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Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:45 pm      Reply with quote
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MomofPearl, you say to always concentrate more on stroking upward on ourselves. Do you also mean to do this on the arms? It looks like more effort is put on the downward stroke while the arm is held up on the DVD. Maybe I'm seeing it wrong.


Hi sandooch, You are right. When you are working the tricep area you are putting more emphasis on the downward stroke, but that is because the arm is being held in the air and not in it's normal position. It is still as if you are working in an upward manner. You get a better brush stroke when you hold your arm with your hand behind your head. The emphasis is always put on the upward stroke when you are dry brushing except when you have your limb in the opposite position. You're trying to lift things after all. When you are working on your knee socks, as Carole calls them, you wouldn't want to be stroking towards your knees, but away from them. It's amazing that knees can start to look saggy too. Can you imagine a man caring if he started to get droopy looking skin over his kneecaps? Smile
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:22 pm      Reply with quote
Is the routine flexible for different goals. For example, someone who wants to lose cellulite on the bottom but desperately needs to keep the inches. Its more of a connective tissue issue, I think, than a fat issue. Some women are ruler shaped and can't afford to lose any fat on their bottoms because then their waists looks even thicker!
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:50 pm      Reply with quote
Ok, partial success!

I started this after I posted last week and have lost a half inch off my belly and waist, God bless. However, the skin is not shrinking as fast as the fat is dissapearing. From a distance my midsection looks great... but from up close you can see the wrinkled balloon skin....

I've always used great quality oils and butters on my torso, but a few days ago stepped it up to my cheapo but effective DIY vitamin C serum in the AM , an aloe and horsechesnut cream (which i found out is supposed to be effective for loose skin as well as veins) in the noon, and retin A plus CP's at night. Pretty similar to my face, actually.

I wonder if anyone else experienced loose skin (remember, my skin is already stretched and damaged from pregnancy) and how long it took to resolve?

I'm happy with my new shape and don't want to sacrifice it, but if it doesn't resolve eventually, i guess im going to have to gain more weight back. sigh.
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Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:41 am      Reply with quote
I bought the video and the sisal back strap as well as the horsehair mitt. I LOVE the strap and mitt, I will never stop using these. I didn't find the horsehair mitt too scratchy, I must be used to this kind of abuse on my body skin. However its been well over four weeks and I don't see any inch reduction (I really don't have inches to lose though so this isn't fair) nor a reduction in cellulite. I don't know where to go at this point, I feel the other things I do work a lot better. I lack the upper body strength to really do this I think. I know everyone raves about this, but my feelings are lukewarm.

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:24 pm      Reply with quote
Ava, could you tell us what the other things you did that worked better for you were?

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Micro current treatments. I have a variety of topicals to work between treatments that i feel maintain the results by upping circulation or keeping water retention out of there, but a couple times a month I spring for micro current. It's not perfect but I'm happy with the results.

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Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:23 pm      Reply with quote
UmEnis wrote:
Ok, partial success!

I wonder if anyone else experienced loose skin (remember, my skin is already stretched and damaged from pregnancy) and how long it took to resolve? I'm happy with my new shape and don't want to sacrifice it, but if it doesn't resolve eventually, i guess im going to have to gain more weight back. sigh.


UmEniss ~ How long have you been using the NLL system? It takes time to resolve crinkly skin, but it really does help in the stomach area to tighten up the loose skin around the belly button. Another thing you night want to consider is Carole's Body Lift...If you subscribe to her newsletter, she runs specials on the time. That product really does tighten up the skin. Keep at it though, you might even want to step up the routine...more strokes than the DVD recommends for your problem areas. It really does work if you keep at it!!! Best, Aprile
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Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:22 am      Reply with quote
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UmEnis wrote:
Ok, partial success!

I wonder if anyone else experienced loose skin (remember, my skin is already stretched and damaged from pregnancy) and how long it took to resolve? I'm happy with my new shape and don't want to sacrifice it, but if it doesn't resolve eventually, i guess im going to have to gain more weight back. sigh.


UmEniss ~ How long have you been using the NLL system? It takes time to resolve crinkly skin, but it really does help in the stomach area to tighten up the loose skin around the belly button. Another thing you night want to consider is Carole's Body Lift...If you subscribe to her newsletter, she runs specials on the time. That product really does tighten up the skin. Keep at it though, you might even want to step up the routine...more strokes than the DVD recommends for your problem areas. It really does work if you keep at it!!! Best, Aprile


Um, I think 2 weeks now. I've done it about 10 times. I've lost nearly 1/2 inch i think in those 2 weeks, which is a lot for me because I'm slim and not squishy... but the skin...

