Use these detox slimming treatments to help clients lose inches naturally and holistically

woman with measuring tape around waist after detox slimming treatment, lymphatic illustration in back

Do your clients complain about weight gain, bloating and feeling plump?  What about headaches, fatigue and insomnia?  Each of these can be symptoms of an abnormal buildup of fluids and toxins. Thankfully, for the most part, our bodies do a pretty good job at eliminating excess fluids and toxins.  Problem is modern lifestyles severely impair our body’s elimination system and most of us need more help these days.  Experienced body contouring experts recognize the signs of inefficient lymphatic functioning and know when detox is needed.  And instead of immediately opting for fat reduction technologies like cavitation or lipo laser, they recommend detox slimming treatments first, and sometimes only. 

In this article we 

  • Explain how an inadequately functioning lymphatic system leads to weight gain and ‘plumpness’ (it’s not always due to excess fat); 
  • Discuss the reasons why nowadays nearly everyone suffers from a detox problem (hint: lifestyle); and 
  • Tell you all about two of our favorite detox slimming treatments so that you, too, can help your clients lose inches…naturally and holistically.  


But before we dive in, here’s why you can rely on our advice.

Why you can rely on our advice

Our advice comes from years of experience in the field.  We’ve been in the medical spa industry (in Texas) since 2006 as profitable business owners/operators.   Our most recent medspa has been performing at a 7-figure level since 2015.   


But these days our focus is on guiding others to succeed in the business.  We serve as faculty for the Body Contouring Academy, have authored books and host an aesthetic business-building podcast.


Now that you know you can rely on us, let’s get started.

The lymphatic system: our body’s elimination machine


Each day we eat, drink, breathe, and touch enough toxins to do us a lot of harm if not for our body’s elimination machine, the lymphatic system.  .


If it functions as designed, we have no problems.  But excess fluids, toxins and other debris build up in our bodies when our lymphatic system is not performing optimally.  And it’s this buildup that leads to weight gain and other problems.  More on signs and symptoms of an inefficient lymphatic system soon.  


Let’s quickly review the lymphatic system so you can see why detox slimming treatments lead to inch loss and benefit your clients.


A review of the lymphatic system


The lymphatic system is one of two circulatory systems tasked with eliminating toxins, excess fluids, and other waste products from the body.  

  • The blood circulatory system
  • The lymphatic circulatory system

The blood vessels and the lymphatic vessels are lined up side-by-side and travel the same pathways in the body.

The blood circulatory system has a pump - the heart  

  • The constant pumping action of the heart moves blood throughout the body through the blood vessels.  
  • Each day, fluids, waste, and other debris leak out of the smallest blood vessels (capillaries) and into the interstitial space.  
  • It’s the lymphatic system’s task to pick up the leaked fluids, waste, and other debris from the interstitial space, and take it via the lymphatic vessels to process for elimination from the body mostly through the urine.    


The lymphatic circulatory system has no pump

  • Unlike the blood vessels, the heart does not move the lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels. 
  • The lymphatic system has no pump; it relies solely upon the motion of the body to move the lymph fluids throughout the body.  
  • Anytime our clients lack sufficient muscle movement (which is all-too-common), they create a lymphatic insufficiency within their body. 

The results of lymphatic insufficiency

  • Lymphatic insufficiency means the excess fluids, waste, toxins and other debris remains in the body.
  • When the primary problem with lymphatic insufficiency is excess fluids, the client will experience swelling, bloating, puffiness, looking “thick,” or feeling enlarged.     
  • But when lymphatic insufficiency also causes a buildup of waste, toxins, and other debris, the client can suffer from headaches, fatigue, aching joints, GI issues, insomnia, moodiness and inflamed skin. 


Signs your client may benefit from detox slimming treatments

For clients without complaints of problem fat - and even for clients who do complain of problem fat, when the client is experiencing any of these symptoms

  • feeling bloated
  • retaining fluids
  • feeling fatigued
  • having trouble sleeping
  • experiencing problems with concentration  
  • being unable to control weight gain 

you should first assist recommend detox slimming treatments, followed by a fat reduction treatment protocol.

When should you prioritize detox slimming treatments over fat reduction treatments?

  • Non-invasive fat reduction treatments rely on the lymphatic system to eliminate the destroyed fat and debris left behind after the treatment.  
  • With a poorly functioning lymphatic system, your client’s body cannot efficiently eliminate the waste and debris.  
  • So if you jump straight into fat reduction treatments without addressing the poorly functioning lymphatic system first, you’ll risk overloading the client’s lymphatic system…which makes inch loss difficult, if not impossible to see. 

Lifestyle factors that make detox slimming treatments necessary


Modern lifestyles adversely impair lymphatic system performance.  


