Acupressure Mats for Cellulite

Cellulite is nothing new, nor is it something you should be worried about! It's super common, but what actually is cellulite? and can an acupressure mat help you with it?

What is cellulite?

As mentioned, cellulite is common and harmless, it's simply fat that collects below the surface of the skin as pockets. It usually forms around the buttocks, hips and thighs! Often cellulite looks like dimples across these areas of the skin.

Every person has fat layers under their skin, so even the lowest body fat people will have cellulite. These fibres under the skin often break down, pull tight and stretch. This process is what causes cellulite!

Other factors play a role in cellulite such as:

  • genetics
  • hormone change
  • ethnicity
  • sex
  • dehydration

It's important to remember that cellulite is totally safe and not harmful. It's a common condition that's found in both males and women of all ages.

People often seek treatment for cellulite due to the appreance.

What are acupressure mats?

Acupressure mats harness the power of acupressure, this is a traditional chinses medicine in which pressure is applied to chakra points all across the body. This pressure is often applied via needles, triggering energy points and allowing the life energy to flow.

In the western world, this idea of energy flow is explained as increased blood flow that helps to rejuvenate and heal the body's muscles. This is achieved through triggering meridian points across the body, releasing positive hormones and overall mood.

With over 2000 thousand lotus-shaped points, acupressure mats are a self-care tool that can be utilised on multiple parts of the body. Target the neck, shoulder, lower and upper back to relieve tension and pain.

Can acupressure mats help with cellulite?

There are many products out there that claim they can totally reduce cellulite. While some items do provide results, many fall short of their overall promises. An acupressure mat won't get rid of cellulite but regular use will most definitely reduce the appearance significantly! The idea is the increase blood flow in the areas affected by cellulite.

Using the acupressure mat to target cellulite in the thighs, butt, stomach and leg areas can really work. If you work an office job then you can place your acupressure mat on your chair, targeting the butt, thigh and back area, meaning you can still work while reducing cellulite. The increased blood flow also has mental benefits, providing you with extra focus and attention.

Ideally, use your acupressure mat for 20 minutes per day to help reduce cellulite. Remember, this will not happen overnight and you need to be persistent. After about two months you will begin to notice significantly less cellulite in your targeted areas. It's important to also focus on your diet, exercise daily and get an approximate amount of sleep each night! These healthy choices with regular acupressure mat sessions will help reduce cellulite.

You can use any type of acupressure mat or pillow that works well for the part of the body you’re targeting!