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    Treating Cellulite with the Shrinking Violet Lipo Pro using the Palper Rouler Technique

    Treating Cellulite with the Shrinking Violet Lipo Pro using the Palper Rouler Technique

    Cellulite isn’t anyone’s friend, and even though nearly all women have it, it is still a body concern that many would like to get rid off. Whilst technology has produced different devices sworn to get rid of those little bumps, sometimes it is best to go back to basics. That is what Tibby at Tibby Olivier, swears by with our Shrinking Cellulite technique. Tibby believes that a gorgeous silhouette is for everybody and every body, so whilst we are all wanting cellulite free bodies, we decided to discuss this French treatment with her!

    Did you come up with the technique for this treatment? 
    No, the Palper Rouler is the French term for “pinch and roll." It is believed to be a Middle Eastern technique that has been used for centuries. It has been gaining popularity in France, so we decided to bring this technique to the Shrinking Violet Therapists with our own interpretation and the help of fat busting Shrinking Violet Lipo Pro solution, a perfect combination for maximum results. So we have developed the Shrinking Cellulite Massage protocol using in part the Palper Rouler Technique.

    What are the benefits of this treatment?
    The manual Palper Rouler provides a number of benefits to the human body. First of all, it activates the lymphatic and venous circulation. The lymph system is the body’s internal drainage system, designed to rid your blood of acid and toxic waste. The lymphatic system essentially supports the immune system, drains excess fluids from tissues and transports fats from its digestive system. Through this massage, the accumulated toxins are flushed out to stimulate the body’s natural cleansing. The treatment also reduces water retention, also known as edema. This occurs when excess fluids build up inside your body. It can cause swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs. Additionally, the Palper Rouler massage dislocates fat deposits and accelerates lipolysis (fat melting) to lose inches on your body. This technique smooths out the dimples and improves the overall skin texture for a healthy glow. So when combined with Shrinking Violet Lipo Pro solution it’s a double dose for maximum results.

    What are the steps of this treatment?
    The first step is to determine the type of cellulite you have and which zone you want to work on. There are three grades of cellulite:

    Soft cellulite is when the skin has an orange peel appearance and is not painful when touched. This is the easiest to correct rapidly.

    Edematous cellulite is often due to problems of poor circulation aggravated by significant fluid retention, the skin may be painful when touched.

    Hard or solid cellulite is compact and painful when touched. The process may take a bit longer to correct.

    During a session, the Shrinking Violet massage therapist will work zone by zone. Applied solely by hand, Shrinking Extreme Booster is applied to all major lymphatic drains, then Shrinking Violet Lipo Pro solution is applied, our experts will repeat several steps and gestures for each area. The Shrinking Violet massage therapist will start with a preparatory warming up of the tissue before moving into the core technique of the Palper Rouler rolling massage which involves the fat cells and the connective tissue (fascia). The next step includes a myofascial release, which is a therapy relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. Finally, this is concluded with·a fanning massage, which helps flush the toxins
    This treatment is not a one-time deal and requires several sessions. This requires a process of breaking up connective tissue adhesions layer by layer, increasing blood flow as well as muscle and nerve activity. We usually recommend two massages per week for five to eight weeks for best results.

    You may also perform this treatment in these different ways:

    • If your clients wants to get rid of their cellulite, I would recommend a drive phase with a 10 sessions series or 15 sessions series in a short time.
    • If your clients wants to feel better in their body by improving their blood circulation and lymphatic system and flush out toxins, I would recommend maintenance of their system with one or two massages per month.

    Who can perform this treatment?
    I know many of our Shrinking Violet spas in the U.K. that will want to provide this treatment as the results are amazing, but this is a new treatment to expand the Shrinking Violet Spa Rituals, there are also many beauty salons, day spas, med spas or wellness centres whom are very excited too. 

    What is the training for this technique like? 
    Our Shrinking Violet massage therapists are highly trained by ourselves in myofascial, lymphatic drainage and will have expert knowledge in the Palper Rouler technique. Each having their own special touch. Our online training will firstly train the therapists in the theory and then our established Skype training and protocols to demonstrate the different gestures and the core of the technique.

    What makes this treatment different from other massage techniques?
    After this treatment, your clients will not only feel relaxed, but they can also feel a great amount of energy in their body, with the added benefits of our fat busting Shrinking Violet solutions. 

    It seems that there is a wellness component to this treatment as well, can you expand on that? 
    Palper Rouler promotes overall wellness activating both your blood circulation and also the production of endorphins. Endorphins naturally help counter the effects of stress, and as we know, both your body and mind need to be balanced for pure wellness. Counter balanced by the benefits of Lavender essential oil in all our Shrinking Violet solutions to calm and aid sleeplessness. 

    How does this treatment specifically help with cellulite?
    In a few words, it reduces the appearance of the dimples that cellulite creates and breaks down the fat cells. The treatment itself also stimulates the body’s natural cleansing, allowing you to flush out accumulated toxins, this is before Shrinking Violet solutions get to work their magic. 

