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What Is Cellulite?

Figuring Out Cellulite…

There are a number of definitions that seem credible when talking about Cellulite.  WebMD defines Cellulite in the following way:

“Cellulite: Its name makes it sound like a medical condition. But cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker.  Cellulite isn't harmful. Many people, though, would like to get rid of it because of the way it looks. 
What Causes Cellulite?
Having cellulite doesn't mean you are overweight.  Even thin people can have it. If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce cellulite.  Cellulite is more common among women than men. If other women in your family have cellulite, there's a good chance you will too.
Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include: Poor diet, Fad dieting, slow metabolism, Lack of physical activity, Hormone changes, Dehydration, Total body fat, Thickness and color of your skin. Cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin. If you have light skin and plan to be out in a bathing suit or short shorts, applying a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples on your thighs less noticeable.”[i]

In another article, “Is Cellulite Forever?, written by Katherine Harmon for the Scientific American, she says,  
“There are three treatable components of cellulite: You have to address the collagen; you have to reduce the fat, and you have to increase circulation. But it depends on the grade of cellulite you have. There are four grades, ranging from zero to three: Grade zero is no visible cellulite. If you pinch the skin and see a cottage cheese–like texture—that's grade one. Grade two is if cellulite is visible on the legs of someone standing. Grade three is if you see cellulite when you look in the mirror or lie down. I call grade three "terminal," because it's very hard to treat, although the good news is that I don't think anyone's ever died of it. Machines to treat cellulite include vacuum rolling and radio waves to break up the fat…When you're vacuuming and rolling [the skin], you're increasing circulation, and the heat helps to break down the fat, which smooths out the skin.”[ii]


Along these lines there is the hands on treatment called Lypossage.  In an article from Healthy Aging Magazine entitled “Body Contouring Massage”  is says the following about the research and effects of the Lypossage treatment:  
“Body contouring massage therapy was developed based on research on lymphedema. In the allopathic environment, techniques such as CPT and manual lymphatic drainage positively affect lymphedema. CPT comprises several approaches: manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging and physical therapy exercises. Deep tissue massage also has been shown to stimulate lymph flow and enhance clearance, according to researchers from Slade Hospital, Oxford, England. After reading this research, Wiltsie adapted CPT techniques to myofascial massage techniques to create the Lypossage protocol for healthy women. The published results showed deep tissue massage positively affects the dimension of women’s hips and thighs. Furthermore, photographs of participants showed a diminished appearance of cellulite after the procedure. Independently, researchers from Artevelde College and the University of Ghent, Belgium, found participants who underwent Lypossage in a 2006 study showed lower LDL-cholesterol levels, higher HDL-cholesterol levels and slightly elevated triglycerides. They also noted a reduction in body mass and cellulite following Lypossage. As a result of the research, Lypossage became the cornerstone for most noninvasive, manual cellulite treatments.”[iii]

The good news is that Cellulite can be treated!



[ii] Scientific American, “Is Cellulite Forever?” by: Katherine Harmon, May 4, 2009, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-cellulite-forever/

[iii] Healthy Aging Magazine, “Body Contouring Massage” May/June 2009 






Cellulite- Will Smooth Skin Ever Return?[i]
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP

Below are some interesting observations from Dr. Pick.  It is worth a read.  If it seems interesting to you click on the link below for the complete article.

"I have talked with my patients for years about cellulite. Some will never wear shorts or a bathing suit because of the appearance of the dimpled skin known as cellulite; many have tried wraps, creams and even electrical stimulation in an effort to regain their formerly smooth and evenly plump skin.

Cellulite is almost exclusively a female concern – the anatomy of a woman’s skin is different than a man’s and cellulite is primarily about estrogen. As estrogen is released into a woman’s body, fluid builds up in fatty tissues. And women have more fatty tissue than men – particularly throughout the thighs and hips.

The very hormone which helps us relax during pregnancy decreases production of collagen, which is the protein which helps keeps skin elastic and strong. When elasticity decreases, there is a greater likelihood of cellulite..."


Good Bye Bumps & Bulges!

Bye, Bumps!

Adopt this daily five-minute routine to amp up the dedimpling effects of your anticellulite crème.

