Published on 30 January 2018 by Women’s Fitness
While we are all for women loving themselves, curves, bumps, lumps, dimples and all, we recognise that many of us are incredibly self-conscious about the little dimples that bless our skin – cellulite.
“Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. Cellulite forms in areas with the least circulation so it means that without activity, it’s very hard to budge,” says Dermatologist Dr Ariel Haus, “it is most noticeable on your bottom and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty.”
According to Dr Haus, a whopping 90% of women have a type of cellulite somewhere on their body. So, gals, don’t worry – almost all of us are in the same boat. “Even skinny people get cellulite,” he says. “Cellulite is often hereditary, so it’s likely your family members will be suffering from the same problem.”
“When it comes to getting rid of cellulite, a lot of people mistakenly think that the only option that they have is to undergo surgery,” says Dr Haus, “However, this really could not be further from the truth. There are a lot of liposuction alternatives out there, and some of them are highly effective. The important thing is that you carefully consider your options before jumping straight into surgery.”
Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite
A regular exercise practice cannot cure cellulite – but, in many cases, it can help prevent or reduce its appearance. As cellulite occurs when connective fibers underneath the skin become weak or lose their elasticity, so stretching and strengthening those areas, in addition to burning away excess fat overall, can help. Yoga flows that target your butt and thighs can help, as well as incorporating strength-training into your exercise routine, which helps build muscle and boosts circulation.
Your diet can help fight cellulite
While your diet alone can’t determine whether you will or will not get cellulite, eating a balanced, plant-filled diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight. Staying hydrated, both by drinking water and by eating plenty of foods with a high water content can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
HYPOXI cellulite treatments
Ready for some space age stuff? The HYPOXI machine, the L250, operates similarly to a normal bicycle trainer, except that, you are covered by an egg-shaped chamber from the hips down. Yup, told you it was space age. The chamber’s special feature is a vacuum system that creates low atmospheric pressure, while the rider is cycling throughout the treatment. This stimulates blood supply to the fatty tissue around the hip, butt and thigh region, which traditionally, would have poor blood supply. The vacuum interval then allows the transport of the fat enriched blood to the muscles being exercised.
HYPOXI has shown to significantly reduce cellulite and improve skin infirmity in the lower half of the body. The key to HYPOXI’s success is the unique way in which it combines gentle exercise with advanced vacuum technology to achieve significant fat loss. In fact, trials have shown that users of HYPOXI can achieve up to three times greater circumference loss in targeted areas than that achieved with conventional exercise.
This treatment is a unique skin-firming and detoxifying body treatment based on the ancient technique of Chinese cupping. It is fantastic for overall cellulite reduction and is especially helpful for those with poor blood circulation and fluid retention on the stomach, hips, bum and thighs. The method activates your body’s natural fat-burning system and stimulates blood flow to the specific areas of fat and cellulite which makes it one of the most effective cellulite reduction treatments available. Best of all, this vacuum massage and compression therapy feels so relaxing you might fall asleep!
With studios all over Australia, claim your free no-obligation intro HYPOXI session today and give this technology a go – trust us, it works!