Pressotherapy for cellulite

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Written on 20th September 2017
by Cellulite Institute editorial staff

Pressotherapy for cellulite

Pressotherapy is a treatment that involves a modulated compression on the upper and lower limbs and abdomen, indicated in the case of oedema, water retention, circulatory problems and cellulite, providing an immediate feeling of well-being. This action exerts itself on the lymphatic and venous circulation, making it more functional and consequently improving circulation, metabolism and aesthetic imperfections. The pressure is not exerted simultaneously across the whole surface covered by the segments or leggings, but according to a centripetal sequence which is the same as that followed by the venous blood and the lymph circulation.
The benefits of pressotherapy:

  • Improves circulation and venous problems
  • Effective on non-infected inflammatory conditions
  • Reduces swelling or oedema
  • Optimises the oxygenation of the skin
  • Improves firmness and skin tone
  • Models your legs
  • Useful in post-
  • Helps to eliminate toxins


Pressotherapy: the benefits on blood circulation

Through the action of the pressure, the circulation gets reactivated naturally.
Fluid accumulation, increased blood stagnation due to poor circulation and problematic lymphatic function slow down fat disposal. The accumulation of fat and water increases tissue inflammation and water retention. Furthermore, water-soluble toxins accumulate in the fluid between the adipose cells, negatively affecting tissue health, further increasing swelling and water retention. Until our metabolism is completely blocked.

Pressotherapy: benefits for weight loss

With the combination of diet and exercise, it helps those who want to lose weight. This is because lymphatic drainage speeds up the process of removing toxins from the body.


Pressotherapy: does it work on cellulite?

90% of women have problems with cellulite, inflammation of superficial fat deposits, problems with water retention and scar tissue.  The tissue affected by cellulite, like other tissues with adipose cells, has soluble residues that accumulate in the fat as by-products and toxins.

Pressotherapy: anti-cellulite treatments

The aesthetic treatments against cellulite are numerous, but for any of these to have a lasting effect they require:

  • a change of lifestyle
  • a healthy diet
  • constant physical exercise

Pressotherapy helps with weight loss and cellulite reduction as it improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, thanks to the elimination of toxins and the removal of excess fat.

Pressotherapy: who is the treatment for?

The ideal candidates are:

  • Those with fluid retention
  • Individuals who require lymphatic drainage for detoxifying the body
  • People who want to lose weight or reshape their body
  • Those who suffer from lymphoedema of the lower limbs
  • People who have undergone surgery (pre- and post-surgical phases)
  • Those who have undergone a combined aesthetic medicine treatment

Pressotherapy: contraindications

It is not recommended in the event of:

  • Phlebitis
  • Varicose veins
  • Kidney or liver or heart failure
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy


Pressotherapy: the results

Can be seen after 4 or 5 sessions. The results can be even more effective if combined with other treatments.

Pressotherapy: What happens after treatment?

Pressotherapy is relaxing, and immediately after the treatment, the legs feel lightened. In addition, there may be an increased need to urinate.

Pressotherapy is, along with mesotherapy and cavitation, one of the most widely used treatments for cellulite.

Pressotherapy works, but not alone; you must follow a healthy lifestyle, regular physical activity, and a proper and balanced diet as these are essential for improving any treatment against cellulite.

Pressotherapy: how many treatments are necessary?

To obtain good results, we recommend about 10 treatments, lasting 30/50 minutes, with a frequency of 2 sessions per week and then maintenance sessions.


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