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To David Barr


I learned in class today that massage and or gross tissue mobilization (think those machines that fat ladies had to shake their bottoms in the early part of the 20th century) of adipose tissue will move the adipocytes from their area of creation for a short time period. (Not break them up, just move them into the blood stream for a temporary period in which they will shortly return to where they started.)

Do you think that any sort of massage technique on a trouble spot followed by energy systems work (or maybe a constant massage during the energy systems work) would aid in decreasing any adipose tissue at the "point of attack"?



I saw a video of this on a Mexican infomercial (seriously), but hope that this is not being taught in schools or Universities...

I'd love to hear more about what your instructor said.


Hey Dave, I think I saw something similar but it involved a sweat gel that you rubbed on causing you to sweat and magically loose weight.