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How to successfully tackle cellulite with massage

Disclaimer

Cellulite is normal! And women of all sizes and shapes have it. Even men have it! While we should start accepting our bodies the way they are, there is nothing wrong with changing if something is bothering us. Most importantly, we should all be more focused on making our bodies healthier.

Despite being completely normal, cellulite is still a major issue for most women. Some are more prone to it. If you’re one of them and have to sweat your buttocks to get rid of it (sometimes even literally), we feel you. The exciting part is that it is present in 80 – 90 % of post-pubertal women. How the hell there’s still no magical potion to erase it and let you enjoy your summer body in peace for once?!

While we’re talking about magic potions, we’re sure you’ve noticed the vast amount of cosmetic products and treatments for cellulite reduction. You’ve probably also tested a gazillion things and concluded that nothing works magically. Many remedies can help; we suggest that you take a look at more natural options. They will be more gentle and make your body healthier. So ditch the aggressive products that may only have a short term effect or no effect at all!

Dear cellulite, why me?

The bulging of fat pockets causes cellulite through the fascial connections under the skin. In short, your fat pockets, which, by the way, we all have, have peeked through the skin overlaying it. This creates an uneven surface. As we all know, cellulite especially loves hips, thighs, and buttocks.

While many factors are contributing to dimpled appearance, here are some severe contributors:

  • decrease of collagen in the connective tissue fibers
  • weight gain or a diet high in fats and salt
  • unhealthy and inactive lifestyle
  • toxins
  • bad blood and lymphatic circulation

There are also many more factors like gender, genetics, hormone levels, and so on. So cancel the pity party! You’re not alone in this!

There is a solution that tackles all causes stated above – a healthy and active lifestyle with a daily massage routine.

Getting rid of cellulite without surgery or suspicious creams

It sounds like a modern fairytale, right? There’s no cure for cellulite. Even professional sports women have it – they might have tiny fat pockets, sure, but with age, the decrease of collagen will make your skin more prone to showing that annoying bags. But there are solutions (scientifically proven!) that help reduce cellulite and improve the appearance of your skin.

First and most importantly, cellulite hates an active lifestyle in combination with a healthy diet. Do your squat challenges, lunges, dust off your exercise bands, and get moving. Plan your meals and shop only what you need for meal prep so that you won’t get tempted by the crisps lurking in your pantry. 👀 And drink plenty of water!

Another solution that helps with the appearance of cellulite is massage. How does it work?

  • Helps with lymphatic flow.
  • Treats our connective tissues (fascia).
  • Drains excess body fluids.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Perks up your skin.
  • Assists with the redistribution of your fat cells.
  • At the same time, massage has many more health benefits. Apart from physical, it showed significant benefits for mental health as well. Imagine coming home from work, all distant and thoroughly washed out, with an aching neck.
  • So you take a few minutes for yourself. To calm yourself from a hectic day, take a breather and enjoy ZEN time with your body. Ahhh, bliss!

The great Lymph awakening

No, this is not some movie title. This is happening when you massage your body. Wait whaaa? The Lymphatic system is the second most crucial transportation system in the human body. It specializes in removing tissue’s “waste” as in bacteria or toxins, protein, and up to two liters of water per day. It helps with the absorption of fatty acids, production of immune cells.

Unlike blood vessels, the lymph moves slowly. And if your body is inflamed or the lymph is not working correctly, the toxins in your fat cells will accumulate. Slowly but steadily, you will notice cellulite!

While you can control the number of toxins in your body with a healthy and active lifestyle, there is also a way to help your poor lymph – with a massage.

Some studies have shown there is an element of low oxygen in cellulite, so it is vital to move the affected area. Plus, stimulating the skin can help with collagen production. You’re tackling several causes, plus waking up your lymph, which builds your immune system and eliminates toxins and excess water.

The great Lymph awakening

No, this is not some movie title. This is happening when you massage your body. Wait whaaa? The Lymphatic system is the second most crucial transportation system in the human body. It specializes in removing tissue’s “waste” as in bacteria or toxins, protein, and up to two liters of water per day. It helps with the absorption of fatty acids, production of immune cells.

Unlike blood vessels, the lymph moves slowly. And if your body is inflamed or the lymph is not working correctly, the toxins in your fat cells will accumulate. Slowly but steadily, you will notice cellulite!

While you can control the number of toxins in your body with a healthy and active lifestyle, there is also a way to help your poor lymph – with a massage.

Some studies have shown there is an element of low oxygen in cellulite, so it is vital to move the affected area. Plus, stimulating the skin can help with collagen production. You’re tackling several causes, plus waking up your lymph, which builds your immune system and eliminates toxins and excess water.

4 massage techniques for kissing your cellulite goodbye

Before we find out what kind of massage is useful with cellulite, you need to meet our unique massager – Loops by Otobody. It has a unique design, and it offers you a gentle (or sturdy) massage. However, you want it. It’s small and convenient to take it on the go so that you can use it anywhere and anytime. It doesn’t need any batteries, and it’s sustainably produced.

Throw your annoying buzzing massager away and meet this funky gadget that will completely change your everyday massage routine. Don’t you have a routine? No problem, massaging with Loops is so effortless, you’ll want to do it every day.

So what are the 4 massage techniques for reducing cellulite?

#1 Lymphatic massage

For successive lymphatic drainage, you need to massage your whole body. Starting from your head and ending with feet. Start with your head and rub your forehead with an upward and downward motion. Massage your cheek in motion from nose to ear. For massage, you can use your hands or the wooden handle of Loops by Otobody. Then continue to massage under your collarbone, under your armpits, and the inner part of your elbow. Continue with your legs, always trying to rub from the middle of the back of your thighs to the middle of the front of your thighs. For massaging your elbows and your legs, you can use the plastic hoops on your dearest Loops.

#2 Pounding

Pounding significantly improves blood circulation. While it might sound scary, you can use the force that feels okay with you, but mind that you can be a bit more sturdy with cellulite. Pounding is very popular in sports massage since it relaxes tight muscles. Use your fist or the plastic hoops on your Loops to achieve pressure points to the area. You can use the pounding technique for your hips and buttocks.

#3 Circular motions

This one is maybe a no-brainer, but it’s essential for the anti-cellulite battlefield. You can use different styles of self massages with your hands or with Loops, but do them in circular motions. So the movements are made towards your heart, from down upwards. This will create blood, lymph, and other tissue stimulations.

#4 Kneading

This technique is also trendy. Act like your skin is a lovely fresh dough, and use your hands to push and pull delicately on your skin. You first start with smaller areas and only with your fingers, then continue with more extensive areas with your hand. This will also help with blood circulation.

If you feel incredibly empowered to battle cellulite, you can also try:

  • Dry brushing your skin
  • Foam rollers
  • Dry cupping

A few things to remember – don’t be afraid to apply force with self-massages and try to implement it in your everyday routine. Maybe with Loops, this will be easier? Most importantly – don’t forget to love your body!

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