About This Service
Body Tone is a treatment that can help reduce fat, tighten skin, and remove toxins, especially when combined with diet and exercise. It is based on a French technique called "Endermology." In the 1980's the Frenchman Louis Paul Guitay developed the approach and coined the term. This technique has been adopted by Origin Wellness both for its impact on the body and for its synergistic benefits with other services we offer.
Body Tone is a non-invasive technique which consists of mechanical stimulation of the skin. The device's mechanical movement stimulates venous and lymphatic circulation, boosting the elimination of toxins, especially after physical exertion (sports, EMS, dance, fitness, etc.). It also acts simultaneously on cells and connective tissue to help renew the deep layers of the skin and help restart the process of natural fat dissolution in adipose tissue. The head of the machine repeatedly applies suction to the skin, while its rollers palpate and roll the skin 10X stronger than the human hand without inducing pain. This stimulation reactivates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
The Body Tone specialist will create a program adapted to your personal objectives. Studies conducted by the manufacturers report that over the course of a few sessions, Body Tone will generally have the following impacts on the body:
- fats reduction and natural redensification/tonification of the dermis
- smoothing of dimpled skin that accompanies cellulite (so called "orange peel skin").
It also has an incomparable impact on the elimination of toxins for athletes and on the refinement of the silhouette. As already mentioned, it is one of the most effective ways to overcome cellulite and sagging skin, and to meet drainage needs while relieving symptoms of water retention, tired and achy legs, and swollen ankles or feet.
After a session, tissues are softened and unclogged, since the practitioner's maneuvers help to release the subcutaneous adhesions. The so-called orange peel gradually fades, as skin tightens and becomes smoother. Likewise, after a big workout (or any physical activity), Body Tone can help eliminate toxins, which relieves muscle aches and pains and makes the legs feel lighter.
Most clients experience an immediate sensation of wellness after the first session. If ankles are swollen, there is generally a slimming effect, and legs will ache less and quickly regain their shape. Leg drainage is as effective as it is pleasant and is particularly recommended during pregnancy.
For optimal effectiveness, we advise starting with several sessions per week for 1 month. Then a slower pace will be enough to maintain and strengthen results.
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.
You will need to disrobe to participate in this service (underwear is optional). The practitioner will leave the room at the beginning and end of the service to allow you privacy to disrobe in the changing room and get on or off of the massage table. Similar to a massage, the practitioner will use draping techniques to expose one part of the body at a time to apply the treatment.
Some high-quality, organic oils will be applied to the skin to facilitate the movement of the rollers on the skin.
Please be advised that a certain amount of reddening of the skin is normal when using Body Tone. This will usually disappear within a few hours but may last a few days. Clients with sensitive skin, or skin that tends to mark easily, may notice red marks and light bruising lasting for more than a few days. If you are concerned about skin marking please feel free to request that the technician avoids certain body areas or uses only the lightest pressure.
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:
- Pregnancy (except if drainage only on the legs)
- Breast Feeding
- Pacemaker or other implanted electrical device including an insulin pump
- Burns/skin damage or rash/wounds/Shingles
- Light sensitivity
- Bleeding diseases (e.g. hemophilia) and Anticoagulant treatment
- Acute infections
- New Cancer diagnosis that is progressing
Use with caution:
- During menstruation/menstrual cramps
- Surgical implants (Silicon, Prosthesis etc.)
- Recent injections (avoid injection site)
- Heart problems/ Bypass surgery
- Hypothyroidism, hypocortisolism, Unstable Diabetes Mellitus