Patient from NYC reviews her CoolSculpting experience performed by Dr. Jacquie Smiles of Just Melt med spa. CoolScultping by Zeltiq is a safe non-invasive procedure, cleared by the FDA, that gently cools unwanted fat cells to prompt controlled elimination of fat in the body. This fat freezing technology helps with problem areas such as the lower abdomen and sides (love handles area). Lifestyle blogger Christina Carathanassis discusses her experience dealing with Dr. Smiles and her staff from Just Melt. View her before and after photos and see how amazing CoolScultping results.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing treatment. It painlessly and permanently removes fat by between 25% and 40% per treated area.
Coolsculpting Fat Reduction is effective for treating:
+ Muffin top
+ Love handles
+ Flabby inner thighs
+ Man boobs
+ Areas of fat that you can’t get rid of despite exercising and dieting
Christina Carathanassis, Chief Blogger at ChristabellesCloset.com and a frequent contributor for a host of lifestyle publications, resides on the Upper West Side of NYC. A former beauty & lifestyle publicist for innumerable high profile companies and influencers, her finger continues to be on the pulse of new trends and must-have products. She has been featured on broadcast outlets The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, ABC News and the Discovery Channel, as well as print publications Entrepreneur Magazine, Shape and Star magazines.
To learn more about CoolSculpting or to setup your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Jacquie Smiles in NYC, please call 212-447-1155 or visithttp://justmelt.com/coolsculpting
22 Apr 16geneBlogComments Off on Beach Ready Made Easy with Just Melt
With warmer weather slowly – but surely- approaching, one thing that’s on our minds is heading out to the beach, basking in the sun rays and relaxing in the warm breeze. As wonderful as this all sounds in our heads, reality sinks in when we think about how our bodies are far from beach ready. With such a pro-longed winter, we tend to lack the drive to get ourselves back in tip-top shape. Luckily, Just Melt is your go to weight-loss oasis with solutions to your problems.
With a combination of the hCG Diet, Cyber Body Slimming and Venus Freeze, in just a short amount of time, you will achieve that beach body you’ve longed for and immediate satisfaction.
The hCG Diet
We all know how many diet plans are out there in the world and just how difficult it can be to stick with one. We want to put in the work and dedication but sometimes fall short when it comes to self-control and willpower.
On the other end of the spectrum, diet pills can be a dangerous and tricky road to venture down. Multiple diet pills and supplements on the market are typically advertised to contain certain elements that help trigger weight loss, suppress appetite and speed up metabolism but don’t actually incorporate those ingredients in the product. A lot of hCG supplements being sold today are actually homeopathic, as they contain no hCG.
This is where Just Melt comes in. With the hCG diet, you can be sure that what you are taking is the real deal as they only use the pharmaceutical grade with actual prescription hCG. This means that it will do what it’s intended- shed weight rapidly (1-2 lbs. per day), suppress hunger, reset metabolism to a faster rate while maintaining a healthy, low calorie diet that is both safe and effective.
The hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that is produced when a woman becomes pregnant. By tricking the body into a pregnancy-state, these components will contribute to fat burning. Although you are only eating between 500-700 calories per day, you are still receiving 2,000-3,000 calories each day when the fat is broken down.
This diet has helped over 1,000,000 men and women lose weight and maintain their results.
Cyber Body Slimming
Hitting the gym is an integral part of becoming a healthy, better you. Not only do you want to feel good, but you want to look even better. But let’s face it, not everyone has the time or dedication to go to the gym only to wait long-term for some real results. In other cases, people can attend the gym daily for months on end and won’t see results as they aren’t targeting the right areas. Sometimes, we just don’t know what works nor can we spend hundreds on a trainer each month.
Luckily, Just Melt can help you get the fit, toned body you’ve been longing for without the sweat. With just ten minutes of Triangular Oscillation Vibrations, you will reap the benefits of 1 hour in the gym. Cyber Body Slimming will not only help you lose weight, but also increase lean muscle mass without the workout.
