Did you know that it is possible to treat cellulite without taking drastic measures or spending a ton of money on creams?
Some studies examined specifically the effects of fascial manipulation on cellulite in adult women. Fascial manipulation is a type of manual massage treatment typically employed for pain relief. Fascia are vertical bands of connective tissue that attach to the underside of the skin. The fascia bands encase pockets of fat and as the bands stretch, you’re left with the bumpy appearance of cellulite on the surface of the skin.
Regular fascial manipulation massages, which is a low-cost alternative to invasive surgeries and luxury creams, can be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
To understand how you can reduce the appearance of cellulite, here’s some information about the formation of cellulite:
Cellulite refers to fat that is located just beneath the skin and has a dimpling appearance. Cellulite can be found on low circulation areas such as the hips, thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is also a reaction to improper removal of detoxifying waste in the skin.
Physiologically, normal fat and cellulite are two different things. What people call “fat” is subcutaneous adipose tissue, i.e. fat UNDER the skin, and does not normally cause any bumps to pop out of the surface of the skin. Cellulite, on the other hand, is hypodermal fat, i.e fat WITHIN the skin itself.
It’s estimated that more than 85% of all women 21 years and older have cellulite. It’s not as common in men.
Cellulite can develop on the thighs because the area naturally has more fatty tissue. Other risk factors for the development of cellulite include:
- hormone changes
- family history
- tissue inflammation
- increased fatty tissue caused by weight gain
- loss of collagen
- poor circulation (a common issue in the legs)
- poor lymphatic drainage
- thinning epidermis (outer layer of skin)
- poor diet
- fad dieting
- slow metabolism
- lack of physical activity
- thickness and color of your skin (less visible on darker skin)
Do you think you can only get rid of cellulite with surgery or needles?
No! You can get rid of cellulite by treating the conditions mentioned above and adding our French massage Palper Rouler into your wellness routine.
Palper Rouler is a body contouring massage which combines lymphatic drainage with myofascial release and skin rolling to help eliminate, lose weight, and improve skin texture. How? By breaking up fascial adhesions and lymphatic stagnation in stubborn areas such as the belly, arms, buttocks and thighs.
Our French technique massage is tailored to your needs and will vary accordingly. Immediate reduction in water retention can be visible after the first session. For sustainable results, commitment to restructuring the body and to a healthy lifestyle is necessary.
We recommend a drive phase consisting of a 5 or 10 massage session within a short timeframe, followed by a monthly routine to prevent fat accumulation.
In the next e-blog, I will share preventative tips and home remedies that you can add to your Palper Rouler treatment, to enhance your results when it comes to eliminating cellulite from your body.
Contact us to learn more about our non-invasive cellulite removing massages.