Not everyone has the same goals when it comes to weight control. Some people have an ideal number while others simply are trying to increase their overall health.
A recent Kaiser Permanente study have shown that both groups may benefit from reducing stress & sleeping better as big steps toward achieve their respective goals. Having a stressful life may undermine and decrease the effectivness of any amount of physical activity.
Since just one session of massage therapy has been proven to have an impact on stress levels and adjusting sleep patterns, it can be seen as a wonderful compliment to any weight control plan.
Add in that, any increase in physical activity can result in sore muscles and the slow progress can be stressful enough, the detoxification of massage with stress reduction should have regular massage sessions on to-do list of anyone working to control their weight.