What do Pippa Middleton, Beyonce, Petra Nemcova, Janice Dickinson, Jennifer Lopez, and Mischa Barton all have in common? They all suffer from the dreaded curse of cellulite. This stubborn skin condition is surely the bane of most women’s lives, as that dimpled orange peel effect is probably top of many women’s lists of hard to get rid of complaints. And when it comes to treatments for cellulite, we have all heard of the infamous Proskins leggings; a pair of tights basically that you wear and magical enzymes attack your cellulite while you walk and go about your business. There are also various creams and potions, guaranteed to get rid of the most unsightly orange peel effects.
Or you could eat well, brush your skin daily and drink lots of water whilst exercising on a regular basis. And if that last part sounds like too much effort, and you’d rather just wear longer skirts and tights to cover up, you might be interested to learn that thankfully, there is another method on the market that is geared up to fight against the dimple skin curse.
The Body Balancer is a high-tech sleeping bag that promises to help eliminate toxins, reduce your cellulite, improve the look and feel of your skin, aid digestion and protect you from cold at the same time. And this is no quack cure, as Naomi Northen-Ellis, the woman who is importing the Body Ballancer from Israel, knows exactly what she is talking about. Naomi 47, has suffered with congenital lymphoedema all her life and she discovered the Body Ballancer after sessions to tackle her condition led her to use a manual lymphatic drainage machine at an exercise studio in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
The sleeping bag machine is actually a pair of huge trousers that are made up of 24 inflatable air-pockets. A pump supplies air to these pockets in a special sequence, and as alternating waves of compression with brief periods of pause and refill occur, the affected areas are massaged with a “milking” motion.
The special treatment modes, including Pre-therapy, are based on the principles of manual lymph drainage. Using calibrated gradient systems, which enable setting the pressure in up to 12 individual zones, to address localized discomfort and individual patient needs, the systems will not allow setting a reverse gradient.
As there are multiple, overlapping compression cells, more compression cells mean that a smaller area is compressed each time, and each of the compression cells overlaps the adjacent cell, for fluent massage.
Cellulite is made up of water, fat and lymphatic fluid which gets trapped in the collagen fibres under the skin. MLD encourages the lymph nodes to eliminate these small pockets of fat and fluid. It also helps to prevent excess water retention (found in many people with cellulite).
As the Ballancer massages the muscles, the peristaltic movement relaxes the muscle, drains it from excessive liquids that are a product of the muscle effort, thus calming muscles spasms. The Ballancer massage will allow open flow of freshly oxygenated blood to the skin layers. Skin will look better, feel better, will regain its tone and will be firmer – visually and physically. If treatments are performed regularly, cellulite will be prevented and even eliminated.
If you are interested in snoozing away your cellulite, Ballancer treatments cost from £50.
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