By tricking the brain into thinking that the muscles should contract helps mimic the “work-out” process. The rocking and rolling sensation communicates this message from the brain to the muscles of the body. The body naturally reacts to imbalance, brought upon by vibrations all while increasing flexibility and range of motion.
By increasing lean muscle mass, your body will become more fuel-efficient by burning more calories than usual. This contributes greatly to weight loss as the more calories your body burns, the more likely you are for an impressive amount of weight loss.
Venus Freeze is an FDA approved treatment to help reduce cellulite and tighten the skin. This new technology is simple, safe, and overall- affordable.
You may have lost a ton of weight and you love to see the difference in the toning of your body, however, it’s taking a lot longer than expected, not to mention that there are problem areas that we just can’t seem to fix. Getting in shape helps us look great and feel good about ourselves but diet and exercise only go so far. What about that pesky cellulite on your thighs? Or perhaps there’s a few wrinkles on your forehead that show your age and doesn’t match up with your lean body.
With Venus Freeze, Just Melt can help these individuals that want to see a difference in their appearance but don’t want to undergo surgery. By combining pulsed magnetic fields and radio frequency, the elastic fibers and collagen in the skin are heated up to trigger the body’s natural healing process. With this, you not only produce additional collagen and elastic fibers, but the already existing fibers are greatly improved and results in tightened, toned skin.
So if you’re falling behind on hitting the gym and meal-prepping, Just Melt has you covered. Look and feel your best without the stress and sweat.
11 Apr 16geneBlogComments Off on Spring Feature on Examiner
Although the weather is starting to slowly heat up, Just Melt medspa in NYC is checking in on the status of your new year’s resolution- just in time for Spring Cleaning mode.
So how are you doing on those resolutions? Still on top of things I hope.
However while the rest of the population anticipates the warm conditions approaching, Just Melt is all about the cool factor. After all some of the hottest beauty trends and cosmetic treatments use subzero temperatures to get your face and your figure flawless from head to toe.
I know what you are thinking. The cold shoulder is never a good thing right? Well to me that just seems to be a negative attitude when referencing the benefits of negative degrees. Give it a chance.
Venus Freeze, cryotherapy, and cool-sculpting are some of the most commonly requested, non-invasive procedures using freezing techniques to ironically “melt away the fat” and boost a person’s system. With respect to one’s resolution, many people attempt to commit to personal weight-loss goals and an overall change regarding increasing the levels of one’s circulation and health – both oftentimes can be overwhelming and realistically unobtainable. On the other end of the spectrum, the transformation of spring reflects images of rejuvenation and revitalization. So where do you fall in this category?
If April showers bring May flowers, how close are you to blooming before summer hits?
The idea behind coldness is frequently recycled as a therapeutic method because it is superior for reducing inflammation, a condition every individual’s body is constantly fighting against. It is a safe and effective, preferred choice of destruction to rid yourself of unwanted calls, including fat storage and/or skin growths.
These two distinctive and exclusive qualities solidify cold as the new hot. High-tech, temperature dropping mediums provide permanent desired results with optimal smooth solutions from skin-tightening to creating your most perfect silhouette and self. Confidence not included. Just kidding, a clear enhanced esteem goes without saying.
If you are seeking a way to slim down or get rid of the extra fat from your middle, then you may want to begin your spring cleaning with a CoolSculpting treatment. Not only do you want to clean out your cabinets of junk food that is not good for you, you also want to make sure that you keep off the excess weight and fat.
CoolSculpting uses the latest in technology to slim the physique by “freezing one’s fat cells.” However, the results won’t be permanent if you don’t make it a resolution to use a more nutritional approach to dieting.
An FDA-cleared Procedure
While hundreds of thousands of patients undergo liposuction annually, many are not aware that CoolSculpting also removes fat and is non-invasive. FDA-cleared, the fat-removal process is an unprecedented treatment for removing love handles and similar stubborn sites where fat likes to congregate.
