Homemade Cellulite Treatment

Ingredients

1/4 cup sweet almond oil (warm)
2 tablespoons instant coffee

In a bottle, mix both ingredients together. Cover with a cap and shake well. You can use this all over and let sit for a few hours before rinsing. Keep in mind, you should shake it every once in a while to make sure mixture is blended well! Your skin will be silky soft afterwards!
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Galvanic Body Sculpting Treatment

Galvanic Body Sculpting Treatment

New galvanic technology treatments; to smooth and minimize the appearance of stretch marks, body fat, & cellulite for slimmer, firmer, and youthful looking skin. (Great for loose skin after pregnancy & weight loss) A gentle galvanic current and body gels are used to hand sculpt away those unsightly cellulite pockets around the hips and thighs, as well minimize stretch marks, or tighten up loose belly skin. Even flabby underarms can be tightened with a 2 – 4 week series of treatments. This cellulite treatment process creates a flow of fresh oxygenated blood that rich in natural nutrients, causing the release and clearing of waste and toxins from the fat cells reducing and eliminating cellulite because it addresses the root cause directly and not just the symptom.  It activates, stimulates and rejuvenates the lymphatic system with a reverse deep tissue massage technique. This subsequently breaks up and removes the orange peel cellulite look and results in smooth and toned skin.  Done in 30-minutes, these non-invasive cellulite-busting sessions can potentially break stored fat away from cell walls — and metabolize that same fat, the improved circulation removes the “sludge” leaving the fibrous tissue soft, healthy and flexible, keeping skin looking more youthful.body spa

Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of the skin that occurs when fat deposits sit just below the skin’s surface. This is a common problem, particularly for women. The thighs, buttocks and stomach are the most common areas where cellulite builds up. Cellulite typically shows up sometime after puberty. It is not a dangerous problem, and it is not necessarily a sign of obesity. Even slender people can develop cellulite, because everyone has fat just underneath the skin.

How often are treatments performed?  The initial treatment series consists of 3 treatment sessions- treatments are performed 1-3x a week. Some clients see the improvements as soon as 2- sessions, while others may need 4-6 sessions. Maintenance treatments are typically done every 3-6 months after the initial series in order to keep up the results achieved. Each treatment session is between 20-45 minutes long, but the time varies depending on a client’s size and how many treatment sites are indicated.

**COMPARE THE ENDERMOLOGIE TREATMENTS AT A MED SPA** 

Endermologie treatments cost $750 – $1750 (treatment packages can range from 15 – 25 treatments)

Galvanic Body Spa-$90 (3 treatments per area) or if you want to purchase the home kit its $350.00 if ordered through me. 🙂 *Click for more info or an appointment*

tummy 1How long are the results visible for?

After your first session you can still see results up to 72 hours later.   Once you begin regular sessions you will have longer lasting results.  Then after 3 months you are just doing maintenance sessions.  Think of it like a gym workout…once you are at your peak physically then you just need to maintain it.

Galvanic Body Spa at home:   Nu Skin has come out with a new galvanic device that can be used at home. AgeLOC Galvanic Body Spa will treat cellulite with a pulsating galvanic current. It will tone, firm loose skin and can be done at home. It specifically can treat backs of arms, belly, thighs, and buttock. Suggested regimen is 3x a week for 5-10 minutes a day. This Body treatment visually reduces the appearance of cellulite & stretch marks. Advanced Anti-Aging Body Enhancement system for shaping and smoothing and firming. The most amazing device ever developed for Body-Re-Shaping and Re-Contouring. Collateral benefit: – Detoxification/Purification and invigoration – New design for targeted body treatments. – Optimized galvanic current for better efficacy. – One step procedure. Although there are often instant results, it is important to have a home maintenance program to see best results. Some treatments are best if done as a series instead of as a “one off” treatment.

Should I feel anything when I use the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa?

As with the ageLOC Galvanic Spa System II, we would not anticipate that individuals will feel anything during treatments with their ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa when used as directed. Some more sensitive individuals may feel a slight warming sensation, but no uncomfortable sensations should be experienced. tummy

How soon should I see a difference in my skin using the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa?

Individual results will vary. The research to date indicates the consumer should see improvements in as little as eight weeks.

back treatedWhat is the benefit of using pulsating galvanic current on the body?

Direct (galvanic) currents, whether pulsating or not, can assist in the delivery of like charged key ingredients to the skin by improving osmotic flow. This is increasingly important for enhancing delivery of key ingredients to areas with thicker skin. Additional research shows that the pulsating current enhances fluid vibration, which, in turn, promotes healthy circulation. Pulsating galvanic currents aid in stimulating skin and increasing cellular communication to help purify and refresh skin and help reduce the visible signs of skin aging. Pulsating galvanic currents are optimally designed for use on the body where the skin can benefit from enhanced fluid vibration. body spa

Natural Ways to Treat Cellulite:

Exercises for treatment of cellulite:

  •  Cardiovascular exercises such as running, jogging and swimming are effective for the treatment.
  • Squats and Lunges targets buttock, thighs and pelvic muscles.
  • Pelvic lift or bridge is also a target type exercise for toning the buttock, hamstrings and quads.

