Cellulite is a problem which troubles many people around the world. This unsightly condition is formed due to the deposition of fat cells below the skin surface and is seen prominently in areas of the thighs and buttocks.
Today, there are many types of cellulite treatments which can be followed so as to get rid of the unwanted problem of cellulite. But instead of resorting to any surgical treatments, one can also make use of a massage therapy to get rid of this problem.
Massaging is one of the oldest methods followed in order to get rid of cellulite. By performing a massage, you will be able to break down the fat deposition beneath the surface of the skin.
Massaging helps us to regain the contours of our body by loosening the cellulite and removing it. Massaging also increases blood circulation and thus flushes out the harmful toxins present in the body.
A massage is basically performed by twisting and rubbing the areas which are prone to cellulite accumulation. This action will lead to a rise in the body temperature, thus help in the warming up of the body, thereby causing the fat molecules to break down.
Do apply a lotion on your body before you start the process of massaging. This will ensure the smooth movement of your hands during the massage process and will also alleviate the body pain which can be caused by massaging on dry skin.
You can apply natural essential oils like lavender oil or peppermint oil which have cellulite reducing properties. The massaging should be done in a gentle way without applying too much pressure. You should start massaging the legs and arms and then gradually work towards the torso and heart.
Start off the massaging by applying pressure on the cellulite affected areas with your thumb. You can then continue the massaging by coupling circular movements with long strokes.
The massaging will cause the release of toxins which were trapped in the tissues into the blood stream. Therefore as a method of detox, you are advised to drink plenty of water after the massaging process.
A daily massage of 5 minutes will surely yield you visible results in a short period of time. To enhance the efficiency of the massage therapy, do couple it with healthy eating habits.