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  • Lymphatic Drainage Facial with Cryoskin

    The greatest of all time non-invasive, anti-inflammatory, lymphatic drainage facial! The lymphatic drainage facial with Cryoskin technology is a game changer for your modern-day skin. Adding cooling technology to a traditional lymphatic drainage facial allows for longer lasting results with improved skin appearance for several months. The lymphatic system is one of our body’s most important mechanisms, but many people know very little about it. The lymphatic system is not only a vital part of your immune system, but it's also the body’s weapon to reduce inflammation, promote cell regeneration, improve complexion, improve skin elasticity, reduce skin irritation, and improve skin disorders like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Chemicals in the foods we eat, pollution in the air, toxins in our daily goods, and stress can alter the appearance of your skin. An efficient functioning lymphatic system is key to eliminating toxins, improving our immune system response, and removing cellular waste. Traditionally, lymphatic drainage therapies are used to treat lymphedema, a condition marked by chronic swelling. More recently, lymphatic drainage facials have been incorporated into beauty regimens as a secret weapon to keep our skin firm, provide anti-aging effects, get rid of toxins, nourish our cells, improve circulation, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall health and wellbeing. To slow down the aging process and promote healthy glowing skin, it is important to keep the lymphatic vessels healthy and reduce deterioration of lymphatic function. Regarding your head, neck, face, and chin, if you do not have an efficient lymphatic system, fluid can start to build up beneath the skin causing it to sag and amplify imperfections. Over time, your head, neck, face, and chin may become chronically swollen. The excess fluid accumulates toxins, bacteria, and viruses which lead to many skin ailments and health problems. The lymphatic vessels and nodes act to drain the lymph fluid from the tissues, it filters the bad stuff, and circulates it back through the body. A lymphatic facial may only address the superficial vessels of the neck, head, face, and chin. It’s important to keep in mind the lymphatic system works as an entire bodily system. If you suffer from ailments of a poor functioning lymphatic system, it is suggested to address lymphatic drainage for the entire body. WHAT MAKES A CRYOSKIN FACIAL BETTER THAN A TRADITIONAL LYMPHATIC FACIAL? Cryoskin Facial technology is 100% non-invasive with zero downtime. It works as an instant facelift while getting a lymphatic drainage facial. A traditional lymphatic drainage facial uses gentle massage techniques to improve the flow of lymph fluid. Cryoskin technology elevates the anti-inflammatory benefits with sub-zero temperatures, along with the warmth of a lymphatic facial massage, to constrict blood vessels, reduce inflammation, improve microcirculation, and stimulate cell turnover. The alternating temperature technique used throughout the lymphatic drainage facial with Cryoskin causes a response from the skin to increase blood flow and collagen production, which leads to its many benefits. BENEFITS OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FACIAL WITH CRYOSKIN: -Non-invasive -No downtime -Safe for all skin types -Promotes lymphatic drainage -Quick and convenient -Accelerates biological reactions -Increases oxygen and nutrients supply -Improves skin texture - Improves elasticity -Firms muscles which retract with the cold -Improves microcirculation -Amplifies facial contours -Promotes youthful appearance - Reduces puffiness - Reduces dark circles -Reduces pore size -Brighter complexion -Reduce fine lines and wrinkles -Boost immune function -Drains toxins and bacteria -Relieves stress -Reduces the appearance of double chin -Treats eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis -Treats inflammation due to acne, pigmentation, and scarring HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A CRYOSKIN FACIAL FOR BEST RESULTS? The timeframe in between Cryoskin Facials is dependent on your age. We recommend starting with a 5 pack and adding additional sessions if needed. We also recommend sessions 1-2x per month thereafter to maintain results. For clients with more signs of aging and poor skin elasticity: Every 3 days for optimal results. For clients with less signs of aging and good skin elasticity: 1 time per week for optimal results. HOW LONG DO CRYOSKIN FACIAL RESULTS LAST? Results can be seen after one session. Cryoskin Facial results aren’t permanent, but they are cumulative, so the more sessions received, the longer the results last. If you receive five sessions, you can expect the see results last up to 3-4 months. However, this depends on age and genetics. For older clients, results may last 1-2 months. In general, we recommend coming in for maintenance visits as needed for best results.

