Pressotherapy for cellulite: A promising approach to reducing cellulite

Cellulite, often referred to as the “lumps” or “cottage cheese” on the skin, is a common problem among people, especially women. Despite the prevalence of cellulite, finding effective treatments for cellulite is challenging. One new approach that shows promise is pressotherapy. In this article, we explore the science behind pressotherapy and its potential role in reducing cellulite.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a common cosmetic problem characterized by lumpy skin, usually around the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. It occurs when fatty deposits push through the connective tissue under the skin, resulting in a bumpy, orange peel-like appearance.

Although not a serious medical condition, cellulite can affect self-esteem and body image.

Cellulite is usually caused by poor blood and lymph circulation and retention of excess fat and fluid, usually caused by:

  • Higher hormone production than normal.
  • Too many high-calorie foods.
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Wearing tight clothes.
  • Stress
  • Genetic inheritance

There are 4 types of cellulite according to their appearance and their relationship to the consistency of the tissue.

  • Hard or fibrous cellulite: Usually this cellulite looks on young women, athletes or dancers.
  • Sclerotic cellulitis or edematous lipodystrophy (orange peel): Begins normally at puberty and worsens at menopause.
  • Soft or flabby cellulite: Usually occurs after age 40.
  • Mixed cellulite: Combination of any of the above

Pressotherapy, also known as lymphatic drainage massage or pneumatic compression therapy, is a non-invasive treatment aimed at improving lymphatic circulation and reducing fluid retention in the body. Special cuffs are used that successively apply compression to different parts of the body, mimicking the natural rhythm of the lymphatic system.

Nymph has a special massage program for improving cellulite :

Mode D addresses cellulite through several mechanisms. A key component of the system is the full pressure applied through the cuff. This pressure is strategically adjusted and applied to target areas, such as the thighs, buttocks and abdomen, to improve blood circulation, stimulate lymphatic drainage and promote the removal of toxins and excess fluid.

With improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, the fat deposits that cause cellulite can be gradually broken down and disposed of. In addition, Modus D helps firm the skin and improve its overall texture, reducing the appearance of cellulite and giving the skin a smoother, firmer appearance.

The benefits of pressotherapy for cellulite:

  1. Improved circulation:
    Pressotherapy improves blood circulation, which promotes the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues while helping to remove metabolic waste products.
  2. Reduced water retention:
    By facilitating lymphatic drainage, pressotherapy helps reduce fluid retention and swelling, which often contribute to the development of cellulite.
  3. Softening skin texture:
    The gentle pressure applied during pressotherapy can help break down fat deposits and distribute them more evenly, giving the skin a smoother appearance.
  4. Detoxification:
    By promoting the removal of toxins and metabolic waste, pressotherapy supports the body’s natural detoxification processes, which can help reduce cellulite.
  5. Relaxation and stress relief:
    Many people find pressotherapy sessions relaxing and soothing, offering a mental and emotional respite from daily stress.

It is important to note that results can vary from person to person and that pressotherapy must be combined with other measures such as a balanced diet, regular exercise and proper skin care to achieve the best results.

Combination therapies:
Pressotherapy is often used in combination with other cellulite treatments, such as radiofrequency, ultrasound or topical creams, to improve results. These synergistic approaches address various aspects of cellulite formation, including fat accumulation, fibrous tissue and skin sagging.


Pressotherapy offers a non-invasive and holistic approach to cellulite reduction by promoting lymphatic drainage, improving circulation and aiding in detoxification. Although further research is needed to fully understand its long-term effectiveness, many people have reported positive results with regular pressotherapy sessions.

As with any cosmetic treatment, it is essential to consult a qualified healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate approach based on individual needs and goals. With the potential to address the underlying factors that contribute to cellulite, pressotherapy is a promising option for those seeking smoother, firmer skin.

Use of a Pressotherapy system

Nymph’s system consists of a pump and 1 or more cuffs, these are easy to use, safe and effective. It is important that you follow the instructions given to you by your nurse, therapist or doctor.

Before using the system, remove compression bandages or stockings. Make sure you are in a comfortable position, if necessary place a cylindrical cotton bandage or jersey stitch on the affected limb. Place the cuff on the limb to be treated and connect the cuff to the pump.

Adjust the pump settings for recovery after exercise this is program D, then turn on the pump.

The cuff will alternately inflate and deflate giving a gentle massage. This stimulates blood and lymph flow in your affected limb. If the pressure is too high and you experience discomfort, you can reduce the pressure setting on the pump. This can be done even during the therapy session already in progress.

It is important that you follow the instructions given to you regarding the duration and frequency of use.

After completing therapy, the cuff and any cotton bandage should be removed. If you are wearing compression garments, you can put them back on. Experience over many years has shown that very few problems have been experienced by persons using this system. However, if you become short of breath or your limb becomes swollen or painful, or if the skin becomes red and inflamed during treatment, you should stop immediately and inform your treating physician as soon as possible.


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