Cellulite, which is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that manifest topographically as skin dimpling often on the pelvic region, lower limbs and abdomen, mostly occurs in the females, with a prevalence of 85%-98%. Cellulite as a multifactorial condition is unresponsive to wide range of treatments. Using skin care and non-invasive therapy are now used as a possible treatment against cellulite. However, the best, easiest and one of the most effective means to eliminate those pesky dimples of cellulite forever is through physical activities of a roller move nature. Yeah, you heard me right! These roller moves help liquefy and smooth away congestion, flush out and boost the lymphatic system, increase immunity, stimulate blood circulation, and hydrate the connective tissues. In fact, they revitalize the whole being, all of which play important roles in eliminating those pesky cellulite dimples.
These roller moves can be done either at home or at the gym, and the only equipment needed is a specific density medium sized foam roller, and yes I have forgotten! Just a few minutes of your time daily.
Enough of the talking, lets jump into business.
Roll out the kinks
This move helps a great deal. When done correctly, it improves posture, oxygen intake, helps burn fat, slows aging process, and increase metabolism.
- Lying on the floor, place roller under your back at bra line and lean your middle back over the roller.
- Using your hands, support your head and neck, whilst using your foot to initiate the move. Inhale as you roll and massage the shoulder blades and upper back.
- Massage down the spine to the bottom of your ribs (exhale as you roll).
- Repeat 8 times.
Inverted sacrum (lower back) roll
This move gives your lower back a soft tissue fascia release, and lubricates your lower back and sacrum. This move helps a lot in bringing blood and lymph from the feet and legs up to the kidneys where excess fluids and toxins are drained.
- Place roller under your sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of your spine).
- Place your shoulders and upper back to the floor, so that your waist stays in an elevated position, then lift your legs to about a 90 degree angle so they are pointing towards the ceiling.
- Now place your hands on either sides of roller’s outer edge (this is to avoid slipping). Like this, roller should remain stable throughout this exercise
- Repeat 5-8 times on each side.
Figure four roll
This move also helps hydrate and strengthen the connective tissues, and flush out toxins and even stagnant energy that sometimes get stuck in the hips.
- Sit on the roller and reach your right arm behind you with your left palm placed on the mat for stability. Cross your right ankle over your left knee in a figure four position
- Shift your weight slightly over to the right hip area and roll back and forth a few inches in each direction.
- Now, roll in circles to help improve blood circulation, and reduce congestion.
- Spend about 30 seconds on each side.