  • Symptoms of Poor Lymphatic Drainage

    If you have been struggling to feel well and are looking to restore your health and feel better, one of the first things most of us jump to these days is a cleanse or detoxing program. When it comes to detoxification, the lymphatic system is the most important and should always be addressed first. When the lymphatic fluid backs up because it is sticky, congested, or blocked, fluid from the tissues containing toxins and waste cannot enter the lymphatic system to be disposed of by the body. This back up prevents the cells from getting necessary nutrients. At this point you are living in dirty fish tank water with no pump or filtration system. When there is poor lymphatic drainage, the cells lose metabolic efficiency and can no longer do their job. If cells are in this state, it creates more inflammation, degenerative conditions develop, and sickness and disease occur. Effective lymphatic drainage is essential for basic tissue detoxification and is a fundamental part of any healing process. Before you begin any cleansing and detox programs, you must fix the drainage system. You must identify the signs and symptoms you are experiencing in order to determine if you have poor lymphatic drainage. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine if your lymphatic system is sluggish or clogged: How do you feel physically? (tired, stiff, swollen, slow, inflamed, fatigue, muscle pain, allergies, etc) How do you feel mentally? (brain fog, depressed, stressed, anxious, headaches, loss of memory, reduced concentration, unmotivated, etc) How does your skin look and feel? (dry, acne, blemishes, rash, irritations, itchy, tingling, thick, leathery, etc) How does your body look? (puffy, juicy, change of shape, etc) How do you think your metabolism works? (irregular bowel movements, stomach aches, bloating, discomfort, difficulty losing weight although you have made diet and workout changes, etc) How do you know if you have poor lymphatic drainage? There are numerous signs that lymphatic fluid is not moving efficiently and that toxins are building up in your body. Some common issues that you may have experienced include swelling of the hands and having enlarged lymph nodes in your neck when you are sick. However, there are many other symptoms that can signify a clogged lymphatic system. These include: 1) Soreness/Stiffness – If you frequently feel sore or stiff, you may have sluggish or congested lymph fluid. You may also have lingering pain or tightness that cannot be explained. 2) Headaches – Inadequate lymphatic and sinus drainage creates inflammation and pressure which causes headaches. The lymphatic system also drains cerebrospinal fluid out of the brain along with the waste byproducts which allows new fluid to be formed. 3) Bloating and digestive issues – The abdominal area is rich with lymphatic vessels. The lymphatic fluid from the lower body and reproductive organs connects with the digestive lymphatic vessels in the abdomen. This region has the largest node in the body and filters proteins and fats from our digestive process. Constipation and irregular bowel movements is a common symptom of congested lymph as are food sensitivities. 4) Fatigue/Stress – There is much controversy surrounding the cause of chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue is known to last at least 6 months and interfere with your daily activities and social life. Repeated stress (physical, dietary, or emotional), traumatic events, inflammation, and hormone imbalances tend to be correlated with those experiencing fatigue. Those suffering from chronic fatigue and/or stress tend to have impaired lymph drainage which accumulates toxins affecting all of the body systems. Improving lymphatic drainage may be a key factor to feeling better since it is not treatable with rest. 5) Skin problems – Dry or itchy skin, loss of elasticity, premature aging, acne, rashes, and many other skin conditions may suggest a sluggish lymphatic system. Approximately 70% of our lymph system resides directly under the skin and is vital for skin health. 6) Swelling – Swelling can occur in all or part of a limb or another part of the body. It can be difficult to fit into clothes, shoes, and jewelry. At first the swelling may come and go. It may be difficult to discover what triggers the change of fluid retention. It may get worse during the day and go down overnight. Without treatment, it will usually become more severe and persistent. If your limbs are swollen you may experience aching, heaviness, difficulty with movement, repeated skin infections, different skin texture, folds developing in the skin, and pitting. 7) Allergies – Repeated sinus infections, worsening allergies, and an increased occurrence of head colds are signs that your lymphatic fluid is not effectively moving. When there is sinus congestion, bacteria and viruses can drain from the nasal cavities into the stagnant fluid located in the sinus cavity, causing an infection. The feeling of having a stuffy nose, congestion, and lots of mucous are symptoms of a backed up lymphatic system. 8) Brain fog – If the lymph fluid is not draining, toxins build up in old cerebrospinal fluid and causes you to feel exhausted, confused, and slow. Likewise, depression, anxiety, and mood swings have been tied to clogged lymphatics. When the lymphatic system is clogged it creates swelling (edema) known as lymphedema, also known as lymphatic obstruction. Lymphedema may develop quickly, or it may develop slowly over several months. This condition can be overlooked or misdiagnosed as a weight problem or obesity. What causes lymphedema? There are 2 main types of lymphedemas: Primary Lymphedema is rare and inherited. It can develop in infancy, during puberty or pregnancy, or in some cases after the age of 35. It is caused by alterations (mutations) in genes responsible for the development of the lymphatic system. The faulty genes cause the parts of the lymphatic system responsible for draining fluid to not develop properly or not work as they should. Secondary Lymphedema develops in people who previously had a normal lymphatic system that then becomes damaged. It can be the result of cancer treatment, an infection, injury, inflammation of the limb, or a lack of limb movement. Known common causes of lymphedema Infections – An infection, such as cellulitis, can sometimes cause lymphedema. Severe cellulitis can damage the tissue around the lymphatic system, causing it to become scarred. Inflammation – Medical conditions that cause tissue to become red and swollen can also permanently damage the lymphatic system. Venous diseases – Diseases that affect the flow of blood through the veins can cause lymphedema in some people. The abnormal or damaged veins can cause fluid to overflow from the veins into the tissue spaces. This overwhelms and eventually exhausts the parts of the lymphatic system responsible for draining this fluid. Some venous diseases that can lead to lymphedema include DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and swollen and enlarged veins (varicose veins). Obesity – People who are obese, particularly those who are severely obese, have an increased risk of developing swollen body parts. It’s not clear exactly why this is, but it’s been suggested that the extra fatty tissue affects the lymphatic channels in some way, reducing the flow of fluid through them. Trauma and injury – Accidental injury to the lymphatic system can be a cause of edema. For example, it can occur after an accident where there’s extensive bruising or soft tissue loss. Immobility – Movement and exercise help lymph drainage because muscle activity surrounding the lymphatic vessels massages fluid into and along them. Reduced movement can therefore lead to lymphedema because the fluid in the lymphatic system does not get moved along. For example, people who have limited mobility for a long period of time as a result of an illness, nerve damage or arthritis may be at risk for lymphedema. Diagnosing lymphedema In many cases, lymphedema can be diagnosed from your symptoms and medical history, and by examining the affected body part and measuring the distance around it to see if it’ is enlarged. Treating lymphedema There’s no cure for lymphedema, but it’s usually possible to control the main symptoms using techniques to minimize fluid build-up and stimulate the flow of fluid through the lymphatic system. Stay tuned for the greatest techniques out there! Psychological impact Living with a long-term condition that affects your appearance can cause a great deal of distress and lead to depression. Due to the symptoms caused by lymphedema you may no longer find pleasure in the activities you usually enjoy. You may not feel like your "old" self. Talking to other people with lymphedema can be encouraging and decrease feelings of isolation, stress, and anxiety. If you are consistent with your treatment plan, your symptoms should gradually become less noticeable.

  • How does an infrared sauna cause fat loss?

    Infrared sauna fat loss is easy, enjoyable, and relaxing. Infrared heat has been used for overall wellness for many years, fat loss is one of its many benefits. Unlike traditional saunas which heats the air, infrared saunas use advanced therapy to directly heat the body with only a small percentage of heat heating the air. The wavelengths of infrared heat have the potential to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches into the body. The infrared heat causes natural detoxification to help eliminate toxins. Toxins in the body can interfere with fat loss and cause fatigue, muscle aches and pains, and lead to many different skin reactions. Amongst many toxins, two common toxins that hinder fat loss are obesogens and Bisphenol-A (BPA). Obesogens is an endocrine-disrupting chemical which cause weight gain. They are known to increase the number of fat cells, or the amount of fat stored within the cells. Obesogens are currently found in many of our daily products, such as, personal care products, cosmetics, cleaners, toys, kitchen utensils, plastic curtains and tablecloths, soft furnishings, furniture, mattresses, and clothes. Another common toxin, BPA, is an industrial chemical used in manufacturing plastics. Research suggests that BPA imitates the body’s natural hormones and disrupts their function. BPA mimics estrogen which allows it to bind to estrogen receptors to influence normal body processes, such as, reproduction, fetal development, growth, and cell repair. BPA plastic is found in many common consumer items, including reusable water bottles, plastic food containers, baby bottles, and sports equipment. As you can see, toxins are all around us. When a fat cell becomes toxic the toxins can keep the body from eliminating fat, even when you are eating very healthy and exercising. Infrared saunas get the toxins out of the fat cells, and the toxins can be eliminated through the body’s largest organ, the skin. This process gives meaning to “sweating it out.” Keep in mind, sweat can release toxins but it’s not its primary job. The lymphatic system is considered the bodies detoxification system, along with the kidneys and liver. Sweat is a consequence of our bodies keeping us cool, so don’t judge your infrared sauna session (or your workouts) by how much you sweat. Studies have shown when infrared saunas are used 3 times a week for 30 minutes per session, the average loss of body fat is 4%. Regular infrared sauna not only cause fat loss, they can be used to decrease stress which helps balance cortisol levels and metabolism. There is no limit to how many infrared sauna sessions you can do a week. If you are hydrated and healthy, you can use an infrared sauna every day.