CoolSculpting itself was the brainchild of two doctors from Harvard. The idea of using the “cold” to get rid of fat stemmed from the observation that people who consumed popsicles as a kid grew up to be adults with dimples. The cold actually annihilated the cells of fat in their cheeks.
Therefore, any discomfort that is felt comes in the form of an intense feeling of cold.
There is a reason for that kind of response – no it is not winter hanging on, it is the way the process works. The procedure feels icy because the equipment that is used is working to freeze the fat cells in the body. Once the cells are frozen, they drain away naturally. It usually takes from six weeks to three months to see results. However, don’t think that CoolSculpting is a substitute for liposuction if you have a good deal of fat. CoolSculpting is not suggested for people who have an overabundance of excess fat.
Get Rid of Those Pesky Love Handles
After the CoolSculpting process, you won’t show off any dimples. However, you will show some temporary redness and, on occasion, some bruising. Worldwide, about 425,000 CoolSculpting treatments are performed annually. You can get rid of love handles as well as belly fat. Usually, it costs a bit more money to get rid of the stomach fat.
Compare the popularity of CoolSculpting with a report issued by the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. According to the news, the United States leads the way with respect to plastic surgery. Over 1 million procedures are performed annually. Some of the most popular procedures are liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. However, if the fat you need to get rid of is not excessive, you can bypass the lipo and tummy tuck for a less invasive treatment.
Would you like to turn your two-pack abs into a four-pack? Then you need to find out more about the CoolSculpting process today. The process is so non-invasive that you can read a book or check your e-mail during a session or practice some Yoga afterwards.
However, be aware that the fat cells that are removed are still surrounded by fat cells that can expand. Therefore, you need to maintain a healthy program of diet and exercise when pursuing this course of treatment.
10 Mar 16geneBlogComments Off on Inject Back Life into Your Skin – An Overview of Injectables and How They Enhance Your Glow Even During the Hibernation Months
While we can review all the injectables listed to reduce lines and wrinkles, keep in mind that certain products are better for treating crow’s feet or laugh lines while other products are better suited for treating those lines that make you look angry, such as frown lines. Two of these products are Dysport and Xeomin.
How Dysport is Used
Not all lines are produced by age. Sometimes, repeated facial movements, such as squinting or frowning can have an impact too. Therefore, you can be relatively young and look like you are angry with the world. Frown lines develop, over time, from the repeated tightening and contraction of the muscles between the brows. Injectables, such as Dysport, block this activity so frown lines won’t develop. The product is therefore used to reduce the look of frown lines that are moderate to severe.
A Review of Xeomin
Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, also known as glabellar lines. The medicine contains botulinum toxin type A. This ingredient is a protein that is purified from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. The medicine is sometimes called icobotulinumtoxinA. (Just reading this paragraph probably has you caused you to frown and contemplate.)
Xeomin is used to treat glabellar lines by acting on nerve endings in muscles to stop the muscle fibers from contracting. Like Dysport, the injectable keeps you from producing frown lines or frowning. However, it takes about two weeks to see noticeable results.
The popular injectable, Botox, is also used with this same concept in mind. The medicine is the leading non-surgical treatment used for reducing lines and wrinkles or preventing the signs of age. Botox is preferred as it only takes 10 minutes per appointment for the injection. Plus, there is no reported downtime involved. In fact, all the injectables that are used do not take a great deal of time to apply nor require downtime. You can obtain a Botox treatment during you lunch hour and head right back to work. HA Fillers
Products, such as Restylane, Perlane, Belotero and Juvederm, are known as facial fillers. All these injectables make use of hyaluronic acid or HA. HA is a safe and non-allergenic agent that easily binds to water molecules in the dermis, thereby plumping up the skin’s underlying foundation. These injectables are recommended for the following –
Nasolabial folds (lines that span between the nose and corners of the mouth)
Marionette lines (lines formed at the corners of the mouth)
Lip enhancement purposes
Adding volume to the cheeks
The above injectables are recommended for almost all types of skin, are non-invasive and cause little discomfort.
