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Wrapping in plaster to shed some pounds: yesotherapy, a technique that’s not with out hazard

The hunt for the right plastic has not mentioned its final phrase in Colombia. If beauty surgical procedure has been democratizing there at excessive velocity for a number of years (supply: The Worldwide Society of Plastic Surgical procedure, ISAPS), the cult of look additionally entails slimming strategies with out a scalpel that enchantment to a great variety of Colombian girls… and never solely.

Lately, a number of Latin strategies have been exported to France, experiencing sturdy enthusiasm in magnificence salons and on social networks. These embrace maderotherapy, an anti-cellulite therapeutic massage approach that drains and tones the physique by means of the motion of picket devices.

Alongside this reshaping protocol, one other way more outlandish (to not say radical) Colombian idea is making an increasing number of headlines: yesotherapy.

What’s Yesotherapy?

“Yeso” that means “plaster” in Spanish, this so-called “slimming” remedy consists of wrapping the areas of the physique storing probably the most fats such because the abdomen, thighs and arms in strips of plaster, that are beforehand immersed in an answer presupposed to comprise elements with fat-reducing and anti-cellulite properties.

As soon as coated with plastic movie, these plaster strips have to be stored on the physique between 48 and 72 hours for the alleged slimming magic to work : lack of centimeters, elimination of poisons, discount of orange peel pores and skin, enchancment of blood circulation… The guarantees of yesotherapy are fairly bloated.

However are they actually severe? Olfa Perbal, acknowledged skilled in slimming massages for 30 years, provides us her opinion on this trendy methodology that she herself examined in Colombia.

Yesotherapy: a lack of water and never fats

“I found yesotherapy similtaneously maderotherapy in Colombia”, says Olfa Perbal, who frequently travels world wide to determine revolutionary slimming strategies, doubtlessly fascinating to develop in France. “My expertise as a well-being and slimming masseuse – a occupation that I’ve been working towards for nearly 30 years – permits me right now to determine what works and what doesn’t work, develops the skilled. And really truthfully, yesotherapy did not persuade me.”

Why is that ? “As a result of the guarantees are deceptive,” says Olfa Perbal. And to proceed: “actually, we lose centimeters after sporting this plaster for a number of days, however it’s not linked to a melting of fats. It’s quite due to the compression exerted by the plaster, and above all, of all of the water misplaced following the perspiration generated. However this water is recovered as quickly as one begins to drink, and the centimeters with it”.

Effectively positioned to know that dislodging fats takes time – she who grew to become identified for her palpate-rolling approach – Olfa Perbal recollects her expertise of yesotherapy with out mincing phrases: “It is an actual catastrophe! Such as you really feel your physique sweating, you will have the impression that it really works, if solely by way of eliminating toxins. However yesotherapy is just not a technique that respects the physique: the abdomen compresses, starvation is reduce off, you possibly can hardly transfer, sleep anymore… Every part is disturbed, whether or not it is digestion, blood circulation… Briefly, it is not a method that I like to recommend”.

A drastic and oppressive follow

“Struggling to be stunning”: this injunction to magnificence is clearly now not related in 2022. And but, it’s certainly on this precept that yesotherapy appears to be based mostly, since the strategy entails supporting a decent solid across the physique for 2 to 3 days.

“Personally, I did not handle to maintain this plaster on for greater than three hours, and but, I am not cozy, confides Olfa Perbal. However right here, it is actually horrible, bordering on insufferable!”.

And so as to add: “in Colombia, they even promote you plaster girdles, out there in a number of sizes, that are extraordinarily heavy and which the ladies inflict on themselves to put on for entire days. I feel that in France, these drastic strategies now not match with the concept now we have of slimming therapies, the place we clearly can’t discuss well-being. In addition to, these sorts of strategies ought to merely not be practiced, as they will find yourself being harmful. There are more healthy methods to reshape your determine, akin to common classes of palpate-rolling and maderotherapy, practiced by certified professionals. And if you wish to really feel your physique sweating, you possibly can all the time go to a sauna or hammam”.

Or why not (re)get into sport, fairly merely? A technique as previous because the world that means that you can sweat with out placing your self at risk. On good phrases…

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