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How to Get Rid of Cellulite, An Easy Fix!

Untitled design (2)In the past we were told that cellulite was caused by trapped toxins or excess fat storage, but now studies show that sitting is partly to blame. Think about how much sitting you do in a day. Six to eight hours is normal for most people. Our bodies are not meant to be still. The low back takes on the compression forces of the upper body, and tension develops in the deep stabilizing muscles and fascia.   When we stand up we are stiff. We become more susceptible to unexpected injury (like when your low back “goes out” when sneezing or bending to pick up a pencil).

Sudden chronic pain is what we call it in the MELT Method®.

The tissue just under the skin, the superficial fascia, is like a sponge in that when it’s hydrated it moves easily and cushions the joints in the body. When it’s been compressed or pulled for long periods  (ie. sitting) this tissue gets dehydrated and the fat cells within it multiply and fill in the spaces, creating the lumpy look we know as cellulite.

Drinking water is a great thing to do, as well as getting a good massage regularly. Getting up and moving or doing gentle stretches for a few minutes every half hour or so helps on many levels. But  adding in some MELT Method® self treatment does wonders.

MELT Method® works to break down and smooth out the pockets of cellulite. by creating more lubrication in the fascia.  Cellulite becomes unstuck and breaks down as the fascia becomes more movable.  The Melt Method is perfect to get the legs looking spectacular!! Plus you feel better inside and out. Everyone with stubborn cellulite would benefit from a simple technique for the back of the thighs we call “the compression sequence”.  It seems funny, compression to reverse the effects of compression!  It’s a simple move on the soft foam roller that manipulates the tissue and gets the fluid moving again. Read more in a great article on the MELT Method® main site.

Come and learn about it at Eden Pilates on Friday February 20, 6-7:30pm.

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Did You Know That There Are Two Types of Belly Fat?

belly fat picDid you know that not all body fat is created equal? AND – not all abdominal fat is the same. In the belly there are 2 main types of fat – fat that builds just under the skin and fat that forms on and around the abdominal organs. Why is this important?

The fat that forms deep within the abdomen is more dangerous to your overall well being. It is associated with diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. The good new is – fat buried deep in the abdomen is the easiest fat to loose! It is most responsive to diet & lifestyle changes that help to shed fat cells and build lean muscle.

Want to learn more about how to tackle the belly bulge?!

Come join me for a FREE info session on “Sugar Belly”  on Monday March 2nd at 7pm at Eden Pilates. SIGN UP

  • Learn about the different types of body fat and why different people store fat in different places.
  • Learn about how to use Pilates to shed that deep abdominal weight.
  • Learn dietary tools to compliment you Pilates workout and aid in the building and maintenance of lean muscle.
  • Understand how balancing your blood sugar, increasing your blood flow and reducing inflammation all help to firm the tummy.
  • Take home specific tips on foods & natural medicines that will help you achieve results!