While the above fillers contain HA, Radiesse will also plump up the skin but offers another type of ingredient. The calcium-based ingredient in the product is naturally found in the bones and teeth. Radiesse offers immediate results without the need for surgery. Radiesse’s Volumizing Filler is ideal for filling in any of those unwanted wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra is a product that works at replacing the lost collagen in the skin and requires a series of treatments. Usually, three injections are required over several months. The number of sessions vary from one person to the next. The therapy can provide visible results for as long as two years .Sculptra Aesthetic is helpful for anyone who displays –
Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
Marionette lines (lines that frame the lips)
Wrinkles on the chin
Subtle results from the therapy are seen over time.
As you can see, you have a number of injectables that are available to you. All of the above products will keep you looking youthful and fresh even during those times your skin needs a rest.
04 Feb 16geneBlogComments Off on Results are Ongoing with JustMelt
January Started Off Freezing and So Should You: Reviewing CoolSculpting
Disclaimer: Results may vary
Do you want to obtain a new lease on life? Well, you have the chance to do just that, thanks to the new and innovative process of freezing. JustMelt uses a really “cool” process known as CoolSculpting to freeze those stubborn fat cells and eliminate them once and for all. The non-invasive procedure, which has been approved by the FDA, can help anyone to get rid of the bulges permanently, that don’t seem to go away through diet and exercise.
An Easier Way to Get Rid of Excess Fat
The nonsurgical method of CoolSculpting is designed to get rid of fat without resorting to surgery. CoolSculpting is the way to get rid of those bulges and areas of fat in the 21st century that seem to hang on when you are trying to lose weight. You are the ideal candidate for this process if you have a bulging fat or “muffin top” and want to get rid of it without the danger of surgery as well as find a treatment that is easy and quick.
You will like the CoolSculpting gentle method of freezing as it also does not require any amount of downtime. Women and men who opt for CoolSculpting are more motivated to eat right and exercise as they don’t have any kind of fat lingering on after they’ve lost weight. In order to schedule a session, you will first need to consult JustMelt and set an appointment to discuss your concerns as well as identify your CoolSculpting target area. JustMelt offers complimentary consultations.
A Comfortable Process
The process is initiated when the technician determines which applicator is the best one to use for the CoolSculpting site. A topical sheet is set on the site being treated in order to protect your skin before the applicator is used. The procedure is very comfortable as most patients are engaged in other activities, such as talking on their mobile phone or reading a book,even work on their laptop during a session. The selected areas for CoolSculpting take approximately an hour per cycle to treat and, again, the patient achieves permanent results.
Positive and Permanent Results
As you continue to lose weight, you may feel the need to come back to JustMelt for another treatment to remove any problem areas of still-lingering excess fat. After the process, the treated area may feel numb for several days. In addition, sensations of soreness or tingling may occur. The treatment site may be red; however, the color should subside a few hours after the session. You can return to your normal activities or work right after a scheduled appointment.
When you go through CoolSculpting your body will work to metabolize the cells of fat that are frozen during the one-hour process. By the time 3 months rolls around, you will be able to see visible results. The CoolSculpting treatment will pare down the circumference by about 25%. To enhance the results,
simply set up a follow up appointment in 3 months to determine if you need to do another session or a different procedure to enhance the results.
We, at JustMelt truly live up to our name. Give us a call at 1-800WEJUSTMELT (1-212-447-1155) to request a consultation or to find out further details.
17 Jan 16geneBlogComments Off on Tighten Up for the New Year: The Difference between Skin Tightening and Body Sculpting
Would you like to have a tighter and firmer body for the New Year? Well, getting to know about how skin tightening treatments work and how they differ from body scultping can bring you one step closer to your goal. That way, you can make a better assessment of which procedure is best designed for your weight-reduction or fat-loss needs.
