In order to ensure a relaxing and pleasant experience at Healthy Weigh Living, we've answered some of the questions guests of our wellness boutique frequently ask. Reviewing these suggestions will help you prepare for your upcoming wellness visit.
Light Therapy assists your body’s in its innate healing capabilities by increasing blood circulation. Studies show that when we increase blood circulation, a biochemical change starts to occur in our bodies resulting in: Scientific effects of increased circulation include: • Cell stimulation that leads to pain relief and tissue healing • Improved muscle performance and mental clarity • Decreased swelling from injuries • Detoxifying effects
10-minute treatments at 4-6 inches from the device are optimal. 15-20 minutes for symptomatic areas may be beneficial, but beyond that, the evidence points to diminishing returns (your cells can only absorb so much light at once). For this reason, we recommend you allow at least 6 hours between treatments of the same area.
That depends on your goals and current condition. In general, acute injuries (sprains, abrasions, etc.) show rapid improvement and often resolve in 2-4 treatments. Long-term and chronic conditions may need up to 10 treatments to show significant benefits. Most clients do 3 times per week until their goals are met, then reduce to 1-2 times per week for maintenance. For athletes with a rigorous workload, 3-5 times per week is recommended for optimal recovery.
No, treatment is non-toxic, non-invasive, and has no side effects. It is safe and effective for most people.
No. It is a gentle, non-invasive, and painless therapy.
Treatment is NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: pregnancy, epilepsy, active cancer lesions, and anyone taking photosensitive medications.
Delivering natural light to more surface area of your body leads to better light therapy outcomes, but full nudity is not required for effective use. Lighter garments (underwear, bras, and socks) may be worn without hampering a treatment, though the covered areas not exposed directly to the light won’t receive any benefits.
No. The wavelength of red and near-infrared light is healthy for your eyes. You may want to close them and take a nap, though.
No, not at all. You will not get a tan from Red Light Therapy, nor does it expose you to damaging UV rays.
Remove all jewelry that could refract light. Remove as much makeup as possible, and limit the use of lotions, especially ones with light-blocking agents. Hydration is vital to the success of the treatments, so please drink water throughout the day!
Hydrate! Water is essential for cellular processes, and your cells will be hard at work after the infrared lights session. Make sure to drink extra water and eat well so your cells have all the fuel they need to heal.
Pain levels for acute or chronic conditions, improvements in color or texture of scars, improvements in skin texture and tone, quality of sleep, energy levels, recovery time post-workout, and energy levels throughout the day are all good markers to track success.
Red Light, as well as other light therapies, has been proven to improve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Yes, it is recommended to start with a commitment of 20 minutes 3-5 times per week for the first 1-4 weeks, then 2-3 times per week for the following 4-12 weeks, and finally 1-2 times per week to maintain results.
Red light therapy can also increase nitric oxide, the compound that heals the cells and increases the blood flow which may help to stimulate healing and strengthen your immune system to defend against disease; regulate your blood pressure and reduce inflammation. Nitric oxide is also crucial to the health of arteries.
The body needs to cleanse itself of toxins each day. Toxins, that the body cannot eliminate are stored in fatty tissue, joints, muscles, and the brain. These toxins can clog cell membrane walls which are then unable to absorb enough nutrition to support normal cell functioning. Over time, this leads to reduced vitality and weakened immune and lymphatic systems. The Ionic Foot Detox bath helps the body re-balance itself, improve pH, and increase energy levels.
Many people use diet pills for weight loss, and while they often produce results, there are many potential negative side effects. A detox foot bath has no side effects, and because it utilizes the mechanical and scientific principle of osmosis, it’s a healthy and natural way to shed weight. Furthermore, you’ll notice an energy boost, reduced acne, and better-looking skin after a detox foot spa treatment.
To start with, you can do the footbaths every 72 hours. After about 5-10 sessions, reduce to once a week. Then for maintenance, do it once a month. Drink plenty of water during and after your session to keep oneself hydrated. It is important to always drink a sufficient amount of water daily. Water cleanses the body. You can feel effects in as little as a single treatment, a minimum of 3 is recommended.
It may! This is due to the chemical interaction of the water, salt, and the ionic exchange occurring with the array. Part of the color change occurs because of the natural oxidation of the array coil.
