G5 Cellulite Massage
UPPER LEG & BUTTOCKS £30.00
G5 Massage is a mechanical massager that goes much deeper than the therapist can. Different heads are used to mimic different massage techniques. The massage head is driven to turn in gyratory motions, moving round and round, up and down and side to side with pressure, providing a deep massage. G5 is excellent for toning, increasing circulation and to aid in the breakdown of fatty deposits and cellulite. Particularly good for back, shoulders, thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach.
This form of massage stimulates deep blood flow and therefore can be used to relieve very tender areas where deep manual massage may be too painful. It can also be incorporated into your slimming program to help break down cellulite.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is simply a term that describes the appearance of bumpy looking fat on the body. It is not an actual disease, but it is a condition of bulging fat cells and other coexisting factors that result in the appearance of cellulite.
Sometimes the fat cells expand so much that they cause the collagen fibres around them to bend causing puckering of the skin above. There are three layers of fat found in the body. Cellulite is located in the layer of fat closest to the skin. As you age, your skin thins, and the present of cellulite is more visible. Sometimes the fat cells squeeze on the connective tissues (collagen fibres) and there is little room for the lymphatic drainage system to relieve this build-up of fluids, fats, and toxins. Fat in this layer does not respond well to diet or exercise.
How Does Cellulite Form?
There have been many scientific studies to shed light on how cellulite forms. Based on the research, it is thought that cellulite begins when an accumulation of swollen fat cells develops. The swollen fat cells press on the connective fibres that surround them. Then connective fibres bend and pull the skin downward to which they are connected. The result of these conditions is a puckered look on the surface of the skin, which we call the “dreaded” cellulite.
Why Can’t I Exercise to Reduce My Cellulite?
Diet and exercise can affect cellulite, although minimally. It is true that if you gain weight, your cellulite may be more apparent, but diet and exercise alone does not seem to remedy the appearance of cellulite. It does seem, however that a diet high in fibre and water can help flush the system of some of the lymphatic congestion that occurs in the crowded outer layer of fat.