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Detoxifying your body and having an improved skin tone are some of the appreciable advantages of slimming massages
Anti-Cellulite Slimming Massage
Anti-Cellulite slimming massage – kind of slimming massage goes a long way when it comes to reducing the amount of cellulite in our subcutaneous tissue. This contributes a great deal towards toxin elimination and reduced sizes of the legs and abdomen. Slimming massage benefits go beyond having a smaller frame. Detoxifying your body and having an improved skin tone are some of the appreciable advantages of slimming massages.
What Is Cellulite
Cellulite refers to the bumps, dimples and lumps formed on the surface of the skin and is a condition affecting primarily women. To understand the causes and treatment for cellulite it is important to understand what is under the skin and what leads to the appearance of cellulite on the surface of the skin.
In the model of the skin you can see the collagen layer of the skin called the dermis, you can think of it as the outer part of the skin. Further down as you can see in the image is the layer of fat. There are also tethers (connective tissue) going down from the collagen layer down to the underlying structures. Think of it as connective tissue holding your skin to the surface of the body.
When you have cellulite the tethers get stretched out and weak and you see a bulging of the fat coming up through the skin. This is what leads to the dimpling, lumpy appearance known as cellulite, lumpy-bumpy, cottage cheese and other names.
Contrast this with stretch marks where the horizontal layer of the skin gets weak leading to stretch marks along the surface of the skin. Whereas in the formation of cellulite it is the connective tissue that gets weak and stretches leading to the bulging of the underlying fat and causing the appearance of cellulite on the surface of the skin.
ABOUT ANTI-CELLULITE MASSAGE
The anti cellulite massage is a special massage modality designed specifically to target cellulite and help with the reduction and elimination of cellulite on the affected areas. A massage therapist has to have special qualifications and certifications to perform the anti cellulite massage appropriately.
The anti cellulite massage works by breaking down the underlying fat in the areas affected by cellulite. The massage therapist uses special techniques of pinching and rolling to break down the fat. Additionally the therapy aims to increase blood circulation in the affected areas thereby accelerating the recovery process.
Unlike a full body massage the massage therapist primarily focusses on the areas with cellulite during the entire duration of the massage. The areas with cellulite tend to be sore and painful at times so it is common to experience some discomfort during the anti cellulite massage.
The massage therapist usually begins by working the hips, thighs, legs and feet to “activate” the areas. This activation process increases blood circulation and the flow of energy throughout the body. The activation process will feel similar to a normal massage.
Once the main points have been activated the massage therapist works down from the buttocks down to the feet gently kneading. The massage therapist starts off by kneading, pulling and stretching very gently at first working to loosen up the fatty tissue. The therapist will also use the pinch and hold technique directly on the areas affected by cellulite. This process breaks up the fat and the deposits that are beneath the skin.