What is it? And Does it Work?
Why do I have cellulite, lumps and bulges?
The fatty tissue of your body acts as its “toxic waste disposal site,” where substances that it cannot metabolize are dumped. This congested tissue has poor blood circulation (you’ll note that cellulite prone areas are cool to the touch). Lymphatic flow may also be restricted by tight undergarments and/or pantyhose.
Where does this technique come from?
The treatment is a specific blend of massage modalities that derive from physical therapy, including lymphatic drainage and deep tissue release. It was created by Charles W. Wiltsie, III, a nationally recognized massage therapy educator and practitioner. Mr. Wiltsie conducted a year long study of 100 female subjects that documented the effectiveness of the technique, which was published in Massage and Bodywork magazine in 1999. In the study, notable results included an average inch loss per thigh of almost 1.5 inches.
How does it work?
Lypossage cleanses the body of stagnant, stalled lymphatic fluid (lymphodema) that can create the lumps and bulges we know as figure imbalance. The deeper Lypossage strokes break up adhesions under the skin that can contribute to the dimpled, uneven appearance of cellulite. Lypossage also tones the muscles, lifting and firming sagging tissue.
What parts of the body respond to Lypossage?
Lypossage has some of its most dramatic effects on areas prone to sagging: the buttocks, hips, thighs, lower abdomen, as well as the upper body, including the arms, upper chest and back.
Is it safe?
Lypossage is a non-invasive, natural health treatment that helps to cleanse the body of toxins and retained fluids. Most clients find that Lypossage enhances their energy and mental clarity. While there are some contraindications for specific medical conditions, Lypossage can be safely experienced by most healthy individuals. It is much safer than surgical procedures such as liposuction.
Who can perform my Lypossage treatments?
Lypossage practitioners are specially trained massage and body therapists who have learned this extraordinary hands-on technique and are licensed to practice under the Lypossage name.
How are the treatments scheduled?
Treatments last about 30 minutes and are performed in a series of 20 over the course of seven to ten weeks. It’s important to note that for most clients, it takes about 8-10 sessions before the results of the initial treatments become noticeable. After that, progress can often be quite dramatic.
What are some typical results, and how will I know what mine are?
While results vary, cumulative dimension loss over five key measurement points averaged 6.75 inches in the original study. It is not uncommon to find cumulative inch loss of up to 11”. One client in the study lost almost 3” in her waist measurement alone. Most women find that they will drop one to two dress sizes without reduction in their weight. Your Lypossage practitioner will weigh, photograph and measure you before you begin your program and at key intervals to enable you to track your progress. Before & After Photos.
Is there a special diet or exercise program?
Though the individuals in the Lypossage study were restricted from initiating any new diet or exercise program during the course of their treatments, we find that most clients become so inspired by their Lypossage results that they readily adopt lifestyle changes that help them progress even more rapidly. A diet rich in whole, organic foods and regular body movement will contribute to a terrific outcome. Avoiding foods containing refined sugar, preservatives, hormones, caffeine and salt will help keep your newly detoxified body in the best shape possible. Drinking copious amounts of water is key to keeping the body cleansed.
What should I do on my own to enhance the results of my treatments?
We recommend that you follow an at-home body care regimen, including using an exfoliate to stimulate circulation in cellulite-prone areas and specific body lotion to improve skin texture and elasticity. The Lypossage Home Care Collection will help bring your skin and body into beautiful condition.
What do I need to do to maintain my results?
A program of monthly or bi-monthly maintenance treatments will help you retain your results. And, many Lypossage clients choose to repeat their program annually.