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Massage: Help for Cellulite, the Ordinary Girl’s Arch-nemesis

Posted by Kiona Cloud on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

If you’re like most women, you have cellulite. Believe it or not, over 90% of women have cellulite iStock_000017846299XSmallat some point in their life. Every year you make a vow to eliminate it once and for all! But then, spring comes, you try on your bathing suit and there it is again... mocking you.

To make things more difficult, your internet search yields tons of results on how to get rid of it. Everywhere you look, someone is claiming this works or that doesn’t. It’s enough to send a girl on a search for the best pair of capris she can find and leave them on for the rest of the summer!

A Multi-Faceted Approach

The truth is, most of the stuff you read online about cellulite is true. Yes, exercise helps; yes, a poor diet makes it worse; yes, the condition of your skin is of paramount importance and yes, detoxification can’t be stressed enough. Some things work for some people, some things don’t and most people need to do some of all of the above. The key is to find the right approach for you. There is one thing that is true across the board: if you want to see results, you’re going to have to be consistent. Make a plan and stick with it.

So, what are we dealing with? The lumpy, dimpled appearance of cellulite is caused by fat cells that have become trapped in the upper layer of the skin by tight connective tissues. Although lowering your total body fat will undoubtedly help the situation, weight loss isn’t the total focus. Smoothing out the dimples and loosening those tissues will however, make a noticeable impact in the way your skin looks and feels. This is why massage is a powerful ally on your journey to slimmer thighs. Massage helps with cellulite, breaks up connective tissues, and increases skin elasticity.

Through months of research, I found that every place in the world has it’s own methods for getting rid of cellulite. From Korea to India to Europe, there are tried and true popular remedies, most of which are detoxification and skin treatments. At NIHA, Dr. Frandsen and I have teamed up to offer a comprehensive menu of treatments to supercharge your recipe for success! Our cellulite freedom program includes i-Lipo non-invasive laser, Ultrasound cavitation, massage, ionic detox foot baths, infrared sauna sessions, body wraps and cellulite mangagement products. We are happy to work with you for a comprehensive approach to help you win this battle yet.

 

Kiona Cloud is a massage therapist, a mother and an artist. As a massage therapist at National Integrative Health Associates, her gentle and professional manner helps clients to connect their mind, body, spirit communication. Kiona has a special interest in the emotional links to illness and in educating the community about alternatives to conventional approaches of healing the body. She believes the path to wellness begins with awareness, followed by detoxification of the mind and body to allow reconnection to spirit. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

Topics: massage, i-lipo