Cellulite Massage

Can cellulite massage get rid of that dimpled skin on your thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen?

First, let's understand what cellulite is, fat cells beneath the skin become larger, they push up against the skin. At the same time, connective cords that attach the skin to the underlying muscle pull down. The effect is an uneven surface or dimpling, otherwise known as cellulite.

Women develop cellulite far more often than men, and genetics may be a big factor in who develops the condition. Other risk factors for cellulite include stress, inactivity, and using hormonal contraceptives.

The Theory of Massage for Cellulite

While it's likely that massage will not completely remove cellulite, massage may improve the functioning of the cells and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Massage techniques that may help include draining, stroking, smoothing, and cupping.

It is interesting to note that two medical therapies being tested include massage. One system combines negative tissue massage, radiofrequency, and infrared light. Another system combines massage with diode laser energy.

You can also buy cellulite massage rollers for home use, or do daily self-massage on your cellulite-prone areas.

Massage with Essential Oils

Aromatherapy massage with essential oil blends may also help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Essential Oils with diuretic properties are more suitable, they can help to break down the fatty deposit, use essential oils in a blend such as:

  • Juniper is recommended for breaking down cellulite and removing excess body fluid.
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Fennel
  • Geranium
  • Cypress regulates, balances and is a good decongestant. It is recommended for cellulite, it constricts blood vessels and combat excesses.

Combine three to four essential oils in a carrier oil and receive a professional aromatherapy massage, or for home use, rub the blend directly on cellulite once a day.

With the passage of time, our bodies become less efficient in dealing with the removal of waste products and circulation may also decrease - both factors will contribute to the development of cellulite.

You do not need to be overweight to have cellulite as it is not as such a weight problem, but a combined dilemma of increased adipocyte cells, waste accumulation and inadequate circulation.

Should you be overweight the cellulite will be more visible, but even when you have a very slim body, you may still have cellulite.

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