What can you expect to experience at a Pressotherapy treatment
Pressotherapy is the same as a manual lymphatic drainage massage, except Pressotherapy is performed by a machine that dispenses the correct amount of pressure.
The therapist will strap your body into a garment that is segmented into arms, abdomen, legs and feet.
The garment has tubes attached to it that are attached to a computerized air pressure machine that will inflate with air and decompress. The air compression is broken up into various sections of the body and not all at once. I.e. Arms will inflate and decompress then the abdomen, legs and feet.
You should also experience some heat but no discomfort, it is a relaxing experience and many clients tend to fall asleep during the treatment.
What are the advantages and benefits of FAR Infrared Pressotherapy
- Decrease in Lymphedema and excess fluid retention
- Accelerates recovery from injury and surgery
- Immediate relief of heavy legs
- Improved physique shaping of arms, abdomen, buttocks and legs
- Relaxed muscles and fewer body aches
- Prevention of varicose veins
- Improved bowel movements
- Reduction in cellulite and skin tone, boosting the supply of fresh, oxygenated blood to the tissues that will result in significant improvement in cellulite and skin quality, leaving it firm and toned
- Reduction is swelling and stiffness of your limbs
- Tones and firms skin
- Builds a stronger immune system due to your lymphatic system operating optimally
- Fat dissolving, FAR infrared works on fat tissue and dissolves fat cells with heat radiation. Regular inflation, deflation can accelerate fat burning. Improves metabolism. FAR infrared technology is that it doesn’t heat up the surface of the body. It heats up the inner body that is up from 4 – 7 cm beneath the skin. This is where the fat deposit and main blood vessels are located.
What are the disadvantages / side effects of Pressotherapy
Some people complain of:
- Urge to urinate
- Increased energy
- Increased bowel movements
- Brief dizziness
- Muscle pain
- Redness or slight irritation on the skin where the pressurized garments meet the skin.
Is Pressotherapy safe
Pressotherapy is safe for all adults of all age categories.
What are the symptoms of a blocked lymphatic system
- Swelling in your fingers
- Feeling stiff and sore when you wake up in the morning
- Cold hands and feet
- Brain fog
- Chronic fatigue
- Excess weight
How can I fix my blocked lymphatic system
- Regular exercise
- Wearing a compression sleeve can help prevent an accumulation of fluid
- Arm pump
- Keep your arm raised
- Infection prevention
Is lymphatic drainage good for IBS
Pressotherapy can help treat symptoms of IBS, which may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach bloating
- Rectal bleeding
- Night sweats
- Decreased appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
What can you expect after a Pressotherapy treatment
- The urge to urinate
- The lymph fluid carries the waste products and destroyed bacteria back into the bloodstream
- The liver or kidneys then remove these from the blood.
- The body passes them out with other body waste, through bowel movements or urine
- Your urine has a strong odour, this is temporary
- Deeper most restful sleep
- Reduced swollen lymph nodes
Who is eligible to use Pressotherapy
- Post-surgery recovery
- Recent mastectomy
- Lymphatic congestion
- Anyone interested in reducing / preventing cellulite
- Thinning or tightening of skin (obesity, post pregnancy)
- Chronic vascular issues
Who is not eligible to use Pressotherapy
The following conditions are not eligible:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Recent surgery within 3 months
- Heart disease
- Clients experiencing a fever
- Osteoporosis or any bone conditions needs approval from your physician
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Recent skin grafts
- Untreated or infected wounds
How often should I have Pressotherapy treatments
The number of treatments will depend on your own individual body, based on age, height, weight, metabolism and goals.
In conjunction with a healthy diet / change in lifestyle, eating patterns and consistent exercise.
Pressotherapy can assist to boost your body functions, circulation and speed up your body’s detoxifying process.
It is recommended for overweight clients to do a course of treatments, twice a week as recommended by your therapist.
How long is a Pressotherapy treatment
A standard treatment will be from 30 to 60 minutes depending of what your therapist recommends.
What should I wear for Pressotherapy treatments
Wear a t-shirt and tights
What should I do / not do prior to a Pressotherapy treatment
- Do not eat a heavy meal prior to your treatment
- Keep hydrated with water
- Do not consume alcohol prior to your treatment
- Avoid alcohol prior to your treatment
- Do not apply any lotion / creams 24 hours to your body prior to your treatment
Does Pressotherapy help with cellulite reduction
Pressotherapy can assist with cellulite, reduce fat and redefine your legs, stomach and arms.
Can Pressotherapy assist with weight loss
If your goal is to lose weight, a minimum of four treatments a month is often recommended.
Please remember that it is essential to stick to a healthy diet, adequate sleep and to do at least 2 work-out sessions per week / infrared sauna.
What foods contribute towards a good lymphatic system flow?
- Green leafy vegetables, that include spinach, kale, collard greens
- Cruciferous vegetables, that include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts
- Omega 3
- Nuts and seeds
- Herbs and spices, that include turmeric, garlic, ginger, black pepper, coriander, cumin etc
- Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil