It is so exciting to receive comments from women who have seen success in their efforts to banish the blight. Sometimes these comments are from older posts so not all of you get the chance to read them unless you happen to be digging through the CI archives.
Just yesterday, we received a comment from Aundi who saw dramatic results with her cellulite after one month of using a foam roller. Foam rollers first came on our radar last June when I reviewed the Rumble Roller (one of my favorite self-massage tools, the other is the Theracane).
Here is Aundi’s account of using a foam roller to reduce cellulite:
I am shocked at what my foam roller has done for the appearance of my cellulite in the past month. I have always been very fit but in the last 7+ years I feel like my upper and lower body don’t match. I have very lean muscular arms and love wearing tank tops but when it comes to putting a bathing suit on and showing my arse and thighs I’m mortified. I’m very small (5’5″ and 110) and still have all the bumpy crud that make me so insecure.
My fix? Long board shorts and a bikini top. Show off the top and hide the bottom. And when I’m at home in the nude I never turn my back on hubby….I walk away from him backwards and giggle. UGH!
I found out about the foam roller at the new gym I joined and it caught my attention when one woman called it her “cellulite smasher”…which is how I continue to refer to it as. I immediately bought one at Big5 for $24 and I’m hooked. The first week it hurt so bad it was like knives in my legs. I would moan and work though it for about 20 min while I watched Dr. Phil. I’m on my second month and I can roll over it way less pain and concentrate on working on some of the more stubborn areas. I am beyond amazed and wish that I took some before and after pics (however, I was so insecure I’m not sure who I would have let take pics).
Anyhow, I hope this is helpful to anyone thinking about doing this. Think of it as a deep tissue massage. And even if you don’t have the results I do, it’s a great way to loosen your IT band and make you more flexible. Good luck!
Foam rollers work by increasing circulation in the affected area. They are similar to using a rolling pin on your legs, an old “wives-tale” method for reducing cellulite.
I’ve used the rolling pin method, and it makes it easy to feel which areas have the most sluggish circulation. It is striking how the tender areas on my legs correspond with the areas that have cellulite.
Has anyone else tried foam rolling or the rolling pin method for cellulite? Any thoughts, tips, techniques to share?
Thanks for stopping by The Cellulite Investigation. Things are a little quite around here at the moment. I’m taking an extended break as I get married and settle into married life and a new home. Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon!