One of Therapie Clinic's top body treatments targets fat cells in the thighs and bum to banish cellulite for good
But when you witness the incredible results from this anti-cellulite treatment - every second of discomfort is worth it.
VelaShape is one of the most popular body treatments available at Therapie Clinic, and it's designed to target the fat cells in the thighs and bum to get rid of cellulite.
Unless you're some sort of other-worldly goddess, you'll have cellulite on your thighs and bums and any woman knows it's not easy to shift.
We've all bought the creams and serums which promise to kill the dimples forever and leave you looking like a Victoria Secret angel.
I'm not going to lie. The 45-minute sessions are painful and uncomfortable and you will have some bruising afterwards.
The science bit is that VelaShape uses thermal energy to target and destroy fat cells under the skin.
Cellulite is often attributed to a build-up of toxins under the skin and VelaShape also aids the natural removal of these toxins by applying stimulating massaging techniques and vacuum pressure to the thighs and buttocks.
The machine looks like a huge Hoover and is basically uses a mechanical massage and vacuum suction to enhance results and improve overall skin tone and texture.
If, like me, you'd be too scared - or not rich enough - to afford Liposuction but have a particular part of your body you'd love to reshape, VelaShape is for you.
I started my weekly sessions at Therapie on Molesworth Street and then switched to Malahide and I actually enjoyed going to the clinic as much as I enjoyed the results.
They have mastered the correct balance of professionalism and friendliness and each visit was like a mini spa experience.
The luxuriousness and serenity at Therapie made the pain of the treatments more bearable and I won't hesitate to go back to sample more from their delicious menu of treatments.
It sounds exaggerated but even after two sessions I could see a difference on my legs. They were noticeably smoother and my inner thighs looked slimmer and more toned.
I bought a Murad serum at the clinic as it helps smooth the skin, and as you apply it every day after you shower it made each treatment less uncomfortable too.
There is no onus on clients to buy any of the products but I love how smooth the serum leaves my thighs feeling and it's something I personally will continue to buy and use.
While I have achieved exactly the results I had hoped for, I won't pretend every dimple has disappeared.
They haven't - but my legs are much smoother and definitely more narrow and through diet and drinking more water than I currently do daily, I intend to try to maintain the results for as long as possible.
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The girls at Therapie recommended top-up sessions perhaps twice a year and as there are always amazing offers at the clinic, this is definitely realistic and affordable for me so I will be following that advice.
VelaShape isn't cheap but it's a lifetime investment that is more than worth it and Therapie offer brilliant price plans to help clients spread out the cost.
Visit therapieclinic.com , have a read and book a free consultation to see what the girls can do for you.
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