One of the most popular treatments here at MassageJoy is the Anti Cellulite Massage. The treatment is so popular that we have had to add Mobile Massage Therapists who specialize in providing anti cellulite therapy. Our anti cellulite massage clients primarily tend to be women and use massage therapy in addition to other treatment methods including anti-cellulite cups, anti-cellulite oils and topical creams.
What is Cellulite
As most people know, cellulite is just fat underneath the surface of the skin. The fat below our skin is held in place by a layer of connective tissue which is primarily made up of proteins. When the underlying fat begins to protrude out from beneath the connective tissue it is known as Cellulite and manifests itself in the form of bumps, dimples and lumps on the surface of the skin.
Although cellulite is primarily a cosmetic issue it affects 95% of women. The side effect is that people with cellulite become self conscious and lose confidence. Ever think twice about wearing your favorite beach wear due to cellulite? Cellulite is usually caused due to poor diet, low physical activity and/or heredity. Cellulite evolves over time and there are different types of cellulite. Knowing which type of cellulite you have can help in identifying the quickest method to eliminate it.
Broadly there are 3 types of cellulite : soft cellulite, hard cellulite and interstitial cellulite. Irrespective of the type of cellulite you have, anti cellulite massage therapy is highly recommended in all cases. The other typical methods to combat cellulite include cosmetic procedures such as Mesotherapy, laser treatments, application of anti cellulite oils, creams and use of anti cellulite cups for personal treatment.
Anti-cellulite massage has been specifically designed to eliminate cellulite over a period of continued therapy. As with other massage therapy modules the focus is on increasing blood flow to the affected area and to reduce fluid build up. However the experienced massage therapist includes specific massage techniques to massage the bulging fat and then to knead the muscles and “roll” the bulging fat away. The anti-cellulite massage technique is firmer and more fast paced than the typical Swedish massage or a relaxing massage. Also the areas with cellulite build up can be sore and sensitive. Due to this you might experience some discomfort when the massage therapist is working the areas with the cellulite. Here communication between you and your massage therapist is key to ensure you have the best experience. Over several appointments the client begins to see visible results. The professional anti cellulite massage can also be combined with personal anti cellulite vacuum cup treatments.
MassageJoy massage therapists often use special anti-cellulite oils during the appointment. Anti-cellulite oils contain ingredients that help increase blood flow and reduce fluid retention. The use of anti cellulite oils in addition to the specialized techniques used by the massage therapist can have long lasting effects.
Another form of anti cellulite massage can be delivered using a special machine. The process called Endermologie massage is a mechanical massage targeting the areas with cellulite and is often used for toning purposes. The machine replicates the movements of a massage therapist by utilizing low pressure suction cups to knead the cellulite area between spinning rollers.
Eliminating cellulite requires a multi pronged approach depending on your situation. A good diet, regular exercise and anti cellulite massage form the basics required to eliminate cellulite.