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New Frontiers in Slimming and Cellulite Reduction

By Diane Beyer & Skip Williams

To reduce cellulite or remove unwanted inches we must first understand what we are removing.

The body has two circulatory systems, one that pumps blood through veins and arteries, and another that pumps “lymph” fluid through much smaller capillaries much closer to the surface of the body.

Lymph fluid is a water like substance that carries nutrients and toxins to and from the surface of the skin.  Without much pressure behind it, it can easily clog, stall and stagnate, thus causing what we commonly refer to as “cellulite.”

To attain slimming, inch reduction, and cellulite removal one must simulate or recreate the pumping action of these small capillaries. 

That is why simple applications of creams or lotions can not unclog or begin to move lymph fluid or reduce cellulite.  Neither is endermology a very effective method to reintroduce the pumping action of the lymph system.

Several factors are involved to attain healthy lymphatic system.

  • Diet – Just as fat and proteins can clog arteries, they can also pollute and clog the lymph system.
  • Exercise – As we move, and the more we move, the lymphatic system sustains a healthy pumping action that replenishes nutrients and removes toxins and stagnant protein build up
  • Water – The more water intake we have the more flushing our body can attain.

But what if we already have cellulite

and want to reduce those unsightly lumps and bumps?

Any system that is going to reduce cellulite with any success will require three things:

  • Water – The body needs as much water as possible if it is to flush the stagnant lymph fluid and not simply re-release the toxins into the body.
  • Pumping – Somehow we must get the lymph system pumping immediately and vigorously so that the cellulite can begin to move.
  • Compression – Like an empty plastic bag the areas that have been collecting the fluid and toxins will simply fill back up if we do not keep a constant pressure on skin.

Through simple physics we can stimulate the lymph system to flush much of this unwanted matter from our body manually, at a much greater volume than diet and exercise.  The Synergie Lifestyle System is one device that has achieved tremendous results, and is an FDA approved method for cellulite reduction.  Synergie targets those problem areas through a complete, non-invasive treatment program consisting of Synergie treatments, healthy nutrition, and regular exercise.

A study involving plastic surgeons found that “90% of women achieved a significant reduction in the appearance of their cellulite and 100% of the women lost inches”.  You can reasonably expect a four-inch to ten-inch loss in the hips, waist and thighs.

The Synergie Lifestyles System utilizes non-invasive vacuum technology to massage the skin and subcutaneous tissues in common cellulite problem areas such as thighs, hips, and buttocks.

On the day a client receives a treatment it is recommended that he/she consume 2-3 liters of water to achieve the best “flushing” results.

The “Pumping” action for the lymph system is achieved by using this vacuum massage to physically manipulate the collagen fibers and connective tissue and increases metabolism to the treated area through increased lymphatic circulation.  This results in a smoother skin texture, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite. 

The “Compression” is achieved through the use of a spandex body suit which should be worn during the treatment and for a few hours afterward.

The Synergie program is divided into two phases:

Phase I is the aggressive phase:

Treatments are scheduled twice-weekly for two months, healthy diet is recommended, adequate water intake is recommended (particularly on the day of your scheduled treatment that you consume 3 liters of water) and the proper vitamin intake (as per your body requirements). 

It is also recommended that you have the proper exercise: aerobic and light resistance training to burn fat and tone underlying muscle. 

Phase II is the maintenance phase:

You will receive a treatment once a month to maintain desired appearance and skin tone, continuing a healthy diet and water intake program, and moderate aerobic and light resistance training to maintain desired weight and muscle tone. 

ZenSpa, the new “Concept Spa” in Calabasas now offers the Synergie Lifestyle System by Dynatronics is a three-part system that will help you look and feel better about yourself. 

ZenSpa is located between The Commons at Calabasas and the Hilton Garden Inn at 23975 Park Sorrento Dr.  Suite 120, Calabasas, CA 91302.  For more information or to book an appointment please call 818-591-0046 or visit ZenSpa on the web at

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