DOES MASSAGE HELP CELLULITE ? Let’s look at the pros & cons

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First we have to identify that you have cellulite ?

Cellulite is fat that forms beneath the skin causing lumpy orange peal affect skin over the buttocks, thighs & abdomen. So do we think that massage will help cellulite ?


 Why do we get cellulite ?

It appears when fat cells build up between fibrous tissue that connect skin to underlying muscles. Fat pushes the skin outwards, whilst fibrous bands  pull the skin inwards.


Types of treatment :

It’s said that Deep Tissue Massage Therapy can work. But only for a short period of time ! and they say “No Pain No Gain” well this treatments for you. The harder the massage the better the results ! But I have another idea. My wife uses Swedish Massage for cellulite, the movement can be slow & gentle or vigorous & bracing. Depending on what you require. But to help with cellulite, you will need the later on the areas with cellulite.


3 Essential oils that will help Cellulite

1 Juniper Berry Essential oil:                                                                                                                                             With it’s Detoxifying effect & helps reduce fluid retention

2 Grapefruit Essential oil :                                                                                                                                                         It contains Bromelain that has a high anti-inflammatory enzyme. This should help reduce swelling & fluid retention.

3 Cypress Essential oil : this oil helps increase blood circulation ( also good for varicose veins ).It moves toxins & waste out of the body.

How to use these oils :

You can add 3-4 drops to 1tablespoon of almond or coconut oil. Then rub into the skin daily or use these oils when having either Deep Tissue massage or Swedish massage.

Or add 5-10 drops into bath water. Before  bathing use sea salt scrub and rub it into the cellulite areas. sea Salt contains minerals that are good for Detoxifying.

If you have any other ideas on this please leave me a message. I would love hear from you..

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