In anti-cellulite massage therapists use a variety of techniques including pounding, circular motions and kneading, pinching and rolling the skin to drain fluids out. Therapist work energetically to boost blood flow to the skin’s surface. The level of pressure is adjust depending on the type of cellulite is treated. For fat-based cellulite, the treatment may be slightly uncomfortable as practitioners really work to get blood to that area. Water-based and combination cellulite is easier to treat, and pressure is normally medium. Unlike a full body massage the massage therapist primarily focusses on the areas with cellulite during the entire duration of the massage.
Massage may be able to improve the appearance of cellulite by:
– draining excess body fluid
– redistributing fat cells
– improving circulation
– plumping up skin