The Basic Difference between Tightening and Sculpting
Skin tightening is used for firming up the skin and toning it while body sculpting is used to break down fat cells so the skin appears toned and tight.While you may not weigh less from body sculpting, your measurements will reflect your progress. Your clothes will fit better!
The Ulthera Skin Tightening Procedure
Skin tightening features two types of non-invasive treatment options today. These options include Ulthera and the Venus Freeze. Ulthera provides both tightening and lifting of the skin with no downtime, such as surgery. For instance, a single treatment of 60 minutes will offer dramatic results almost immediately. This ultrasound procedure offers a non-invasive and non-surgical option that utilizes the natural healing process of the body to lift, tighten and tone loose or sagging skin. The treatment primarily targets the areas of the chin, brow, face, and neck.
Many patients opt for Ultherapy as the treatments are not uncomfortable and, again, the process does not involve downtime. The quick procedure lasts up to 90 minutes and is recommended for tightening hard-to-reach places. The process works for tightening and toning as it uses ultrasound to build up the collagen beneath the skin, a protein that is needed to keep skin youthful and supple. However, growth of the protein tapers off with age. That is why tightening procedures encourage collagen remodeling or growth.
Collagen helps build muscle and lift the skin over time, just like exercise tones and builds up muscles. Therefore, Ulthera uses this type of process to stimulate the supportive layers of the skin, including the layers that are normally addressed in a traditional facelift.
The skin tightening therapy initiates collagen synthesis without damage to the surface of the skin. This popular system was approved by the FDA in 2009 and is the only non-invasive technology of its kind to receive FDA endorsement for a lift.
The Venus Freeze
The Venus Freeze, yet another skin tightening procedure, is offered to reduce the look of cellulite and tighten the skin. This process makes use of pulsed magnetic fields as well as radio frequency to encourage the production of collagen. The therapy takes about 30 minutes and usually requires eight to ten treatments per area.
This type of treatment can be performed on any area of the body and produces tighter and smoother skin while, again, decreasing cellulite. Many patients compare the non-invasive procedure to a hot–stone massage. The Venus Freeze is often chosen for smoothing the skin and getting rid of the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.
Body Sculpting Using the CoolSculpting System
Another non-invasive procedure is CoolSculpting, a body sculpting procedure that is both non-invasive and painless. While skin tightening involves firming and toning the skin, body sculpting, when using CoolSculpting technology, enables patients to get rid of that stubborn fat that cannot be whittled away by diet and exercise.
Supported by the FDA, CoolSculpting freezes unwanted fat cells in the body and helps you lose inches at specific areas. You are a good candidate for this form of body sculpting if you want to get rid of bulging, stubborn fat but do not want to undergo surgery. CoolSculpting allows you to feel your best as the treatment helps you get rid of fat naturally. Results can be seen starting from 3 weeks to final results visible in 3 months.
Now is the Time to Make a Decision for the New Year
Now that you know the options, it is time to schedule a consultation. You can look your absolute best this New Year. See which treatment will give you the best results for your particular body type and weight loss or fat reduction goals.
26 Dec 15geneBlogComments Off on CoolSculpting is A Super Cool Way to Lose Fat
Most women, when they look into the mirror, simply do not like how their stomachs, thighs or hips look. Even women of a normal weight do not like how fat cells seem to accumulate. Those pockets of fat called cellulite can be distracting as can those extra bumps or bulges that never seem to go away.
Fortunately, you can streamline your look through a freezing process called CoolSculpting. The technology uses a machine and device that is placed on the targeted area. The device freezes stubborn fat cells so they crystallize and go away. So, if you don’t like those bulges that appear on the inner or outer thighs or hips, you are a CoolSculpting candidate.
