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Brazil’s Cure for Cellulite Takes Midtown

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Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen and Alessandra Ambrosio — if the world were a genetic casino, Brazilians would win the jackpot. While the people of Brazil are as gorgeous as ever, they have some undeniable tricks up their sleeves. From Brazilian blowouts to Brazilian waxing, the country has introduced some of the most popular beauty practices in the world. The latest beauty trend targets a person’s worst nightmare — gasp — cellulite.

Modeladora, a Brazilian body contouring massage offered at Midtown’s NailBar & Beauty Lounge, is a non-invasive route to getting the perfect bod. It’s basically lypo without the “suction.” The massage helps to mold the body, minimize the appearance of cellulite, tighten skin and reduce inches.

The treatment is quick and easy, lasting only 30 minutes for $110 or one hour for $250. A trained massage therapist will deeply knead the skin to break down fat cells on the selected area of your choice. While phrases like “dislodging fat cells” and “lymphatic drainage” are the paradox of “sexy,” the outcome is oh-so-rewarding. This beauty gambit is beneficial, but not for the faint of heart. The treatment may cause some discomfort for the sensitive crowd. No matter how you swing it, a massage sounds worlds better than plastic surgery.

When you go: Ten sessions paired with healthy diet, exercise and hydration are recommended to see results. Luckily for you, 10 sessions can be purchased at the discounted rate of $95 each. If that’s not compelling enough, you’ll get a free manicure to complement your toned physique.

First stop: NailBar & Beauty Lounge. Next stop: Victoria Secret Fashion Show. We can all dream, right?