so more strokes is not an issue! great to know! how about daily? what time frame do you think for the skin to catch up? weeks? months? years? and i will definately check out the firming lotion!
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Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:34 am      Reply with quote
UmEnis ~ It's hard to tell how long the skin will take to bounce back. But, the good news is that you were able to see results in size pretty quickly...so your body is responding to the treatments!! Really dig in around the belly button area. I would amp that up to sixty times a day for the stomach exercises. The Body Lift is a firming and lifting mask that tightens as it dries. Feels weird, but it really tightens the skin. I use it on my arms to tighten the skin there that has thinned and gotten crepey looking. If I keep up with the NLL, it firms the skin up and in conjunction with the mask, keeps my arms looking great. I think within a few months, you should start seeing some dramatic changes. Best, Aprile Smile
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So, I have been doing No Lipo Lipo for 4 weeks now, and I am disappointed Crying or Very sad I will say that I don't do it every day (average both the dry brushing and knuckle massage 4-5 times per week), but I would have expected some reduction in cellulite at this point. I don't care too much about losing inches, but I have more than my share of cellulite, and it looks like it is all still there. It's definitely not a problem of not applying enough pressure because I consistently have bruising on my front/sides/back of thighs. I also have not noticed any difference in my stomach area - I have some wrinkly and lax skin from Baby #2 that I would love to tighten up. I am doing 60 strokes on my lower body and more stomach work than the DVD calls for... I don't want to continue investing 25+ minutes per day on this routine if it's just not going to work out for me ...

Any suggestions?
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:11 am      Reply with quote
Hi all,
I've been reading through this thread but haven't quite managed it all yet! So apologies if this has already been dealt with.
I'd like to investigate NLL but I do have a problem with bulging veins on my legs (I presume this is what varicose veins are? I'm a bit ignorant!) and also some spider veins.
I'm sure I've read at various times that you have to be careful around varicose veins so I'm wondering what your thoughts are on this.
I also have prominent veins on backs of my hands although this would probably be down to thinner skin? Again, is this safe to brush/massage?
I seem to have developed a big tummy almost overnight (I'm 43) and am thinking this is all part of the delightful peri-menopause experience. So this is one area I'd love to address with NLL, as well as butt and thighs and backs of arms, the usual culprits.
Thanks!
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Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:22 am      Reply with quote
Hi All,

First time poster but long time EDS lurker.

Just wanted to offer a suggestion for anyone having a problem with using your knuckles. I started using the sides of a potato masher. I feel I'm able to adjust the pressure better and my hands don't fatigue.

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Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:20 pm      Reply with quote
How many inches have you lost off your waists by using no lipo lipo?
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:02 pm      Reply with quote
It's been a long time since I was here, just wanted to check in my results with No Lipo. I had twins a year ago and put on a lot of weight although I didn't get any stretch marks. I've lost virtually all the weight and thanks to doing the massage, admittedly in a pretty haphazard disorganised way, my skin is in really good condition. It's firm and smooth and I can only see how stretched it used to be if I push it together.

Am so happy I knew about the massage. I have a few twin mummy friends who talk about "twin skin" and I'm sure if I hadn't done this, I'd have that kind of skin too, having twins is pretty intense on the body!

My top tip is to use a wooden spoon rather than knuckles. Takes less time and cuts down on fatigue.

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Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:27 pm      Reply with quote
I have recently purchased the mitts suggested by Carole (having been using a sisal brush in each hand previously) and although I really enjoy the sensation, I have given myself a few friction burns-it feels fine at the time, when I am doing it,(30 strokes in each area) but subsequently I notice I now have a few areas of broken skin, like burns. I don't think of myself having delicate skin and I don't feel I am being aggressive, and I would have thought already having brushed my skin it wouldn't mind stepping up a notch. Has this happened to anyone else? I am loathe to stop as I think it could really make a difference, but I don't want to make things worse. Thank you

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Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:17 am      Reply with quote
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I have recently purchased the mitts suggested by Carole (having been using a sisal brush in each hand previously) and although I really enjoy the sensation, I have given myself a few friction burns-it feels fine at the time, when I am doing it,(30 strokes in each area) but subsequently I notice I now have a few areas of broken skin, like burns. I don't think of myself having delicate skin and I don't feel I am being aggressive, and I would have thought already having brushed my skin it wouldn't mind stepping up a notch. Has this happened to anyone else? I am loathe to stop as I think it could really make a difference, but I don't want to make things worse. Thank you


Hi Puddlelover,
Although you were previously using the brush on your skin, its nowhere near as rough as the sisal or horsehair mitts that Carole sells. But don't worry, you skin will eventually detox and get used to the roughness of the mitts. Give it a few weeks. In the meantime, avoid the broken skin areas...and try not to be too aggressive with your skin. I find that although I might not think I'm pushing hard, I actually am... My skin is definitely delicate and thinner now that I'm older, and I can use both mitts. Hang in there, it's well worth it! Take care, Aprile
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:13 am      Reply with quote
Thank you Aprille
I have a feeling you're right - and I watched myself do it today and realised I needed to slow down too - I think I have a 'get it over with' mentality, when in reality its quite a pleasant sensation. But its both encouraging and exciting that you say the skin with acclimatise - I must admit my skin feels amazingly soft! Thats why I didn't want to stop. Thank you again

