Airwave (Compression Therapy)
About This Service
This powerful, full-body massage (sometimes called "Compression Therapy") encourages circulation and eliminates toxins and excess water, helping with weight loss and cellulite treatment.
One of the primary benefits of Airwave Massage is its impact on the lymphatic system. Important for circulation, the lymphatic system cleanses the body and supports the collection of toxins from the body's various organs.
In the blood's process of transporting oxygen, wastes from metabolism and dissolved fats enter the blood and lymph. These are transported to the kidneys, which filter and purify the wastes and then eliminate the toxins through the urine. If the lymphatic system weakens, these toxins clump together, resulting in edema. Thus, poor circulation can lead to deposition of toxins and fat, dull skin, acne on the face, etc.
By allowing dilation of capillaries, Airwave Massage accelerates circulation, waste metabolism, and the dissolution of fats entering the blood and lymph. This enhances the flow of the lymphatic system, the evacuation of toxins from the body, and the elimination of fat, in addition to reducing instances of muscle spasms.
It's also deeply relaxing. The continuous, fluid movement of the compression from the toes to the ends of the arms has the effect of "putting you back in your body"--grounding you and calming the nervous system. Many clients equate it to a giant, warm hug. In fact, it is so soothing that many end up falling asleep by the end of the session!
Preparing for the Service
As with all of our services, we recommend drinking plenty of water both before and after the session to help with the elimination of toxins. High quality water is provided at Origin Wellness.
We recommend wearing lightweight loose-fitting clothes for this service. You will take your shoes off for this service.
You will not be able to use your cell-phone during this service as your arms will be massaged. In general, we recommend leaving all technology at home, or in one of the provided lockers so that you can completely relax and not be bothered by notifications and calls.
The attendant will help you find an appropriate level of pressure at the beginning of the session.
We have two airwave units in the same room, so you can do this service with a friend or family member if you like.
We request that you do not use this equipment if you have one of the following contraindicated conditions. Risks are not limited to the following so please consult your physician if in any doubt:
- Pacemaker or other implanted electrical device including an insulin pump
- Burns/skin damage/surgical wounds/Shingles
- Acute fever/illness
- Tumor/newly diagnosed untreated cancer
- Organ transplant
Use with caution:
- Surgical implants (Silicon, Prosthesis etc.)
- Heart problems/ Bypass surgery
- Addison's disease (hypocortisolism), Hemophilia Multiple sclerosis, Lupus
- Unstable Diabetes Mellitus, Unstable Hypertension
- During menstruation/menstrual cramps
- Bone damage and osteoporosis
- Chemotherapy (Within 6 Months)