Out of the ordinary
Think weight loss can’t be a relaxing activity? Well, HENA DESAI begs to differ!
A relaxing 90-minute massage that promises weight loss: sounds like something out of a fictional novel, right? That’s what I thought too upon hearing about VLCC’s Jadui Potli Cure, that promises this and a lot more. I knew I had to check it out for myself. This therapy follows thorough processes. As I stepped into the VLCC Centre, I was first greeted by physiotherapist Dr. Dipika Chowkekar, who put me on the weighing scale and proceeded to calculate my BMI. After identifying areas of concern, I was led to the cosy, dimly-lit therapy room by Head Trainer and my therapist for the day, Santoshi Anand Silelan. Before beginning, she noted measurements of my entire body. The Jadui Potli Cure guarantees shaping the body and loss of inches as well, hence it was necessary to note my measurements before. Wondering how it’s all going to pan out, I lay down on the massage table and waited for Santoshi to work her magic. The first part of the therapy comprised of a deep tissue hot oil massage which is done using the miraculous potli— this is a muslin pouch that contains an Ayurvedic mixture of herbs such as ginger, methi, neem, garlic, etc that aid in detoxifying the body. This potli is dipped in hot Ayurvedic oil and is massaged onto pressure points of the body firmly. The strokes are directed towars the lymph nodes, aiding in lymphatic drainage that breaks down water retention. The second part that follows this is the classic Lomi Lomi massage. This comprises of long, firm strokes on the body using the forearms to relax the muscles and improve blood circulation. It aids in releasing toxins from the body. To end the process effectively, a liver compression technique is put to work— the stomach and abdomen are scrubbed with a detox powder made of cinnamon, coffee, antamool, ginger, green tea powders mixed with detox oil, wrapped in cling film and let to rest for ten minutes. This stimulates the liver enzymes and completes the detox process. Post a hot shower, my body measurements were taken again and I headed for a chat with nutritionist Roma Bhatia, who prescribed an effective meal plan to address my dietary needs. With all-round attention to physical activity, diet and massage therapy, a few sittings of the Jadui Potli Cure by VLCC can completely and healthily transform your body. It works to break weight plateau, increase your metabolism, reduce water retention, detoxify the body and improve circulation. All of this while relaxing— not a bad deal, right?