What is Endermologie?
Just beneath the thin layer of skin lurks cellulite, toxins, and fatty acids that cause excess weight, low energy, fatigue, aches, pains, and the dimpled orange peel effect on your skin. Endermologie is the only FDA-Approved treatment for cellulite. Endermologie is a connective tissue treatment performed by combining mechanical stimulation and a gentle aspiration.
There are two types of fat cell receptors: Alpha and Beta receptor. The alpha receptors are responsible for adding and storing fat, toxins, and any other chemical your body absorbs. The Beta receptors are responsible for burning and releasing the toxins, fatty acids, and other chemicals your fat cell has accumulated. The majority of people have no problem when it comes to the Alpha receptors. The problem lies within the Beta receptors. Endermologie was designed in the 1980’s to stimulate and awaken the Beta receptors to release the fatty acids, toxins, cellulite, and fluid the body has retained. Once the Beta receptors are stimulated the fat cells will immediately begin to release the toxins that are built up. Following your Endermologie treatment there are some important things to keep in mind and steps you need to take to get the most out of each treatment. If you already lead a healthy lifestyle, Endermologie addresses fat accumulation that is resistant to diet and exercise. If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, Endermologie will help release the fatty acids and toxins, but if you go right back to your old eating habits your fat will absorb the new fatty acids and toxins you’ve consumed in your foods. Cardiovascular exercise is extremely important right after your Endermologie treatments. Each Endermologie treatment releases fatty acids and toxins right into your blood stream. Therefore it’s extremely important to get your heart rate up for a minimum of 30 minutes through cardio exercise. The exercise will burn the fatty acids that have been released into the bloodstream. If you don’t exercise, the fatty acids will go right back into the fat cells where they came from. Treatments are best followed by a 15-30 minute session in a steam sauna. During your cardio exercise and the steam sauna it’s very important to not let the sweat stay on your skin. Letting the sweat to stay on you skin will allow your skin to reabsorb the toxins you’ve sweated out. Swimming is not recommended as a cardio exercise due to the high amount of toxin absorption while swimming (i.e. chlorine). Endermologie will increase the blood flow in the areas that were treated by 400% for the next six hours. Your heart and lungs are the only pumps in your body to aid your body in expelling the newly released toxins. The sooner you exercise after your Endermologie treatments, the better results you’ll see.
Water is another important aid for before and after your treatments and throughout the day. Your kidney will start working overtime due to the amount of toxins and fatty acids, therefore your body will need the extra water to aid in filtering the toxins. It’s important when you come to your visit that you are very well hydrated. A body that is dehydrated will not see the results that a well hydrated body will. You may notice immediate results after your first treatment. Most people start seeing results after their 6th treatment.
Endermologie body sessions are 35-40 minutes per treatment. Every treatment is customized to the individual. Some people need extra focus on the tummy and thighs; others may need attention to their arms and buttocks. The Endermologist will focus on each individual’s needs and then provide a full body Endermologie treatment.
Single area treatments
Although we recommended an entire body treatment, there is the option to treat specific areas of the body. When focusing on one specific area of the body, sessions normally run from 10-15 minutes depending on the area of the body. The most popular areas are the tummy, buttocks, the arms, and the thighs. Single area treatments are designed for either the healthier client that has a little cellulite in just one area or for clients that have loose skin in only one area. Treating one area of the body doesn't exclude the client from the need of a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and proper hydration.
Endermologie facials are 10-15 minutes per treatments. The face, the area below the chin, and the neck are the areas of focus when facials are performed. Endermologie facials can help sinus drainage, lymphatic drainage, and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
Men and Endermologie
Endermologie is used by professional sports teams for athletes. By increasing blood flow to muscles and reducing aches and pains, athletes have had improved muscles from therapeutic massage. Endermologie has the same effect that it has on women with the release of toxins and fatty acids. Endermologie helps men reduce the love handles and tighten the pectoral muscles (the chest) and the back. Men who have lost weight have problems with their pectoral muscles sagging or drooping. Even with the right diet and exercise, the love handles are resistant to diet and exercise. Other parts of the body are not excluded but are less commonly focused upon.
Side effects and the comfort of treatments
Most clients report a feeling of relaxation and an increase in energy. A foul odor in your urine and discoloration is to be expected and is the effect of the toxins that were released. Some say the odor smells a lot like the urine smell that comes from eating asparagus.
On average, most clients need between 12-16 treatments to obtain their desired results. Each person’s body reacts differently to the treatments; therefore, it’s impossible to accurately determine the exact number of treatments for each person.
Endermologie has many benefits:
· Reduces the appearance of cellulite
· Increases blood circulation
· Breaks down scar tissue
· Detoxifies body
· Increases range of motion for burn survivors
· Reduces muscle aches, pains, and spasms
· Reduces appearance of stretch marks and scars
· Decreases appearance of wrinkles
· Tightens and firms loose or sagging skin