How a Massage Can Serve As a Cellulite Treatment.
The goal of an effective cellulite treatment is the removal of unwanted body fat. Cellulite develops in places where fat has become lodged under the skin. The presence of the fat tissue calls for the formation of fibers, fibers that can support the fat tissue. The fat tissue thus forms a honeycomb-like structure under the surface of the skin.
An effective cellulite treatment must do away with the lodged fat and its support structure. Massage can be used effectively to remove unwanted body fat. Massage can be used as a cellulite treatment.
Women seem to have the greatest need for the 30 to 40 minute massage that can serve as a cellulite treatment. Women are typically concerned about the development of cellulite on their thighs. Women 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 s bit like cottage cheese.
Women can develop cellulite in spots away from the thighs. A woman might seek a message to get rid of cellulite in her buttocks, her tummy or the back of her arms. Men too develop cellulite, but not at 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 a proper cellulite treatment.
An effective cellulite treatment must correct for the factor that hinders the disappearance of fat from 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. The poor circulation in the bulging skin keeps the body from making use of the stored fat.
A massage stimulates the skin. That stimulation improves the 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 more of the stored fat, the skin that once held that fat looks less like a "honeycomb" or "cottage cheese".
The massage is an effective cellulite treatment. Still, like all treatments, the use of massage can lead to the appearance of unwanted side effects. Excessive massaging of the skin can break the capillaries within the massaged area of skin. Capillaries carry oxygenated blood to the cells; they also carry fat-laden blood away from the cells.
If a massage therapist breaks the capillaries in the skin cells, then the fat that has formed the cellulite can not be used as a source of energy. The fat stays lodged under the skin. Harmful chemicals in that stored fat thus leak into the body. The fat remains "stuck" under the skin, with the body unable to use its stored energy.
Following a proper cellulite treatment, the blood flows well in the skin cells, carrying the released fat to cells that need an extra burst of energy. The fat disappears, and so does the cellulite.