Is cellulite fat? It’s a little more complicated than that. Cellulite is actually caused by fibrous tethers that run through your fat and pull on the fascia that lies underneath your skin creating a dimpled appearance; meaning that cellulite is not just fat accumulation, but rather the structure of the fat that causes it.
So what causes cellulite? There are usually two main causes of cellulite. One is hormones, women have higher levels of estrogen and as we age, estrogen levels rise causing cellulite to accumulate. The second cause of cellulite is genetics, which is why some women have cellulite on their butt and thighs and why some have it on their arms and bellies.
How do we get rid of unwanted cellulite? There's a misconception that losing weight is the best way to get rid of cellulite, but this is only if you are overweight. Exercising won’t completely get rid of cellulite because aging will happen regardless, but it can reduce its appearance. Exercise will reduce body fat and build muscle, which will ultimately reduce cellulite and your body will look firmer and tighter. The most effective way to rid your body of cellulite is to strengthen and hydrate your body's cells and the connective tissue in your body, which can be achieved through massage therapy as well as changing your diet, exercise regime, and water intake.
A cellulite massage works to reduce cellulite by rolling and suctioning different parts of the body to restore circulation and the flow of nutrients to problem areas. While regular treatment cannot completely rid the body of cellulite, it can help prevent further deterioration of the tissues and give the tissue a smoother appearance.
We all want to keep cellulite at bay, start by changing your lifestyle habits, avoid toxins found in alcohol, cigarettes, sodas, and processed foods. Drink plenty of water and focus on organic food options.
Call us today to book your massage and help rid yourself of those extra dimples.