Can Massage Guns help in treating Cellulite? Yes, they definitely can but there is a lot more to it than just a simple yes or no.
As a professional Physical Therapist, I have been dealing with patients coming up to me for Cellulite treatment for a while now.
Almost all of them have been complaining about the same thing which is how it looks unpleasant to look at.
But although unpleasant, Cellulite is completely harmless.
What are Cellulite?
Cellulite is the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin due to fat buildup.
These fat build-ups are commonly seen around the thighs, hips, stomach, buttocks, and arms and can be clearly visible by naked eyes.
Cellulite can be frustrating to deal with and can have a negative impression someone has about his/her body image.
Yes, Cellulite affects both men and women! But it is more commonly seen in women due to the different distribution of fat in their bodies.
Some of the treatments that people seek in treating Cellulite are weight loss programs, exercise interventions, topical cream application, and massage.
Cellulite and Massage Gun Therapy
A new–age method of massage technique is done through the use of massage guns.
Massage Gun Therapy helps in the reduction of Cellulite by enhancing the circulation in the body, draining excess body fluids, and facilitating the redistribution of fats.
Definitely, Massage Gun therapy is an effective way of treating Cellulite.
How does Massage Gun Therapy work?
Massage gun therapy works by producing concentrated deep, intense pulses into the muscles which promote healing by increasing the blood flow in the target area.
It also helps in assisting the lymphatic fluids to return back to the lymphatic system for reabsorption, which in turn enhances the toning of the muscle and thus reduces its fat coverage.
Therefore, when you apply massage gun therapy to a specific area in the body, it induces blood flow.
An increase in blood flow means more nutrients are supplied to that part and makes the skin heal naturally.
Aside from treating Cellulite, It is also effective in the prevention of muscle soreness, detangling muscle knots, and scar tissues.
How to use Massage Gun Therapy for Cellulite?
Simply place the massage gun in the affected area, choose the desired speed setting, and enjoy the soothing, and relaxing effect of the treatment.
It is also beneficial to apply slight pressure to the area.
The pressure will help in smoothening the fat build-up underneath the skin and also it helps in the releasing of excess fluids in the area leading to tight and firm skin.
The excess fluids will return back into the lymphatic system thus it also helps in reducing fats.
How often should you use Massage Gun?
Massage gun therapy is suggested to be used three times a week for a duration of three to four (3 – 4) weeks for it to be most beneficial.
You should not overdo it in order to prevent muscle soreness and severe muscle damage.
In terms of how long the treatment would be, it all depends on the patient’s response to massage gun therapy.
It really does not have a specific timeframe because our bodies are different. Some people heal fast while for others it takes a bit longer.
Specifically, a massage gun therapy combined with a balanced diet, good hydration, and exercise will be the most effective treatment plan and great results are surely expected.
It is because exercise can help in the toning of your muscle and eliminate fat.
A good diet can provide the right nutrition for the body.
Incorporating all of these, fast results could be seen ideally in a month.
The Do’s and Don’ts of treating Cellulite
While treating cellulite with a massage gun here are a few things you have to keep in mind –
- Be committed in using the massage gun – it takes time and you can barely see any changes right away.
- Follow the recommended duration and guidelines of how you should use a massage gun.
- Incorporate healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle.
- Avoid smoking – Smoking weakens the connective tissues and thus making Cellulite more visible.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks and sodas – it leads to weight gain and fat build up.
- Avoid fatty foods.
The Final Verdict
Although Cellulite is harmless, it can be a burden to deal with.
Luckily, with the help of massage gun therapy incorporated with a healthy lifestyle, your Cellulite will slowly disappear over time and the fat cells which cause the appearance of Cellulite will be equally redistributed.
Katleen is a certified Physical Therapist who has experience dealing with different cases such as cellulite, musculoskeletal, neurological, Geriatric and Pedia. When she is not busy with her patients she likes to travel and loves exploring places she has never been to before.