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Lymphatic Drainage : Leg Confidence Regained !


Which one of you has not tried -as soon as the temperatures rise- to achieve that precious, perfectly polished look, that sexy silhouette in motion that Hollywood stars proudly and tirelessly display on red carpets ?! Under scandalous slits or micro mini-skirts celebrities around the World seize every opportunity to show their most amazing assets : their legs ! This summer, it is YOUR turn to steal the spotlight !
An excellent and non-invasive way to regain your ” leg confidence ” is lymphatic drainage therapy (LTD). Often classified as a slimming treatment, it fights water retention, swollen “heavy legs” and cellulite while reducing the risk of varicose veins.
Lymphatic drainage is a natural function of the body which plays an important part in immunity. It is a vascular network which naturally flushes away toxins and metabolic waste. If the system is not working properly fluids may build up within the tissues, lead to the compression of vessels and become painful (even at night).
While blood is pumped by the heart, the lymphatic system relies on the movements of the muscles. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy consists in pneumatic compressions that improve the flow of both the blood and the lymph in a gentle way but much more powerfully than a manual massage. It uses inflatable boots with compartments that fill up with air one after the other from the ankles moving up to the upper thighs. They then deflate at regular intervals for 30 minutes. The treatment is completely painless and the feeling of well-being is immediate. It usually induces a light sweating due to toxin elimination through the skin. A session will make you feel relaxed and as “light” as an astronaut on the Moon ! or as glamorous as Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret” !
Although it does not lead to direct weight loss, this treatment contributes to reshaping the body, reducing swelling and the feeling of tiredness. Long term, it improves the orange peel aspect of the skin and retones the legs.
This technique is highly recommended
– for anyone who suffers from leg pain (those who have to stand up all day or have bad blood circulation),
– in case of oedema and water retention (during periods or pregnancy),
– after long haul flights
– or if you wish to become a cancan girl at the Moulin Rouge !
Francine Joyce – nutrition and cosmetics with the French touch !
Published in “Families Magazine” – May 2016
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How to stay slim in the land of fish and chips

English Breakfast

(…) British gastronomic traditions have sent shivers down the spine of generations of « froggies » … and moreover they still make them grow fat ! (…) Not easy, it seems, to stay slim on the English side of the Channel ! … in a country where courgettes are displayed in the « exotic products » section of the supermarket and where restaurants are capable of serving you potatoes with your pizza order !!

And yet we have to admit that some local specialities are irresistibly delicious : scones with clotted cream, chocolate cookies, trifle, the famous « fish & chips » …

Yet, take a look at our new future queen ? The Body Mass Index of Beautiful Princess Kate is without a doubt well below the acceptable level of 18 ! In fact, it is not that difficult to keep a sexy waistline here even with local specialities on your plate (…). So what is her secret ? (…) Very few expats have never tasted parsnips or butternut squash. Their apprehension is legitimate ! But, baked with a pinch of rosemary and a bit of olive oil they are delicious and healthy dishes.

To stay slim in London, you just need a bit of discipline and common sense ! You just have to stick to the rules of nutritional balance which have no frontiers and not neglect physical activity : the numerous London parks are an ideal environment to burn the calories and maintain the legendary image of  French women who are sexy from head to toe !!!

Extract from article in « Ici-Londres » N° July 2011