Studies now show that cellulite has less to do with fat and more to do with fascia. Fascia is the mesh-like connective tissue that covers every muscle and organ in the body, providing stability and support. Cellulite forms when the fascia becomes distorted and uneven allowing fat to bulge out inconsistently, resulting in a lumpy look. Exercise, diet and hydration are definitely important elements to reducing cellulite and keeping healthy in general but if you’re already doing this and still getting limited results, you know there’s a missing link.
We now know the missing link is the structure of the connective tissue itself. The key is to heat and break down the connective tissue, so it can reconstruct itself more evenly. We’ve found a combination of heating the tissue with infrared sauna sessions and massaging with a specific tool and technique highly effective in treating cellulite.
Heating the fascia is an important step in cellulite reduction. Because fascia can distort and harden, causing uneven pockets of fat – known as cellulite, we first need to heat and soften the tissue making it more malleable when massaging. One of the best ways to heat and detox the body is in a sauna. Any type of sauna will provide the necessary heat but the heat from an infrared sauna is perfect for this treatment as it penetrates more deeply into the tissue than traditional saunas. Also with less intense temperatures of 60 degrees rather than 80 degrees you can stay in for longer, massaging your entire body.
Ashley Black devised the FasciaBlaster massage tool to break down distorted fascia and reduce cellulite. Watch the video below to learn more about the FasciaBlaster.
A word of caution: sometimes this treatment will be painful and may cause bruising. Unfortunately when the fascia is extremely bound up causing severe cellulite, strong massage with the FasciaBlaster is required. This is not dangerous and will heal, revealing much smoother and tighter skin.
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