Eliminating Cellulite with IASTM Therapy: Understanding How It Works

Cellulite is a common problem that affects millions of women of different ages and is characterized by dimpling and bumps on the skin. It often appears on the thighs and buttocks and is caused by changes in the underlying fat cells and connective tissue. Although cellulite is not a serious medical condition, its appearance can cause women to feel self-conscious about their bodies and seek ways to get rid of it.

What Causes Cellulite?

There are several factors that contribute to the development of cellulite, including genetics, diet, lifestyle, and hormones. Cellulite is more common in older women (on average, women over 26 years old experience the onset of cellulite), but it can develop at any age. Reducing cellulite requires a comprehensive approach to self-care, including balanced nutrition, regular physical activity, massage, and hormonal balance. By taking regular care of yourself, you can achieve smooth and flawless skin.

Cellulite massage doesn't have to leave bruises!

Is it true that the more painful the massage, the better the cellulite goes away?

Today, we see countless ways to get rid of cellulite. The most common of these are active anti-cellulite programs. Although there are many available procedures, many people choose painful cellulite massage, trying to improve the appearance of their skin under the slogan “The more painful, the better.” However, these types of massages can do more harm than good. First of all, cellulite is not caused by excess fat or toxins in the body, so these massages will not actually remove cellulite. In addition, such massages can cause bruising, hematomas, and other skin damage. Of course, you will forget about your cellulite when you have another problem – how to hide your bruises with long pants. After a painful massage, swelling will appear, which will visually reduce cellulite, but after a short break, cellulite will show itself even more. Since we have not addressed the root of the problem, it is important to be aware of the risks before undergoing anti-cellulite programs and massages, no matter how popular they may be.

Cellulite Therapy and IASTM

There are many treatments available for cellulite, but therapeutic IASTM massage is one of the most effective due to its focus on eliminating fibrosis and reabsorbing connective tissue, which forms the accumulation of fat and lumps on the skin. A study published in “The International Journal of Cellulite” proves that IASTM therapy effectively promotes cellulite reduction and improves circulation. Participants who received IASTM therapy also saw a significant reduction in thigh circumference. If you are seeking a non-invasive and effective treatment for cellulite, IASTM therapy may be recommended for body contouring.

One of the most effective massages today is the Body Blade Massage technique, created by massage therapist and IASTM Therapy specialist, Alexander Nikolaychuk. It is important to note that this massage is very pleasant and painless (when the correct technique is followed), does not leave bruises or hematomas, and shows visible results after the first session. A recommended course of these massages is 10 sessions.

How does it work?

The mechanism of action of IASTM therapy involves targeting the areas of cellulite and breaking down the fibrous tissue that causes the dimpling of the skin. Additionally, it improves blood circulation, breaks down fat cells, and smooths out cellulite.

Using an IASTM massage tool, we can address problem areas and loosen fibrous tissue in the subcutaneous layer. This leads to better tissue metabolism and blood circulation. Therefore, IASTM therapy can help get rid of cellulite.


At-Home Anti-Cellulite Massage

IASTM therapy can be performed at home or by a specialist. If you have decided to do the massage yourself, you need to choose the right cream or gel for cellulite that provides good slip. Apply the cream to the problem areas and massage for 2 minutes on each problem area. It is important to note that the effectiveness of the massage does not depend on the amount of pressure applied, so it is unnecessary to press too hard or leave bruises for better results. The skin should be well lubricated with cream or oil, as the main impact should be on the connective tissue, not the skin. It is best to perform the massage in the evening before bed, so that the anti-cellulite cream has time to work overnight.

If you are getting a professional anti-cellulite massage, as a rule, 10-12 procedures are sufficient to achieve noticeable results. IASTM therapy is a relatively new method of cellulite removal. Nevertheless, the Body Blade is becoming popular among people looking for painless and pleasant massage techniques for body shaping.