Making a Rêve a Reality

Photos courtesy of Rêve Body Sculpting

Photos courtesy of Rêve Body Sculpting

It’s eight months into the year, and aside from a few half-hearted salads in January, my New Year’s resolution to become a sculpted supermodel remains untouched. Inspiration is all around me, from Pinterest boards to magazine workouts to the salad sitting (uneaten) in my fridge. But I haven’t yet found a way to turn my dreams into reality.

Perhaps the answer is Rêve Body Sculpting, a unique health and wellness business that recently opened its Louisville location. Using light therapy, Rêve is based on the idea of liquefying the fat in your fat cells. “For a visual, it’s kind of like turning a grape into a raisin,” says Julie Hill, speaking for Rêve. “The fat is liquefied and comes out of the cell, and the lymphatic system picks it up.”

Rêve’s secret weapon, she says, is its Lipo-Light technology. “Lipo-Light uses photobiomodulation to stimulate the adipose cells, releasing fatty acids and breaking them down into glycerol molecules,” explains Hill. “Combined with exercise, Lipo-Light will result in targeted inch loss.” For example, a visitor could choose to target their upper arms or midsection. The therapist would then focus the Lipo-Light process with the idea of helping to lose weight in that specific area – all through light therapy.

Light therapy isn’t a familiar term, but Hill claims that it’s backed by science. “Specific wavelengths of light cause fat cell membranes to lose their round shape by changing the permeability of the cell,” she says. Altering a fat cell in this way then allows the fat to “leak” out of the cell, to be carried away by the body’s lymphatic system.

Photos courtesy of Rêve Body Sculpting

Photos courtesy of Rêve Body Sculpting

But Lipo-Light isn’t the only method Rêve uses to melt away stubborn fat. Therapists also put visitors on full body vibration machines, similar to the kind athletes sometimes use in training. “Vibration aids in circulation,” Hill relates, “and burns calories. It helps process out the fat generated by your light therapy.” And beyond the office, Rêve has ways to help visitors continue their progress at home. “We provide simple, 12-minute workout plans for every fitness level,” she adds. These short high-intensity workouts also help Rêve’s visitors to build muscle and burn fat.

The process sounds intense, but Rêve wants guests to feel comfortable. “The first time someone walks into Rêve, they should expect to walk into a spa-like atmosphere,” asserts Jalyn Hill, a nutritionist with the company. “The first appointment typically is a consultation where we explain the procedure and different services we offer.” Rêve advertises free consultations and encourages customers to call in if interested. “We also will weigh, measure and take the body fat of the client during the consultation so we can create the perfect plan for each individual,” she continues. Therapists can then tailor each visitor’s light therapy to desired, targeted areas like chins, thighs and waists.

Their name is clever – “rêve” is French for “dream” – but the company claims its therapies are timeless and completely natural, leading to lasting weight loss and improved health. Rêve maintains that Lipo-Light and other featured treatments are all safe and comfortable approaches to body sculpting. “I think what sets us apart is our personal touch,” concludes Julie Hill. “We offer honest, real-life solutions to helping people reach their health, inch and weight-loss goals.”

Rêve’s website lists “no pain involved” and “no known risks,” saying that “results vary depending on body type, metabolism and activity level.” However, it also notes that some visitors experience immediate results. VT

Rêve is located at 12238 Shelbyville Road, Middletown Plaza. For more information, visit revelouisville.com or call 502.709.4492.

By GRAHAM PILOTTE, Contributing Writer