Additional Ways to Rid Your Body of Cellulite:

  •  Body brushing makes the skin brighter and smoother and softer. Like any exfoliator, it sloughs away dead, dry surface cells – you can see the fine powder it creates. It is also thought to stimulate the lymphatic system and circulation helping to tackle cellulite.
  • Massage: Getting rid of cellulite by massage is NOT a way to entirely cure, but it is more of an alternative method in reducing the ugly appearance of cellulite in your skin.  Basically you are increasing circulation and helping with lymphatic drainage here too.

creamProducts:

body-galvanic-back-legsageLOC Dermatic Effects Body Contouring Lotion

For a more contoured, smoother looking you. Scientifically formulated to bring ageLOC anti-aging benefits to the body every day, ageLOC Dermatic Effects helps smooth the appearance of fat and cellulite and improve the appearance of skin firmness. This daily contouring moisturizer helps increase cellular turnover, returning skin to its natural radiance. It also hydrates and utilizes leading edge optical technology to diffuse light instantly, helping skin look smoother while improving the appearance of the skins surface. legs

What Causes Cellulite?

Causes of cellulite are varied but the most common cause is related to poor blood circulation, reduced venous flow, impaired lymphatic drainage and fluid retention which can trigger the transformation of subcutaneous fat cells into cellulite. The predisposition to cellulite seems to be genetically inherited. Some people simply have more fat cells, weak veins, fragile lymphatic vessels, poor circulation or hormonal sensitivity.

celluliteThe Truth about Cellulite:

Cellulite is the term used to describe deposits of fat and other material trapped in pockets of connective tissue beneath the skin. Cellulite causes the progressive dimpling appearance of the skin. The main factors responsible for cellulite are excess consumption of saturated fats, lack of exercise, poor hydration and imbalances in hormonal function. 80% of all women are affected by cellulite.   Also do not forget that genetics always plays a part.

Why do females have more cellulite than men? Cellulite occurs more frequently in women than in men because of the way subcutaneous fat is compartmentalized.

The following also contribute to cellulite in one way or another:

  •  Female Hormones
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Sedentary Lifestyles
  • Smoking
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Obesity

It is important to understand that these factors may not contribute equally in different people. In some people there may be primary and contributing factors to cellulite.

Cellulite has 5 stages of development and is considered a solely cosmetic condition. Indeed, until recently, cellulite was not acknowledged in medical literature. Now, research has shown that changes over time in the body’s skin structure actually lead to the transformation of fat cells into cellulite.

STAGE 1– Blood microcirculation, venous flow, and/or lymphatic drainage to the subcutaneous layer are impaired. Reduced blood circulation starves and weakens the surrounding tissue, making it more susceptible to cellulite. Reduced venous flow translates to higher fluid retention and pooling of the blood. Reduced lymphatic drainage means that lymph fluids, which normally carry waste away from the cells, are trapped in the area. The septae connective tissue may begin to become more fibrous. In this stage, all the changes are not visible to the naked eye. There may not be any other symptoms, with the possible exception of cuts and bruises taking longer to heal because of the impaired circulation.

STAGE 2 – Once the circulation is reduced, the capillaries and veins become weakened and leak blood into the surrounding tissue. This increases the pressure in the tissue and restricts circulation and fluid drainage even more. In this stage, you may notice thicker and tenderer skin than normal, as well as discoloration or broken veins. The skin more also bruise more easily, however, there is no appearance of the lumpy cellulite bumps yet.

STAGE 3 – After a few months of lymphatic fluid buildup, the fat tissues become swollen and begin to push against the outer skin, the first signs of the lumps and the “orange peel” look appear.

STAGE 4 – The static lymphatic fluid causes the fibrous septae to congeal into thicker fibers. Cells starved of oxygen and nutrients may also become incorporated into these fibers, thus adding to the thickness of the fibers. These fibers begin to trap and squeeze the fat cells, which press on the surrounding tissue and reduce area circulation even more. Because of the lack of circulation the skin may feel cold to the touch.

STAGE 5 – Because of the high pressure, blood circulation is re-routed around the cellulite area. Septae fibers continue to grow to an extent that the fat cells are completely trapped. Although fat continues to be stored in these cells, it is not efficiently removed through exercise or diet because of the poor circulation. In this stage, the thick fibers, trapped fat cells and stagnant fluids form a honeycomb structure called steatomes, this causes the “cheesecake” lumps and bumps that are the hallmark of cellulite.

2040_10200133690965479_1403608009_nApril M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

Dermatic Effects Body Contouring Lotion

1327344105409-cacheGet swimsuit ready with this awesome product I use in my galvanic body treatments!

