Spa Techniques for Getting Rid of Cellulite

It’s like a buddy that follows you around. You cannot get rid of them easily, you are born with them, and they seem to multiply with age, but of course its cellulite that I am talking about, read on to find out how to keep them at bay.

One of the biggest beauty concerns of many women around the world is getting rid of cellulite. Cellulite is a small accumulation of fat just under the skin and looks uneven due to it pushing directly against the skin. The thighs, buttocks and stomach are more likely areas where you will find cellulite, but it can be found anywhere on the body.

Cellulite can manifest in young children but is typically caused by obesity. For many slim women, however, it is because with age the skin becomes softer and less supple. Whether a woman is slim or has had weight problems in the past, cellulite can be a real problem for all. A healthy diet and exercise can help combat cellulite but sometimes other techniques may be needed.

Many women are turning to the help of spas in order to fight the battle against cellulite. Various non-invasive techniques and devices are frequently being marketed claiming to severely reduce or eradicate cellulite. Many require between three and six sessions. Here are several of the best spa techniques for getting rid of cellulite.

Body Wraps

The most popular spa treatment for reducing cellulite is the body wrap. This long-standing method has been used for centuries throughout the world and is featured on nearly every spa menu. It consists of a mixture of different ingredients to form a paste (textures, smells and thickness will differ to each spa) which is then spread onto either the body or a piece of cloth, and then the body is wrapped in clean linens. Some spas will cover the cloth with plastic, whereas others will use infrared light in order to keep the paste temperate. Depending on the type of body wrap you choose, some spa technicians will massage the area whilst the wrap is on.

Although body wraps are a tried-but-true beauty treatment, a number of newer and more modern techniques are starting to take centre stage. Body wraps are a great way of getting rid of cellulite and even as a means of losing weight. However, one particular negative aspect to body wraps is that often the weight comes back fairly quickly. Body wraps are a great way of looking and feeling fantastic and temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Electric Stimulation

Electric stimulation therapy, also known as Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS), has been in use at many spas for quite some time now. It consists of multiple electrodes being attached to the skin with a low level electrical current flowing through in order to stimulate the blood flow and muscle cells. When the electrical flow comes in contact with the cellulite in the body, it forces it to break apart and the fat is ultimately flushed out of the body.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment has been established as a way of getting rid of cellulite for just over a decade now but is one of the more effective techniques available. A laser is used to wear down the cellulite until it breaks and flushes away naturally. Due to the procedure being painless and only taking around 30 minutes, it is extremely popular with clients.


Velasmooth is a relatively new technique in the battle against cellulite being created at Westside Medical Spa in LA, California. It involves a combination of Bi-Polar radio frequency energy (RF) and infrared light with negative pressure and tissue manipulation on certain areas in order to smooth the skin and break down the cellulite.


Endermologie is another spa creation using a hand-held appliance whereby the specially-made rollers gently smooth out the skin, revitalise the blood flow and eliminates the fat deposits under the skin. Due to its stimulation of the body’s natural supply of collagen, it also firms up the skin.


Mesotherapy is technique frequently used in spas around the world. It is a non-surgical technique where a formula of different pharmaceutical and herbal medication is injected into the desired area. The formula attacks the fatty deposits and expels them out of the body, somewhat as liposuction does, but without it being actually drawn out. There are multiple benefits to mesotherapy over liposuction, including the reduced risk of infection, a much quicker recovery time and the procedure being far less painful.


Another popular method, Cellulaze is where a small probe is placed directly under the skin and a small laser energy is emitted which dislocates the fatty area and then stimulates the body’s source of collagen. This results in a smooth, even and tightened appearance.

Throughout the world there are numerous spas which are bringing out their own techniques and devices in order to wage war against cellulite in a non-invasive and painless manner. No matter where you go, you should always talk to an experienced spa technician in order to undergo the appropriate treatment for your needs.