Until recently, it hasn’t been possible to lose fat in a specific area without resorting to liposuction. Normal levels of exercise are unlikely to shift the stubborn fat deposit that’s bothering you too. Whether you’re struggling with belly fat, back fat or love handles, or tonal issues like cellulite and stretchmarks, here are four top non-invasive toning and slimming treatments to help.
Magnetic Muscle Sculpting
If you’re trying to target stubborn fat pockets around the tummy, try this fuss-free tightening and toning treatment at SW1. The painless lunchtime procedure uses functional magnetic stimulation (FMS) technology to generate magnetic fields that interact with the peripheral nerves and muscles in the body. Based on electro-magnetic induction, FMS directly activates the motor neurons, thus resulting in muscle contraction. This in turn makes the abdominal muscles more prominent and visible. Other benefits include an increase in cell metabolism and improvement in blood circulation, so the positive effects are prolonged.
You don’t have to undress for each session and there’s zero downtime involved; all there is to do is sit and let the device pound away for 15 to 30 minutes! On top of treating the stomach area, the Magnetic Muscle Sculpting treatment can also be used to lift and firm up the buttocks, as well as condition and tighten the pelvic floor – especially ideal for those struggling with post-childbirth muscle laxity.
LPG Alliance Face and Body Slimming Treatment
Suitable for both men and women, this award-winning, painless contouring treatment at Beaute Hub promises to reduce fat while improving skin quality.
It uses the Alliance Skin Identity sensor to stimulate the skin surface and reactivate dormant cells. The sensor works on specific areas, according to your unique skin structure, thereby intensifying the effect. After the third session, you should notice smoother and firmer skin, fewer localised and resistant fat deposits, as well as a smaller waistline.
For the face, it works to awaken the natural synthesis of essential rejuvenating substances that are naturally present in our skin. The stimulation causes fibroblasts to boost their production of collagen, elastin and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid. People using this treatment report less visible fine lines and wrinkles, firmer facial contours and a clearer complexion, with a series of three to five sessions, twice-weekly, recommended for maximum results. After that, you can maintain the effects with weekly treatments.
A massage that not only relaxes the mind and body, but also helps to tone up problem spots while reducing bloat? Sign us up! This is a signature treatment at Trimmings Salon & Spa, and the session begins with a short warm-up massage to loosen tight muscles, followed by a full-body oil massage.
The treatment uses Aveda, which makes it suitable for sensitive skin. These luxurious products are formulated with organic and naturally derived ingredients, and are known to be paraben-free. The treatment features a combination of lymphatic and deep-tissue massage to stimulate circulation and increase blood flow to the muscles. You can choose to focus on specific areas like the stomach, waist, thigh and arms.
While it typically takes three to four sessions before maximum results are achieved, you may notice some slight slimming and tightening effects in the treated areas right after your first massage, if you’re lucky! Bonus perk: indulge in some extra time off for yourself and enjoy a cup of hot ginger tea postmassage, compliments of the spa.
Psst… While you’re at it, add on a fab mani or hair makeover at the salon for a full day of pampering!
Indiba Proionic Body Treatment
Available at Chez Moi De Beaute, this non-invasive, 30-minute treatment aims to achieve various benefits: activate metabolism, rebalance cells, improve circulation and burn fat. The targeted body contouring treatment uses Indiba Proionic technology to slim down and firm up areas resistant to exercise, such as flabby arms, heavy thighs and stubborn belly fat. The multi-purpose treatment also helps to reduce bloating and water retention, while smoothing out cellulite and stretch marks.
The therapist starts by pressing the lymph nodes on your body, which releases them to help kickstart the detox process. A warm handpiece is massaged over the targeted area, sending radio frequency waves into your skin. At a thermal level, the waves penetrate deep into your skin to stimulate blood flow and allow oxygen to reach the cells. You may feel a comfortably warm sensation, but if the heat gets too intense, just let your therapist know and she can dial it down.
After just one treatment, the treated areas may look visibly tightened and toned, but a course of six monthly sessions is recommended for best results.
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