Using the latest holistic and non-invasive technology Laura has formulated a gentle and soothing treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Using the finest natural and organic products with Thermatherapy, Ultrasonic Cavitation, LED Light and Chinese Medicine to smooth and firm the skin. This effective treatment requires no recovery time so you can go straight from treatment room to the beach.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Is a warm disc application that has many different therapeutic properties when applied to the skins surface.The heat increases the size of the blood vessels, increasing blood flood and relaxing collagen fibers to improve the condition of the skin.
Using a natural conductive gel ultrasound frequency is applied to the area to be treated. Ultrasound waves vibrate at 1-3 million times per second (MHz) helping to expand the space in which the cells exist, causing vibration of the cell and breakdown of fatty deposits. In addition it helps to improve blood circulation, relax muscles and stimulate collagen production, which may reduce the appearance of cellulite and smooth the skin.
Uses non-thermal light wavelengths to create a sequence of biological reactions in the body. Red light increases collagen and elastin production and yellow light aids in lymphatic drainage. The unique technology of the Dermaco Pro VX machine combines micro-current with LED light to simultaneously stimulate muscle contraction assisting in the skin-smoothing and firming actions of the light frequencies.
From a Chinese Medicine (CM) perspective, a weak digestion is seen as being responsible for the formation of cellulite.
In CM the organ central to digestion on an energetic level is the Spleen. It is responsible for moving the fluid from our broken down food to the area of the body where it is needed, and transporting the waste fluid to be excreted. When the spleen is weak and function is impaired, fluid and toxins start to accumulate in the body. This is then pushed up to the surface of the body just below the skin, where your qi (energy) travels, creating a bumpy appearance to the skin.
As well as helping to strengthen the Spleen and your digestion, acupuncture may also be used locally to stimulate lymphatic drainage, which may help to smooth out the appearance of the skin. It may also stimulate your body's natural detoxifying organs, the Liver and Kidneys, potentially flushing the excess toxins and fluid out of the body in a natural way.
Your Spleen in Chinese Medicine is also responsible for clear and balanced thinking and so when the function of the Spleen is regulated not only may it help prevent cellulite from developing in the future, but it may also enhance positive feelings about your body image.
Cupping may be used to help break down the stagnant fluid, followed by acupuncture needles being placed in the body using points to strengthen the Spleen and regulate the body's fluid metabolism.
Needles may also be placed shallowly around areas of severe cellulite to encourage lymphatic drainage in the area. Electro-acupuncture may also be used to provide extra stimulation.
To end, treatment advice is given on skin care, and nutrition for healthy smooth skin on the body.
NB: This treatment can be done with or without acupuncture - please state at booking which you would prefer.
How Long Does it Take to Work?
A course usually involves between 8–12 treatments with sessions taking place once or twice weekly, although patients usually notice a difference after just one session. The initial course may be followed by regular maintenance sessions to boost and sustain the beneficial effects of the initial therapy. Response to treatment varies and is dependent upon age, general health, diet and lifestyle and skin-care regime.
Please Note: This treatment may be contraindicated for certain medical conditions, and is not recommended for pregnant or postpartum women. We recommend women wait at least six months after giving birth before commencing this treatment.
We highly recommend that those with allergies or sensitivities are patch tested at least 48 hours prior to treatment. We kindly ask that you inform us in advance of any relevant health conditions, infections, recent cosmetic procedures, surgeries, and allergies etc so that we can discuss treatment options with you prior to your appointment to avoid disappointment on the day. Please note that results are not guaranteed and may be dependent upon the condition of the skin.
No Acupuncture - All Sessions 60mins/ £120
With Acupuncture - All Sessions 75mins/ £150
'This treatment is amazing - the difference in the firmness of my skin before and after the treatment was phenomenal. I had a course of treatment before my holiday and it lasted long after I got back. I am definitely going to be having regular maintenance sessions.' KB 20/07/16.
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