How CoolSculpting Works to Get Rid of Fat
You also are a CoolSculpting candidate if you wish to get rid of any fat beneath your chin or excess abdominal fat. CoolSculpting takes care of most of those sites where exercise or any attempts at toning simply does not make a difference.
CoolSculpting therefore makes it possible for us to follow a diet and see good results. This controlled cooling process is known as Cryolipolysis – a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure targets and kills only stubborn fat cells. Once the cells are treated, they are eliminated from the body for good. That is good news for anyone who has tried numerous diets and felt that they could not ever get rid of certain areas of fat. Now, you can diet and look and feel your best.
There is a Difference between Losing Weight and Getting Rid of Fat
That is why CoolSculpting is considered one of the major fat-reducing treatments today. Fat loss can be achieved and attained when your diet is complemented with an innovative technique, such as CoolSculpting. This FDA-approved non-invasive procedure can also help you better understand the difference between merely losing weight and getting rid of fat.
People often fail at diets because they believe that a reduction in fat and weight loss are one and the same thing when, in fact, they are not. When you lose weight, fat cells in the body become smaller, but the number remains the same. However, when you regain the weight, those same cells, once again, become bigger. When CoolSculpting is employed, the number of fat cells decline and therefore cannot become bigger. As a result, the procedure can assist you in permanently removing excess fat from your body – the fat that tends to remain when you try to lose weight.
Get Rid of Stubborn Fat Once and For All
The treated fat cells in a CoolSculpting procedure are eliminated once and for all. Even if you don’t weigh less, you will appear to be thinner and your clothes will also fit and look better too. Fat cells are eliminated and there is no change in the fat cell distribution in untreated areas. So, even if you do not lose weight, you will lose the fat that causes the lumps, bumps and bulges that cannot be smoothed and toned by diet and exercise alone.
14 Dec 15geneBlogComments Off on When Will People Notice?
Researchers discovered the amount of weight one needs to lose before others notice a change in attractiveness.
According to Medical Daily, a team at the University of Toronto created a collection of photos featuring the faces of men and women between the ages of 20 and 40.
The average height of male participants was 5’10” while the average female participant was 5’4″, the “Today” show reports.
These photos were digitally altered to give off the illusion each participant was photographed numerous times at different BMIs (Body Mass Indexes).
Participants then picked two photos from a pile at random and wrote down which faces seemed heavier, in addition to which ones they found more attractive.
Researchers concluded one needs to undergo a decrease of 0.89 or greater in BMI for an onlooker to notice a loss of weight by looking at one’s face.
For a face to produce a noticeable change in attractiveness, however, one needs to shrink his or her BMI by nearly twice as much.
In a press release, Nicholas Rule, the head of social perception and cognition research at the University of Toronto, said,
“Women and men of average height need to gain or lose about 8 and 9 pounds for anyone to see it in their face, but they need to lose about twice as much for anyone to find them more attractive.”
Males needed to lose roughly 18 pounds for participants to notice changes in attractiveness in their faces compared to 14 pounds for females.
Rule said this difference suggests a female face “may be more sensitive” to weight loss than that of a man.
The male faces deemed most attractive reflected a BMI of 24, while the most attractive female faces reflected a BMI of 19.
When average height was taken into account, these BMI measurements translate to a weight of 165 pounds for a man and 111 for a woman.
Study coauthor and postdoctoral fellow Daniel Re explained the purpose of the study to the “Today” show, saying,
“We know from other research that people are more motivated to look attractive than they are to be healthy, and a concrete goal with an actual number attached is more motivating than just an abstract goal.”
The finding that a clear change in attractiveness is harder to achieve than a clear loss of weight may also explain why the former is sometimes a better motivator for one to diet or exercise than simply being healthier, Re added.
Are you considering a Lipomassage? Need a treatment for rid of cellulite or uneven skin? Diet and exercise not enough? This treatment is the best treatment to get rid of unwanted cellulite or uneven skintone.
