Cellulite Treatment: Away With That Cellulite!
The goal of an effective cellulite treatment is to remove unwanted body fat. Cellulite develops in places where fat has become lodged under the skin. The presence of fat tissue helps to form fibers that can support the fat tissue. The fat tissue thus creates a honeycomb-like structure under the skin’s surface.
An effective cellulite treatment does away with the lodged fat and its support structure. Massage can be used as a cellulite treatment to effectively remove unwanted body fat.
Cellulite massages usually last 30 to 40 minutes. Women concerned about the development of cellulite on their thighs are typical patients. They have their own way of describing the honeycomb-like structure that supports the fat under their skin. In the minds of many women, that structure causes their thighs to look a bit like cottage cheese.
Women can develop cellulite in spots away from the thighs. A woman might seek a massage to get rid of cellulite in her buttocks, her tummy or on the back of her arms. Men too develop cellulite, but not in the same places where women get cellulite. Men most often store fat in the form of love handles. Those love handles, which are also referred to as a spare tire, disappear following proper cellulite treatment.
An effective cellulite treatment corrects the factors that stop fat from disappearing in certain regions of the body. When fat is stored under the skin, it causes the skin to bulge. Blood does not circulate well in bulging skin. Thus, poor circulation in the bulging skin keeps the body from making use of the stored fat.
A massage stimulates the skin, improving circulation in the skin cells. As the blood flows more freely in the skin cells, it is better able to carry away some of the stored fat. As the body gets rid of more of the stored fat, the skin that once held that fat looks less like a honeycomb or cottage cheese.
Like all treatments, massage can lead to unwanted side effects. Excessive massaging of the skin can break the capillaries within the massaged area. Capillaries carry oxygenated blood to the cells; they also carry fat-laden blood away from the cells.
If a massage therapist breaks the capillaries, then the fat that has formed the cellulite cannot be used as a source of energy. The fat stays lodged under the skin. Harmful chemicals in that stored fat then leak into the body. The fat remains stuck under the skin, with the body unable to use its stored energy.