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.