February 11, 2022
We are all about balancing our love for others with a bit of time and care for ourselves. One piece of motherhood advice that has stuck with me the most is “The best thing you can do for your children is remember to take care of yourself.”
Just as the airline attendants tell us to put on our oxygen mask before assisting others, there’s only so much we can do for our loved ones if we aren’t our best selves. It’s easy to let slide, but I've tried to make a habit of finding even the simplest of moments and turning them into routine.
Set aside some time and try one of our favorite ways to show your lymphatic system a little love – the best way we know how, the French way.
We’re all about honesty over here and dry brushing is something we have a love/hate relationship with. It has wonderful benefits but is time consuming to do every day and isn’t always the most comfortable for those with sensitive skin. When you have a few minutes on the weekend or in the morning – it can be one of the best things to jump start your day. This brush is known for being sensitive skin-friendly.
You’ve heard this before! It’s so easy. But why is everyone doing it? The lymphatic system is 96% water. If you’re dehydrated, it has a harder time doing its job. Adding lemon is a great way to make your water a little more interesting and get a few more benefits out of it: soluble fiber, digestive support and vitamin C to help inflammation.
So you don’t have time (or the gift card) for a day at the spa. That’s ok! Just a few minutes of self massage will get your lymphatic system working for you. For this, we always turn to a trusted source and dear friend – Lisa Gainsley of The Lymphatic Message. Here’s a simple routine.
This one may be new to you. Some people consider leeks to be a superfood. They come packed with flavonoids, vitamins A, E, and K, and fibers. They are also a mild diuretic, which helps with water retention. Try this cozy bowl of wellness.
And if all else fails, your Élastique pieces offer a nice little micro-massage as you move around the house, from errand to errand, or even off to dinner!
December 31, 2021
"Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!" - Dom Pérignon
Who doesn't love champagne? Well, we have great news for you... It comes with a multitude of benefits. Champagne was considered a medicine to treat many ailments once upon a time. At the end of the 17th century, it was officially recognized for its health benefits, specifically digestive support, nausea, rheumatism, depression and skin conditions such as eczema.
And at the end of the 19th century, champagne could be found on French pharmacies' shelves, called “champagne hygienique”, and was often given in small doses to women who had just given birth or to patients post-surgery.
Drinking champagne can diminish the risk of heart conditions thanks to high level of polyphenols, known to increase circulation, according to a study lead by Dr Jeremy Spencer at the University of Reading in the UK.
Drinking a coupe of champagne per day is even said to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
So what's the science behind it? Every time we drink champagne, our brain and heart secrete ADH (an anti-diuretic hormone) which activates blood flow and encourages drainage.
Champagne also contains high levels of phosphorus, lithium and zinc which makes it a great anxiolytic with detoxifying benefits.
As we ring in 2022, we'll be cheersing to a lot more than the new year!
October 13, 2021
After school, I would spend hours watching my “mamie” (French for 'grandma') fit women for compression garments like bras, corsets and hosiery at the pharmacy where she worked. I was drawn to the world of beauty and wellness early on.
As a busy new mom adapting to life in The States, I wasn’t feeling like myself physically and self-care wasn’t exactly a priority with two little ones. After using much of my precious and limited time trying the latest trends to look and feel better, I wasn’t finding a solution – especially one that was clean or non-invasive. So, I went to work.
I made it my mission to construct a wellness solution that not only worked, but that worked for women’s busy lives. I spent four years crafting our first legging, l’Original.
This is about so much more than looking our best. A wise woman once told me the best gift you can give your children is the gift of taking care of yourself. And our unique combination of compression & micromassage does just this. It works to give you healthy skin from within...
It’s quickly becoming apparent that lymphatic health is the gateway to overall health. It drives our immune systems and leads to healthier, more radiant and toned skin. My hope is for these leggings to be a small, but meaningful, part of your wellness journey.
Our philosophy is joie de vivre. We want women to live, eat, dance, enjoy – knowing that we’re giving you a little boost. It’s all part of the good life: Bienvenue!