Brazilian Body Shape Massage is done with firm and deeper movements, in order do reach deeper layers of the skin. This type of massage has several benefits, among them is the fight against flaccidity, reduction of measures and reduction of cellulite.
In the case of cellulite, the massage will roll and lift the tissue to loosen connective tissue adhesions and drain excess fluids and toxins out of the body. Ironing out the bumps makes the skin look better right away and also reduces further accumulation.
As toxins and fluid are drained out, fresh blood and oxygen flood the tissue, providing nutrients and collagen to strengthen the skin and smooth out the foundation over which fat cells lie.
The rolling motion breaks up the fat cell clusters, allowing blood to flow freely and thus making this fat available as fuel. This explains why even slim women can have cellulite: once a cluster is formed, it becomes hard to access by the body and it is unlikely to be used as fuel, hence staying in place for years.
By promoting movement and lifting and rolling the tissue, this treatment helps slim out the cellulitic areas by allowing the fat deposits to be burnt during exercise and daily activities.
You will most likely notice an improvement in skin tone after your treatment. Appearance of stretch marks and loose skin may be improved. While body shape massage is NOT weight loss procedure, many clients report being able to lose weight, especially fat weight, more easily than ever before. This is due to the rearrangement and break down of the fat clusters that makes them more readily available to be burnt during exercise and daily activities.
The treatment feels like a gentle tug and lift of the skin and deeper layers, rolling in different patterns over the body like a wave. Most clients find it pleasant, but if you have sensitive skin, you may feel slightly sore. The strength of the treatment can be individually adjusted to your comfort level.
The side effects that may occur are Minor, temporary bruise marks may occur. Some people report a urge to urinate about an hour after treatment. Many clients report feeling refreshed and energetic after their sessions.
Are there any contraindications ?
During pregnancy, circulatory or vascular disease, blood clots, phlebitis or unexplained calf pain; infectious progressive diseases such as AIDS; anti-coagulant medication( i.e., Coumadin, Warfarin); any active cancer, especially skin cancer.
Local contraindications include but are not limited to: hernias, varicose veins, eruptions, wounds, infected areas, open sores, injection sites, skin tumors.