What Is Cupping?

Cupping is a practice, dating back as early as 3000 BCE throughout Asia and Europe, in which practitioners use cups to create suction over targeted areas of your skin. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps began to put the technique on the map in the U.S. a few years—I'm sure you've seen the pictures—but holistic practitioners have made it readily available for far longer.

Cupping works to reduce cellulite by stimulating circulation and encouraging the detoxification process.

Most of us have cellulite, but that doesn't mean we can't do anything about it. This is a similar technique to dry body brushing, but on a deeper level. The skin is drawn into a vacuum, activating circulation and breaking down fat deposits that can cause skin dimples aka cellulite.

The benefits of body cupping include:

Reduce appearance of cellulite.

Reduce appearance of stretch marks.

Lighten scars.

Spider veins.

Support healthy digestive function.

Reduce bloating.

Improve absorption and efficacy of body lotions, cellulite creams and oil.

 

 

WHAT IS CELLULITE?

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas.

Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.

Weight loss and exercise can help improve the appearance of cellulite.

Other cosmetic treatments are ultrasonic cavitation, radio-frequency systems, body cupping, injectable products (mesotherapy), & others.

Retinol, cellulite serums & oils are great for home care.  If you do treatments at a salon you need to do home maintenance as well.

These may need to be repeated regularly with home care in between treatments.

 

Causes

So why do we get "cottage cheese" or "orange peel" thighs? There is no single answer.

The possible causes of cellulite include 

  1. hormonal changes,

  2. genetics,

  3. weight gain or weight loss,

  4. a poor diet,

  5. a sedentary lifestyle or

  6. smoking.

  7. Some even say that tight clothing and frequent sitting can cause cellulite.

 

There are a number of treatments at Beauty Zone to help reduce the appearance of the cellulite together with home maintenance to maintain results.

 

Home maintenance, drinking water and improving lifestyle and excercise are all important in maintaining results or cellulite will come back.

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What grade cellulite do you have?

Cellulite Grading  1

The start of Cellulite which is not always visible on your skin.  You will need to pinch your skin to see the cellulite so treatment is preventative.

 

Cellulite Grading 2

Cellulite is visible when you squeeze the skin or if you cross your legs

Toxins are starting to form in the andipose tissue

The skin looks relatively smooth 

the skin shows paleness, lower temperature, and decreased elasticity after compression or muscular contraction. There is no visible “orange peel” roughness to the skin

 

Cellulite Grading 3

Toxins have accumulated & are now pushing up into the connective tissue & are visible to the eye

Circulation is poor & bruising occurs easily

Back of the arms can also have cellulite

This is when the lumps and bumps are starting to make themselves visible. Thin granulations in the deep levels of the skin can be detected by palpitation. All Grade 2 signs are present.

 

Cellulite Grading 4

Cellulite is now beginning to harden

Can be sensitive & tender due to the pressure on the nerve endings. 

It is very difficult to reduce a hard cellulite

More visible, palpable, and painful lumps are present, adhering to deep structures in the skin. The skin has a noticeable dimpled, wavy appearance. Additional microscopic changes are detected. Grade 4 signs are present, and cellulite is constantly visible to the patient

 

You can also have two different grades on your body.  You could have grade 2 and grade3 at the same time and therefore need different types of treatments.

 

 

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