I have realized something that I find kind of interesting since I've been doing massages, this time around. I have found that many times, after I work on a particular area of a person's body it will actually look different than it did when I started. The one I notice the most is that muffin-top area. With most people, after I work on their low back, that gets smaller. That one seems to be the most obvious, but pretty much any spot that's really tight looks slimmer and is shaped better after I've worked on it. So my theory is this; perhaps we can actually changed the shape of our bodies by loosening up the right muscles. I have been experimenting on myself, it seems like it might be working.