The Skinny on Cellulite & Cellulite Massage
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a toxic build-up of waste products under the surface of the skin. It presents as a dimpling of the skin and gives an “orange peel” appearance. Cellulite does not discriminate. It can be found on thin people as well as overweight and/or obese individuals. Cellulite can occur among men as well, but it is less common because their skin is usually thicker and they tend to have more lean muscle mass than women.
What causes cellulite?
Poor diet, hormones and excessive dehydration all contribute to the formation of cellulite by causing damage to blood vessels that carry water and nutrients to fascia or tissue. The unhealthy blood vessels often begin to leak out excessive amounts of water into the dermis. When this occurs, healthy fat changes its consistency and orange-peel skin becomes visible.
How do I target cellulite?
Cellulite Massage is a form of manual lymphatic drainage. With Cellulite Massage, the cellulitic areas are targeted to stimulate circulation. Treatment involves: (1) loosening the trapped waste materials from the tissue (2) assisting in the removal (flushing) of these wastes from the body (3) returning the connective tissue to normal elasticity and (4) applying a potent essential oil blend that assists in all of these functions.
About Cellulite Massage
Cellulite Massage is the most effective and aggressive approach to reducing cellulite. It is the one treatment that truly works by breaking down the fat pockets through deep tissue manipulation. Results far exceed any cream or machine when used over a period of time.
Because toxins will be dislodged and freely moving in the body, it is recommended that the client refrain from eating for an hour or two prior to and after the session. This ensures not only client comfort but it frees up the body to remove the toxins instead of focusing on digesting food.
What are the benefits of Cellulite Massage?
There are many benefits to getting Cellulite Massage. They include:
- Reduced Dimpling
- Improved Circulation
- Better Skin Tone
- Increased Self-Esteem
- Having your clothes look and fit better on your body
- Detoxification of the body
What to expect during a session
Please be advised that nudity may be required to reach all the targeted areas (legs, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and arms). The female client is free to keep their bra and panties on during the session and men must either keep their briefs on or be covered with a towel or sheet at all times. The practitioner will do their best to reach all targeted areas (but no guarantees are made) if the client chooses not to fully undress. In addition, the client must be comfortable standing in their undergarments so that the practitioner can examine the areas requiring attention.
Precautions & Contraindications
Please be advised of the following warnings and contra-indications. If you have or are taking the following, this form of treatment is not recommended nor will it be performed.
- Diabetes (uncontrolled)
- Blood circulation disorders
- Lack of sensation (neuropathy) or paralysis
- Bruised or broken skin (includes rashes, cuts, scrapes)
- Eczema or psoriasis on treatment areas
- Medications for heart conditions
- Medications that affect blood clotting
- Abnormal lymphatic system
- Acute edema
- Current or chronic illness
- Varicose or spider veins
Additional information, including warnings as well as pre- and post-care will be forwarded soon after booking. Intake and other forms will be sent at least 1 day prior (unless client books and receives on the same day) to this or any other massage appointment. If the client fails to notify the practitioner of any health conditions that make them ineligible for treatment, doesn't cancel and shows up, they will be charged the full amount for the session but not receive treatment. There will be no exceptions.