Most people

  • Don’t ‘move’ enough
  • Don’t drink enough water
  • Suffer from chronic stress
  • Don’t get quality sleep
  • Get poor nutrition
    • Eat too many processed foods
    • Don’t eat enough foods rich in nutrients and antioxidants
    • Consume too much salt and sugar
  • Have jobs that require too much sitting

Detox Slimming Treatments to incorporate in your business


Detox Slimming Treatments use holistic technologies to promote and restore healthy lymphatic function. Though their precise mechanisms of action may differ, detox slimming treatments all work naturally and holistically by increasing blood and lymphatic circulation.  


The variety of  detox slimming treatment choices make it easy to find the treatment(s) and machine(s) that fits your business best.


Here are two of our favorites.


Vacuum Therapy Detox Slimming Treatments

Machine used

Vacuum Therapy machine


Vacuum therapy is a menu must-have.  


Here’s a vacuum therapy machine like the ones we use at our medspa…we have three of them!

vacuum therapy machine, holistic body contouring treatment

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How Vacuum Therapy Detox Slimming treatments work


  • The vacuum therapy machine utilizes a combination of technologies: negative pressure + mechanical massage, to increase both blood and lymphatic circulation resulting in the elimination of fats, excess fluids and toxins.  
  • In addition to the detoxification benefits, clients reap an additional treatment benefit =  breaking down superficial fats.

Number of treatments 

  • Generally a series of 6 weekly treatments are recommended to start, though it depends on each client’s condition and goals.
  • Each treatment yields subtle results and builds upon the previous treatment


Why clients love Vacuum Therapy Detox Slimming treatments

Clients enjoy the treatments, describing Vacuum Therapy Detox Slimming treatments as both stimulating and soothing.

How to get certified in Vacuum Therapy treatments


Earn your body contouring certification 

100% online and self-paced


Get all the forms you need to start performing treatments right away

  • Treatment Protocols
  • Consent Form
  • Pre/Post Treatment Form
  • Treatment Form
Vacuum Therapy Treatment on woman with 5 stars to describe Body Sculpting Masterclass

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Pressotherapy Detox Slimming Treatments


Pressotherapy can be very profitable as it can be a set it and exit treatment.

Machine used

Pressotherapy Machine


Here’s a Pressotherapy Machine like the ones we’ve used in our medspa…we have two of them!

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How Pressotherapy Detox Slimming treatments work


  • Pressotherapy (aka intermittent compression therapy and lymphatic drainage therapy) utilizes pneumatic compression technology applied by the use of inflating pumps within a bodysuit worn by the client.   
  • The pumping action puts intermittent pressure on the client’s body to stimulate the flow of the blood and the lymphatic circulatory systems to eliminate toxins, fats, excess fluids and other waste.  

Number of treatments 

  • Though every client is different, generally a series of 6 weekly treatments are recommended to start.
  • Each treatment yields subtle results and builds upon the previous treatment.


Why clients love Pressotherapy Detox Slimming treatments

Clients really enjoy the treatments, comparing Pressotherapy Detox Slimming treatments to a relaxing massage.

How to get certified in Pressotherapy treatments


Earn your body contouring certification 

100% online and self-paced


Get all the forms you need to start performing treatments right away

  • Treatment Protocols
  • Consent Form
  • Pre/Post Treatment Form
  • Treatment Form
pressotherapy on a client with machine in front and 5 stars describing pressotherapy body contouring course

Get the Pressotherapy course details now!

Detox slimming treatments can work wonders, but lifestyle changes are needed too.


What you should tell your clients about making lifestyle changes 

  • Detox slimming treatments boost the circulatory and lymphatic systems to assist your client’s in eliminating excess fluids, toxins, fats and other waste.
  • For optimum results and a healthier body, your clients also need to make as many of the following changes in their lifestyles.

Both your Verbal Client Education and your Written Post-Treatment Instructions should include the following advice.

1  Get quality sleep 

This allows the brain to recharge and eliminate toxins that accumulated during the day.


2  Drink water - Strict Rule: Consume ½ body weight in ounces each day (ex: weight 150 pounds, drink 75 oz of water per day)

Lymph fluid is 90% water and water is needed to transport waste out of the body.


3  Consume a healthy diet 

Nutrients are needed to detox; and you should be watchful to avoid the intake of additional toxins.


4  Get active 

Simple changes like walking 3-5 days a week or taking stairs instead of elevators can provide the motion needed for the lymphatic system to work properly.


5  Consider meditation, yoga, tai chi 

Adding stress-reducing activities can help with chronic stress.


6  Get up from your desk and move every hour 

This prevents lymphatic system stagnation while at work or when sitting for long periods.

Final Thoughts


  • Our clients’ modern lifestyles severely impair their bodys’ elimination system.  
  • The great majority of them need our help.  
  • When there are signs of inefficient lymphatic functioning, body contouring professionals know that detox treatments are needed. 
  • We’ve 
    • Given you two of our favorite detox slimming treatments
    • Recommended the machines to purchase 
    • And showed you how to get your body contouring certification in the treatments. 
  • No it’s time to purchase your machine and earn your certification…then implement detox slimming treatments in your business right away!

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in February of 2021 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.