One of the most common beauty and fitness goal of a woman is to get rid of cellulite. The use of anti cellulite vacuum cup in cupping massage therapy is one method used to get rid of cellulite naturally. Before I get to that, let me first say something about what cellulite is and what causes its development on the human body.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled and bumpy flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It’s appearance and texture is like orange peel or cottage cheese.
Cellulite is not simply fat. It is the abnormal protrusion of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissues, or fibrous tethers, “that run through your fat and pull on the fascia that lies underneath your skin, creating a dimpled appearance”.
What causes cellulite?
1. The structure and distribution of fat
Cellulite is most common in women because of their cell structure and distribution of fat in the body. Women have more fat deposits under the skin but tend not to accumulate it inside the abdominal cavity. Men, on the other hand, have more muscle and less fat where there is muscle mass but they will accumulate more excess fat inside the abdominal cavity. A woman’s connective tissue is very flexible, so as she gains weight and her fat cells in the buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen expand, they protrude upwards towards the surface of the skin.
The female hormone estrogen balance is essential for achieving and maintaining fat loss. It is believed that estrogen imbalance plays a dominant role in the formation of cellulite.
A high-stress lifestyle, smoking, obesity, and a poor diet and exercise are also contributing factors to the development of cellululite. A lack of physical exercise can hinder circulation, thereby hindering the the body’s cleansing process. This can result in the accumulation of toxins and waste which can harden into fat and cause cellulite.
Genetic factors also determines the development of cellulite. If cellulite is in your bloodline, there is high probability that you will have it, too.
The woman’s body and hormonal changes during pregnancy can also cause the development of cellulite.
Cellulite is not considered a serious medical condition. In fact, it is considered a normal occurance for women at certain stage of their lives, especially when they get older and the skin loses its elasticity.
How to tell if you have cellulite
If you’re a woman, there is 90% chance that you may have cellulite, even though the symptoms may not be obvious. To check if you have cellulite, pinch the skin around your upper thigh, abdomen or your love handles. If it feels tender, spongy and looks abit lumpy, it could be cellulite. You may also have feelings of tightness and heaviness in the legs. Where cellulite is present you might also experience further problems with broken blood vessels and/or varicose veins.
Most common places where cellulite can be found are the thighs (inner, upper and back of thighs), upper back below the shoulders, ankles, inside and back of upper arms, buttocks, lower back, hips and the abdomen.
Anti cellulite vacuum cup
Cellulite is usually self-diagnosable and self-treatable. Whilst there are treatments such as lasers, liposuction and radio-frequency, they may have side-effects and are costly. If you prefer Alternative Medicine, particularly natural remedies, then you may wish to try massage with anti cellulite vacuum cup.
The anti cellulite vacuum cup is a simple small cup made of silicon. The cup is made from durable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, harmless, heat resistant and flexible material and come in a variety of colors.
The method of using anti cellulite vacuum cup to treat cellulite is based on the traditional Chinese cupping therapy concept that the “skin pinch and roll technique” massage will increase blood flow, remove toxins and reduce excess fluid in cellulite-prone areas.
When the anti cellulite vacuum cup is used together with a natural anti cellulite treatment massage oil, the deep tissue massage applies firm pressure on the fibrous connective tissues to break down fat and improve the skin’s elasticity.
How to use anti cellulite vacuum cup
You start by applying massage oil, most preferably natural anti cellulite treatment massage oil, on the affected area. Then squeeze the cup in the middle and press the cup’s mouth to your skin and release, gently drawing the skin into the cup. Then, move the cup in circles, straight lines and zigzags for 5 – 10 minutes. Cupping therapy is simple you can do it at home. With its mechanical action, it helps the lipolysis (degradation of fat cells in the body) and remove the ‘orange-peel’ effect from your skin. This technique is non-invasive and safe.
Where to buy anti cellulite vacuum cup and the average cost
You can find a variety of anti cellulite vacuum cups on Amazon. The average cost is around $7 – $10. I bought my anti cellulite vacuum cup from Choicest One for $9.95. They give 10% discount if you purchase two (2), 12% discount if you purchase three (3) and four (4) or more you get 15% discount.
Diet and exercise
I used to be overweight at one stage in life and carry cottage cheese cellulite on my hips, abdomen and buttocks. My love handles used to have layers when I sit down and when I stand for long periods of time, the weight made my feet swell. I had constant body image hangups and frustrations. The fat, overweight and cellulite made me lose self-confidence and self-esteem.
When I took on my journey of lifestyle change and finding natural remedy for cellulite, I ate strategically a fat-free healthy diet and undertook an exercise regime. I signed up to the gym and undertook strength exercises. The strategy was to burn fat and turn those fat cells into muscle.
There are natural cellulite remedies such as anti cellulite treatment massage oil, anti cellulite cream and the vacuum cup for cupping therapy. Losing weight can really complement your natural home remedy to get rid of cellulite.
Your cellulite management
Tell us about your cellulite management by leaving a comment below. What method of cellulite treatment do you use or prefer?
- Weight loss – through healthy diet and exercise
- Alternate medicine – cupping therapy with anti cellulite vacuum cup
- Alternate medicine – natural cellulite cream
- Alternate medicine – anti cellulite treatment massage oil
- Combinations of methods 1 to 4 above
- Lasers and radio-frequency systems
- Topical treatment
As women, we all deal with issues of weight gain cellulite as we get older. With that acknowledgement, cellulite can be managed naturally.