 

  1. Slough off dead skin cells.  Creams won’t do their job if they can’t make it past dead skin, so exfoliation is key to getting the most penetration.  Massage your scrub on dry skin. Rinse and Dry.
  2. Do a mini-massage. “Fat doesn’t have a lot of blood flow, so kneading the skin helps increase circulation and lessen the appearance of lumps”,, Dr. Tanzi says.  Massage with your knuckles, moving up the fronts of your thighs, across your rear, then up the back of your thighs.  Repeat three times
  3. Double up.  Try rubbing in your anticellulite cream tow times per day.  Because your morning application starts to wear off after a few hours, a second dose midday will help make the tightening effects last longer. Bottoms up!



French Take on Cellulite

It seems reasonable that the French would be expert on the concept of Cellulite since the word, and the concept, came from France.  Recently there was a wonderful article entitled “How French Women Combat Cellulite”.  In that article it cuts to the chase regarding Lymphatic drainage and cellulite.  In that article it says,
     “We are very much completely obsessed with weight! We will do everything we can to eliminate the first appearance of anything resembling fat or cellulite. But one of the big secrets of the French is lymphatic drainage massage with thoracic therapy.
     I remember when I was a young girl: One of my girlfriends (who was the daughter of a big socialite in France), her mom was in her 40s and had never had an inch of cellulite. She revealed to me that her mom's secret was lymphatic drainage once or twice a week. I did it with her one week — three times. And I actually lost one size. 

     Lymphatic drainage is the best beauty regime you can do without exercise. No matter what, you do need to do it, for everything. If you have heavy legs or blood-circulation problems, you need to do it. The only thing is that you can't do lymphatic drainage when you are drunk.[Laughs.] I mean, I am laughing, but this is very serious.”[i]
   This is the difference between Lypossage and other cellulite treatments.  Lypossage focuses on the appearance of cellulite and its relationship to the lymphatic system.  That is why Lypossage is spelled with a "y". 


[i] The Cut Magazine, “How French Women Combat Cellulite” by, Kathleen Hou, May 27, 2014; 

web page http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/05/how-french-women-combat-cellulite.html 

Worth A Look
4 Things That Help Reduce Cellulite
I recently read an article that talks about all the things we do to help with reducing the look of cellulite.   In that article, Cheryl Wischhover writes that,   “A supposed 80 percent of women have cellulite, myself included. "Love your flaws! Embrace who you are! Beauty is in the imperfection!" we all say. But blame magazines, overly Photoshopped images, and a lifelong hatred of cottage cheese: I want my cellulite gone. To see if anything could really help, I tried four different procedures for conquering cellulite.”[i]

The things she reviews are what Lypossage® is all about, Lymphatic Drainage, Dry Brushing, Cellulite Equipment and Spa Treatments.  This is a good article and affirms the notion that “All Healthy People Look Good™”.  The article is worth a read.

Charles Wiltsie, LMT



[i] 4 Different Ways to Conquer Cellulite by Cheryl Wischhover, The Cut, New York Magazine, web referencehttp://nymag.com/thecut/2014/10/one-womans-quest-to-conquer-cellulite.html   


Hormones and Cellulite

In an article by Peter Crosta M.A. he talks about what cellulite is and asks the questions as to why it occurs.  One of the things he writes about is hormones and their relationship to cellulite.  He writes,  “…hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. Many believe estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process.”[i]
 

Take a look at this article, it will help in your decision to choose a non-invasive cellulite treatment.



[i] What Is Cellulite? What Causes Cellulite? , by Peter Crosta M.A, September 5, 2014- Medical News Today web link http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/149465.php .

Excerpted from Healthy Aging Magazine in an article entitled, "Body Contouring Massage"


     "Body contouring massage therapy was developed based on research on lymphedema. In the allopathic environment, techniques such as CPT and manual lymphatic drainage positively affect lymphedema. CPT comprises several approaches: manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging and physical therapy exercises. Deep tissue massagalso has been shown to stimulate lymph flow and enhance clearance, according to researchers from Slade Hospital, Oxford, England. After reading this research, Wiltsie adapted CPT techniques to myofascial massage techniques to create the Lypossage protocol for healthy women. The published results showed deep tissue massage positively affects the dimension of women’s hips and thighs. Furthermore, photographs of participants showed a diminished appearance of cellulite after the procedure.

     Independently, researchers from Artevelde College and the University of Ghent, Belgium, found participants who underwent Lypossage in a 2006 study showed lower LDL-cholesterol levels, higher HDL-cholesterol levels and slightly elevated triglycerides. They also noted a reduction in body mass and cellulite following Lypossage. As a result of the research, Lypossage became the cornerstone for most noninvasive, manual cellulite treatments."


Healthy Aging Magazine | May/June 2009