Anti-cellulite massage does not completely treat cellulite, but it can definitely help to smooth the surface of the skin by hiding fat deposits, visible as unsightly bumps.
This remedy proves to be more effective in the case of a cell with a favored behavior (appearing against the wrong diet and sedentary), and its results are better as the treatment starts earlier.
Recognizing the type of cellulite
To be kept under control, cellulite must be first understood, in relation to the causes of its occurrence.
In this category, problems can arise from the level of connective tissues, hormonal disturbances, inflammatory processes in the body or inappropriate lifestyle (a diet rich in fat, simple carbohydrates and sugars, lack of movement).
When cellulite appears on the back of an inflammatory disease or has another medical cause, then anticellular massage does not produce results. Instead, when cell causes are behavioral (aesthetic cellulite), special massage techniques can be a good treatment, at least in the short and medium term.
The Benefits of Cellulite Massage
The purpose of anti-cellulite massage is to remodel the appearance of adipose tissue and to remove cellulite in as large a proportion as possible.
The therapist acts on the affected area (feet, buttocks, arms or abdomen) with hands or a special instrument (for higher pressure) in repeated sessions, so gradually reducing the appearance of the orange peel.
The therapies performed by the therapist have a sustained speed ranging from superficial pressure, to fast and intense movements, to pleasant maneuvers, with a relaxing effect. The main benefit of anti-cellulite massage is the improvement of blood circulation, which leads to the reduction and elimination of fatty deposits over time.
Direct pressure and circular movements release the local tension from the edges, facilitating the smooth flow of the blood stream.
Another positive effect of anti-cellulite massage is that it stimulates the lymphatic system and helps to remove fluids associated with cellulite formation.
Thus, water retained in tissues is another problem solved by this type of massage.
Other important benefits are
– Influencing cellular and glandular metabolism.
– Helps to lose weight.
– Activation of the venous system for better elimination of metabolic residues at the cellular level.
– Improving the elasticity and tone of the skin as well as the health of the subcutaneous tissues.
Since anti-cellulite massage helps remove toxins from tissues and cellulite is formed due to excessive accumulation of toxins, it can be prevented by the use of or other asthmatic fat deposits in the future. In addition, because it is a local treatment, it allows for the desired body remodeling, insisting on the problem areas.
The effectiveness of anti-cellulite massage increases with special creams and oils, as well as by combining it with other effective treatments for cellulite removal, such as electrostimulation or wrapping.
Anti-cellulite massage also brings better results by combining strength and cardio exercises.
It is necessary to have several sessions of cellulite massage for observing the first results, established by the therapist depending on the degree of overweight of the patient and other own physiological characteristics.
Techniques of cellulite massage
Because they are very complex and involve a basic knowledge of human anatomy, cellulite massage techniques are safely practiced by a physician (physiotherapist).
The maneuvers are based on vigorous, variable intensity movements.
Friction movements are vigorous to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation. The target is the hip area and always starts inside the thigh and ends with the outside.
On all the surface of the thigh, leather sections are caught with one hand, and the other is twisted, similar to the kneading of the cake dough. As the skin gets supple, the massage becomes deeper and firmer.
This maneuver is performed with a tight fist, in two-way circles, by alternating the hands. The movement is always done from the bottom up and the pressures are firm and vigorous (except for the inside of the thigh, where the pressure is diminished due to the sensitivity of the skin)
The affected areas are hit with the palm and the fingers kept perfectly straight, not strong, but superficial and regular. In this maneuver, the inside of the thighs must be avoided. The therapist uses both hands and maintains a dynamic rhythm.
Specialists say it is preferable to use cellulite massage at the end of the day when it has more efficacy.
Drink as much water and herbal teas as diuretic, to help remove toxins from the body.
Dangers associated with cellulite massage
Specialists say that correctly made anti-cellulite massage produces some degree of discomfort, but it should not be painful or produce bruises and other injuries.
The intensity of maneuvers must be adjusted by the therapist to the degree of patient resistance.
During menstrual periods, massage maneuvers can be felt at a higher intensity, so a break is recommended during the first two days of bleeding. Anti-cellulite massage is contraindicated for people suffering from dermatological and varicose disorders, as it can aggravate symptoms and can cause serious complications.
According to the Mayo Clinic in the US, major improvements are only obtained if the massage is accompanied by a healthy diet (even a weight loss regimen, as the case may be) and as much movement as possible.
In addition, the results of this treatment for cellulite are often temporary if they return to inappropriate lifestyle, fat stores reappear.