(Click on photo to purchase)

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

For a more contoured, smoother looking you. Scientifically formulated to bring ageLOC anti-aging benefits to the body every day, ageLOC Dermatic Effects helps smooth the appearance of skin and improve the appearance of skin firmness. This daily contouring moisturizer helps promote cell turnover, returning skin to its natural radiance. It also hydrates and utilizes leading edge optical technology to diffuse light instantly, helping skin look smoother while improving the appearance of the skin’s surface.

TARGET AUDIENCE

• Women and men looking for a firmed, toned, younger-looking body.

• Current ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa™ and Galvanic Spa® customers.

• Image conscious women & men, ages 25–65.

• Any age with signs of aging on the body.

PRODUCT BENEFITS

• ageLOC targets the sources of aging to preserve the look of youth and reduce the appearance of aging.

• Helps smooth the appearance of skin.

• Improves appearance of skin’s firmness for a more youthful look.

• Helps promote skin cell turnover for skin’s natural, radiant texture.

• Leading edge optical technology diffuses light instantly to help skin look smoother and improve the appearance of the skin’s surface.

• Hydrates and helps smooth the skin.

KEY INGREDIENTS

• ageLOC Proprietary Blend —targets the sources of aging.

• Hibiscus abelmoschus extract—rich in plant lipid extract that helps calm free radicals and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

• Honey extract—a natural alpha hydroxy acid to help smooth skin.

• Hyaluronic acid—helps maintain an optimal moisture level.

USAGE

Apply twice daily, morning and night to problem areas— upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and/or abdomen. For best results, combine with your ageLOC Body Shaping Gel regimen.

2040_10200133690965479_1403608009_nApril M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

Cupping Therapy: Good Bye Aches, Toxins, & Cellulite!

As always when I have some aches and pains going on, I usually complain about it to my friends that are massage therapists…I guess you can say its one of the nice perks about being in the spa industry. Between working a full time job, running a business, and writing for a magazine, my life is pretty much on the go full time. My feet had been killing me, my neck and back were achy, and I felt yucky and needed some rejuvenation. I had mentioned to my one of my closest friends, Veronica, the issues I was having.  Being a licensed massage therapist for about 10 years, working with chiropractors, and having an endless list of certifications, she had suggested something different than just my regular therapeutic massage she usually gives me. Being that we have been friends for many years, and I’m always a sport about trying new spa treatments, I decided, why not! She then brings out her bag of goodies with these interesting cup like contraptions…I was thinking, “what the heck is she going to do to me?” ha-ha Of course being the wonderful friend she is, she told me to hush up and let her get to work. The treatment was calling Cupping Massage, this was the first time I had ever heard of it…But I’ll try anything once.

She started off the treatment with some lymphatic drainage strokes. Think of lymphatic strokes as a very light soothing form of massage. Cups were then placed on my different areas of my body; she focused on the areas that were giving me the most pain. With the suction of a vacuum pump, she drew up my skin into the cup. The areas became a little red since the constant suction forces more blood into the affected area to stimulate the healing process. She did this repeatedly; I have to say, the experience was quite interesting. Cupping does tend to pull your skin a bit since its being vacuumed into the cup; however, it’s not nearly as painful as a sore muscle. The con of this treatment is the red welts you may get from it. There is no permanent damage and they go away in about a week. I wouldn’t suggest not wearing clothes that would show the cupped areas off since they may look a little odd to people.

So let me tell you a little about what I learned while receiving my treatment. Cupping therapy, or massage cupping, is an ancient Chinese holistic treatment. High blood pressure, fibromyalgia, arthritis, menopause and cellulite are just a handful of conditions on which cupping therapy is used.

Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.

Another profound application of Massage Cupping therapy is for the treatment of cellulite. The spa industry has many fine pieces of equipment to choose from, and Massage Cupping performs many of the same functions manually. A very light suction provides drainage, while heavier application can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen adhesions or “dimpling”. Successful and enjoyable body sculpting and contouring is possible, with lasting results and many health benefits-rehab techniques that are enhanced by cupping. Cupping is also great for athletes and sports injuries since it will maintain strength, flexibility, and gives the body the necessary care after training. It brings back nutrients to the muscles and tissues that need to be repaired. Removal of lactic acid and the muscles get the oxygen needed to maintain their healthy. Since tissues get tight and are often difficult to stretch out, cupping will help out the muscles to release tension that has built up in that area and restore flexibility that will help guard you against future injury.

I would totally do this spa treatment again, I felt so light on my feet as if the toxins were literally sucked out of me…it was a very neat experience. If you would like to have this cupping massage treatment done, I highly recommend Veronica. I have attached her card with all of her contact info. Be sure to tell her I sent you! 🙂

About April M. Monterrosa 

 April M. Monterrosa is Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, licensed Cosmetologist of 17 years,  The Lil Spa Room Owner Founder of the Wonderfully Wise Women Group, Blog, & Online Magazine, a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine, PCA Skin Chemical Peel certified, & a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor.

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