Cellulite is a common skin condition affecting 90% of women. It is characterised by dimpled or rough skin, most commonly on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Cellulite is caused by a combination of factors such as genetics, hormones and lifestyle.
There is no cure for cellulite, but there are a number of treatments that can help reduce its appearance. One of these treatments is cellulite massage.
Cellulite massage is a type of deep tissue massage designed to break down fat cells and improve circulation. It is usually performed using a hand-held device or by a trained massage therapist.
There is some evidence to suggest that cellulite massage may be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite. A 2013 study found that women who underwent cellulite massage for 12 weeks had a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite on their thighs and buttocks.
Another study published in 2018 found that cellulite massage was more effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite than other treatments such as vacuum therapy and topical creams.
However, it is important to remember that cellulite massage is not a magic bullet. It is unlikely to completely eliminate cellulite and will not be effective for everyone. Also, the results of cellulite massage are typically temporary.
Benefits of cellulite massage
In addition to reducing the appearance of cellulite, cellulite massage can also provide a number of other benefits, including
Reduced muscle tension
Improved lymphatic drainage
Increased skin elasticity
How to do cellulite massage
If you are interested in having a cellulite massage, you can do it yourself at home or go to a professional massage therapist.
If you are doing a cellulite massage at home, there are a few things you can do to make it more effective:
Use a massage brush or roller to stimulate the skin and break down fat cells.
Use a massage oil or lotion to reduce friction and make the massage more comfortable.
Focus on the areas of your body most affected by cellulite.
Apply firm pressure, but do not cause pain.
If you are seeing a professional massage therapist, they will be able to tailor the massage to your individual needs.
How often should you have a cellulite massage?
For best results, it is recommended that you have a cellulite massage 2-3 times a week. You may start to see results after a few weeks, but it is important to be consistent with your massages to maintain results.
Side effects of cellulite massage
Cellulite massage is generally safe, but has several potential side effects, including
If you experience any of these side effects, stop the massage and consult a doctor or massage therapist.
Cellulite massage can be a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve circulation. However, it is important to be consistent with your massages to maintain results.