Back in July, a reader wrote in about her changing skin and the appearance of unwanted cellulite. I shared one of the techniques I use to reduce cellulite, which is foam rolling. I like foam rolling for several reasons – it appears to smooth out my skin, it’s like getting a deep tissue massage, and it supports healthy blood and lymphatic circulation. I also mentioned that I’d blog about a few more techniques I’m using in addition to the rolling. In this blog, I’ll talk about Carole Maggio’s “No Lipo Lipo”, which is another technique I practice to minimize and erase cellulite.
Carole Maggio’s “No Lipo Lipo” to Reduce Cellulite
For about 10 years, I’ve been practicing Carole Maggio’s “Facercise” program (see my blog, “Bye Bye Droopy Face & Neck”). A few months ago, I began following her program for skin exfoliation, using her sisal loofah mitt and strap to slow down and smooth out crepe paper skin.
Then I got interested in her “No Lipo Lipo” program. I wanted to go to her Day Spa in Redondo Beach for the treatments, but it soon became apparent that this might be almost impossible because of my busy schedule and the long commute from where I live to Carole’s spa.
The good news is that Carole offers a do-it-yourself “No Lipo Lipo” training program on DVD, for only $39.95 plus shipping! I admit I was a bit hesitant to do this, well lazy is more like it! But I ordered it, and once I watched the DVD and read her handy and short instruction sheets, I realized that it would not be difficult at all to do on my own, and that it wouldn’t take long to do either.
Carole provides exact, step-by-step instructions in the DVD. Basically, you can step in the bathtub or shower without turning on the water, do the dry brushing first with the loofahs, then apply the vitamin E oil (which you can purchase from Carole too if you like), and do the “No Lipo Lipo” deep knuckle massage as instructed on her DVD! And then shower or bathe!
I’ve been doing it, and I REALLY like how it feels and how much firmer and toned my skin is getting.
From Carole’s website:
The No Lipo Lipo® system incorporates dry skin brushing with a deep knuckle-type treatment. Dry brushing stimulates circulation, exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, tones, tightens and lifts the underlying muscles and smoothes the skin in the process. While dry brushing is fairly new in the U.S., the Europeans have been successfully using the technique since the 1930’s. The deep knuckle-type “No Lipo Lipo” treatment promotes the breakdown of fatty cellulite deposits and encourages toxins to be flushed from the system. This technique employs strong, upward sweeping motions to reverse gravity, tighten skin and reduce inches. Many of Carole’s clients are amazed how they are also able to eliminate crinkly “menopausal” skin with this amazing system.
And in her spa, Carole shares that the average inch loss is 15 inches in 5 weeks, at 2 sessions per week. Carole’s website is: www.facercise.com.
Remember, aging is a natural phase of life, and no one is exempt from it! Whether you’re in your 20’s or your 60’s – you have a physical body – and it will change over time! The good news is that we all have the choice to continuously educate ourselves and take actions to support our health and physical fitness – and this option is available to all of us at every age!
Your Life Coach,
Copyright 2012 Maddisen K. Krown M.A.