Achieve Slimmer, Firmer, Smoother Skin
Written by Michelle Acosta
Lipomassage, body slimming treatments, used to be expensive and only afforded to the affluent, rich and famous. But with advancements in technology, this same treatment is now much more affordable and can be found in premier health and beauty spas around the world including SB Health & Beauty Spa located in Tampa, Florida. When I spoke with the Co-owner of SB Spa, Bianca Menzerotolo, she explained the reasons for its growing popularity.
“The clients who get lipomassage treatments are interested in taking full advantage of not only the long-term health benefits like increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage, but also the cosmetic results like slimmer, firmer, smoother skin.”
Over the past few years, I have started to notice skin dimpling and cellulite forming down my backside and around my thighs. I exercise regularly and eat clean foods but I think that the hours I spend sitting down in front of a computer, as a writer and web designer, has played a part in these changes to my body.
Personal note: I would like to get out of the way the misconception that lipomassage is the same thing as liposuction. Yes, they both start with the word lipo (meaning “of or relating to fat”) but they are two very different procedures. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery used to remove excess fat from the body and performed in a medical facility by a plastic surgeon. Lipomassage, on the other hand, is a relaxing spa treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of cellulite for a more enhanced figure by breaking down fat clusters and firming the skin.
After doing my research on the benefits of lipomassage and watching way too many hours of before and after YouTube testimonials, I decided to give it a try. I chose to go to SB Spa because I have been going to them for massages and facials for years and have always received great service. Also, I found out they use one of the best lipomassage machines on the market, from industry leaders LPG by Endermologie.
The day of my appointment, I was welcomed into a softly lit, nicely decorated room with a massage table and the LPG lipomassage machine. After a short consultation with Bianca, we targeted my problem areas - backside, thighs and arms. I was asked to remove my clothing and put on a white body suit (aka ENDERMOWEAR) whose fabric was similar to pantyhose. The suit discreetly covered my unmentionables and had a smoothing effect so I felt fully covered and comfortable. Afterwards, I hung a welcome sign on the door handle to let the practitioner know I was ready for my treatment.
Personal note: I was pleasantly surprised how relaxing the whole process was - very discreet, similar to getting a massage. That’s because the only reference I had for this kind of treatment was an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kim in a brightly lit, sterile doctor’s office, laying on a table with her backside uncovered, and available for all the world to see.
After I laid down on the massage table, Bianca turned on the machine and as I relaxed and listened to the whirring motor she strategically rolled the module across my body. It felt like the suction of a vacuum cleaner. According to Bianca, that is exactly what was happening. The module has independent motorized rollers that when passed over the skin do several things:
Immediately after the session, I had a surge of energy, it felt like my body was vibrating. I could feel the blood flowing and it was a very satisfying and invigorating feeling. I was told to drink plenty of water for the next couple of days to help the toxins release from my body. I went back to work and by the end of the day felt totally exhausted. So, I took a hot bathe before bed and woke up the next morning feeling great.
After the first session, you will notice smoother, softer skin and should start seeing more noticeable results after six lipomassage sessions. One to two sessions twice a week is usually recommended until all of your fat clusters have been broken down and released. After that, one session per month will be enough to maintain the results you’ve achieved.
“Lipomassage should not be used as a weight-loss program. I like to think of it as a booster or supplement to a healthy lifestyle,” said Bianca. “Clients who are already exercising regularly and eating healthy but are noticing some problem areas where there is fat, cellulite, loose or sagging skin will get the best results from this treatment.”
Right now, SB Beauty & Health Spa is offering a free consultation and 50% off your first lipomassage session so you can try it out for yourself. Just mention that you read this article when booking your appointment.
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