Unwanted fat can affect your self-esteem, making you feel uncomfortable, or embarrassed about your appearance.
Lipomassage is a cellulite removal procedure done by LPG System certified professionals. It is an efficient procedure that gets rid of unwanted fat from areas such as the stomach, arms, thighs, back, waist and any other area where cellulite can form. Before treatment begins, the experts will ask you to wear a garment – provided by the esthetician – to protect your skin during treatment.
The technician will then use the machine on your body and will work on all areas of concern. As the machine moves over your body, it will compress all the fat with a motorized roller, helping to give proper shape to your body. This treatment has many benefits; let’s consider some of them.
#1: Incisions Are Not Required
A major benefit of opting for this procedure is that you do not have to worry about any cuts on your body. The entire treatment process is done on the external body, and only your muscles and tissues are targeted for the reduction of cellulite.
#2: It Speeds Up the Circulation of Blood
Another advantage of this treatment is it enables easy transportation of blood throughout the body. This helps to carry away all the unwanted pollutants from your body and makes your skin texture better at the same time.
#3 No Need To Worry About Side Effects
Lipomassage is a method that requires no use of radio frequencies or laser all through the treatment, and this subsequently means that you won’t face any side effects, burning, or reactions like other treatment methods do.
#4 Therapeutic Benefits
The entire procedure turns out to be a relaxing one. The energetic rub of the machine and the warm feeling it gives help to reduce your stress and improves the blood circulation throughout your body.
#5 Exfoliates, Polishes and Improves the Flexibility of Your Skin
If all your efforts of losing weight through exercising and dieting are in vain, then Lipomassage may just be the right treatment for reducing the unwanted cellulite in your body.
12 Nov 15geneBlogComments Off on 8 REASONS TO GET A MASSAGE
When was the last time you went out and got a professional massage? Has it been one year? Maybe two? We know getting a massage is hard to fit into your schedule. Between work, school, the kids, and everyday activities, it’s understandable why it might be difficult to make time for ourselves.
Our busy lifestyle is usually what discourages us from taking this time, but in reality, these reasons tell us exactly why we should treat ourselves! A therapeutic massage has significant benefits that reduce stress and increase relaxation. Scientific research actually shows a strong correlation between massage therapy and your overall health! Keep these 8 reasons in mind next time you schedule your therapeutic massage session at Just Melt!
Massages boost your immunity. Not only does the applied pressure from massage techniques get your blood flowing, it also changes your blood’s composition. A massage that includes long strokes and deep kneading (our Swedish massages are a good example) has the most positive impact on your blood’s composition. Clients who receive massage treatments often have significantly higher levels of blood proteins that play a major role in protecting the body from tumors, viral infections, and other pathogens, compared to blood samples taken from a control group, according to a study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Massages reduce muscle soreness. Pressure applied to various spots within the muscle allows for the release of tension as well as. According to a recent International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, a study was conducted where adults were asked to partake in exercises designed to make your muscles sore (deadlifts). Half of them took a normal resting time-out whereas the other half received massages. The group who received these sessions reported less muscle soreness and pain because of the release of toxic metabolic waste (lactic acid)
Massages improve your flexibility. A lack of flexibility can really negatively impact a person’s day-to-day activities. Movements like bending over can be painful if the lower back muscles as well as the leg muscles are stiff. Two 30-minute massages per week can improve your trunk flexibility and relieve pain associated with lower back stiffness, according to a five-week study that was published in International Journal of Neuroscience study.
Massages enhances your mood. According to a 2005 massage therapy study, a massage increases your body’s levels of serotonin by 28%. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter linked to happiness. It also increases your body’s levels of dopamine by 31%. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in motivation, arousal, and reward. When both increases are combined, it’s pretty clear how massage therapy can boost your mood!
