Treating Cellulite with Honey Massage
Honey is a delicious delicacy, but also a great medicine that was highly valued by Hippocrates.
Honey has the consistency of plasma so the proteins, mineral salts and vitamins in the honey are absorbed efficiently into the body.
Honey massage affects the body by accelerating blood and lymphatic circulation, healing properties of the skin, scar tissue regeneration, cellulite reduction, normalization of the work of the internal organs, the treatment of chronic arthritis, fatigue, and depression, as well as in facilitating the improvement of the immune system.
What is Tibetan Honey Massage
In Tibetan wisdom, only substances that can be eaten should be used to treat the body. Honey massage is one of the ancient Tibetan massage therapy methods.
The purpose of the treatment is to absorb the honey and remove impurities from skin, break blockages, put extra fluids into motion and melt cellulite.
Despite the enticing name, the Tibetan honey treatment is not a pampering treatment. In reality, the honey is downright gooey and adhesive. The treatment feels like the skin is being pulled and pinched. After the massage the skin is hot and red. While the treatment seems painful, the effects are so pleasing that the discomfort is quickly forgotten.
Tibetan honey massage works as any massage, but it is also known to have more effects on blood circulation and to improve metabolism better than other massage therapy treatments. In addition, when honey is absorbed, it releases many good ingredients to the skin.
Conditions that prevent honey massage treatment
- Severe cardiovascular diseases
- Acute infections, cancer
- Not suitable for children or pregnant women
- Large varicose veins
- Very dry and thin skin
- Not suitable right after sunbathing
Treating Cellulite with Tibetan Honey Massage
Honey itself contains plenty of good substances that are absorbed to nourish and smoothen the skin. Essential oils are often used on honey massage cellulite treatment to intensify the effect.
Cellulite treatment with honey massage may require up to 15 treatments. However, mere honey massage is not enough, removing cellulite requires more physical activity and making some diet changes. White flour, sugar and bad fats are close friends of cellulite.
What Happens during Honey Massage Treatment
Honey massage is usually done to the back, but the treatment of cellulite can be done on thighs, buttocks and arms. The whole body massage can take up to 1.5-3 hours. Back treatment with honey lasts for half an hour.
First the honey is applied to the skin. Then the muscles are brushed, pressed and massaged by hand.
Honey massage works with friction and at the same time releases toxins from the skin.
Once most of the honey has been removed, a hot, moist towel is placed over the area that was treated. Heat will absorb active parts of the honey to the skin.
When the heat has cooled down, the remaining honey is wiped off.
The treatment leaves a lightweight, warm, relaxed, refreshed and energetic feeling to the whole body. The skin is clear, smooth and soft.
Honey Massage Pros:
- Effective anti-cellulite treatment
- Tightens and smooths the skin
- Stimulates the metabolism and blood flow.
- It may also help with pain. E.g. migraines, arthritis
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reforms scar tissue