Jordan is a licensed massotherapist and certified reflexologist, in practice since 1992. She studied at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe and with Laura Norman & Associates in New York. Jordan incorporates energy and intuitive techniques in her work.
Jordan and her husband Dr. Michael Polsinelli work together at the Advanced Spinal Care Center.
by Jordan Brown, LMT
Seems like losing weight means either swearing off food you really want to eat or sweating through an exercise routine you really don’t want to do…or both!
While taking good care of your body with proper exercise and nutritious food is certainly important, isn’t it nice to realize that doing the right thing for your health isn’t always about sacrifice?
Massage therapy helps to manage weight while also contributing to overall health outlook and a sense of well-being. When you use massage therapy alongside a good workout your muscles recover faster, so you can get out there and repeat the effort more readily.
Massage contributes to a fitter physique in several other ways. For starters, fat globules stored in the body are broken down by massage, after which the bloodstream carries them more easily to be excreted.
Studies have shown an overall loss of circumference in women who underwent a series of 7 or more massages. Consider also, that the nurturing effect of a good massage helps to raise our self-esteem and give us a break from the stresses of life, both of which reinforce our desire to continue to make healthy choices for ourselves.
Massage is a “reward” we can give ourselves that doesn’t involve consuming too much comfort food, and it is a deep form of relaxation that leaves us feeling refreshed, not drained.
Skin and muscle tissue tone improve with massage as well, so in some senses it gives you the benefits of exercise without all the effort. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a substitute, but it does help you get more out of your efforts toward a slimmer, healthier you, and it feels good, too!