Reduction massage is a therapy performed at a faster rate than other massage therapies. It aims at helping the body reduce fat accumulation in critical areas such as thighs, waist, abdomen and buttocks.
Let's be clear and transparent... it will not "dissolve fat" as some claim. What it will do is accelerate the blood flow through the area targeted by the reduction massage and, like all varieties of massage, help speed up your metabolism. That, in itself, will help you burn more calories thus helping your body lose some fats and acquire a slimmer silhouette.. But it will also assist your digestion and fight constipation, if present.
Of course, with these specific benefits also come those typical of every massage... the loosening up of connective tissue and muscles that brings to the area more oxygen and extra flexibility, the reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, and that sense of well-being that you get whenever you treat yourself to a little more love and care. A reward that should negate the need for other rewards such as chocolate chip cookies.
So, no silver bullet for cellulite, but reduction massage is definitely a valuable weapon in your therapist's armour to keep you in better health and - why not - in better body shape.