How to do a cellulite massage and does it actually work?
Cellulite is, without a doubt, a true enemy for our beauty. And if you want to get rid of it you must prepare yourself for a real war. Some reliable allies include nutrition, sport, wraps, and massage.
Can you do a cellulite home massage?
Even if your first thought was that cellulite massage can only be done in a specialized salon, I'm about to give you some good news. You can do an effective cellulite massage even on your own, even at home with just a few ingredients that are simple and at hand.
Massage helps to release toxins and also aids weight loss. Briefly, massage stimulates the metabolic rate and thus fats are burned faster and the food is converted into energy instead of fat. The massage stimulates blood circulation, it tones muscles and fat tissue is visibly reduced.
How to do a cellulite massage
The first step you need to take when doing a self cellulite massage is to hydrate the problem area with an emollient lotion (containing the specific ingredients that "melt" cellulite), so that your hands will slide more easily. Start after that to press with power at the lowest point of the affected region and to push your fingers upwards. Rub with strong moving presses.
Alternate movements from a long pressing contact to circular movements gradually increasing the force you exert. Use your fingers, fists and hands to knead your skin as hard as possible. Clamp some thick portions of skin between your thumb and forefinger and rub them as much as you can take.
After that, continue with some gentle pinching, short and frequent and rapid, throughout the area covered by cellulite, until you feel some stinging effect just like needles create.
Try not be too aggressive, your goal is to increase blood circulation in the region, "to get your blood moving" and that does not mean you have to get bruises. End this anti cellulite session with some gentle massage, relaxing yourself.
Tricks to get rid of cellulite
Do not forget that it's best to massage your thighs using both hands. The buttocks massage is done by pushing the skin upwards and with ascending movements. The friction movements should be done in an energetic way. Abdominal massage involves applying lotion upwards, almost until you reach the rib cage. Then run the whole hand in a circular motion on the abdomen.
It's good to do such a massage daily, for at least 10-15 minutes. For this type of massage you can use special cellulite creams (based on pepper, coffee, seaweed or other such ingredients known for their beneficial effect in fighting cellulite) or essential oils that reduce water retention in the tissues, which are great for detoxifying the body (juniper oil, cypress, orange, black pepper and cayenne pepper oil).
You can also use special equipment (which incorporate some balls ) or you can just use the pinching method. It's important to massage the body in order to help eliminate toxins from the affected areas, not to destroy your tissues (this is one of the most common mistakes made).
Cellulite massage :
Stimulates blood circulation and venous flow
Stimulates the removal of toxins from the body
Reduces fat tissue
Decreases body circumference
Improves skin appearance by increasing oxygenation in specific areas.