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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Post Op Care

When should I begin my post op care?


Post op care can begin as early as 72 hours after surgery. Usually within 48 hours the pain stabilizes and will decrease with each passing day. Some clients prefer to receive treatments at home during the first week others wait until they can comfortably drive themselves to begin treatment.




How often should I schedule my treatment sessions?


During the first week post op, the more frequently treatment can be administered the better; clients should at least plan for twice a week care if possible. This, in combination with wearing the assigned compression garment and drinking lots of fluid will greatly reduce swelling.




What tools do you use?


Lymphatic drainage massage is performed manually over bare skin. Other tools such as cupping, vacuum cupping, Gua Sha tools, warm stones, and Wood Therapy can be incorporated depending on the stage of healing and the type of tissue being presented.




How many sessions do I need?


There is no fixed number of treatment sessions because each client’s body heals at a different rate. Other factors such as diet, exercise, and water intake also play a role in this process. The aim is to reduce swelling - allow that to be your guide. As swelling continues to decrease, you can begin to pare back the frequency of visits.




How long does the swelling last?


Swelling may last anywhere from 3-6 months. Even afterwards, a client may experience increase in swelling. Factors such as diet, level of activity or exertion, quality of sleep, etc all impact swelling.





Oncology Massage

Will massage spread cancer?


No. The massage is provided by a therapist with specialized training and knowledge of massage and cancer care. Therefore, skilled massage will not spread cancer. The idea that massage spreads cancer was based on the thinking that increased blood flow causes cancer spread in the body. Metastasis does not depend on the rate of blood flow. For example, exercise is recommended for persons with cancer. Exercise increases heart rate and yet it is not prohibited. In fact, massage is offered at cancer care centers around the world.





MetalSculpt® & Facial Ice

What are the ingredients in the PureSculpt® Facial Ice clay?


The ingredients are lavender, shave grass, rosemary, mate, cacao, green tea, and hibiscus. Together, these invigorating herbs help detox, slim, burn calories, tone and soothe the skin, and give energy.




What are the benefits of each type of facial clay?


Anti-Aging Ice Facial: This facial contains the gentlest and high-end ingredients. Rose clay and special herbal formulation combined with green tea and chamomile is gentle for all skin types. It will increase blood flow enabling firmer skin.

Detox Ice Facial: This facial will brighten the skin while lifting and tightening. The variety of herbs and clays will diminish impurities in the skin, giving a slimming effect to the face. