Our wedding has come and gone, and the months leading up to the big day and the couple of months after have been so crazy busy, I’m only now able to share with you the many amazing things my friends and family have done to make the days leading up to our wedding the best ones yet. One of them is when a great friend of mine threw me a “Beauty Before I Do” bridal shower at Marie France and Facial Care Centre (more details in this blog post).
Marie France Greenhills entrance
It was at the opening of Marie France and Facial Care Centre’s new branch in Greenhills where I caught up with my friend. After learning about the One Malong to One Beautiful You campaign, which supports the Bangon Marawi project to help make Marawi beautiful again, one malong at a time, in the continuous mission of the brand to bring beauty in service, we started chatting about my then upcoming wedding. And then she had the awesome idea to throw me a bridal shower at Marie France and asked me to invite a few of my friends plus my mom.
Having your bridal shower at Marie France is actually ideal, not just because of the venue but the overall concept. Not only do brides get to bond with the special women in their lives before they say goodbye to singlehood—which is the whole point of bridal showers—they also get to prepare for their big day by getting slimming treatments that will help them look amazing in their bridal gowns. And with the entourage in tow, this ensures everyone looks amazing in the wedding photos! Oh, and the plus for feminine brides like me: Everything is pink—from the bed and room, to the balloons, robe, slippers, and even the coffee mugs!
Photo by Michelle Orosa-Ople
My #BeautyBeforeIDo bridal shower was held at the Marie France branch in BGC, located at 16F RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 25th & 26th Streets, Bonifacio South, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The event started out with loads of catching up and photos over some cookies, doughnuts, and coffee. Hey, if you’re about to get a slimming treatment from Marie France, you can indulge with a few sweets right before! The only tricky thing is, we get weighed right before the treatment, haha! So maybe it’s best to hold off on sweets until you get weighed, lol.
After we’ve had our fill of gossip and sweets, we each went to our treatment rooms for our designated treatment. Some of my friends had the FMS (Fat Mobilization System) Elite, a cold treatment that helps one lose 1000 to 2000 calories in one session. It’s supposedly great for addressing concerns like the bra bulge, bulging belly, cellulite, jiggly arms, love handles, muffin top, and thick thighs. It’s also supposed to help reduce weight through the process of thermogenesis, which naturally stimulates the body to produce heat to burn calories. The fat then ‘burns itself off.’ My friends said that even if it was cold, it was more comfortable and more efficient than the usual cold wraps.
My Marie France treatment room during my #BeautyBeforeIDo bridal shower
The treatment I got, however, is called Physique Inch-loss (PSQ), one of Marie France’s basic treatments meant to target problem areas like back fat, bra bulge, bulging belly, loose skin, love handles, muffin top, and protruding lower abdomen. The therapist told me it has the effect of doing 225 sit-ups in 15 minutes. You can do this treatment every other day.
Physique Inch-Loss machine
(Photo by Michelle Orosa-Ople)
This treatment uses technology called Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to stimulate muscles in the abdomen, flanks, and back, all at once. By just comfortably lying down, you can obtain results similar to doing physical exercise like building, toning, and strengthening the muscles, while it firms up sagging, flabby areas of the skin.
Trying out Physique Inch-Loss at my #BeautyBeforeIDo bridal shower
Before the treatment, the therapist applied pads that are warm and wet on my treatment areas (arms, tummy, back, and buttocks). And then the treatment began as I lay on the bed. I tried to busy myself during the treatment by tinkering with my mobile, but it was hard to hold, much less type on my phone because my body made involuntary movements as the treatment contracted and moved my muscles. I found it was just easier to close my eyes and relax until the 15-minute treatment was through.
I felt so tired after the treatment, like I did a tough upper body workout, when all I really did was lie on my back. I was told not to expect immediate results from the treatment, like you would from RF. But I noticed that only a few days after the treatment, my body looked so tight and toned before a yoga workout, and I couldn’t help but take photos from all three angles for proof:
Besides brides, this treatment is also perfect for those who want to get that bikini bod in time for summer. Results vary depending on your body type and what the slimming consultant prescribed for you during your consultation. It would be best to avail of Marie France’s free consultation so they can prescribe the best treatment and number of sessions for you.
If you want to remove unwanted inches for a sexier body with the flab-firming Physique Inch-Loss, now’s the perfect time to try it as you can get five (5) Physique sessions for just P5,000, as part of their new Body Revolution campaign, right on time for summer. Call 894-BODY or text/Viber 0917-5262573 to book your free consultation as well as your own Beauty Before I Do bridal shower.
Besides a Beauty Before I Do bridal shower, brides should also consider getting into a Beauty Before I Do bridal program with Marie France. Ask their slimming consultant for the best treatments you should get to look perfect in your wedding gown as early as six months before the wedding.
Marie France has a new branch in Greenhills! Check it out at 2F Home Studio Building, 63 Connecticut St., Greenhills, San Juan City. For more information on Marie France treatments and branches, visit mariefrance.com.ph.