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.

Foam rolling your outer thigh helps get rid of celluliteHere 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.

Foam rolling your hamstrings helps get rid of cellulite
10 Responses to “Foam Roller to Get Rid of Cellulite”
  1. Personal Trainer says:

    Do you have ANY scientific evidence whatsoever that the foam roller can get rid of cellulite? If you do, please email it to me, I would love to use the techniques with my clients but won’t if you’re selling “snake oil”

  2. Oodora says:

    Self Myofascial Release techniques, aka foam rolling, has many benefits, which as a personal trainer you should be well aware of and already use with your clients for functional and rehabilitation exercises. Reducing cellulite is just an added bonus. They cost $35 and everyone should be using a roller on a daily basis to massage out tight muscles and fascia. Why don’t you give it a try for a few months and see the results for yourself? I don’t sell foam rollers; I just give good advice.

  3. Jessica says:

    Personal Trainer -
    These rollers have been featured in various fitness magazines that I read (Shape, Self, etc.) and they were touted as helping to reduce cellulite. If you are curious, like me, about their benefits, look up articles referring to foam rollers and cellulite.

  4. Julie says:

    I will def try to use a foam roller. My boyfriend has one and I never thought of using it for cullulite. It is a tad painfull to use the roller but if I use it for a few minutes I should build up a tolerance. I have a few smalll spots of cellulite so I thnk this should work. I will write back!!

  5. barbra says:

    I would never have believed it if it did not happen to me. I was using a roller due to tight quads from years of running and my legs were becoming harder than rocks. A yoga instructor told me about the roller which purpose was to relieve tightness, not get rid of cellulite. I have been using it for about a month and I can not believe the difference in my legs and butt. It was very painful at first given the tightness of my legs, but what a difference. $35 is well cheaper than any of cremes and things that tout to get rid of cellulite. Trust me, those do not work, but the roller absolutely does.

    Barbra Fischer

  6. Bree says:

    What’s the difference in the different size rollers?? I want to try it out put i’m not sure which one to buy.

  7. Angelo says:

    Hi there,

    Can you direct me to the research that you’ve seen about cellulite and foam rolling that you mentioned?

    Many thanks.

  8. James says:

    Why is everyone so concerned with the research. It will ALWAYS depend on the person and the amount of cellulite.
    Cellulite is fat chunks under the skin- thus by flattening it out your thighs will less look bumpy. Back in the day gyms used to have roller machines that would roll up and down your thighs…..it was to help with cellulite. So if they used it back then why not try the foam roller.

  9. Martha Black says:

    James, research is usually involving a number of subjects (a sample) which is meant to be representative of the population. That way, you know you can avoid the very postmodernistic “everybody’s different and yada yada research is useless because of perception biais”.

    If something is proven (or not) by research then it means it’s not just wishful thinking from ladies really hoping to see their cellulite go away. I wouldn’t be surprised if the roller worked because massaging is generally improving the efficiency of a cellulite cream by A LOT.

  10. Gina says:

    It indeed works for cellulite. I bought for massage purposes, only to be surprised how it firms up legs and the look of cellulite goes away! I’ve had cellulite since 15 years of age. I am not overweight (115/5’2″)….I am now 50 and this is the first time I have ever been on my way to cellulite free! It truly is a miracle! Oh..but it does hurt a lot at first..who cares though! Cellulite free!

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