  • How does infrared help treat inflammation?

    The infrared sauna delivers near, mid, and far infrared light to treat the site of injury or inflammation. Infrared light penetrates to the inner layers of the skin (about 2 to 7cm), allowing it heal the muscles, nerves and bones. Infrared light therapy is known to activate nitric oxide, a cell signaling molecule that helps smooth the arteries to prevent constriction, battle free radicals to reduce oxidative stress, prevent clumping in the vessels, and regulate blood pressure. This molecule also enhances blood circulation to deliver vital nutrients and oxygen to damaged and injured tissues in the body. Infrared increases blood flow to different areas of the body making it possible for oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells, allowing them to function properly and effectively. Consequently, this therapy stimulates cell regeneration and repairs injured tissues, reducing pain and inflammation. You'll feel the effects of greatness after one infrared session. Keep in mind, for long term chronic inflammation relief, the infrared sauna should be utilized consistently based on your needs.

  • Lymphedema vs Lipedema

    Lymphedema and Lipedema are two medical disorders that involve swelling in the arms and lower extremities. Lipedema occurs almost exclusively in women and is a symmetric, pathologic deposition of fatty accumulation or “fluid fat buildup” in the legs, hips, thighs, and upper arms. Lymphedema is a medical condition that involves a dysfunction or flow of lymph fluid through the legs or arms revolving around the lymphatic system. Both conditions can be overlooked or misdiagnosed as a weight problem or obesity. These misunderstood and complicated disorders need more intervention, and we are happy to offer non-invasive treatments to effectively manage and improve the quality of life. What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is an excess build-up of fluid in the arms or lower legs. Where lipedema is primarily a condition that is characterized by increased fatty tissue in the affected areas, lymphedema is essentially a build-up of lymph fluid in these tissues. Lymphedema occurs because of a blockage in your lymphatic system which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents your lymph fluid from draining properly and the build-up of excess fluid causes swelling. The causes of lymphedema can be divided into primary or secondary; primary, where it occurs on its own or secondary, where it occurs as a result of another disease or condition. Primary lymphedema is rare and inherited and can develop in infancy, during puberty or pregnancy or in some cases after the age of 35. Secondary lymphedema can be caused by injury to lymph nodes in surgery, exposure to radiation treatments for cancer or an infection of the lymph nodes. Interestingly, lymphedema can also occur secondary to lipedema. The reason for this is that the increased fatty tissue in lipedema can compress and strangle the very delicate lymphatic tracts/vessels and impede the flow of lymph fluid resulting in a build-up of lymphatic fluid – aka lymphedema. Those suffering from lymphedema experience different symptoms than those with lipedema. Lymphedema sufferer’s skin tends to be more tolerant and not painful to touch. They also don’t bruise as easily and do not suffer from hormonal disturbance. What is Lipedema? Lipedema (also known as lipoedema) is a chronic disorder of fat metabolism and distribution which usually manifests as a disproportionate amount of fat being stored in the lower half of the body. While lipedema may affect both men and women, it’s most commonly seen in women. Lipedema sufferers will present a disproportionate amount of fat stored in the outer thighs, inner thighs, lower legs and ankles and sometimes the upper arms. In severe cases, the fatty collections can be quite disfiguring, leading to problems with joints and mobility. The cause of lipedema is unknown however many doctors believe it is linked to hormones, particularly in women as many symptoms develop or worsen during times of extreme hormonal changes such as puberty, pregnancy or menopause. Those suffering from lipedema experience hormonal disturbances, frequent bruising of the skin and develop tissue that feels rubbery to touch. Lipedema is a progressive disease and will worsen with age. Some studies have shown that lipedema may run in families. Comparing Lymphedema and Lipedema Lymphedema is an asymmetrical condition that is usually acquired when the lymphatic system is damaged with trauma, surgery, or an infection. It can also be congenital with hereditary changes to the lymphatic system. Symmetry is a hallmark trademark of lipedema. Both legs or arms are affected, excluding the feet and hands. Patients with a slower lymphatic system can have changes that occur where swelling continues to spread to other areas of the body. This condition can be known as Lipo-Lymphedema and is a development of both disorders at the same time. A proper diagnosis requires a manual inspection of the affected areas and should be performed by an expert. There is no definitive test for lipedema, but specific markers in a blood test can be reliable indicators.

  • What is the difference between Cryoskin and Endosphères Therapy?

    Integrating Cryoskin + Endosphères Treatments: The differences between these two modalities and why they should be integrated for best results. First, the differences: Cryoskin Slimming (CryoSlimming®) works by subjecting the subcutaneous layer of skin (where most fat is stored) to sub-zero temperatures. This cold exposure causes the fat cells in the treated area to initiate apoptosis: "an active, programmed process of cellular dismantling." Said another way, apoptosis programs these fat cells to expire. They are then converted to waste and expelled from the body via urine, sweat and breath. The elimination of these cells, once apoptosis has been initiated, is carried out by the lymphatic system - this can be achieved through exercise as well as a variety of lymphatic drainage modalities. Cryoskin Toning (CryoToning®) works by applying cold temperatures to the top two layers of skin (the epidermis and the dermis). The cold from the wand, plus the warmth from the technician's hand alternately create vasoconstriction (i.e. oxygenated blood flow in the smallest vessels) which in turn boosts collagen and elastin production, helping to firm skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Endosphères Therapy is particularly powerful lymphatic drainage modality. Endosphères Therapy works by applying compressive microvibration to the legs, gluteus, abdomen, back, and arms. These low frequency vibrations are achieved by the cylinder within the handpick which contains fifty-five rotating silicone spheres. The cylinder rotates at a given frequency (or speed). This plus the staggered arrangement of the spheres creates microvibration while the weight of the handpiece and the pressure applied by the technician creates compression. Endosphères Therapy achieves lymphatic drainage via this compression and microvibration which works to move trapped fluids and toxins towards the nearest lymphatic duct where they can then be cycled out of the body via the lymphatic system. Additionally, thanks to the benefits of compression and microvibration, Endosphères stimulates microcirculation in the treated areas, boosting collagen and elastin production as well as metabolic exchanges (i.e. preventing lymphatic stasis and the stagnation and accumulation of toxins). Endopshères Therapy also works to restore skin structure. What does this mean and how do I know if my skin structure needs restoring? Aesthetic pathologies like cellulite are an indication that person's skin structure has been altered from the natural aesthetic shape (think: smoothness) that would have otherwise been maintained by homeostasis (that is, balance in the tissues of the body). Endosphères works to restore skin structure first by eliminating trapped toxins from the tissues (a major culprit in causing imbalances in the tissues of the body) and then by restoring the skin structure via the physical action of compression microvibration which works to break up fibrous aggregates (another contributor to the visual appearance of cellulite). Importantly, Endosphères Therapy does not directly eliminate fat. Likewise, manual Cryoskin Slimming does not directly boost lymphatic action. Why it is recommended to integrate Cryoskin and Endosphères Therapy: As you can see from the differences highlighted above, Cryoskin Slimming pairs exceptionally well with Endosphères Therapy. While Cryoskin Slimming eliminates fat, Endosphères Therapy boots lymphatic action to aid in the disposal of fat cell debris. It is recommended to wait at least 48-72 hours after a CryoSlimming®️ to incorporate an Endosphères Therapy session. It is also beneficial to integrate CryoToning®️ with Endosphères Therapy to reduce cellulite. CryoToning®️ uses cold (from Cryoskin wand) and heat (from the technician's hand) application to minimize the appearance of cellulite by boosting collagen and elastin production. Integrating Endosphères Therapy will achieve more long-lasting cellulite reduction benefits because Endosphères works on eliminating the causes of cellulite (i.e. toxin stagnation, imbalances in the tissues, fibrousness) - the reduction in cellulite simply a happy consequence of the therapy. It is recommended to wait a minimum of 48 hours between a CryoToning®️ session and Endosphères Therapy session. In general, we recommend a minimum of twelve Endosphères Therapy sessions for six weeks. (Treatments should be applied twice a week with a minimum of 48 hours between sessions). When integrating CryoSlimming®️ sessions, we recommend receiving two-three Endosphères sessions prior to a CryoSlimming®️ session (to boost lymphatic action). After a CryoSlimming®️ session, we recommend waiting at least 48-72 hours before receiving an Endosphères Therapy session. When integrating CryoToning®️ sessions, we recommend waiting 48 hours between a CryoToning®️ and an Endosphères Therapy session.

