Galvanic cellulite treatments

Cellulite is the name given by Beauty Therapists to a particular condition that tends to accumulate on the thighs, buttocks and upper-arms of the female and the abdomen of the male. Cellulite is a collection of fat cells, trapped together with waste products. The blood circulation is restricted giving the area a ‘cool’ feel and it looks different to normal tissue as it is dimpled in appearance. Cellulite can be referred to as ’soft’ or ‘hard’. This indicates the amount of fluid present and how long the treatment has been present. Cellulite is more common in the female as its formation is linked to the female hormones, which are involved in the formation fat cells. It can be painful as nerve endings are under pressure; therefore heavy massage is not the most effective or the most comfortable.

Galvanic treatments for Cellulite incorporate a low current that will break up the fluid and fat cells increasing the movement of the Lymphatic system. The Lymphatic system of our body is involved with removing waste and fights infection. As cellulite conditions hold excess fluid and waste in a concentrated mass, stimulation of the Lymphatic system in the area will help the unwanted products to be eliminated by mobilising it.

Once the area of cellulite becomes more mobile, it is easier for the body to remove some of the waste through the Lymphatic system and the diuretic effect of the treatment on the tissues.

Specialised gels are incorporated containing natural ingredients, this will help eliminate toxins and decongest the area.

Treatments are recommended in a course thus building up the effects. For a cellulite treatment to gain maximum effects, an improvement in diet, exercise and body care for home must be encouraged. Convenience foods, salt, sugar, tea, coffee, excess alcohol consumption, smoking and insufficient exercise may be responsible for contributing towards cellulite and may need to be reduced or eliminated.

There are many retail treatments available to treat cellulite. Whilst many will improve the area, the result will be dependant upon the individual, the frequency of the application and lastly, following the advice with regard to diet and exercise.

I follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, yet I still have cellulite, do you have any advice?

Cellulite may have formed due to poor elimination. Drinking water is important, plain still water is the best as carbonated drinks encourage the body to retain fluid. Of course the female hormones are also responsible for the distribution and forming of cellulite, a factor we cannot control. I would advise you to look at specific treatment aiming to increase the circulation in the area of concern. This would need to be carried out on daily basis, for instance whilst showering.

Visit a professional beauty therapist and ask to see the retail products that are available. Remember it is not the roughness of the treatment that works but the frequency of the application that brings about results.