Me Time meets #FitBod: The Balancer

I’m a self-confessed gadget geek. Anything tecchie will alway peak my interest and if it can do me some good in the process, well, I’m there in a flash! Kitchen gadgets, beauty gadgets, fitness gadgets…. you name it, I have it, or if not, I’m definitely lusting after it! So when I was asked to try out The Balancer, I didn’t hesitate.

The Balancer has its roots firmly in the medical world – another HUGE plus-point for me. Originally developed for the treatment of lymphoma, The Balancer works on the lymphatic system, using compression technology to stimulate lymphatic drainage. It’s now being used as an all-over anti-ageing massage technique that leaves you feeling relaxed like no other massage with so many other benefits too.

Now, I don’t have lymphoma, but there are so many aesthetic reasons to use it that I’m wishing I had one at home.  I’m not saying it’s cute, I’m not saying it’s attractive, but once you’ve experienced it, you won’t care how silly you look! And when I tell you the benefits, you’ll be rushing to try it out! How’s this for starters?


It’s great for reducing the appearance of cellulite, encouraging the removal of toxic build-up through the lymph system as it works on the lymphatic system. Skin looks better, firmer and more toned as freshly oxygenated blood flows freer to to the skin’s surface. By compressing and massaging the abdomen, the digestive system is stimulated and works more efficiently. Circulation is improved as the massage technique acts as an ‘external heart’ by applying one-directional undulating pressure on the peripheral veins. I can also attest to the fact that my stomach felt lighter and flatter immediately after the treatment, which had me smiling for the rest of the day!

I know The Balancer suit looks odd, but it’s not really that different from getting into a pair of skiing sallopettes. The treatment (if you can call it that) lasts for anything from 30-45 minutes is so relaxing, once you get used to feeling of the compression moving around the body – in fact, I found it completely addictive and didn’t want to come out of the body suit! Essentially there are pockets of air throughout the suit that are inflated and deflated at intervals to provide the compression; it feels odd at first but divine after just a few minutes.

I can imagine this would be so perfect to use after a running session or other form of exercise; it was the ultimate in a relaxing massage but at the same time, it was doing so much good for my health and internal body. I think this is going to the top of my list of must-have gadgets at home, but until my fairy-godmother brings one to me (or I win the lottery!) I think I’ll just stick to booking in for regular appointments.

You can find out more at www.BodyBrilliantLtd.com and if you do try it out, let me know, I’d love to hear what you think!

xXx


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4 Comments

  1. February 4, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    This looks fab!I want one too 🙂

    How much a session?

    Also how long do you think the effects last? For example you said your stomach felt and looked flatter but how long would you say this lasts for before the effect wears off?
    I have also just subbed using GFC!
    Thanks!
    Grace xx

    • February 4, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks so much for following! I’ll get you all the details and DM you on Twitter. I definitely felt the effects around my tummy for the day of the treatment and the following day.
      xXx

  2. February 4, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    This treatment would suit me just fine, lol.

    • February 10, 2013 / 1:02 am

      Oh yeah! I could go for this everyday!!!
      Thanks so much for commenting
      xXx

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