Cognitive studies show that people have an overwhelming tendency to discount information that does not fit in with what they expect to see. It’s not that we see what we want to see, we see what we expect to see.
The belief that cellulite is purely a cosmetic condition is deeply ingrained in our cultural knowledge. Most doctors believe it so blindly that if a woman reports that her cellulite hurts, they assume the pain must be a result of a different condition and not cellulite
This does not change the fact that many women have noticed that cellulite hurts. And it doesn’t explain the fact that my cellulite no longer hurts now that I’ve been working on healing it.
cellulite develops when fat and fluids accumulate in subcutaneous tissue, the fatty tissue just below the skin. This tissue is connected to the skin through fibrous bands called septa. Cellulite forms when these bands become rigid and pull down against the connecting fat cells, creating an uneven appearance on the skin.
As Shonagh explains, nerve endings can also become compressed and tender in this process which accounts for the pain many women experience with cellulite.