Showing posts with label lymph drain massage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lymph drain massage. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cellulite Massage - Break Through The Lumps

This is my long overdue, RAVE review of the BelleCore Honey Belle and Baby Belle body Massagers / Body Buffers.
I am AMAZED at
The difference HoneyBelle has
Made in my shape!

I have always been a believer in deep tissue massage for stubborn areas... the only problem is that they are exhausting and difficult to perform on yourself.  So when I first saw the HoneyBelle at Neiman Marcus years ago, I was intrigued and purchased the smaller sized BabyBelle to test drive.

I immediately noticed the unit helps promote circulation and that after a few days of use there was a 'smoothing' effect taking place on the surface of my thighs, backs of legs and arms.  I also noticed it helped reduce my Edema after long flights and did soften up the stubborn tissue in the "saddle bag" area of my thighs where I felt like I had a build up of fluid and toxins (too many french fries and Chardonnay). The baby unit was doing a good job at toning the look of my skin, yet it wasn't until I tried the big daddy, (the HoneyBelle), that I really saw a huge difference in my lumps, bumps and curves.

Now, just like with exercise, the key to results is consistency. You're supposed to use the BelleCore Body Buffer twice a day every day for approximately 30 days - but many people see results in just the first week. I also have been using Clarins Body Shaping Cream after my HoneyBelle sessions and think it helps a ton!

Step Up Cellulite Massages
With BodyBelle
BelleCore Body Buffers are not just for cellulite, there a lots of benefits!

- Warms & Soothes Muscles Pre and Post-Training
- Exfoliates Skin To A Silky Smoothness
- Improves Circulation - Reducing Swelling, Helps Speed Recovery
- Provides A Relaxing, Deep-Tissue Massage... Anytime, Anywhere

For me, this would be an EXCELLENT add-on treatment for Day Spa services and massages. Add on a 15 to 30 minute BelleCore massage to any spa service and clients will be HOOKED! This would also be a great tool to incorporate into slimming spa treatments and lymphatic massages as well. You can even retail them their own unit for home use!  There is nothing else like these units on the market that I have seen. They are excellent tools that really offer up results - and they are really comfortable to handle and  easy to use.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Made me a LOSER (on the scale)!

While lymphatic massage does not
 produce permanent weight loss
 on its own,  it may aid in removing excess
body weight.
I once met a petite little lady around the age of 40 that attributed her impeccable size 2 figure to lymphatic drainage massages.  She said that for years she was a stubborn size 10 before she began seeing a Hungarian massage therapist in a Scottsdale spa for "European style" lymphatic massages two times a week. She claimed that this technique worked wonders for her body and helped jump start the release of toxins and "stuck" excess fluid from her body. Though I was fascinated by her testimonial, I found it highly unlikely that anyone could lose 4 dress sizes from being massaged! Yet, the story never left my mind after all these years.  So after putting on 6 pounds this summer, and not having any success with my personal training sessions, I decided to try a few Lymphatic Drainage massage appointments.  After all, this did seem to be easier than squats.

I booked an appointment with a nearby spa where only two of the masseuses are trained in this teqnique.  I was already feeling excited when I learned these two therapists are booked for weeks performing Lymphatic Drainage Massages - this could only mean they work right? My therapist was from China and talked to me a lot about Chinese medicine and theory behind the benefits of this technique.  Though she did not assure me I was going to be a size 2, she felt confident that I would see positive benefits from a 90 minute treatment.

About 24 hours after my massage I felt the best. My energy has been dramatically improved, my sleep was deeper and I lost ONE POUND!  Now I am not sure if that was just water weight, but I really don't care. My scale didn't manage to go down once in 3 months, so I feel this is a great success.  I am commited to going back once per week, for 90 minutes to see what happens.  I am also keeping my cardio workouts and a decent diet plan.

If your spa does not have any therapists specializing in Lymphatic Drainage Massage, it's time to start.  This is a FANTASTIC massage service to offer clients, and I feel the positive benefits are more vastly more noticeable than a regular Sweedish or Hot Stone Massage.
PureSpaDirect.com offers a Lymphatic Drainage Massage DVD by Sean Riehl This beautiful 90 minute video will guide you through the anatomy of the lymphatic system, the location of nodes and drainage patterns, as well as contraindications and indications for lymphatic drainage massage. Then Sean Riehl leads you step by step through over 60 techniques covering the face and body. With a clear presentation and hundreds of computer graphics, learning Lymphatic Drainage has never been easier. Also included are techniques to perform Lymphatic Drainage on yourself, as well as an interview with Allen Mills, a prominent Lymphatic Drainage therapist.