Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Of course, I do not deny that the body does need a little help with regards to unsightly fat that appear on the sides of the stomach, back, arms, hips, and thighs. Even for thin girls like me, I admit that I’m quite conscious with the appearance of dimpling on the backs of my thighs and a bit of saggy fat. No matter how much I tried exercising, there’s still a bit of sag that needs a little push. Of course, even if the fat is gone from all the workouts and healthy diet, there’s the skin that still hangs on.
During the Elizabeth Arden event, we were introduced to a procedure called CurveX Advanced Body Contouring, now recently offered by
So what happens to the fat? The fat cells are broken down and converted to a liquid substance that’s removed through the lymphatic system and locaql inflammatory scavenging, meaning the fat just exits the body via sweat or when you pee it out.
Lucky for us, we were given the chance to undergo one session of CurveX Advanced Body Contouring. I decided to have my appointment last Friday, where it would be a rest day from pole class and a rest day for me to work. I booked an appointment and got to the main branch of
Before my session, I was asked to fill out a patient form, which had to contain my medical history, family history, allergies, current medications, recent hospitalizations, and all that the doctors and therapists need before me jumping to the procedure room. After that, I was briefed by one of the staff on the procedure. She asked me about my medical history too and also asked me the million-dollar question as to where will they blast the fat cells away. When I pointed out my thighs and saddlebags, she understood (thin girls with cellulite please raise your hands!) I was also told that in the process I could be experiencing bruising, a bit of swelling, and soreness just like after I had a workout session. Bruises are nothing new to me, obviously and with the squats during our warm up sessions that we do, I’ll probably be a-okay and not be screaming of exquisite pain midway.
I was then led to the room where the procedure would be done. I changed into this wraparound coverup and two of the therapists took measurements of my thighs. Prior to this, I had to sign a waiver/consent form in undergoing the procedure and allowing necessary documentation, like photos for studies and measurements. I had to lie on my belly and before starting, they made sure I was comfy, even granting my request of putting a pillow under my head.
If you’re getting your saddlebags and thighs done, it’s advisable to come in loose clothing and preferably wear a pair of thong panties or g-string so it’s easier to work on the buttocks. The process of Curvex is broken down to 3 stages, each with specific roles in losing unwanted stubborn fat in the body and tightening the skin too.
It's like those karate-chop moves we get during our massage with a bit of heat, but nothing really strange. Who would have thought that this is the stage where the fat burns right?
Next stage supposedly is the painful part, and where the bruising comes in. Lotion is again applied and the head has a slight suction action as it goes on the targeted areas in a gliding, rapid motion. The purpose of this Endermology Vacuum Massage is to firm and tighten the skin so we get smoother results. Since intensity varies from person-to-person depending on the target area, the intensity level of this stage varies. The therapist first sets it to the lowest intensity, being 1, and if tolerable, they increase it until it's the most tolerable option for the patient. I was able to tolerate up to intensity 4. It felt like a hard swedish massage, but nothing really causing me to wince or scream of extreme pain. I was even chatting with my therapists during the entire process.
After the third stage, the lotion was wiped and alcohol was spritzed on my thighs and bum to remove all the lotion. My measurements were then taken. my mid and lower thighs had an increased measurement but that's probably because that I'm still swollen from the procedure, something that's expected. the area below my bum was the one that lost a few millimeters though.
Basically, I felt okay after. I didn't feel like I was beaten to a pulp. More of the feeling like I had quite a number of squats, but nothing bad. The next day, I was able to notice less of the jiggling and my backside looks and feels a lot firmer. I do notice that I tend to pee a lot more and sweat, probably the fat exiting my system (hopefully vowing never to return again). It's more pee than sweat for me though thankfully.
It's recommended for those planning to take CurveX though to have it at every four days to see maximum results or once a week. However, for Php14,000 a session, it's a bit too steep for my budget. If I have the budget though and probably I know when I'm older I might need more help than crunches or yoga to maintain a tighter tummy then maybe I'll be back for that too.
Just remember that results in each patient or area could vary, so just be patient and go with your own pace, in case you're willing to try it. :)
Monday, May 23, 2011
We'd really love it if you guys would drop by in our booth. Just look for the iSnap Creatives booth. Hope to see you there!