  • How does lymphatic drainage with Endosphères Therapy help weight loss?

    If you have been following a strict diet and exercise regimen and you’re not seeing the results you expected, a sluggish lymphatic system (the garbage disposal of our bodies) could be the problem. An efficient functioning lymphatic system is essential in our modern-day bodies, it not only helps our body operate more efficiently, it helps with weight loss. A great solution for a sluggish lymphatic system is Endosphères Therapy. Endosphères helps with weight loss by promoting lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system is found under the skin throughout the entire body. It does not have a pump (unlike the circulatory system) and must move against gravity since we are upright. Stress, sitting too much, lack of activity, injuries, and poor posture can contribute to congestion which can make you feel sluggish making it difficult to achieve your weight loss goals. Lymphatic drainage with Endosphères Therapy releases toxins and fluids that have built-up in the body. When your body is holding too many toxins, weight loss is more challenging. By focusing on lymphatic drainage with Endosphères Therapy, you can increase circulation, manage inflammation, and promote weight loss all in one go. Of course, it can take more than one session to see results. Over time, the stagnation of toxins in the tissues can alter the state of extra cellular matrix (a network of macromolecules -including collagen and enzymes – which lend structural and biochemical support to surrounding cells) which can result in tissue alterations and fibrosis. Since toxicity can play a huge roll in premature aging, losing or keeping excess weight off, the lymphatic system must be addressed when we are seeking optimal health. To address these problems, Endosphères Therapy uses a natural technique, Compressive Microvibration, through a roller device that generates low-frequency mechanical vibrations to improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This mechanism of Compressive Microvibration moves excess water and trapped toxins towards major lymphatic ducts, where they can be cycled out of the body via the lymphatic system. Once lymphatic flow begins to improve (after several treatments), Endosphères Therapy not only helps with weight loss, it also has a body contouring effect. It uses the muscle as active resistance as the treatment area extends from the skin to the muscle. The wave produced by the application of Compressive Microvibration on the tissues breaks down fat fibroblasts. This allows for compression and remodeling of the localized tissue. The treatment also increases metabolism in difficult fat tissue. Improvement of lymphatic drainage and remodeling of the tissue also creates homeostasis (a state of balance among the body systems). When there is homeostasis in the tissues of the body, the tissues will tend towards a natural aesthetic shape. Basically, the shape you think you should be before extra body fluid, loose skin, cellulite, and/or “aging” effects took place and changed the way your body looked. Once the body reaches a state of homeostasis, like everything else, it does require maintenance (unless you’re genetically blessed). Keep in mind maintenance can be different for everyone. For most of us, learning about the lymphatic system and how to treat it may be a new discovery. If you are Googling how to treat the lymphatic system on your own you may come across some false information. Take note, the lymphatic system moves very slowly. It takes about 2 weeks for the lymphatic system to go through a full cycle of movement. Do not get excited and try too many treatments at once, you may overload the lymphatic system. You may not see improvements immediately; it is more gradual. You also may be told to move the lymph “towards the heart.” That is the general upward direction but it’s not 100% correct. To be precise, the two main lymphatic ducts are the right lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct. The right lymphatic duct, is located at the root of the neck and drains lymph from the upper right quadrant of the body. The second duct, the thoracic duct, located from T12 to the root of the neck, drains lymph from lower body, abdomen, and left side of the upper body. Key take aways, lymphatic drainage massages may be the hero to your problems but it is a process that requires time and multiple treatments. Areas of congestion vary in each person. Do not overload the lymphatic system by doing too much at once and always remember there are two main lymphatic ducts (and many pathways). Once you relieve lymphatic congestion and have homeostasis, the body will have an optimal environment to thrive and it should improve metabolically, ultimately helping with weight loss.

  • How does Cryotherapy help with weight loss?

