BEAUTY REVIEW: We try the ‘Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost Treatment’ from Shou Slimming to see if you really CAN massage away the fat on your arms, reduce ‘bra bulge’ and get slimmer hips in an hour
OK, like many people I’m way too lazy to exercise regularly, which is why I’m always a sucker for anything that will basically make me look thinner without any real effort. I know, I know, you can’t really lose weight unless you reduce your food intake and actually get up off the couch and do some exercise. Still, I’m totally going to try something that claims to ‘banish bra bulge, achieve slimmer arms (I have major arm concerns) and give me slimmer hips in an hour’, which is why I tried the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost Treatment.
What banishes bra bulge, gives you slimmer arms and hips in one hour?
So, the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost treatment is based on mixing traditional Chinese massage techniques and knowledge about treating your body, via a (very) vigorous massage of the lymph nodes on your arms, hips, bust area, and stomach area to ‘accelerate the lymphatic drainage system while encouraging healthy cell recovery through pressure point therapy for relief’, according to Shou Slimming. Using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) pressure points on the nervous system, the ‘Uplift Detoxification Treatment and Detox Boost Treatment relieves the toxic build-up in the lymph nodes due to inactivity or extended lethargy, focuses on removing the body’s waste’. Basically this is a very, very strong massage of the various parts of your body that you feel are either bloated, or where you can see cellulite forming. As to whether or not that massage ‘removes toxins’ from your body, well I think that’s up to the individual to decide.
What happens during the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost treatment?
First of all, when you arrive you will be measured and weighed to work out what your concerns are. Shou Slimming has a machine that can measure how much body fat you have too – which is rather scary. The 60 minute session for the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost treatment starts with a warm towel compress to ‘warm up’ your circulation and then you’re straight into the hardcore massage combined with an oil that’s been chosen to improve either your circulation, for firming or to help detoxification.
While I was being massaged, my consultant Ice Teoh helped explain what the therapist was doing, and also gave me some handy tips on how I should change my diet. She also explained that although the massage was helpful with ‘removing toxins’ from my body, and therefore reduced the size of the fat under my arms – this is the ‘bra bulge’ – I had to follow a better diet and do more exercise to see on-going improvement.
What was the result of the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost Treatment?
Did I lose a huge amount of fat from under my arms? Not really, no. I did however see an improvement in the look of the cellulite that’s starting to form on my stomach. Did I feel ‘lighter’ and ‘detoxified’? A bit, yes. Immediately after the treatment I did feel as though the ‘bra bulge’ was reduced too. Over the next few days, I also drank a lot more water – as directed by Ice – and generally felt as though my circulation was improved. However, to be honest, since I only did the treatment once, and didn’t change my diet or lack of exercise at all, so now I can’t really see any improvement in the area. Although, the cellulite area still appears smoother.
Shou Slimming recommends that you do the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost treatment four times in conjunction with Body Brushing which is designed specifically for dealing with your cellulite. You can also combine these TCM treatments with other treatments like radio-frequency.
Personally I think this treatment is probably better for helping reduce the signs of visible cellulite rather than actually massaging away the fat on your arms or back or waist or hips. If cellulite is a major concern for you, then you could give it a try.
The Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost Treatment from Shou Slimming costs $188 per session and is $1,880 for a series of 12 (incl. GST). The Detox Boost Treatment is $188 per session and is $1880 for a series of 12 (incl. GST).
Shou outlets are located at One Raffles Place, Novena Square and Seletar Mall. Go to www.shouslimming.com for more information.
We tried the Uplift Detoxification & Detox Boost treatment courtesy of Shou Slimming.
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