Can Massage Help Cellulite?

Can massage help cellulite? This is a popular question that we often get asked at the salon. We thought we would look into what exactly is cellulite, what treatments can help and what other products you might want to consider trying. 

Did you know? Cellulite affects 90% of women and 10% of men. Signs of cellulite are usually develop between the ages of 25 and 35 years of age, however, we think due to lifestyle, signs of cellulite are affecting younger women in their teens. 

what is cellulite?

Cellulite is often referred to as the bumps, dimples and lumps formed on the surface of the skin. When you have cellulite it is mainly due to your connective tissue becoming stretched and weak and therefor you see bulging fat near the surface of the skin. This is what causes the dimples and lumpy appearance known as cellulite. 

Cellulite typically appears on the thighs, stomach and buttocks and can also be hormone related. This is why more women are prone to cellulite than men.

The causes of cellulite 

The cause of cellulite can be for a number of reasons. The main reasons for cellulite to appear can be weight gain, pregnancy and consumption of a high carbohydrate diet. Genetics, hormones and age can also play a role in the appearance of cellulite. 

massage help cellulite

can massage help cellulite? 

Massage can help cellulite by breaking down the underlying fat in the areas affected by cellulite. We use special techniques of rolling and pinching to break down the fat. This type of massage, as with any type of massage, helps to increase blood circulation to the affected areas and accelerate the recovery process. 

When you are performing a massage to help cellulite, you primarily focus on the areas with cellulite. We would focus on massaging the hips, thighs, legs and feet to activate the muscles. This increases the blood circulation and flow of energy throughout the body. We would then work down from the buttocks to the feet gently kneading and stretching the fatty tissue.

Massage helps cellulite almost immediately, making the skin smoother. 

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