    If you’re frustrated with trying to lose weight, a regular cryotherapy weight loss program can help by increasing your metabolic rate. Combining whole body cryotherapy with regular exercise and healthy eating can be the best way to lose fat. Studies have shown, if done consistently, whole body cryotherapy sessions can burn 500-800 calories in 3 minutes. The big question is, how does cryotherapy improve metabolism? Answer: Thermogenesis. First of all, total daily energy expenditure consists of four components: basal metabolic rate, diet-induced thermogenesis, exercises energy expenditure, and non-exercise activity thermogenesis. In our case, cryotherapy falls in the non-exercise activity thermogenesis category. Some effects of cryotherapy may seem like common sense. For example, have you ever noticed during the winter or when it’s cold that you eat more? This is what animals do to prepare for hibernation. It is your body’s natural way of saying that you are more metabolically active and burning more calories, therefore you need to eat more. When we are exposed to cold temperatures our body goes into survival mode to stay warm. There are two ways that the human body can transfer energy to heat. The first one is by shivering. When we feel cold, we shiver, this is a sign of our body creating tiny muscle contractions with the goal of creating kinetic energy which then transfers to heat energy. The second way our body stays warm is by increasing metabolic demand and utilizing stored calories, in this case it’s fat cells, specifically brown adipose tissue. To understand how cold thermogenesis works for fat loss, you must understand that we have two different types of fat cells in our body; brown and white adipose (fat) tissue. Brown adipose tissue is the good fat and helps keep our bodies warm when exposed to extreme cold. Brown adipose tissue has more mitochondria (the energy producing part of our cells) than white adipose tissue. Studies have shown that brown adipose tissue has an inverse correlation to the percentage of body fat and BMI. Ultimately, we want more brown fat. The more brown fat you have, the more fat your body will burn. Now that we understand there are two different types of fat tissue, we’re one step closer to learning how to convert white fat to brown fat. One way to convert white to brown fat tissue is through whole body cryotherapy. There are two main mechanisms in which our body responds to cryotherapy and that can increase our metabolism. 1. Shivering Thermogenesis 2. Non-Shivering Thermogenesis Shivering thermogenesis is your body’s response to the cold. Shivering is rapid involuntary muscular contractions which produce heat as a byproduct. This involuntary movement helps to warm the body in order to protect the vital organs. Shivering thermogenesis caused by cryotherapy burns a lot of calories and can be an important component to weight loss. The caloric burn associated with shivering thermogenesis is like the effects of cardiovascular exercise. Non-Shivering thermogenesis helps to promote weight loss. It is partially regulated by the hormone and neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Studies have shown that when exposed to the cold (such as cryotherapy) there is a significant increase in norepinephrine in the body. Norepinephrine acts on key proteins to uncouple the normal electrical processes within mitochondria. The body responds by producing more mitochondria causing a ‘browning effect” which converts white adipose tissue to brown adipose tissue. When white fat is converted to brown fat you lose the fat deposits throughout your body (abdomen, love handles, thighs, butt) and you burn more fat 24/7 because brown fat is more metabolically active. Brown fat may be the hero contributing to weight loss from continuous whole body cryotherapy sessions, however let’s not get this type of “fat loss” confused with apoptosis (cell death) from other thermogenic treatments. Another thermogenic treatment we offer that focuses specifically on killing fat cells is Cryoskin. If your primary goal is fat loss and you are unsure what treatment is best for you, request a consultation and talk with an expert!

  • Why am I not seeing results from diet and exercise?

    When it comes to improving your health and fitness, people are not the same. Odds are, what worked for your friend or someone on the internet, may not work the same for you. When it comes to not seeing results from your diet and exercise program, before you address other factors, here’s 10 questions to ask yourself: 1. What are my ultimate goals? 2. Are my goals realistic? 3. How long have I been trying to reach these goals? 4. What have I done to reach my goals? 5. Have I noticed any positive changes? 6. Have I noticed any negative changes? 7. Have I plateaued? 8. Have I done anything to overcome the plateau? If so, what did you do, did it work, and how long did it take? 9. What do I struggle with the most? 10. Do I have any pestering health symptoms? The top lifestyle factors personal trainers and fitness influencers preach are get enough sleep, stay hydrated, avoid sugar, eat protein, avoid alcohol, do intermittent fasting, count your macros, include more strength training, switch up your workouts, and be consistent. If you listen to these common health and fitness tips, you understand that to see results it’s best to keep track of what you put in your body and what you put out. Whether you’re trying to lose fat or gain muscle, this is the first go-to action to get results. I usually tell my clients to give a new “program” 4-6 weeks to see changes, after that the body tends to plateau. If you have seen minimal to no progress, have an extremely healthy diet, a faithful workout routine, and have tried all the basic tips and tricks, it may be time to address more internal issues. Let’s first start with the lymphatic system, aka the bodies most neglected system. Most health and fitness professionals aren’t educated on the lymphatic system, so it’s not your fault if yours has been neglected. It’s just a matter of time for us to spread the word - the lymphatic system may be the missing piece to your health and fitness goals. What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system is our internal drainage system. Its major functions include: • Protecting your body from illness-causing invaders. • Maintaining proper fluid levels. • Absorbing fat from the digestive system. Think of it as your body’s pipes and garbage disposal that doesn’t have a pump. Unlike the circulatory system, that has your heart pulsing to move blood through the body, your lymphatic system does not have a pump. To give you an idea of what you’re dealing with, the body has 15 L of lymph fluid and 5 L of blood. That’s a big difference! Those 15 L of lymphatic fluid must have a major role in the body. Let’s look at how the lymphatic system contributes to the major factors that affect our body’s inability to adapt to a diet and exercise program. Digestion When it comes to having a healthy diet, if you have a toxic fluid environment it can be difficult for nutrients to enter the cells. It can also be difficult for cells to excrete waste if the body has a toxic environment. It is the lymphatic system’s job to clean up toxins in the body. Most of us change eating habits and focus on nutrients to produce body changes, but this may have no effect if the nutrients have difficulty entering the body’s cells. This is why it’s very important to address the lymphatic system to remove the clog of toxins in the drainage system, and to cleanse the pipes so you can absorb the nutrients you’re putting in it. If you continue to digest food or liquid in a backed-up system, it makes it very difficult to filter out the good nutrients. Physical Stress Intense workouts may cause chronic inflammation. When you workout it’s causing cell destruction which can cause soreness, swelling, and tightness, then you make new cells. Modern day high intensity workout culture is a major culprit for inflammation. For example, your workout time is probably your only opportunity to move in the day. If you go from 0 to 100 really quick in an intense workout class, your body goes into “survival mode.” We focus on personal records and sprints because we think that’s how we are going to change our bodies, but we might be overtraining. If your body is already stressed and toxic, you won’t be able to efficiently process the cells you “destroyed” in your workout, and it will limit your muscles ability to generate new cells. When you work out and cause excess tension, you will cause more inflammation in your body. If there’s excess tension and inflammation present in the tissue, it restricts fluid flow. Fluid will then accumulate causing you to be swollen unless your lymphatic system can help reduce the inflammation and drain the excess fluid. Keep in mind inflammation is not bad, but when there is excess inflammation, it may cause more problems than just feeling “swole.” Emotional Stress Like physical stress, too much emotional stress has a negative impact on the body. When you experience stress, cortisol (a stress fighting hormone) is released. The lymphatic system is uniquely susceptible to stress. If cortisol levels are abnormal for a prolonged period, it can bring the lymph flow to a halt along with many other symptoms. As for diet, cortisol regulates metabolism and blood sugar. If you have too much cortisol in your body, it is known to cause weight gain during stressful times. Cortisol can also change your body’s shape by relocating fat cells in the body, most often around the abdomen and face. An excess amount of cortisol can cause your body to produce less testosterone which may decrease muscle mass, as well as slow down your metabolism. Not only does cortisol affect your metabolism and muscle mass, but it also suppresses your immune system and weakens the blood-brain barrier, lungs, and gut barrier. A weakened gut barrier leaks waste into your bloodstream, causing your immune system to be unable to fight off foreign invaders. Hormones Aka your body’s chemical messengers. As we get older, our bodies are constantly changing, and these changes are driven by hormones. Everyone will experience natural periods of hormonal imbalances; however, hormonal imbalances can also occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning properly. Hormones control growth, sexual function, reproduction, metabolism, blood sugar, blood pressure, and mood. Hormonal imbalances, similar to the effects of cortisol mentioned above, can sometimes cause unexpected body changes that you cannot control. A healthy lymphatic system allows for hormone balance. If the lymphatic channels cannot remove toxins properly, those chemical messengers are not going to be able to do their job. Fascia (connective tissues) Fascia is a sheet of connective tissue that surrounds and supports every structure in your body. Healthy fascia allows for proper body symmetry and alignment, enhanced lymphatic flow, increased blood flow, reduced appearance of cellulite, reduced risk of injury, less aches and pains, and improved flexibility. When fascia is unhealthy it is sticky, tight, forms movement restrictions, causes aches and pain, throbbing, stiffness, and swelling. Fascia connects throughout the entire body, so if you tug on one side of the sheet, the position of entire sheet will shift. If you ever had a knot or tension in your shoulder, that’s likely because of your fascia. When it comes to your body shape and function, your bad posture may be causing your fascia to be unhealthy, your misalignment will not allow for proper muscle activation, blood and lymphatic flow is reduced, nerve pathways are restricted, and you are ultimately causing more inflammation. If you’re involved in the workout world, you’ve probably heard of myofascial release therapy, this is the fascia we’re talking about. Most of the lymphatic system is right under the skin along with the superficial fascia. Since the lymphatic system does not have a pump, it relies on the movement of our muscles and fascia to squeeze the lymphatic vessels to move the lymph fluid. If the lymph fluid is unable to flow through the tissue, swelling and unpleasant symptoms will occur. There are not many studies regarding fascia, however, throughout my 20 years of health, fitness, and body treatment experience, I have discovered those with unhealthy fascia have more skin and muscle inflammation, difficulty sensing their body position and muscle engagement, struggle to metabolize fat where this is sticky fascia, and have more congestion in their lymphatic system. It is imperative to maintain healthy fascia and keep the juices flowing. Skin Depending on your age and genetics, your skin may be holding you back from seeing your toned body. As people age, the deterioration or reduction of collagen and elastic in the dermis cause sagging skin. Collagen is responsible for making the skin feel firm and elastin is responsible for skin elasticity. Most research claims the primary cause of sagging skin is caused by a decrease in collagen and/or elastin, an increase in subcutaneous fat, and larger fat cells. However, new discoveries have suggested that sagging skin may be related to the lymphatic vessels. It was found that impaired function of the dermal lymphatic vessels causes subcutaneous fat to accumulate, which leads to sagging skin. When it comes to working out, it is recommended to do more strength training instead of cardio so you’re not “skinny fat” and fill out your skin. This is true; however, it may not be enough to help tighten your skin. There are many ways to address the factors that affect your body’s ability to see changes. We’re not old school anymore, diet and exercise alone don’t always allow you to achieve your goals. Age and genetics may be factors, but don’t use that as your excuse. It may be time to educate yourself on ways to improve your lymphatic health and/or find a true expert that understands your body and can help implement other modalities beyond diet and exercise.

