Renata Franca: what is this method? What are the benefits and contraindications?
Julie Mankechian, founder of the Viktoria by JM salon, tells us about the Renata Franca method. Find out everything you need to know about this revolutionary method of massage.
What is the Renata Franca Method?
The method was developed by Renata Franca, a Brazilian entrepreneur who created a spa in Sao Paulo. She modified the pressure, rhythm and pumping maneuvers, which truly revolutionized the massage method by becoming the only technique to relieve congestion from the first session.
How does a Renata Franca massage session work?
During a Renata Franca treatment, I do a check-up with my client in order to optimize the results. We talk together about lifestyle (diet, hydration, sports activity, sleep), genetic predisposition (family environment), hormonal point and predisposition to stress ... I want to make a real contact in order to accompany and be closer to customer expectations: assess, analyze the morphology and adapt the care (drainage & remodeling) Then, the massage lasts an average of 1 hour 15 minutes, the whole body goes through from the toes to the tips of the fingers. We work on the body but also the face for maximum results.
What are the benefits?
The benefits are numerous: improvement of skin texture, slimming ally, post-medical support (helps restore circulation and rebalance post anesthesia), improvement of sports performance (reduces muscle soreness and has a positive effect on muscles). Also, concerning the face: immediate unclogging of the face with effect on dark circles, lifting effect, plumped up face, anti-aging, fight against skin slackening, activation of blood circulation, healthy glow effect, relief (migraines, teeth grinding) ...
How to perform a good lymphatic drainage?
We regularly see "before" and "after" photos on the net. Obviously the results are visually stunning but what is important to specify is that it depends on the metabolism of each person. A very marked de-clogging can take place immediately or as soon as the next sessions and vice versa. In any case, any treatment will be beneficial because the toxins will be eliminated, the body will be completely detoxified.
How to keep the benefits of lymphatic drainage?
The results of the lymphatic drainage do not always intervene immediately after the session. It is necessary to make several sessions close together to evaluate the benefits on the long term. Also, the elimination of toxins and the disengagement of congestion last 78 hours on average (about 3 days). When leaving the treatment and within 3 days, it is imperative to drink a maximum of water (2L per day at best and/or diuretic herbal teas). In addition, it is obviously recommended to practice a sporting activity (favor walking), to maintain a healthy and balanced diet (light to digest), to avoid alcoholic beverages and to have a restful sleep.
What are the contraindications?
However, there are contraindications: any type of inflammatory disease, antibiotics, phlebitis, any diagnosed pathology (only with medical approval), pregnancy (with medical approval but extremely beneficial) and minimum legal age. However, I will specify that pregnant women must be drained. Indeed, lymphatic drainage of a pregnant woman is particularly recommended to relieve and prevent ailments: relieves heavy legs and muscular tension, eliminates edema, prevents the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, strengthens immunity and relaxation effect guaranteed.
What are the effects of lymphatic drainage?
Each organism reacts differently after such a treatment: - A real boost of energy - "the marshmallow state", as if we were on a "little cloud" - A better quality and restorative sleep - Deflating of the inflammatory zones of the body - A more refined silhouette - A better elimination of toxins by natural ways - A general detox of the organism - A revived and improved immune system - Improvement of the symptoms of lipoedema.
Where can I get a Renata Franca lymphatic drainage?
Beware of plagiarism! All the practitioners trained by the hands of the only French representative, Nathalie Duarte, are listed on the official website https://sparenatafranca.com/fr/ where you can find the therapist nearest you.
How much does the Renata Franca method cost?
It depends on the practitioner and the geographical area. On average, a session costs 150 euros (excluding the cost of the treatment: 130 euros).
Is Renata lymphatic drainage reimbursed?
The Renata Franca method, even when performed by a trained physiotherapist, is not reimbursed by the social security.
Does lymphatic drainage make me lose weight?
This question comes up very regularly and is legitimate. The Renata method is a real slimming ally: it sculpts the body, lowers the waistline and prepares the body for possible excesses. But it goes without saying that it is a team effort and that the Renata Franca method is a complement to a healthy lifestyle for which only the recipient is responsible: a balanced diet, good hydration and a minimum of physical activity.
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Article written by Julie Mankechian - Lymphatic drainage practitioner METHODE RENATA FRANCA
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