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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
Many women face cellulite on the thighs. At the same time, the appearance of an annoying nuisance does not depend on weight and parameters: often slender ladies notice the appearance of an "orange peel", which negatively affects their appearance and self-esteem.
The situation is complicated if the unaesthetic bumps on the skin are accompanied by varicose veins.
Description of the procedure
Anti-cellulite massage for varicose veins, of course, is not a panacea, but it can significantly improve the condition of the skin and subcutaneous fat. Such procedures affect the blood flow in the affected area, which means that in most cases, and with varicose veins, they will be beneficial.
Massaging is one of the types of physiotherapy that has been used to treat various pathological conditions for many years. During this time, this technique has confirmed its effectiveness in solving various health problems.
For people suffering from varicose veins, anti-cellulite massage can bring the following benefits:
- improvement of blood circulation, which prevents the formation of blood clots in the affected vessels;
- elimination of puffiness of the lower extremities. This is very important for many patients of phlebologists, especially if they spend a lot of time on their feet due to work;
- reduction of painful sensations that often accompany venous diseases;
- improvement of blood flow and lymph flow, which leads to an acceleration of metabolism and the elimination of toxic substances from tissues.
It is very useful to do such anti-cellulite measures for varicose veins, if they are carried out with care and competence. Therefore, it is advisable, resorting to this technique, to trust a professional. However, you can do similar sessions at home if you follow the precautions.
Indications for use
Anti-cellulite massage is one of the tools with which women have been fighting ugly bumps on the skin for many years. Of course, the presence of such cosmetic defects is the main indication for the procedure. However, this technique alone is not enough to achieve lasting positive results - you also need to follow a diet, exercise, establish a water-salt balance and allow the body to get enough rest.
This state of affairs is associated with a variety of causes of cellulite. And today experts have come to the conclusion that one of the causes of the "orange peel" is problems with the veins of the lower extremities. The fact is that with varicose veins, blood microcirculation slows down, which slows down the intercellular metabolism. This leads to the formation of fatty lumps under the skin.
Gentle massage of the lower extremities is indicated for women with varicose veins. In this case, it is necessary to take into account the stage of the disease and the patient's condition, but in many cases, anti-cellulite massage techniques have proven themselves well and are approved by doctors to alleviate the condition of patients.
Particular attention should be paid to lymphatic drainage massage. This form of physical therapy copes well with leg swelling in the early stages of varicose veins development, so it can be used as an effective preventive measure. However, it is necessary to solve aesthetic and therapeutic problems in this way as soon as the first symptoms appear: fatigue and swelling of the legs in the evening. In the later stages of the disease, this technique does not produce the desired results.
The advantage of treating varicose veins with anti-cellulite procedures is not only achieving therapeutic goals, but also improving mood and increasing confidence in one's own attractiveness.
Rules of conduct
Many women know what anti-cellulite massage is and love such procedures for the opportunity to get rid of hated fat deposits without self-torture with diets and fitness. But massage of the lower extremities affected by varicose veins requires adherence to a number of rules.
Cosmetic oils and creams are used to combat uneven skin. If you don't have a special massage product at hand or for some reason it doesn't fit, you can use a regular baby cream. The tissues are rubbed, stroked and patted, accelerating blood circulation and dissolving fat cells. Moreover, in the case of the tandem of cellulite and varicose veins, all the effects should be more delicate, without the use of effort.
In order for the procedure to bring maximum benefit and pleasure, you can use the following tips:
- Create a relaxing environment. Scented candles, essential oils and pleasant soothing music are suitable for this;
- The hands of the masseurs should be warm enough to avoid discomfort;
- When massaging the legs affected by varicose veins, they need to be lifted by placing them on a roller. In this case, the muscles should remain relaxed;
- Manipulations are done from the bottom up. In this case, it is not recommended to massage the inner thigh area, as well as the cavity under the knee. In these areas, there are many vessels, traumatizing which can aggravate the course of varicose veins;
- The duration of the procedure is half an hour or an hour.
With varicose veins, it is useful to do procedures with a temperature contrast. For this, cupronickel or silver spoons can be used, which are alternately immersed in hot and cold water. If varicose veins have affected the veins of the lower leg, then during massage it is rubbed with a cooling ointment, and the area of the thighs is rubbed with a warming one. This technique leads to increased blood flow, which accelerates the solution of problems with cellulite and varicose veins.
If the massage is performed in a clinic or salon, the specialist knows how to carry out the manipulations without harming the patient. However, with home self-massage, you should take the listed rules seriously, especially if you have varicose veins.
Contraindications and precautions
Varicose veins are a very dangerous disease that can lead to serious consequences. Unfortunately, it makes adjustments in many areas of life, and even such a simple procedure as anti-cellulite massage should be carried out taking into account this ailment.
Despite all the positive aspects of anti-cellulite massage for varicose veins, it is contraindicated in the later stages of the disease, as well as if there are complications in the form of blood clots. If the pathology is in the initial stages, then carrying out such anti-cellulite measures is not prohibited, but safety rules must be taken into account so as not to get complications.
Before visiting a massage therapist, consult with a phlebologist which massage products you can use. In case of venous diseases, warming compounds, massage with the use of honey and red pepper may be contraindicated. In addition, if the patient has vein problems, specialists do not use massage gloves and myostimulation.
You also need to exclude too intensive kneading of tissues. In the case of varicose veins, this can lead to vascular injuries and complicate the course of the disease. Vacuum massage has shown good results in the fight against the "orange peel", but this technique is categorically contraindicated in varicose veins.
With the correct massage, after it there are no bruises and bruises on the skin. No discomfort should torment the client of the massage parlor either. Nevertheless, after such sessions, you can carry out some activities aimed at enhancing the effect. To relax the muscles, a contrast shower is suitable. At the same time, people suffering from varicose veins should not use too contrasting temperatures so as not to damage the vessels. Moderately cool and warm water, on the other hand, will increase the elasticity of the venous walls and improve blood microcirculation.
To enhance the effectiveness of the procedure, the next day after it, it is advisable to go in for active sports. This can be rhythmic walking, running, dancing, or outdoor sports. Such loads are useful both in the fight against an aesthetic problem and in the treatment of varicose veins.
Women want to be attractive in all circumstances and vein diseases should not interfere with the achievement of such goals. However, health is above all, therefore, before deciding on a course of anti-cellulite massage, consult with your doctor, take into account the contraindications and discuss all the nuances.