Ever thought of infra red as a cellulite remedy ?


An infra red cabin as a cellulite remedy ?

Everyone knows that dimples are cute on babies. But ask any woman whether she thinks the dimples associated with cellulite are cute, and you're likely to get a very different answer.

Cellulite is the body's natural way of storing fat in post-adolescent women to ensure that the body has enough calories available for pregnancy and lactation.

Almost all women who are not severely malnourished have cellulite.

Anti cellulite creams and lotions are big business. There are a lot of companies that aggressively market cellulite reducing products and you can find thousands of web pages about cellulite treatment.


Photography : Martin Rotovnik, Slovenia

Some well-known cellulite causes are :

  • smoking
  • alcohol
  • tight garments
  • genetic and hormonal factors
  • poor blood circulation

Stimulating your blood circulation is a good way to start cellulite reduction, no matter what cellulite remedy you choose.

You can :

  • work-out or exercise
  • dry-brush your skin
  • get a massage

Of course an IR cabin is also an interesting way to stimulate blood circulation. Plus, the infrared heat penetrates deep enough into your body to start liquefying the subcutaneous fat, so that it gets released via the sweat.

At least, that's what you can read in many places. I am in no position to judge whether this is true or not, as I am not a doctor.

Another part of the theory is that your body tissue heats up. This heat causes increased sweat-gland activity and dilatation in capillaries, thus promoting blood circulation.

One liter of sweat in an ordinary sauna contains approximately 3% toxins, in an infrared sauna this is 20% ! Analysis of sweat in an infrared sauna :

  • 80 to 85% water
  • Fat (!)
  • Cholesterol
  • Acids
  • Natrium
  • Ammoniac
  • Heavy metals : lead – cadmium – nickel – copper – sodium

I've come across various people that reported cellulite reduction and smoothened skin by regularly using an infra red sauna. Personally, I believe that an infrared sauna can be a great supplement for any cellulite reduction therapy, but I don't know if in itself it will work miracles for your cellulite problem.

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What else can you use as cellulite reducer ?

There are a number of other, interesting infrared sauna effects, which are particularly interesting for women, but let's discuss a number of other popular cellulite reducer techniques that you can look at.

Body vibration

Some wellness centers also promote so called "body vibration". Body vibration is a new revolutionary way of exercising on a machine (Power-plate) with a vibrating platform. The vibrations stimulate blood circulation and generate a continuous special stretch reflex in your muscles.

Although I am building this website around the health benefits of infrared, I feel that I have to mention body vibration as well, because I've also heard some amazing testimonials about body vibration as an effective cellulite reducer.


Another cellulite remedy that is aggressively marketed is the use of suction massage treatments, also known as endermologie. Endermologie was introduced in the United States in 1991 from France and is advertised as cellulite reduction treatment.

Endermologie works by pulling the patient's skin upwards into a set of rollers under a low pressure vacuum. This stretches the vertical connective tissue fibers resulting in a smoother appearance of the skin. Endermologie is the world's first (and thus far the only) FDA approved patented technology to treat cellulite.

Endermologie is used to :

  • Temporarily, yet effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite
  • Increase circulation
  • Relieve minor muscle aches and pains
  • Relax muscle spasm


There is a vast range of cellulite remedy creams. Dozens of companies are marketing cellulite reducing creams. While the ingredients of these creams may work temporarily, they should be used continually. Most of these creams are pretty expensive.

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