Cost: The promise:
Dh650 for 75 minutes.
Great for smoothing stubborn cellulite while tightening the skin. Tailored to each client’s needs, this comprehensive slimming treatment incorporates lymphatic massage as well as tapping and rolling movements to reduce fluid retention in the legs and stomach. Following a massage, Chinese black – known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also good for circulation, which would help with lymphatic drainage. During the massage, which was firm, but not painful, she also flicked and pummelled my love handles, thighs, stomach, upper arms and buttocks, to break down fat. The Chinese suction cups came out next. They looked like the cups made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow, but these had a suction pump attached, which could be adjusted to give a light or firm ‘sucking’ motion on my problem areas. It was uncomfortable, especially on the tops of my arms (bingo wings begone!) but bearable on the top of my legs as it attacked my cellulite.
“No pain no gain,” I told myself. After around 15 minutes the suction cups had done their work (don’t worry, they don’t leave any marks), and I was then basted in more tea oil, and covered in a foil wrap and hot towels to sweat out toxins and fat cells. It was relaxing being cocooned in the wrap, while my therapist gave me a scalp massage, and it wasn’t long before I fell asleep. Afterwards I took a shower, and Nyoman massaged in a tea body lotion. I left with the softest skin ever, smelling great and totally relaxed. Bliss!
This treatment has an average of 25 per cent weight loss after just one treatment, but one session a week for six to 12 weeks is recommended for a significant difference. Obviously it’s more effective if you diet and exercise too, but I had a dinner out with family that night and yet the next morning found I had lost a kilo. I hadn’t measured myself before the massage but my clothes have definitely felt looser since. I’m booking in for a session a week now up until Christmas to get myself in shape, as it really does work.
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