A Life-Changing Experience
I live a fairly healthy lifestyle, work out 3 – 4x a week, drink plenty of water, chant, sleep about 6-7 hours a night, eliminated cow’s milk from my diet this year. Cut down Asian food by 75% because of the MSG! I’ve tried and keep trying to eliminate the foods and things that are causing the life long bloating I’ve been dealing with. I feel swollen all the time. I have what I call a distended belly! I’ve even had a colonoscopy & endoscopy which came out clear of any problems. I feel even more painfully bloated after getting off a plane.. and can’t take a dump for a day or two after. It’s pretty uncomfortable, to say the least. And an ongoing problem.
After doing some research on my little problem I found myself getting hooked watching Instagram stories of Shay Mitchell & Chiara Ferragni posting about the most amazing massage and feeling brand new. If you don’t believe me…see the Before & After shots on Flavia’s Instagram page! She’s the Real McCoy. I was so impressed with the positive results of getting this massage. It reduces water weight, swelling, bloating and so many other problems. I was sold on Flavia Lanini’s famous “lymphatic drainage massage”! So I tracked her down and started stalking her. Literally. LOL.
I happened to be in LA for work and found out Flavia was working on the grand opening of her very own location in West Hollywood, CA. I called and got lucky getting an appointment with Carla, Flavia’s right hand. Surprisingly, I was only a 15min Uber ride away.
First, I was greeted with a detox tea then entered the massage room to strip down and lay down for the start of my massage.
Then, she lubed me up with a Brazilian caffeine-infused lotion, a secret recipe, and gilded her hands in an up and down motion starting firmly with steady pressure on my legs. It’s not painful, quite relaxing actually, but she does apply a lot of pressure. I wanted to see results so I didn’t stop her from doing her thing. Then you flipped over and repeat. Fast forward 90mins. I was shook! I could see the difference with my own eyes. I went in all excited about the slimming effects not knowing I would feet like a million bucks also! All the gas, bloating, the swelling was gone. It totally worked! My belly was much flatter. My waistline was more cinched and hourglass-like. My thighs looked slimmer, less like cottage cheese. The next morning, I pooped like a champion too!
Hydration with Ruby Mask
This is an antioxidant mask with ultimate hydration and oxygen bubbles to increase product absorption and promote better circulation plus a firm pressure facial is totally with it. My face looked SNATCHED by the end of it.
While Flavia was doing my facial we got a chance to talk and really get to know more about her and her journey from Brazil to LA to NYC. She gets flown all around the world for this massage effect! She’s been a hot commodity for a while now! I can’t begin to tell you how kind, generous, loving and full of life she is.
- Flavia highly recommends drinking a lot of water after the massage. And no alcohol either.
- Flavia has perfected ’The Massage Effect’ over the course of 13 years, starting in Brazil and has continued improving it in the U.S. for the past five years.
- The Massage Effect and all of her treatments are designed to stimulate all areas of the body and face. It’s completely non-invasive and the process acts as a natural detoxification with many health and aesthetic benefits. This massage is not only relaxing but most importantly, effective. The stimulation decreases any swelling and will improve the appearance of cellulite.
- Lymphatic Drainage stimulates the lymphatic system to work faster and more effectively. This system is a complex network of nodes and vessels that move lymph fluids throughout the body. It works as a third circulation, in addition to arterial and venous. The function of lymphatic drainage is to remove toxins that accumulate between cells. The drainage occurs naturally after each massage. Lymphatic drainage also improves circulation, relaxes the body and combats localized fat.
The massage is generally an hour to an hour and a half and can cost anywhere from $250 – $500 per session.
To book an appointment, either message her on Instagram @flavialanini or Text: 240.278.1251
The whole staff is simply amazing & very well trained. Request for Carla, Adriana, Jessica or if your lucky Flavia Lanini herself!
Until next time