    What types of clients would you recommend this treatment for?
    I would say the treatment is available for both men and women, but, as 80% to 90% of women experience cellulite at some point in their lives, the majority of our customer base are women. In women, the fat cells and connective tissue in this layer are arranged vertically. In men, the tissue has a criss-cross structure, which may explain why they are less likely to have the visual appearance of cellulite than women.

    Cellulite is not directly a function of excess weight, but a genetic difference in the way the adipose tissue and connective tissue form. It affects people whether they are overweight or not. Cellulite is more prevalent in people who have excess fat, but slim and fit people can also experience it. It is more likely to happen after the age of 25 years, but it can affect younger people as well.

    The causes of cellulite are multiple and with Palper Rouler massage, you can solve the cause as well. These causes may include water retention, lack of blood, lymph and water flow through cellulite-prone areas, hardening of the connective tissue, a toxic lifestyle, etc. This treatment suits a lot of people who want to have a healthy wellness routine and get rid of cellulite. We think you will agree that the Palper Rouler technique is a perfect duo for Shrinking Violet solutions.

    Our Lavender Seeds

    Our Lavender Seeds

    Lavandula angustifolia is one of the best plants to grow for attracting bees and butterflies. This is the Lavender essential oil we use producing attractive scented blooms from May-September. We love to see the cycle come full circle.

    Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’

    Did you know that planting our free lavender seeds, you can turn your garden, patio, or balcony into an environmentally-friendly space with singing birds, fluttering butterflies, and buzzing bees?

    All you need to do is plant the lavender in the area where you live. Birds, bees and butterflies and other pollinators need thriving plants for a better chance of survival in the face of changing climate and urban development.

    • Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Purple Treasure'
    • Common name: Lavender
    • Family: Lamiaceae
    • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen
    • Flower colour: Purple
    • Foliage colour: Blue/Green]
    • Key features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

    Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia is commonly known as English lavender. Most varieties yield purple flowers, but some cultivars come in white or pink. Nearly all cultivars and hybrids are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.

    Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’ has grey-green foliage and very intense, contrasting blue-purple flowers. It’s perfect for using as an informal low-growing hedge, but it works just as well at the front of borders or in pots.

    For best results, grow Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished or leave the seeds standing for birds such as house sparrows to eat in winter. Trim back plants in April, if necessary.

    How to grow Lavandula 'Purple Treasure'

    • Plant size: 45cm height , 45cm spread
    • Aspect: South facing, west facing
    • Position in border: Front, middle ]
    • Sun exposure: Full sun
    • Hardiness: Hardy
    • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

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    Lavandula 'Purple Treasure' and wildlife

    Lavandula 'Purple Treasure' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and makes a good wildlife hedge.

    • Attractive to Bees
    • Attractive to Beneficial insects
    • Attractive to Birds
    • Attractive to Butterflies/Moths
    • Attractive to Other pollinators

    What are you waiting for get your seeds, plant and tag us
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    Plant Our Lavender Seeds

    Plant Our Lavender Seeds

    Plant our lavender seeds because...

    1. It's hardy and easy to grow. In general, lavender is a hardy plant that doesn’t require a whole lot of care once it’s established. It thrives in sunshine and dry soil, so under watering isn’t an issue for this stunning flower.
    2. For its scent. Lavender is an incredible aromatic flower with a soothing scent and fantastic blue-violet buds. Once you get a smell of a fresh lavender plant you’ll understand why it’s oil is a great ingredient in our Shrinking Violet range.
    3. To repel mosquitos, flies, fleas and moths. Planting lavender in the garden is a great choice for those who are mosquito magnets! Unlike humans, who tend to be drawn to the soothing scent of lavender - mosquitos are repelled by it. Lavender’s aroma will also keep flies, fleas and moths at bay.
    4. To attract pollinators. While winged pests won’t want to set up shop near your lavender plant, all manner of beneficial insects will - such as butterflies and bees. With our global bee population in decline - something which could have devastating and far reaching consequences for the planet - it is vital we attract and protect these valuable species. What’s more they’ll work hard to pollinate your flowers and plants ensuring a colourful and buzzing garden for years to come.
    5. For health. Lavender boasts an array of medical uses - from stress relieving to promoting sleep.
    6. Treat stress and anxiety.  When stress strikes, open your bottle of Shrinking Violet or head out to the garden and breathe in the aroma of your beautiful lavender plants. Researchers have discovered that lavender produces calming, soothing and sedative effects when it’s scent is inhaled. In fact, the scent of lavender can actually change brain wave patterns which is why it can work for a variety of neurological issues.
    7. Improve cognitive function. Not only does lavender oil boost mood, but other studies have shown that its scent helps people perform maths faster and more accurately than those who don’t inhale the aroma before taking tests.
    8. Relieve headaches. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to dilate blood vessels, it’s easy to understand how lavender kills the pain associated with headaches. Add a few drops of Shrinking Violet solution to a bath to relax and quell a pounding skull.
    9. Sleep like a baby. Although several plants promote a restful night’s sleep, lavender is probably the most well-known of all of these. In one study, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies and sent them into a deeper sleep, while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child. This maybe because the aroma is known to slow down heart rate and lower blood pressure and stress levels. Watch our for our seasonal lavender wands!
    10. For beauty. Lavender has a long history as both a beauty product and a cleansing tonic. Romans used it to scent and purify their baths centuries ago, ancient Egyptians turned its oil into perfume for the mummification process and bundles of lavender were burned during the Great Plague of 1665 to try to ward off infectious diseases.

