.
The stress hormone "cortisol" may be the culprit. According to Medicine.net, Cortisol has many actions in the body, and one ultimate goal of cortisol secretion is the provision of energy for the body. Cortisol stimulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism for fast energy, in addition to stimulating insulin release and maintenance of blood sugar levels. The end result of these actions is an increase in appetite. Therefore, chronic stress, or poorly managed stress, may lead to elevated cortisol levels that stimulate your appetite, with the end result being weight gain or difficulty losing unwanted pounds.
Cortisol not only promotes weight gain, but it can also affect where you put on the weight. Researchers have shown that stress and elevated cortisol tend to cause fat deposition in the abdominal area rather than in the hips. This fat deposition has been referred to as "toxic fat," since abdominal fat deposition is strongly correlated with the development of cadiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes.
Massage therapy is one of the best methods for stress. Try Craniosacral Massage Therapy with lavendar.
Hiring the right therapist may help you turn down the cortisol levels and weight loss may (or may not) happen.
Getting to the root of the stress proplem with therapy should be the goal.
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