What is Cellulite? Continued

September 10, 2002

How can I get rid of or at least minimise my cellulite?

To begin combating cellulite you must expel the body’s toxic wastes and impurities from the four major organs: kidney, bowels, lungs and skin. Next, you must strengthen the resistance and elasticity of the supportive connective tissues and improve the functioning of your body’s own natural drainage and circulation systems.What foods should I avoid if I want to rid my body of cellulite?

Diet plays a major role in combating cellulite. Rather than recommending the same diet to everyone it is far more effective to view each constitution and body type individually and recommend a customized diet to address the individual. A visit to a reputable Ayurvedic practitioner or nutrition consultant is recommended.

However here are some foods that are generally considered to increase cellulite formation and should be avoided:

    • Processed foods that contain a high quantity of salt or MSG


  • Coffee

Drink purified water or mineral water, fresh vegetables and fruit juices.

How do I strengthen my connective tissue?

Exercise and massage are the most effective ways to strengthen connective tissue.

Exercise gives the following physical benefits:

    • strengthens the connective tissue


    • promotes better body functioning


    • cleans skin pores


    • removes toxic gases through lungs


  • elevates well being

An Ayurvedic practitioner will recommend which type of exercise will be most effective for your body type.

Elimination massage technique will vary depending on how advanced your cellulite is. Some cellulite is very painful so naturally the massage will be softened in these cases. However, most cellulite massage is a combination of firm and soft. The firm movement helps to break up the fluid pockets while the soft movements assist in lymphatic drainage. Detoxifying essential oils greatly assist in the elimination of fluid and toxins.

Cellulite Q&A compiled by The Harem, Beauty & Wellbeing for Women – Level 6, 99 York St, near cnr Market St, Sydney CBD.

Phone 9262 3466 or feelgood@theharem.com.au for full menu of treatments and current specials.

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