Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is a layer of subcutaneous (under the skin) fat that protrudes through the dermis of the skin giving a bumpy appearance. It occurs in women more than in men because males have a thicker dermis – their skin does not need to stretch for child-rearing. Men also have a thinner layer of subcutaneous fat that is stored in smaller chambers.  Cellulite has a very poor blood supply making it inaccessible as a source of fuel to the body during exercise and consequently difficult to ‘burn off’.

EastWestTherapies’ cellulite treatment delivers a two-pronged attack on the blood supply to the fat and on the tone of the skin above. The massage techniques used increases blood supply to the region and encourages the growth of micro-circulation. This helps to enable your body to access areas of cellulite to use as fuel during exercise. The oil used for this cellulite treatment contains organic birch leaf oil which tones the skin to lessen the appearance of cellulite.

There may be an immediate visual reduction of cellulite after the treatment due to the removal of toxins during the massage which is great for a short term solution. For longer lasting results, you have some work to do. It is important you eat healthily and exercise in the chosen duration of your treatments. You should be aiming for aerobic exercise 3 – 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes. When you book a course of 6 cellulite treatment sessions you will receive a bottle of Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil to use at home between treatments.

A note from the therapist
This is a vigorous, yet pain free cellulite treatment. Although immediate results look can be achieved, they are temporary. These treatments help improve micro circulation to enable your body to use this layer of fat as a source of energy but it is down to you to burn it off. Exercise is the key. When you book a course of cellulite treatments you receive a lovely, warming oil (Weleda Cellulite oil.) It is advisable to use this daily and doing so is a pleasure, it has such a wonderfully rich citrus oil scent.

Any Questions?

Additional information for the Cellulite treatment is available below. If you cannot find the information you want below please feel free to contact us and we will happily answer your questions.

New and Nervous?

At our initial consultation I hope to make you feel comfortable and at ease. During the treatment you will remain covered up, all but the body part I am working on. I will always make sure you are warm and comfortable throughout. This includes use of a heated blanket and leaving the room while you get dressed and undressed. Please feel free to call for an informal chat.

What do I wear?

Loose clothing, preferably not white, around the areas you intend to have treated it best. This is because the oil used is best left on your skin afterwards. Don’t worry, it has a gorgeous earthy lemon scent.

Do I need anything before my appointment?

Please do not shave or wax the morning of your appointment. The oil has a warming effect and may irritate open pores from hair removal.

Is there any reason why I can't have a cellulite Treatment?

Areas of severe varicose veins may have to be avoided and, ofcourse, you need to have cellulite!

Is there any aftercare advice to follow?

Drink water and partake in fat burning exercise to maximise ressults