by SOPHIE LONSINGER
Raise your hand if you have cellulite. Come one, come all, welcome to the club. Cellulite, that pesky, dimpled-looking skin—we’re coming for you today. It forms when fatty tissue deep in the skin pushes up against connective tissue known as fascia. As a massage therapist, I know there are many techniques in bodywork that I can do to help my clients reduce the appearance of cellulite, but I was looking for a treatment that I can do on myself as well. Enter: fascia blasting.
To help you better understand this process, let’s start with a brief explanation of fascia. It’s your body’s connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs. Fascia is very densely woven (it’s like the white, fibrous layer of an orange peel). It surrounds our muscles and is found throughout our body. It’s also believed that fascia plays a role in cellulite, which happens when parts of the skin are pulled down by fibrous connective bands, which attach the skin to muscle. The skin becomes dimpled...
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FASCIA BLASTING: How It Works to Reduce Cellulite