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I'm selling my DVD if anyone's interested. They sent me the NTSC version by mistake.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:04 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Aprille
I just wanted you to know and to thank you! You were quite right, my skin just needed to acclimatise. The skin on my legs looks so much better! The colour is more even and the skin feels more 'robust'. It's tiring work for the arms (and I confess I don't always brush everywhere), but it's made such a difference!

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Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:09 am      Reply with quote
You know I have to speak up here. I still use and love NLL. Its awesome, and I have managed to maintain it regularly. I just love how it makes my skin feel, and I am sure its helped me keep weight off rather than gaining (if that makes sense!). So if anyone has any doubts or is thinking about buying this I'd really recommend it!
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You know I have to speak up here. I still use and love NLL. Its awesome, and I have managed to maintain it regularly. I just love how it makes my skin feel, and I am sure its helped me keep weight off rather than gaining (if that makes sense!). So if anyone has any doubts or is thinking about buying this I'd really recommend it!
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Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:47 pm      Reply with quote
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Hi Aprille
I just wanted you to know and to thank you! You were quite right, my skin just needed to acclimatise. The skin on my legs looks so much better! The colour is more even and the skin feels more 'robust'. It's tiring work for the arms (and I confess I don't always brush everywhere), but it's made such a difference!


Oh you are so very welcome puddlelover...it does take some time to get used to the roughness of dry brushing, but it certainly does work! Glad to hear you are reaping the benefits! Take care, Aprile
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:50 am      Reply with quote
Hi ladies - I have been reading your posts for over a year and I want to try this system. Oddly enough, I have a sudden onslaught of cellulite on my inner thighs and the top. Not sure what happened or why, because I work out 5 days per week and am only 100 lbs.

Anyway, my question is this - what is the science behind it. I mean do we know why the knuckling works - what exactly is it doing to the cellulite?

I recently tried a fat cavitation and skin tightening combo - just once so far - no real change.

I am desperate for this to work but just want to know why it works or how it works.

Can anyone offer some insight? Thanks soooo much and Happy Valentines Day to you all!
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Hi ladies - I have been reading your posts for over a year and I want to try this system. Oddly enough, I have a sudden onslaught of cellulite on my inner thighs and the top. Not sure what happened or why, because I work out 5 days per week and am only 100 lbs.

Anyway, my question is this - what is the science behind it. I mean do we know why the knuckling works - what exactly is it doing to the cellulite?

I recently tried a fat cavitation and skin tightening combo - just once so far - no real change.

I am desperate for this to work but just want to know why it works or how it works.

Can anyone offer some insight? Thanks soooo much and Happy Valentines Day to you all!


Hi Wrinkelfree,
All I can tell you is that cellulite seems to be hereditary....hence even skinny women suffer from it. Also, it mostly affects women and seems to be connected to changing hormone levels. Personally, my theory is once testosterone levels dip, and this happens around peri-menopause (35-50) you can bet cellulite will show up....to what extend largely depends upon your heredity. The reason I believe testosterone is the major player here is that most men do NOT have cellulite. Also, testosterone builds muscle mass and therefore there's less room for fat, which is basically what cellulite is. But, to be more specific -- as we age, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic, therefore the fat bulges through. That, combined with the above mentioned factors are what probably contribute to cellulite rearing its ugly head. The dry brushing aspect of the program tones the muscles, detoxes and lifts the skin and increases circulation. NLL massage is supposed to break down the fatty deposits and they are flushed from the system. I swear by it. Personally, for me, it has even helped my crinkly menopausal skin and lifted the skin around my knees that Carole likes to call "knee socks". Make no mistake about it --- The program takes work and consistency, but for me and many others -- it's worth the effort because it pays off. Not to mention the cost factor...NLL is a bargain, especially compared to the other procedures you already had which didn't provide any discernable results. HTH, Aprile
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:20 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks April! There is so much to know about our bodies. I have been taking DHEA supplements because I read that as we age it diminishes and it helps with retaining muscles, etc. It is even good for fertility. They say to not take more than 25 to 50mg but then I read that DHEA can cause increase estrogen and testosterone. So with that being said, I was hoping that the increase in testosterone would help. However, an increase in estrogen can cause cellulite. BUT I also read that its the decrease in estrogen around perimenopause that causes cellulite and crepey skin. Sooooooooo confusing!!! All I know is my skin looks drastically worse than last summer.
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