At this point, we all know there's no quick fix to lose weight. From detox teas to Zumba classes, there are a million different ways out there that promise to reduce fat and erase cellulite; not all of them are effective or not on the same level. What we do know for sure is that every step we can take in our weight loss journey helps, and it will be the sum of all these tiny but constant efforts that will lead us to our dreamt results, whichever they are.
What we eat, how we sleep, how often, and at what intensity we exercise are all keys in our fat loss journeys, and a massage is just another of them, probably one of the most unjustly underrated. A good massage, delivered by expert hands, is not just a reward for all the hard work and a way to relieve stress but also an essential addition to your weight loss plan. Read on to learn more about how massaging can help with weight loss and cellulite and how to enhance all its benefits.
Cellulite and weight problems
Cellulite is a condition that primarily affects women and typically shows as bumps, dimples and lumps on the surface of the skin in the buttocks, thighs and stomach. It's caused by the herniation of subcutaneous fat, and the factors that trigger it range from metabolism, genetics, exercise habits, obesity, hormonal factors or diet. Age also plays an essential role in the appearance of cellulite. It usually starts affecting women after puberty, but it's more common to appear later in life. Because of its nature, cellulite can affect all kinds of people at different weights and sizes. However, if you suffer from weight problems (if you're overweight or you're skin's fat tends to accumulate in certain areas), you're more prone to experience it.
How massaging can help reduce cellulite and burn fat
Massaging is actually one of the most effective methods to combat cellulite, and it's not hard to see why. It energises the body, stimulating different organs, which leads to easing constipation, for example, while helping destress and unwind. But most importantly, anti-cellulite massages target the three main issues that help cellulite appear and stay. These kinds of massages target the fat deposit's excess fat by breaking it down in the affected areas, strengthening the connective tissue to avoid the stretching that leads to dimples and lumps, helping increase circulation and detoxifying the body. The key is to make them a regular part of your routine, integrating tools and creams at home and booking a fully qualified massage therapist on a weekly/fortnightly basis.
One of our best treatments at Oblique, and one that we're extremely proud of for its astounding results, is our Manual Anti-Cellulite Massage. Its effectiveness relies on the combination of western and eastern techniques, delivered by our experienced aestheticians, using expert hands and different cupping techniques. A massage like this stimulates the lymphatic system, activates the elimination of fat and enhances weight loss, providing exceptional results for body sculpting and visibly diminishing cellulite. The skin is firmer and smoother, and the fatty deposits are back to their regular size.
What to expect when getting an anti-cellulite massage
These kinds of massages are specifically designed to treat cellulite and burn fat, all throughout continued treatment. It's important to know that the technique used is not like the one that you would find in a typical relaxing massage: the main focus is to target the fatty deposits and increase circulation, and that means a faster pace and firmer movements. Due to this, the client can sometimes experience some discomfort, as any areas with cellulite can sometimes be sore and sensitive. If this is your case, it's essential that you communicate it to your massage therapist, that will adjust the movements accordingly.
Remembering that results will show over a period of time, it's also crucial. At Oblique we recommend a session per week, as the treatment is intense, and the skin and muscles need to rest. Long-lasting results will be visible after a few weeks, but the skin looks firmer, smoother and sculpted from the first session.
Anti-cellulite massages are a great way to eliminate fat and cellulite, sculpt the body and aid circulation, and they're an essential part of anyone's fat-loss journey. At Oblique, we offer a 40' trial session and different kinds of anti-cellulite massages that target different areas specifically, like the arms, legs, or lower body. Contact us for a quote on any of our massages or with any inquiries you may have. You can find all the details about our anti-cellulite massages and more here.