Anti-cellulite massage to fight cellulite accumulation:
Cellulite is the name given to the fat present under the skin which leads to the development of lumpy irregularities over the abdomen, thighs and buttocks of many women, particularly those with ages between 25 and 35. Although this problem is usually connected almost exclusively with women, men too, can experience it in some cases. The deposits of fat bulge into the skin’s dermis layer leading to the appearance of the characteristic dimpling. Anti-cellulite massage is one of the most common and easy to practice anti-cellulite therapies.
What causes cellulite?
Some amount of fat is necessary for the proper functioning of our body, but when we eat fatty foods in excess, they are stored as deposits, including the ones right below the skin i.e. as cellulite. Cellulite occurs most frequently in the posterior/lateral regions of the thighs, and the buttocks. The distinct irregular texture of this fat deposit appears due to the accumulation of fat cells in between the fibrous tissues that bind the skin to the muscle underneath. The fat gives the skin an outward push while the tissue tends to pull the skin inward, and hence results the uneven skin surface comparable to the texture of “orange peel” and “cottage cheese”.
What is an anti-cellulite massage?
This massage is a simple, natural and effective treatment to counter the onset of cellulite in your thighs/buttocks. The aim of this anti-cellulite technique is to reduce the fat present underneath the skin and, at the same time, eliminate/reduce the characteristic “cottage cheese” look of the affected regions by stretching or tearing the fibrotic cords to loosen up the skin. This therapy works best when combined with healthy lifestyle changes and is an extremely inexpensive, completely natural and surprisingly pleasurable method to get rid of cellulite.
How does this massage help you out?
This treatment works in a multi-pronged fashion:
- First of all, it enhances blood circulation through its rubbing and kneading action which relaxes the muscles, while softening the fatty regions under your skin so that they get released over time.
- This massage also works on the lymphatic system, draining all cellulite related fluids stored in it as well as dismantling the deposits of fat and expelling the extra water present.
- Lastly, this therapy works on the lumps of fat that occur due to bodily toxins which have accumulated between your tissues, and eventually rids your body of these lumps completely.
- A deep tissue anti-cellulite massage will gradually work to reduce the symptoms of cellulite.
How to make the most out of it?
If you make a determined effort to get rid of cellulite, your best bet will be to perform the first ten massages day after day for ten days. Ideally, the total number of sessions should be between ten and fifteen. Your massage should focus on no more than two regions where the fat has accumulated. You should give each region 10 to 15 minutes which means one complete massage will take around 20 minutes. It is best that you get this massage performed by a therapist since it can be slightly painful.
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