What is Lypossage™?

lypossageWhy do I have cellulite, lumps, and bulges?

The fatty tissue of your body acts as a "toxic waste disposal site" where substances that is cannot metabolize are dumped. This congested tissue can have poor circulation (you'll note that cellulite prone areas are cool to the touch). Lymphatic flow may also be restricted by tight undergarments and pantyhose. The cellulitic layer is a physiological fatty layer that is supposed to be there. The extent to which it is visible is affected by several variables including genetic predisposition, dietary habits, exercise habits, and
hormones among others.

Where Does The Lypossage™ Technique Come From?Lypposage Machine

The Lypossage™ treatment is a specific blend of massage modalities that derive from physical therapy, including deep lymphatic drainage and deep tissue release. It was created by Charles W. Wiltsie III, LMT, an internationally recognized massage therapy educator and practitioner. Mr. Wiltsie conducted a year long study of 100 female subjects that documented the effectiveness of the technique. The study was published in Massage and Bodywork Magazine in 1999. In the study, notable results included an average inch loss of 1-1/2 inches per thigh and a cumulative average inch loss of almost 7 inches.

How does Lypossage™ work, and is it safe

Lypossage™ cleanses the body of stagnant, stalled lymphatic fluid (Lymph Edema) that can create lumps and bulges we know as figure imbalance. The deeper Lypossage strokes break up adhesions under the skin that can contribute to the dimpled, uneven appearance of cellulite. Lypossage™ also tones the muscles, lifting and firming sagging tissue.

What parts of the body respond to Lypossage™?

Lypossage™ can be performed on three areas of the body known as zones. The zones are defined as follows:

Zone 1: Refers to the lower body, including the hips, thighs, buttocks, and lower abdomen. Expected outcomes for this part of the body include dimension loss, structural improvements (posture and carriage), diminished look of cellulite, improved muscle tone, improved skin tone, cleansing of the lymphatic system, and improved circulation.

Zone 2: Includes the upper abdomen, back, decollete (chest and neck area), and arms. This zone targets improving posture, dimension loss in the arms and abdomen, and toning and firming of the bust area, improving circulation and lymphatic flow in the upper body.

Zone 3: Is performed on the head, neck, and face, and can provide quite dramatic results in lifting and toning sagging tissues in the lower face and neck, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and significantly improving skin tone and texture. This truly is a "natural" face lift.

I've heard that machines can do this too. Why should I choose Lypossage™?

Lypossage™ is the leading manual body contouring modality in the world. While both approaches deliver gratifying results, Lypossage™ appeals to the person who prefers to have treatments performed by hand, rather than with a machine. It must also be performed by a trained massage therapist or other qualified health services professional (whole body treatment) or aestheticians (head, neck, and face); there are no such requirements of contouring machines. For those who prefer body contouring machines, operated by highly trained technicians, Lypossage™ does offer this option.

Is it safe?

Lypossage™ is non-invasive, natural health treatment that helps to cleanse the body of toxins and retaining fluids. Most clients find that Lypossage enhances their energy and mental clarity. While there are some contraindications for specific medical conditions, Lypossage™ can be safely experienced by most healthy individuals. It is much safer than surgical procedures such as liposuction. However, for those who opt for a more dramatic surgical result, Lypossage™ can be very beneficial before and after the liposuction procedure.

Who can perform my Lypossage™ treatments?

Lypossage™ practitioners (Lypotherapists) are specifically trained massage and body professionals who have learned this extraordinary hands-on technique and are certified to practice under the Lypossage™ name.

How are my treatments scheduled?

Each Lypossage™ session lasts about 30 minutes, and is performed in a series of 18 sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks. It is important to note that for most clients, it takes 8-10 sessions before the results of the initial treatments become noticeable. After that, progress can often be quite dramatic. Combining Lypossage™ with Lypossage wraps, and the new LypoSlim wrap further enhances your results.

What are some typical results and how will I know what mine are?

While results may vary, cumulative dimension loss over five key measuring points in Zone 1, averaged 6.75 inches in the original study. It is not uncommon to find cumulative inch loss of up to 13-14 inches. One client in the study lost almost 3 inches in her waist alone. One client in Ohio, while combining Zone 1 and Zone 2 had a cumulative inch loss of 21 inches in the 10 measuring points for those zones! Most women find that they will drop one or two dress sizes without a significant reduction in their weight. Your Lypotherapist will weigh, measure, and photograph you before you begin your program and at key intervals to track your progress.

Is there a special diet or exercise program?

Though the individuals in the Lypossage™ study were restricted from initiating any new diet or exercise program during the course of their treatments, we find that most clients become so inspired by their Lypossage™ results that they readily adopt lifestyle changes that help them progress even more rapidly. A diet rich in whole, organic foods, and regular body movement will contribute to a terrific outcome. Avoiding foods containing refined sugars, preservatives, hormones, caffeine, and salt will keep your newly detoxified body in the best shape possible. Drinking significant amounts of water is also key to keeping the body hydrated and cleansed.

What should I do on my own to enhance the results of my treatment?

We recommend that you follow an at-home body care regime, including specialized Lypossage™ treatment products to stimulate circulation in cellulite-prone areas, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, as well as improve its tone and elasticity. The Lypossage Home Care Collection should be available to you through your Lypossage™ Practitioner (Lypotherapist) or facility, and provides state of the art spa formulas that will bring your skin and body into beautiful condition.

What do I need to do to maintain my results?

Maintenance programs will be customized to the needs of each individual client. At completion of a Lypossage™f series, your Lypotherapist will sit down with you to do a final consultation, including going over your results with you and providing you with a thoughtful recommendation on what your maintenance should be. Continuing with the Home Care Protocol and a program of monthly or bi-monthly maintenance treatments will help you retain your results.

How do I get started?

To get started, schedule a private consultation today with your certified Lypotherapist! You can find out more about your suitability for the program and have all your questions answered, or call (888) 407-5175.




I want to thank you for your lymposage services I had last month. As you know I lost a cumulative 15.5 inches on my lower body and although I was doing some dieting I could not exercise due to a broken foot. I truly believe your procedure works and would recommend to others.

Polly C.
I am a Lypossage client of Stacy Schmitt. I found Stacy to be very knowledgeable in the process and explain thoroughly how the massage technique works. Not only does she use her hands but a portion of the lypossage treatment uses a specific lypossage machine. I lost inches in the zones I received lypossage over the set sessions of recommended treatments. 
I highly recommend Stacy Schmitt. 
Carol M