What is Cellulitis and Why Is Massage good For It

Cellulite – which is an inflammation of the cells – is linked to a local accumulation of fat and a change in the adipose tissue in certain areas of the body. What we think of as a simple accumulation of fat, is therefore an inflammation of the adipocyte and then of the skin system as a whole. Cellulite is a complex phenomenon that results from a combination of several factors (hormonal variations, diet, genetic predisposition, gender, stress, malfunctioning of the thyroid gland). This phenomenon mainly affects women, whether or not they are overweight, and appears on specific areas of the body: back of the thighs, buttocks, stomach, upper arms, etc. Within the hypodermis, the adipocytes are housed in small compartments. If the number and volume of fat cells increase, these small compartments swell. They then take on a bulging shape which is reflected in the dermis and epidermis. The surface of the skin becomes bumpy, hence the frequently used expressions “orange peel” or “dimples”. Cellulite is aggravated by blood and lymphatic circulation disorders. Massage therapy is often suggested as part of a comprehensive approach to managing cellulite, though its effectiveness can vary from person to person. The AXO Method, a scientifically grounded therapy that prioritises the harmonisation of the body’s hormonal systems, is an exclusive technique in constant evolution. It aims to reduce cellulite  as much as possible, to soften and release/dissolve stored adipose tissue and to boost the energy, blood, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and immune circulatory systems. The full body massage and its beneficial effects will then lead to an elimination/reduction of toxins, muscle tension, abdominal tension, cellulite and fatty tissue. Here’s why massage is believed to be beneficial for cellulite: Improved Circulation: it can help increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the affected areas. This improved circulation may help reduce fluid buildup and swelling associated with cellulite. Breakdown of Fat Deposits: it targets the connective tissue and fat deposits beneath the skin. By applying pressure and friction, it may help break down these fat deposits, leading to a smoother appearance over time. Stimulation of Collagen Production: it can stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps keep the skin firm and elastic. By promoting collagen synthesis, it may help strengthen the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Stress and tension can contribute to the development of cellulite by affecting hormone levels and circulation. Massage therapy can help relax the muscles and reduce stress levels, potentially minimizing the impact of stress on cellulite formation. Enhanced Absorption of Topical Treatments: Massage can improve the absorption of topical treatments, such as creams or oils formulated to target cellulite. By massaging these products into the skin, you may enhance their effectiveness in reducing the appearance of cellulite. While massage therapy may offer benefits for cellulite reduction, it’s important to note that results can vary depending on factors such as the severity of cellulite, individual physiology, and consistency of treatment. Additionally, massage alone may not be sufficient to completely eliminate cellulite, and it’s often recommended as part of a comprehensive approach that includes lifestyle modifications, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Consulting with a qualified massage therapist or healthcare professional can help you determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs. The AXO Method sessions can be booked on the website – price starts from £150 for a body session of 70min, and £70 for a face session. Website: https://axomethod.com Instagram: @axomethod

What is Cellulitis and Why Is Massage good For It

Cellulite – which is an inflammation of the cells – is linked to a local accumulation of fat and a change in the adipose tissue in certain areas of the body. What we think of as a simple accumulation of fat, is therefore an inflammation of the adipocyte and then of the skin system as a whole.

Cellulite is a complex phenomenon that results from a combination of several factors (hormonal variations, diet, genetic predisposition, gender, stress, malfunctioning of the thyroid gland). This phenomenon mainly affects women, whether or not they are overweight, and appears on specific areas of the body: back of the thighs, buttocks, stomach, upper arms, etc.

Within the hypodermis, the adipocytes are housed in small compartments. If the number and volume of fat cells increase, these small compartments swell. They then take on a bulging shape which is reflected in the dermis and epidermis. The surface of the skin becomes bumpy, hence the frequently used expressions “orange peel” or “dimples”. Cellulite is aggravated by blood and lymphatic circulation disorders.

Massage therapy is often suggested as part of a comprehensive approach to managing cellulite, though its effectiveness can vary from person to person.

The AXO Method, a scientifically grounded therapy that prioritises the harmonisation of the body’s hormonal systems, is an exclusive technique in constant evolution. It aims to reduce cellulite  as much as possible, to soften and release/dissolve stored adipose tissue and to boost the energy, blood, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and immune circulatory systems.

The full body massage and its beneficial effects will then lead to an elimination/reduction of toxins, muscle tension, abdominal tension, cellulite and fatty tissue.

Here’s why massage is believed to be beneficial for cellulite:

  • Improved Circulation: it can help increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the affected areas. This improved circulation may help reduce fluid buildup and swelling associated with cellulite.
  • Breakdown of Fat Deposits: it targets the connective tissue and fat deposits beneath the skin. By applying pressure and friction, it may help break down these fat deposits, leading to a smoother appearance over time.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production: it can stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps keep the skin firm and elastic. By promoting collagen synthesis, it may help strengthen the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Stress and tension can contribute to the development of cellulite by affecting hormone levels and circulation. Massage therapy can help relax the muscles and reduce stress levels, potentially minimizing the impact of stress on cellulite formation.
  • Enhanced Absorption of Topical Treatments: Massage can improve the absorption of topical treatments, such as creams or oils formulated to target cellulite. By massaging these products into the skin, you may enhance their effectiveness in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

While massage therapy may offer benefits for cellulite reduction, it’s important to note that results can vary depending on factors such as the severity of cellulite, individual physiology, and consistency of treatment. Additionally, massage alone may not be sufficient to completely eliminate cellulite, and it’s often recommended as part of a comprehensive approach that includes lifestyle modifications, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Consulting with a qualified massage therapist or healthcare professional can help you determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs.

The AXO Method sessions can be booked on the website – price starts from £150 for a body session of 70min, and £70 for a face session.