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

Retinol, cellulite serums & oils are great for home care.

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.

FAQ:

WHAT IF I HAVE VERY NOTICEABLE OR SEVERE CELLULITE?

If you have cellulite that is showing under your clothing or is present when you sit, stand or lie down then you may need to do a full body detox to remove toxins from the body, clean out the lymph glands and make sure you eat as healthy as possible.  Together with cellulite treatments at a salon you will need to follow a good home care regime to improve the appearance of the cellulite.

Any of the treatments below can be used from stage 2 - stage 4 cellulite.  The chart below is a guideline.

FAQ:

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH CELLULITE TREATMENT IS BEST FOR MY SKIN?

1.  Firstly, look at your budget.  Once you have an idea of what you can afford then look at the treatments.

2.  Cellulite reduction is not going to be resolved in one treatment.  You are also going to have to do some home care to ensure results are maintained.

3.  Have a look at the chart below to help you determine which treatment is best for you and match the closest one to your budget.

Cellulite Grading

Possible 

Treatments

1

  • The start of cellulite.
  • Not always visible on your skin
  • Treatment is preventative
  • Smooth skin & good circulation
  • You can’t see cellulite with the naked eye, but the changes on your skin are still going on microscopically.

Home Care with a suitable body brush, sponge or massager to brush the area & create good circulation

Excercise

Eat healthy.

Buy a good body firming or cellulite cream eg.

Nivea Q10 plus Body Firming Cream (rated 4* on Amazon.com)

In- salon treatments can start with Ultrasonic Cavitation and/or RF

Cellulite Oil

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

 

Celluvac Body Cupping

Cellulite Wrap

Ultrasonic Cavitation

Radio Frequency

Dry Body Brushing

Caffeine Scrub

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

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.

Stage 2 Treatments

Mesoslim Injectable Treatments

To prevent it from progressing you can do Stage 4 detoxification treatments

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.

Stage 2 - Stage 3 Treatments

Fat Freezing

Infrared Sauna Blanket

Any other Detox programmes eg Ozone Steam Sauna Tent

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