By stimulating your circulatory system, massage improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients to every cell, boosting your energy levels and helping you have better health. It helps your lymph move through its channels and nodes more efficiently, nourishing your tissues and making white blood cells, the mainstay of your immune system, available to your body. Massage can also be a potent form of healing. It reduces stress, which is a key factor in weight gain and weight retention. Stress leads to high levels of cortisol, a hormone that helps your body retain fat, especially in the abdominal region. So, anything that lowers cortisol levels, helps with your weight loss efforts. Massage also promotes regular sleep, which reduces stress, lowers cortisol levels, and so, contribute to weight loss.