What if there was a cellulite treatment that you can do at home, or even the gym, that only costs around $35? Not to sound like an infomercial, but there is something called foam rolling, and it has been gaining in popularity within the past few years.
There are still many people who have not heard of it so I will let you in on this fast growing trend. Foam rolling not only reduces muscle and joint pain, but new research is being done that shows that rolling for 20 minutes a day can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
I have a personal success story that proves that a foam roller can get rid of cellulite. I have been having trouble with my right IT band (the muscle that runs from your hip to your knee), so I was rolling it out because it caused my great discomfort. I continued to roll this area just about every day. Within a few weeks I noticed that my right outer thigh was much smoother than my left. Now I roll both sides, even though my left side does not give me problems. The rolling has broken down those bumpy cellulite pockets on my outer thighs.
So forget about spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on cellulite creams and treatments. Invest $35 and buy a foam roller. This is where I bought my foam roller but you can also find it at Amazon.com for about $25.
Here are a few exercises you can do at home. About 20 minutes a day will do the trick, but you have to be consistent. Add this to your regular exercise routine and you will notice a reduction in cellulite.
Roll your outer thigh (or IT Band) starting at your knee and rolling up to the hip. Stop on tender areas for a few seconds to massage the tight muscle tissue. Don’t worry if you feel pain, or it is difficult to roll, overtime this will go away.
To roll the backs of your legs, simply lay on top of the roller and use your hands to maneuver yourself back and forth. Do not roll over the sensitive parts behind your knee.
By laying on top of the roller you will be able to massage the front of your legs. Start from above your knee and work your way up to the top of your hip. Use your hands to walk back and forth.