The treatment, which was pioneered in the 80s, uses a motorised device, which a therapist moves over the skin’s surface, allowing the twin rollers and suction to massage deep into the layers of tissue under the skin.
How does it work?
You’ll be provided with an Endermologie suit, a bit like a body stocking, to protect your skin. A full body treatment is usually recommended, which takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The machine’s combination of sucking and rolling might feel a bit strange at first, but it’s not at all painful.
In terms of the structure of the skin and surrounding tissue, Endermologie is said to:
reactivate fibroblasts (prompting the production of collagen and elastin, which help to redensify the skin, giving it a more youthful, taut appearance). improve veneous-lymphatic function (basically increasing circulation and combatting water retention). boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fatty tissues) aiding the removal of adipocytes (fat cells). mobilise muscles that are in spasm or relieve muscle tension. *release fat cells from the hypodermis (which is divided by parallel- rather than crossed- septa in women, making cellulite more prominent as well as difficult to treat).
Is it for me?
Beyond cellulite treatment, Endermologie can be adapted to smooth wrinkles and tighten skin on the face, improve healing processes involving connective tissue (targeting scars, swelling, and lymphatic and venal circulatory problems), be used in osteomuscular therapy as well as before and after exercise to help improve athletes' performance.
If you'd like to see an improvement in any of these areas, then it might be worth booking a trial appointment.
Good to know:
Lipo-massage by Endermologie is a patented treatment and was the first treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, to “temporarily reduce cellulite”.