Salt, water, array coil, sweat, and secretions combine to affect the color of the water. This is a normal process. The color will vary according to the chemistry found in the water. The variation of colors is fascinating but it is the internal effects that are important, not what is happening externally in the water. The color of the water is not the definitive indicator of the session.
The color varies from person to person. Many elements contribute to the color of the water. What is important is how you feel? Individual analysis of the water after the process is the only possible way to determine what is present in the water. Plus the water would have to be analyzed before the treatment to determine what chemicals already exist in the water.
Eccrine Sweat: Eccrine sweat is composed primarily of water with various salts, heavy metals, and organic compounds in solution. It is a filtrate of plasma, a colorless hypotonic solution that includes sodium, chloride, potassium, urea, bicarbonate, ammonia, uric acid, phosphorus, fatty acids, and other metabolic wastes. The tiny ducts of these glands pass through the dermis and epidermis and empty directly to the surface of the skin or in Ionic Foot Detox Bath.
No! Only toxins are removed from the sweat glands in your feet. Vitamins, minerals, and medications are not excreted. How you feel is the most important element!
Water is a poor conductor of electricity on its own. As a general guide, a quarter of a teaspoon of salt is sufficient however, this may vary depending on your water type. For example, the very hard water will require additional salt.
ide effects are very rare. However, some patients may experience mild nausea or dizziness after their treatment. You should always let your doctor know if you have any health conditions or take any medications, just to be safe. Patients with diabetes or open sores on their feet should not have a detox foot bath.
It's not recommended for:
People with pacemakers or using a heartbeat regulating device or medicine
People who have had an organ transplant
*People who suffer from psychotic episodes, seizures
People with epilepsy
During pregnancy or lactating
People under a physician’s care (consult your doctor)
After a recent surgery (make sure you are released from doctor’s care) CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS!
While everyone is different and individual results may vary, you can see benefits for detoxification and pain relief after as little as one session. Weight loss, rejuvenation, smoother firmer skin, and reduced stress levels will take multiple sessions, as often as every other day, to achieve.
Total inch loss is determined by comparing before wrap to after wrap measurements taken over multiple points. Body chemistry, lifestyle habits, medications, weight, and age are factors that can influence inch loss. We guarantee that you will lose at least 6-20 inches total in your first wrap.
Cellulite is primarily water-logged, toxin-ridden areas surrounding fatty tissue areas. As the toxins are released during the wrap, the fluid used to suspend those impurities will also be released. The less debris stored and the less fluid retained to suspend the particles, the less lumpiness under the surface of the skin. Your skin will have a smoother and flatter appearance accordingly as your body rids itself of these impurities.
You can get the best results from our mineral body wraps by making sure that your body is adequately hydrated and mineralized. Drinking plenty of water consistently is the best way to hydrate your body. Also plan to drink plenty of water after your body wraps to continue the flushing process.
Women need to bring a change of undergarments, panties, and bras. You will want to change into dry undergarments before getting dressed after your body wrap. Men need to bring briefs or swim trunks to be wrapped in. Also, arrive for your body wrap wearing something tight, because when you leave, it will be loose!
After taking measurements you will be wrapped for 45 minutes, unwrapped, and re-measured. The entire process takes about 1hour 15 minutes. You may want to follow up with an active day to enhance the inch and toxin loss as the therapy may last up to 24 hours within your body.
Common sense dictates, if you are on medication or have a physical or medical condition, you should obtain your doctor's permission.
It depends upon your own goals. If your objective is to reduce cellulite, love handles, and tighten skin, one wrap may do it. If you have longer-term goals, such as reaching a certain size, flattening out cellulite, or tightening loose skin resulting from weight loss, then you should come in once or twice a week until your goals are reached. The results of the mineral body wraps are cumulative and will speed up the results of weight loss and exercise programs dramatically.
The mineral body wrap works by eliminating the excessive accumulation of toxins and fluids stored under the skin. It is not a dehydrating process. The inch loss from the body wrap can last from 3 to 6 months as long as you don’t gain weight. Healthy lifestyles contribute to longer-lasting results. Maintenance wraps once every month or two will keep and accentuate your inch loss.
The mineral body wrap is designed to assist the body in eliminating toxins and waste products, which has many benefits, including inch and pound loss. This is a wellness program with a side effect of weight loss as long as you are willing to adapt to a healthier and happier way of living!!
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