If you’re bothered by stubborn belly fat, back fat, love handles, or issues like cellulite and stretch marks, try one of these versatile and non-invasive slimming treatments that promise to tighten and tone without surgery or downtime.
Homegrown salon and spa Trimmings has long been a favourite amongst Expat Living staff and readers. Surrounded by lush greenery, the Dempsey hideout is an ideal escape for a full day of top-to-toe pampering.
This signature body massage ($95 for 60 minutes) is a gentle slimming treatment that helps to tone up problem areas without pain or downtime. It also has the added benefits of relaxing the mind and relieving muscle tension – so what’s not to love?
The session starts with a brief warm-up massage to loosen any tightness, followed by a full-body oil massage using paraben-free Aveda products. Formulated with organic and naturally derived ingredients, the premium spa-grade products are suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. The massage incorporates a combination of lymphatic and deep-tissue massage to stimulate circulation and increase blood flow to the muscles. You’ll be asked for your preferences before the session begins, so do specify the problem areas you’d like your therapist to focus on. The results after one treatment? Post-massage bliss, along with a tighter-looking tummy and waist.
Until 31 March, enjoy an extra 15 minutes of massage when you book a session! You’ll also receive a complimentary chocolate lip balm from Karin Herzog (worth $34 ) , a nourishing formula made with cacao bean extract to soothe dry lips and moisturise sensitive skin around the area. Simply quote “Expat Living Readers’ Promotion” when you’re booking online to redeem the offer.
For targeted strengthening of muscles in areas like the glutes, abdomen, hamstring, arms and pelvic floor, try Tesla Former at Bio Aesthetic. This safe and painless solution has multiple aesthetic and medical benefits. Using functional magnetic stimulation, the device helps to sculpt and tone specific body parts, reduce cellulite and alleviate medical concerns like sports injuries, reproductive system disorders, stress urinary incontinence and even diastasis recti – the abdominal separation that’s often caused by pregnancy.
On the aesthetic front, the multipurpose treatment, which has been proven to increase muscle mass by 16 percent, can help you sculpt your core area, achieve a firmer butt and tone up flabby arms. Each 30-minute session involves more than 50,000 pain-free contractions to stimulate the targeted muscles while burning fat. Gentle and gradual, yet effective over time, the noninvasive treatment helps to tone up areas that are stubborn to diet and exercise, resulting in a more sculpted appearance.
Ideally, you’ll need two sessions a week over the course of four weeks for the best results. Subsequently, maintenance sessions will be needed once every three months.
Available at beauty salon Sense De Belle, this noninvasive body contouring treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to homogenously heat up targeted tissues in problem areas like the abdomen, while accelerating blood and lymph circulation to promote detoxification.
The RF energy generates focused heat in both the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This stimulates and increases fat metabolism in the subcutaneous fat layer and boosts collagen remodelling in the dermal layer. Internally, the muscle layer contracts and pushes the fat cells up towards the surface. Simultaneously, the mechanical pressure of the applicator presses the skin from above. The combined internal and external pressure increases the removal of the liquid fat via accelerated lymphatic drainage. In the dermal layer, focused RF energy heats the collagen fibres, causing them to contract, which leads to immediate skin tightening and smoothening effects.
Results may be seen from the first treatment, but for long-term body shaping, you’ll need a series of sessions. Over time, the combination of internal muscle contraction and external force leads to removal and lymphatic drainage, as well as firmer and tighter skin.
For maximum effectiveness, pair the Trilipo treatment with Cristal cryolipolysis, a non – invasive procedure that uses cold temperature to crystalise and eliminate adipose cells. Manufactured in France according to high European standards, the machine offers a variety of applicators to cater to different parts of the body.
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This article first appeared in the February 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!