So I’ve got a new obsession...cellulite. I never thought much about cellulite. Never bothered me much, though I suppose I can see why people find it unsightly. But that side of it wasn’t what got me to researching it. It was my introduction to the “Skinny Massage” that did it. Now, I don’t like the name “Skinny Massage” because a.) I don’t promote the idea of skinny and b.) I think it is a misnomer anyway. Instead, you’ll find it listed as a Cellulite Reducer and Detoxer. So, the Cellulite Reducer and Detoxer helps manually break up the tissue. For me as a massage therapist, this is exciting because the techniques used are great for breaking up hard fascia in any part of the body, which gives me better access to manipulating the muscle below. I also know that big deposits of fat hold toxins and it is never a good idea to have a reservoir of ick in your body. Massage alone will help. I have great faith in that. But I have found product, people. Product that works. Oddly enough that’s what it’s called: It Works!.
You probably know by now that I’m a Doubting Thomas. My pops was an engineer; a scientist and that runs thick through my veins. I hate pseudoscience. I want to know how something works. WHY something works. And I certainly don’t want to put my name behind something that turns out to be a scam. But the proof is in the pudding with these products. And I’ve put the body contouring wrap on five people now for the minimum of 45 minutes. Each time there was noticeable change.
Of course, we are going for health here and this product is only one part of an overall plan. You need to do some good “jiggling of the flesh” exercise that also helps break up hard tissue in your butt and thighs. (The Body Jam class at Aussie Fit here in Hilliard is awesome for this…) Eat well. Use essential oils, because they are amazing. Continue to detox your home and your fridge and your cupboards. But I feel confident that I can really help people with this product line. I’m excited about it...and I don’t get excited about many products. (There are actually only two other products that I so enthusiastically endorse: DoTerra essential oils and Norwex.)
I will be having a bunch of wrap parties at the WellNest throughout this coming month. Stop by and check one out!
Peace and good things!
As Chris Bradley might say if he was a massage therapist instead of a weatherman:
FOR ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY GEEKS ONLY!
Now, at this point I’ve done a good bit of research on cellulite, its causes and its treatments. I’m gonna boil it down for you as much as I can:
1. The appearance of cellulite is due to the connective tissue structure that holds underlying fat in place in the body. Being overweight makes the condition worse for many reasons, but even slender woman experience cellulite.
2. There are areas most prone to cellulite or “stubborn fat” and this is not a biological mistake. It’s on purpose. We can discuss the validity of the design with God, but here it is...you have more beta receptors in those areas than you do alpha. The beta receptors resist lipolysis (the breakdown of fat). Additionally they are vasoconstrictors, which means that they decrease circulation in a type of tissue that already has poor circulation. This further decreases lipolysis along with the transport of energy, waste or toxins out of the tissue. Lastly, these areas also have an increase in estrogen receptors, which encourages fat gain. These features at one point were a biological advantage, but not so much anymore. As I said...you’ll have to take it up with God.
3. The It Works! products are mostly essential oils and natural extracts such as green tea. They work to help increase lipolysis in these areas as well as microcirculation. The results can last 2 to 4 months unless you eat or drink cellulite back into place sooner. Straight up essential oil application is great as well, but It Works! has created a great, highly effective recipe for rapid results.