The Golden Silhouette Technique – The Fusion of Adipose Tissue Manipulation and Lymphatic Drainage
I created the “Golden Silhouette” technique as the fusion of adipose tissue manipulation, or what we call in the European countries, “ Palper Rouler” in France, or “Masaje Anticellulítico” in Spain, with lymphatic drainage. This technique results in the elimination of the toxins, fats and proteins that the body does not need and avoids stagnation and the creation of hard fats in the future that may be more difficult to undo. It is the product of my experience as a model in Europe, then 25 years of experience as an elite massage body worker, my work with and input from the best doctors in Europe and the US, and, of course, the wealth of knowledge that I have acquired from my many clients.
Are “fat” cells necessarily bad? The answer is no, and let me explain. Fat cells are technically called “adipose tissue”. We need to understand the structure, material and functions of the adipose tissue before panicking or even pursuing the radical step of surgery to resolve or change the appearance of the cellulite in our body. Adipose tissue, or body fat or simply fat, is an active tissue for cellular reactions and metabolic homeostasis (the condition of optimal functioning in our bodies), rather than an inert or inactive tissue for energy storage. It has the ability to synthesize and release a large number of hormones that influence a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes. If the adipose tissue becomes dysfunctional, that can lead to inflammation in the body and impaired extracellular matrix remodeling and fibrosis (scar tissue), together with an altered secretion of adipokines, which generally are necessary for regulating inflammatory responses in our body. Adipose tissue is split into two main types of connective tissue, white and brown, that store and burn energy respectively. White adipose tissue also provides a layer of insulation, while brown adipose tissue is found in quantities in children and adults that are too small to provide insulation. Brown adipose tissue, however, is the one that releases energy in the form of heat. Adipose tissue is made up of adipocytes, cells that play a vital role in the storage and release of energy throughout the body. Fat cells also have an endocrine function as they are able to produce certain hormones in response to signals from the rest of the organs in the body, and through the actions of those hormones, the adipose tissue plays an important role in the regulation of glucose, cholesterol and the metabolism of sex hormones. When we think about the existence and production of adipose tissue, or fat cells, there is not only one causal factor. It could be related to poor diet, a sedentary life style, genetics, hormonal dysfunction, or simply health issues. Too much fat can impair the endocrine function and decrease the helpful hormones, which may potentially lead to metabolic disorders, like diabetes and inflammatory diseases. But, fat in moderation and when produced normally with a healthy metabolism is so very important to homeostasis, the stable body processes. White adipose tissue has a number of functions, depending upon where it is located in the body. These include angiogenesis (the production of blood vessels) and blood coagulation, reproduction, glucose metabolism, fat metabolism, and the regulation of appetite and immunity. Brown adipose tissue functions to transfer energy from food into heat, and basically turns on active when your body gets cold. The brown fat cells produce heat to help maintain your body temporary in cold conditions, and it is sometimes called “good fat.” These fat cells are in abundance in newborns, as you may know, and hibernating mammals. Brown fat cells possess a large number of mitochondria that contain a unique protein call “uncoupling protein in UCP1”. Cold showers can stimulate those brown fat cells. There is also a subcategory of brown fat cells called beige adipose tissue, which lies interspersed within the brown adipose tissue and is especially important for treatment of metabolic disorders. This is because the highest numbers of growth factors, hormones, and cytokines – any of the number of substances, such as interferon, interleukin, and growth factors that are secreted by certain cells with an effect in other cells of the immune system – are produced in beige fat cells. I know this is somewhat technical. But, through this explanation, I want you all to understand, honor and respect the function of the adipose tissue and why it’s there. We are born with small and beautiful fat cells. They protect us in many ways, and it is up to us to control their production and normal growth for a healthy body. In my experience, an excess of sugar or glucose fat cells, the lack of exercise, and a sedentary life style can produce in our bodies the accumulation of extra fluids and poor circulation. This, in turn, leads to stagnation and inflammation. In addition, a poor diet with too much sugar, salt, or spice in food can impair elimination.