    What will you do with yours?

    #plantbeauty #bloom #sustainability #lavender #tibbyolivier 

    Plant Beauty In The World

    Plant Beauty In The World

    Help our campaign to plant lavender everywhere and watch it bloom plus it’s bee friendly!

    Receive your FREE pack of lavender seeds with every bottle of Shrinking Violet.

    Its delicate blue flowers are a magnet for pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and birds ... Lavender. Ours is Lavandula angustifolia - one of the best plants to grow for attracting bees, butterflies and birds. The seeds are also eaten by birds in autumn and winter.

    Tag us with your growing seeds to win a t-shirt.

    #tibbybeauty #plantbeauty #beefriendly

    Plant beauty, bloom and bee friendly three important messages that reach so many levels, think about what that means to you.

    #plantbeauty #bloom #beefriendly #sustainability

    It’s pretty awesome when we can plant something that can invoke such happiness in the world.


    Birds, bees and butterflies and other pollinators are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food we take and they are critical to a healthy sustainable ecosystem.

    It is therefore imperative that we continue to inspire and educate others to create more viable homes for nature’s greatest allies.

    You can make a difference in a few simple yet impactful ways.

    1. Plant the Lavender Seeds, watch them bloom into lovely lavender plants.
    2. Be a mindful gardener and populate your back garden, terrace or yard with native trees, flowering plants, bird baths and feeders.
    3. Be a conscious customer educate yourself about what you’re purchasing and try to purchase from companies that you know are trying to make a positive differences in the world through their business practices.
    4. Make a difference even if it’s only one plant seed at a time, plant beauty in the world!
    5. Plant Lavender and wild flowers for pollinators, native plants give them a safe place to land and to pollinate. Bees need diverse sources for immune system health and survival which makes lavender, wild flowers, native plants and grasses the perfect environment. They are pretty to look at too, which is a bonus for you! More flowers equals more bees which equals more food (and plants and flowers) for all of us.

    This Inch Loss Body-Sculpting Massage Is The Best-Kept Secret

    This Inch Loss Body-Sculpting Massage Is The Best-Kept Secret

    Deep-tissue body fixes and lymphatic drainage with Clinically Proven Shrinking Violet Slimming solution. 

    “Slightly tender but not painful” says Jules, a Shrinking Violet slimming body guru who regularly tends to the graceful bodies of ballerinas and models, and is currently pinching, pushing, and pulling at my bare flesh. I’m here today to receive Shrinking Violet lymphatic-drainage massage, an in-demand slimming technique that regularly keeps her occupied from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, where editors and celebrities alike vied for a spot on her massage table.

    Tibby Olivier Institute trained, she was taught to master bodywork and facials in depth “the secrets of muscular gravity” through strong manipulation that loosens fascia, increases blood flow, and wakes up muscles so that she can “move them back to where they should be.” A sculpted physique is only one of her treatment’s selling points, though; it also can calm the nervous system, reduce chronic pain, and speed the elimination of metabolic waste, slim, firm, tone, shrinking inches as it flows.

    “Did you drink water today?” she asks me, as she presses her elbows and forearms onto my thighs,  A slight tenderness can be felt (an indication that the tissue is not healthy, she says). Although I regularly refill the Shrinking Tea that sits on my desk, she’s quick to tell me, “That’s not enough.” Dehydration can lead to muscle cramping, indigestion, and toxin buildup: “You must drink hot water when you wake up, followed by lots of Shrinking Tea a.m  before 2:00 p.m., then swop to Shrinking Tea p.m from 3- 5:00 p.m., and, after that, just take sips.” (She also informs me that I should take SlimBathe bath oil, hot baths regularly as hot baths can burn as many calories as a workout then apply the SlimBathe body oil all over and hop in bed. 

    The lavender essential oil in all the Shrinking Violet slimming solutions reduces restlessness and has a calming effect on the body. This calming result can have a huge impact on your weight loss journey as you switch your comfort methods from foods to something more aromatic. This can also lead to a better night's sleep and reduce stress. I totally need this! 

    At the end of our 45-minute session, which she finished with a application of Shrinking Violet Cellulite Oil, I not only notice a contoured line in my leg that no yoga, running, or spin class has ever once revealed, but also that my skin is glowing and I feel lighter than when I first walked in. In other words, here you’ll find a treatment that doesn’t need to be buoyed by a populated geotag. Rather, the results speak for themselves. And how refreshing is that? 

    Shrinking Violet body treatments and wraps are found in Spas worldwide, including the world famous Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain. 

    Buy Shrinking Violet here

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