Cellulite is the bane of every woman’s existence. Regardless of body size, diet choices and activity level, there is always the risk that cellulite will crop up, as genetics plays a role in whether or not someone develops this. Most believe that liposuction is the only way to rid themselves of the cottage cheese look, but there is another way that is non-invasive, safe and far less expensive. Massage cupping has been used for cellulite for a long time and has proven its effectiveness.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is deposits of fat right under the skin. It makes the skin look dimply and almost like cottage cheese or an orange peel. It is believed that toxin accumulation can also play a role in developing cellulite.
Using Massage Cupping Therapy for Cellulite?
Light suction helps to promotes drainage. Since cellulite is believed to have some relation to toxins, this can help to draw out these toxins and encourage healthy blood flow to the area. Heavier suction can help to loosen the dimpling or adhesions, as well as stimulate circulation.
Prior to using a wrapping therapy, massage cupping therapy should be done. This will help to better the absorption of the products in the wrap. The wrap itself should be lukewarm to cool, since the massage cupping has already stimulated drainage and circulation. The solidified deposits have been softened by the massage cupping as well, allowing for easier elimination.
The softening, drainage and circulation all make body contouring and sculpting possible. This also helps to enhance the results and long-lasting benefits.
How is Massage Cupping for Cellulite Performed?
The therapist will start by taking the cups and applying them to various on the upper legs. He or she will target the areas that are most heavy with cellulite. The suction will then be applied. After a few minutes of the cups being applied and suction started, massage is done. The massage technique is very specific. After five to 15 minutes total, the cups have their suction released and they are removed.
Is Cupping Ever Contraindicated for Cellulite?
For cellulite itself, cupping is never contraindicated, however, if the person wanting to use massage cupping has certain medical conditions, they should not have this therapy done. The medical conditions contraindicated with massage cupping include:
- Cardiac failure
- Severe edema
- Allergic purpura
- Destruction of skin
- Renal failure
- Allergic dermatitis
Comparing Massage Cupping to Liposuction for Cellulite
There is no denying that liposuction is an effective way to take care of cellulite. However, it is also expensive, invasive and can come with complications. This is a treatment that is also out of the grasp of many people due to the cost.
Now, massage cupping is inexpensive, non-invasive and has no known complications. There will be circular “bruises” but these go away after just a few days and are actually a good indication that the treatment was effective in promoting blood circulation and eliminating toxins. There are no needles or surgical drugs or equipment necessary for cupping. It is a very natural technique.