An anti-cellulite massage treatment refers to one or more massaging techniques that are specifically designed for cellulite reduction. This is basically a focused approach in which pressure is exerted on the affected areas of the skin by squeezing and pinching the fat deposits alternatively followed by the deliberate kneading of muscles. It helps roll away the bulging fat slowly but surely from the connective tissues, thereby vanishing the dimpled effects of cellulite.
How Does the Anti-Cellulite Massage Work?
The prime objective of an anti-cellulite massage treatment is to diffuse the fat cells stored underneath the surface layer of the skin by manipulating the skin itself. When the skin is massaged thoroughly and regularly, those fat deposits are broken down and spread uniformly around the connective tissues. As the fat cells do not swell out through the skin any more, the dimpled effects are also evened out efficiently, giving a firmer smoother appearance.
An anti-cellulite massage not only disperses fat deposits under the skin, but it also plays a key role in stimulating the tissues present around them. It is mostly beneficial for enhancing lymphatic functions as well as boosting blood circulation throughout those areas, which are much required for cellulite reduction. It has also been found that massaging cellulite can easily target those so-called ‘difficult areas’ like inner sections of knees, upper thighs, etc., which may not be rectified through exercises.
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Different Anti-Cellulite Massaging Techniques
There are different massaging techniques that one can opt for reducing cellulites effectively. Let us show you how to follow those the right way:
- Get Prepared
At first, prepare your skin for the treatment by applying a good body massage oil all over it. You can start right from your feet or knees and move upwards as you go ahead. This will have amazing positive effects on your circulatory system and give the blood flow through your peripheral veins and capillaries a significant boost.
- Kneading Massage
As the name suggests, this massage technique is similar to dough kneading and you have to follow the ‘alternating squeeze and lift’ method for this. For the first half of the massage, knead the smaller sections (including inner knees, calves, upper arms, etc.) by using your fingers. For the second half, knead the comparatively larger skin surfaces (including thighs, buttocks, stomach, etc.) with your hands. As a whole, this technique can increase the flow of blood in the skin surface to a great extent, which makes the fat deposits loosen up and swill down eventually.
- Knuckle Massage
It is quite clear from the name that this massage technique revolves around the tactful uses of our knuckles for massaging out those unattractive cellulite bulges. All you need to do is to hit or press the affected areas slowly but hard enough by using your fists. Such constant crushing movements into the bumps will break down the accumulated fats completely. At last, they will get dissolved or flushed out by your metabolic system.
- “S” Massage
This is a unique procedure in which the cellulite bulges are massaged in the form of the English alphabet ‘S’. To start with, stand straight and place both of your thumbs in right angles with your thighs. Now, grasp a large section (as much skin surface as possible) of the troubled area of one thigh with both of your hands and massage in the form of ‘S’ by twisting the flesh in reverse directions. While twisting, make sure that you exert deep pressure onto the skin and stroke it heavily in order to release as well as flush out the fat deposits.
- Wringing Massage
You may have already understood that this procedure involves the wringing movements of our hands for reducing cellulite. To make the most of this massaging technique, you have to start with your muscles relaxed. Then, tightly hold a portion of the cellulite-affected area on your thighs or buttocks with both of your hands and twist it in such a way that you are wringing out excess water from a large piece of cloth.
- Finish Up
It is important to finish up the entire anti-cellulite massaging treatment in a proper way for achieving the desired results fast. Massage your skin once again starting from the feet and go upwards slowly, while pressing hard with the hands and stroking heavily with the fingers.
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Anti-Cellulite massage is mostly done by professional masseurs with certain essential oils, creams, lotions or scrubs. They may make use of certain balls and rolling tools (battery-operated cellulite massagers) or simply depend on their hands for this purpose. However, you can do it by yourself too, but ensure that you follow the right techniques. Also, pair your 10-minutes every day anti-cellulite massage session with proper diet and workout. Otherwise, you may not be able to get rid of those ugly bulges easily.