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Safe, nonsurgical treatments to get yourself in shape for summer


MARIE France slimming consultant assessing a client’s needs

With the onset of summer, it’s hard not to feel the pressure to be ready for the beach. Marie France’s guaranteed weight loss caught my attention, especially as it has been quite a struggle trying to lose leftover Christmas weight.

Its program not only promises weight loss but also guarantees a new sculpted silhouette, a visible reduction of stretch marks and cellulite—or your money back.

No discussions, no ifs, no buts. Immediately, I set out to investigate this tempting offer with a visit to the nearest Marie France (at GT Tower).

VELACONTOUR Treatment promises to take off 1-3 inches and give you a sculpted firmer look.

Marie France treatments and programs do not involve appetite suppression, surgical procedures or injections, neither do they require rigorous exercise regimes. They do require one important assurance from their client: commitment and devotion to the program.

The Pro-Plus Program requires commitment from the client for 100 days beginning with the first treatment.

Results are achieved by increasing your metabolic rate, alongside body shaping treatments that target specific areas. With age and stress, our metabolic rate decreases; the program tackles the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, bad diet and lack of activity.

All this is achieved with the support of Marie France’s team of specialists that includes slimming counselors and a nutritionist.

Natural processes

MARIE France treatment room

Slow metabolism can lead to weight gain and a sluggish aura. The Fat Mobilization System (FMS) is Marie France’s answer to that. The treatment naturally melts fat and burns calories in your body. Calorie-burning is achieved by accelerating the body’s natural processes and altering the temperature and structure of stored body fat. A 30-minute session is capable of burning up to 2,000 calories.

For inch loss and reduction of cellulite, the VelaContour has a proven average reduction rate of 1-3 inches on treated areas. It promises to give your body a tighter and firmer form.

For immediate but lasting results, 15 minutes with the Physique Inch Loss treatment is equivalent to 225 sit-ups or an hour at the gym. The  Plast-Dermi treatment (PDT), meanwhile, resculpts by detaching trapped fat cells and overhauling your overall silhouette into a shapelier, firmer figure.

BE READY for the beach like Dawn Zulueta

There’s also the Vara Pulse Treatment, designed to tone the thighs with its ultrasonic rays, which painlessly pulverizes the cellulite for a smoother, firmer look. Within three treatments, marked improvement can be seen in the treated area.

While dieting is key to losing weight, it does not guarantee that you will lose inches in your problem areas. I was amazed and relieved to learn that with today’s technology, the beach body I aspire for is well within reach.

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