  • How to detox toxins from the body?

    This is a common question since many of us know we are living in a toxic world. Due to modern day living and advancements in chemical technology, our natural environment may not be so natural. Toxins are intentionally added to our air, food, water, drugs, supplements, self-care products, the clothes we wear, and the list could keep going. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over 400 chemicals have been detected in human tissue. Our environment may be changing faster than our bodies are able to adapt. This sounds like a major problem, and we’re being exposed to marketing with tons of products out there to help us “detoxify our body,” but what toxins are they trying to get rid of? When clients come in for their first cryotherapy, infrared sauna, or lymphatic drainage treatments, I always ask why they are doing the treatment. Some do not have any specific health concerns they want to address; however, they want to enjoy the long list of health benefits and DETOX while others think they can sweat out the bad food and drinks they had the night before. If only we could “sweat it ALL out” like it never happened, but that’s not the case and let’s give our bodies some credit. How does the body detox toxins? The major organs that help our body get rid of toxins are the lungs, intestines, liver, kidneys, skin, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. We remove the toxic particles through breathing, producing urine and feces, and sweating. Our bodies can handle a lot and are very good at getting rid of toxins. Before you buy into a product or service that has no scientific proof, lets understand how our body works. The lungs are a good example. Our body produces carbon dioxide when it coverts food into energy. Carbon dioxide is a waste product or toxin that we breathe it out to expel. The airways that feed the lungs have microscopic hairlike structures called cilia which push contaminants out. If you breathe in foreign particles, the cilia move mucus and germs toward the mouth where they can be coughed or sneezed out. Lungs are self-cleaning organs that will heal once they are no longer exposed to pollutants. Our small intestine absorbs the nutrients from what we eat. It directs the good nutrients into the bloodstream, and then the colon gets rid of the remaining waste. The nutrient-rich blood then leaves the digestive organs and goes to the body’s primary filtration system, the liver. The liver also receives blood carrying medication and toxic substances. It coverts toxins into waste products, cleanses your blood, and metabolizes nutrients and medications. It either passes them back into the blood or send them to the bowel to be eliminated. The liver is very good at cleaning itself and should not require a cleanse or detox. Another vital organ is the kidneys. When it comes to getting rid of the toxins, the major functions of the kidneys are to filter out excess water and clean the blood from toxins. The kidneys form urine to allow waste to pass out of the body. The largest organ, the skin, does sweat out some toxins. If you sweat too much you may be depleting your body of nutrients. We sweat to maintain our body temperature and not overheat. If you judge your workouts or sauna sessions based on how much you sweat, then this might not be an accurate measure of how much waste is being expelled. Some people naturally sweat more than others, and the skin is not the major organ that detoxifies a person. Finally, known as our detox hero, there is the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is our body’s main drainage system. It cleans and disposes of waste left behind by other body systems. It collects excess fluid that surrounds the body’s tissues and organs then returns it to the bloodstream. It disposes toxins and other byproducts through sweating, bowel movements, urine, and breathing. Where are toxins stored? We may not love fat, but toxins do. Most toxins are fat soluble and love fat so much they stay there months or decades. They can be stored in the fatty tissues located in our brains, nerves, glands, and subcutaneous fat. Some of these toxins may be contributing to weight gain and the inability to lose fat. Make good choices. Ultimately, the body is always working to get rid of toxins and cope with the environment. The overload of toxins affects our homeostasis, aka our body’s balanced state. When our bodies are not able to maintain internal balance, it may result in disease. Many substances are relatively safe in small quantities but can be harmful in larger amounts. If you believe exposure to toxic substances are harming you, it is best to talk to your doctor. When it comes to detoxing, know what you are detoxing and why. You’re better off addressing the underlying problem. Trust that your body can do the detoxing and make good choices. The modalities offered at Goat Wellness not only supplement the body’s ability to expel toxins but may also help the body work more efficiently in getting rid of waste.