Massage therapy alleviates strain caused by typing and texting. This is great news to hear for all those tech savvy people out there. Repetitive use of a keyboard or phone puts strain on muscles in your forearms (which control movement in your hands). Such activity can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and damage to other major nerves in our hands.
Massages reduce stress. People often hear about this benefit. There are numerous studies and observations that show that massage can actually diminish most physiological markers of stress. One Korean study found that patients who received massages five minutes before cataract surgery had significantly lower heart rates and blood pressure which lowered the release of the hormone, cortisol, than those who underwent surgery without a hand massage. Dolvett Quince, lead trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and a massage and wellness consultant for Brookstone, says that getting a massage is ideal before a big date, interview, or game.
Massages may help you fall asleep. A small study found that a facial massage lasting only 20 minutes significantly reduces blood pressure, thus increases sleepiness almost immediately. Massage techniques for feet also decreases blood pressure and induces sleepiness, but not to the same degree as the facial massage. Now we know why we want to take a nap on the massage table!
Massages lessen headaches. There are many existing factors that contribute to headaches, but a majority of them come from tension in the neck. This neck tension restricts blood flow to the brain, thus inducing a headache. Oftentimes a massage to the neck boosts blood flow and diminish the pain. In addition, a four week study found that chronic headache participants who received a 30 minute massage once a week reported a reduced frequency and severity of their headaches.
05 Nov 15geneBlogComments Off on Maintaining the Results from your Body Contouring Procedure
Non-invasive body contouring procedures can help any man or woman feel confident in their new body. While body contouring techniques like CoolSculpting and Zerona can produce incredible results, it is important to note that they are not permanent- at least not without the help of a healthy lifestyle. The key to maintaining lifelong results is to maintain a stable and healthy weight. Leading a healthier lifestyle will prolong, and in some cases even improve, the results of your procedure. Below is a list of tips that will help you maintain body contouring results.
Disclaimer: Results may vary
Increase Your Water Intake
It is estimated that roughly 60% of Americans are not drinking the general suggested serving of 64oz. of water per day, . It’s important to note that the recommended eight 8 oz. per glass is just that- a recommendation. Health experts say that total body weight and overall activity level are just two factors that determine how much water you should intake on a daily basis . People who partake in high levels of activity may need as many as 13 servings of water per day! Water is essential in maintaining your new figure because it boosts your metabolism, cleanses your body of waste and toxins, and acts as an appetite suppressant. Drinking water also helps put an end on your body retaining water.
Eat Your Meals in Smaller Portions
Getting a body contouring procedure does not necessarily mean you have to stop eating all the foods that you love. However, it is in your best interest to reduce the portion size. Reducing the portion size is an easy and effective way of consuming less calories while still enjoying the foods you love. A little hack to do so is eat off of a smaller plate. Your brain sees a full plate (regardless of its size) therefore believes there is more food than there actually is.
Make Fruits and Vegetables a Bigger Part of Your Diet
The importance of unprocessed fruits and vegetables in your daily diet has been gaining exposure over the years. Nutritionists recommend the consumption of around three to five servings of both fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Eating your fruits and veggies are great because they are extremely high in antioxidants. With other beneficial properties, eating them as snacks cuts out a lot of potential fats and sugars from your diet. This is imperative when keeping your contoured figure.
Exercising is always the element of losing/maintaining weight that poses as an obstacle for many people. Though you should exercise throughout the few weeks following your contouring procedure, you should begin regular exercise as soon as your physician says it’s okay. Keep in mind that your exercise does not have to be rigorous. The extra points are already off at this point. Your body will benefit from 30 minute routines 4-5 days a week. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent additional weight is important when to maintain your results.
Schedule Your Consultation
Whether you’re coming back for round two of your body contouring treatment or you’re ready for your first experience, Just Melt MedSpa can surely help you reap the benefits. Each body is different and each person has different end goals they are trying to meet. We will work with you in determining which body contouring treatment is best for you. Contact Just Melt MedSpa today to schedule your consultation!