  • How does fluid retention affect cellulite?

    Fluid retention, also known as water retention or edema, affects cellulite and can impact how we look and feel. It occurs when excess fluid builds up inside the body. It mostly occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities. Common signs of fluid retention are swelling in the hands, stomach, feet, ankles, and legs. It can be a persistent problem or triggered by sitting for long periods of time (like traveling) or during hot and/or humid weather. Another annoyance fluid retention may impact is cellulite. Fluid retention does not cause cellulite, but it makes the appearance of cellulite more prominent. The excess buildup of fluid in the tissue compromises the circulatory and lymphatic system which makes it harder to burn fat. The buildup of toxic substances in the tissues causes toxins to attach to fat cells and contributes to the appearance of cellulite. Reducing fluid retention in the body is key to preventing the formation of cellulite. How does Endosphères Therapy help reduce fluid retention? Endosphères Therapy, like a lymphatic drainage massage, helps to activate the lymphatic system and restore the body to a balanced state, also known as homeostasis. The Endosphères Therapy method carries out a pulsed and rhythmic action, which is capable of stimulating the interstitial stasis (edema) allowing us to intensify deep lymphatic drainage. It helps remove toxins and brings nutrients essential to cellular growth to the tissue. It increases both the circulatory system and lymphatic system. As the body begins to function better the appearance of cellulite improves. In addition to this, the shape of the body changes as the retained fluid releases. Some clients say they feel restored to their natural shape before aging and gravity made an appearance. It is recommended to perform at least 2 Endosphères Therapy treatments a week for 6 weeks (minimum 48 hours between). Please make note, Endosphères Therapy is incredibly customized and determined by individual client’s physiology, concerns, and level of comfort. Depending on how much fluid and inflammation is present, clients may immediately notice they feel lighter and refreshed after one treatment. It is a process, and assuming the cellulite didn’t recently appear, it may take several treatments for clients to visually see a change of appearance. Studies have shown that the use of Endosphères Therapy, in conditions of interstitial stasis, is more effective than the application of manual lymphatic drainage alone, guaranteeing stable and lasting results over time. Take a look at the thermographic assessment. The left column is before the first treatment, the middle column is 48 hours after the 6th treatment, and the right column is 48 hours after the 12th treatment. The thermal increase effect is the results of increased perfusion and oxygenation of the skin, of the increased metabolism of the tissues, of the breakdown of adipose aggregates and of the activation of the repairing anti-inflammatory processes of the tissue alterations present. We like to call it body remodeling!

  • How does Compressive Microvibration with Endosphères Therapy help treat the root cause of cellulite?

    CELLULITE We've all seen it. 90% of women have it. The longer you have it, the longer it usually takes to treat. It's not curable, but it can be reduced. What causes cellulite is debatable. How to treat it can be overwhelming. Many therapies treat the symptoms of cellulite, but we naturally treat the root cause. To provide lasting cellulite treatments with Endosphères Therapy, it's important to understand the structure of cellulite. Cellulite is a local disorder of the hypodermal subcutaneous tissue leading to cosmetic alterations of the skin, often called orange-peel skin. Let's first understand the anatomy of the skin and the difference between fat and cellulite, so we can explain how Endosphères Therapy can treat the root cause of cellulite. SKIN ANATOMY Outer layer of the skin Epidermis – waterproof barrier. Middle layer of the skin Dermis – contains hair follicles, sweat glands, blood vessels, nerve receptors and connective tissue. Inner layer of the skin Hypodermis – aka subcutaneous cellulite layer, a matrix of adipose connective tissue and fat cells separated by fibrous septae (collagen and elastin fibers). FAT Adipose tissue, also known as fat, is found in several places in the body. Where fat is located on the body is different for men and women, because its distribution is driven by sex hormones and begins to take form during puberty. An interesting fact about fat is fat cells do not multiply after puberty. If your body fat increases it’s due to the fat cells getting bigger, the amount of fat cells you have remains the same. There are two different types of fat tissue: 1. Visceral Fat – found between and around your organs and deep in your abdomen. 2. Subcutaneous Fat – found under the skin and can be removed by liposuction. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAT AND CELLULITE? YES! Cellulite is different than the subcutaneous fat under the skin. Cellulite is hypodermal fat tissue and is inside the skin, which is above the subcutaneous fat tissue beneath the skin. We can consider cellulite to be part of the skin and it cannot be removed with liposuction. Subcutaneous fat tissue (beneath the skin) is basically all fat with little connective tissue and water retention. This type of fat can be very thick and increase your girth, but it is deep enough that it does not normally cause bumps for us to consider it cellulite. Subcutaneous fat tissue can experience fibrosis, poor circulation, and inflammation; however, it is milder compared to visceral fat and cellulite. It develops due to higher caloric intake and may increase due to poor lymphatic drainage accumulation. Cellulite contains fat and a high amount of connective tissue, water retention, and fibrous connective tissue. It is thin, superficial, and bumpy. It can experience lots of inflammation and poor circulation. The most slim and fit women can experience cellulite, so you do not need to have more fat beneath the skin to get cellulite. CELLULITE GRADES Grade 0: No cellulite. Grade 1: Smooth skin when standing, but orange-peel appearance when sitting. Grade 2: Skin has orange-peel appearance when standing and sitting. Grade 3: Skin has orange-peel appearance when standing with deep raised and depressed areas. CIRCULATION Adipose connective tissue is nourished with lymphatic and capillary vessels that regulate the exchange of nutrients between your blood and tissues within the interstitial space. When there is an alteration to the vessels (blood and lymph), or when the exchange of nutrients slows down, the result is edema (swelling). When swelling is present it does not allow proper circulation to the area, causing a buildup in fat cells and hardening of the connective tissue. There are two different kinds of vessels that effect swelling in the body. It is important to understand the difference between the vessels so we can properly address the symptoms they present. BLOOD VESSELS Blood vessels are found everywhere in our body. The blood vessels make sure our organs and tissues get the proper amount of oxygen and nutrients they need to work. Let’s keep in mind, skin is our largest organ. If our skin is not getting the essential oxygen and nutrients it needs, then it’s not going to be healthy and we can expect to see alterations in the way it looks. LYMPATIC VESSELS The lymph vessels are the pipes to our body’s sewage system and are found everywhere in the body. They are generally in chains or groups that are imbedded in fatty tissue and lie close to veins and arteries. The lymph fluid that flows through the vessels picks up the sewage coming from our tissues, then brings it to the lymph nodes where it can filter, attack, and kill bacteria, viruses, and anything harmful. Lymph nodes are found in the throat, armpits, abdomen, and groin. DOES LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE REDUCE CELLULITE? No, it only treats the symptoms. Lymphatic drainage massages are the new craze to help you look slimmer along with the many health benefits. A manual lymphatic drainage massage helps to move the lymphatic fluid beneath the skin to improve drainage of excess body fluid. Successful lymphatic drainage may increase urination and allow you to appear less swollen while minimizing the appearance of cellulite due to less fluid accumulation. If you have difficulty noticing a slimming effect from draining lymph fluid, it may be due to several reasons. One obvious reason is you may not have excess fluid on your body to begin with. However, based on experience from my own body and working on others for many years, inflammation is a major culprit for not seeing visible results from a lymphatic drainage massage. Seems odd to not have visible results from a lymphatic massage that is used to treat inflammation, right? That’s because a lymphatic massage is not treating the root cause of the inflammation, it’s treating the side effect of inflammation (the swelling) and it may help improve your immune system response. Treating the root cause of inflammation is different for everyone. Discovering the root cause of inflammation would require an extensive evaluation and we’re only here to discuss the effects on cellulite. A manual lymphatic drainage massage may not be treating the root cause of inflammation or cellulite; however, Endosphères Therapy helps cause deep lymphatic drainage, reduce inflammation, and BONUS, it helps treat the root cause of cellulite. How does Endosphères Therapy treat the root cause of cellulite? Like a manual lymphatic massage, Endosphères Therapy helps drain lymph fluid causing cellulite to appear less prominent due less fluid accumulation (swelling) on the body. Unfortunately, just focusing on lymphatic drainage is not going to treat the cause of cellulite. To treat the root cause of cellulite and improve lymphatic drainage, we begin focusing on pain receptors and inflammation. Step 1: Pain & Inflammation There is a direct correlation between pain receptors and swelling. The dermis has a countless number of receptors that can perceive the stimuli of pressure, vibration, touch, heat, and pain. Studies have shown that the microvibrations and micropercussions used with the Endosphères Therapy method can reduce the signals of pain receptors that are correlated to the inflammation causing the swelling. Inflammation is also known to cause pain due to the damaged cells releasing chemical substances causing the pain receptors to activate or lower their activation threshold. Thanks to the microvibrations and draining effect of Endosphères Therapy, there is a rapid resorption of toxic and inflammatory substances, by the lymphatic system, which ensures a fast resolution of inflammation and pain. The reduction of pain from the Compressive Microvibrations reduces the tenderness in the tissues following treatment. Step 2: Lymphatic Drainage Once the receptors that signal the swelling are treated then we can focus on reducing the symptom, the swelling. Over time swelling accumulates toxic substances in the tissues which alter the structure causing disfigurement and imperfections such as orange-peel skin, also known as cellulite. The best way to remove swelling and toxic substances from the tissues is by intensifying the activity of the lymphatic system. Studies have shown that Endosphères Therapy, in conditions of interstitial stasis (impaired lymphatic drainage), is more effective than manual lymphatic drainage alone, guaranteeing stable and lasting results over time. What makes Endosphères Therapy better than a manual lymph massage is the innovative sensor technology. It basically detects the resistance of tissue so the therapist can apply the perfect amount of compression to optimally treat every inch of the body with low frequency vibrations and rotational movement applied to the skin. The movement of the spheres enhances lymphatic flow through the pathways to ultimately drain and eliminate excess body fluid via the primary lymphatic ducts. Step 3: Vascularizing Effect Poor circulation (blood and lymph fluid) is a culprit for a bad environment that creates cellulite. Decreased circulation causes less oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, lowers collagen production, and increases hydrostatic pressure which leads to fluid retention in the tissue. Thanks to the honeycomb-like sphere pattern of the Endosphères Therapy, we’re able to achieve a sort of vascular workout effect by applying compression with lifting of the structure. This allows us to counterbalance hydrostatic pressure and promote a more balanced circulatory environment which improves metabolic exchange, oxygen supply, and microcirculation. Step 4: Reshaping Effect Poor circulation, swelling with toxic substances, and changes to the structure of connective tissue not only impacts the bumpy appearance of cellulite, but it also causes the body to change its silhouette. Someone that may have once looked athletic and/or had curves, may appear less defined, swollen, and/or overweight. Once Endosphères Therapy improves lymphatic drainage, it focuses on reshaping the body’s silhouette. Thanks to the synergy between mechanical oscillations and low frequency vibrations, Endosphères Therapy causes microcompression on the fat cells and hardened connective tissue within the hypodermal layer, which in turn are broken down and restored to a more balanced state. This activity is amplified by the counter response generated by the underlying muscle layers, which offers active resistance that strengthens the structures of the skin and connective tissue. During this stage of the Endosphères Therapy method, localized skin remodeling occurs, and it is possible to treat the most chronic types of cellulite. This physiological restructuring of the tissues is obtained thanks to the vascular, metabolic and purification activities, as well as the remodeling of the connective system. Step 5: Toning and Relaxing Effect To create harmonious distribution of a woman’s curves it requires a state of physiological, metabolic, and circulatory equilibrium of the different layers of the skin, and a firm muscle base. Mechanical oscillations, caused by the Endosphères Therapy device, with a specific amplitude and frequency can act on the muscles and tendons. The vibrations stimulate the receptors in the skin, muscle, periosteum (connective tissue enveloping the bones), articular capsules (joint capsule), and ligaments which causes a reflex of contractions and relaxation. Over time, periodic vibration stimulation is considered have a powerful restorative effect on muscle tissue and neuromuscular reactions. The vascularizing action generated by Endosphères Therapy improves the uptake of oxygen and nutrients, favoring muscle reactivation which improves tone, elasticity, and muscular resistance. The toning activity caused by Endosphères Therapy effectively treats contractures, trigger points, and fascia-muscle inflammation related issues that may be causing pain and reduced flexibility. ENDOSPHÈRES THERAPY TREATS THE ROOT CAUSE OF CELLULITE As we have learned, there are many factors that contribute to cellulite, and it is a chronic degenerative dysfunction of the connective tissue. There is not a cure for cellulite, but the appearance can be reduced and maintained. When it comes to treating cellulite, it is important to have a therapist that understands the anatomy of the entire body (especially cellulite), the grades of cellulite, and the stages of the treatment process so they know how to address your specific underlying issues. Many treatment methods are effective; however, they may only treat the superficial symptoms. Endosphère Therapy is our favorite treatment because it not only treats cellulite, but it also improves circulation, lymphatic drainage, inflammation, aches and pains, muscle tone, bloating, skin tightening, hormone regulation, and more, while restoring your body’s natural shape. It’s natural remodeling.

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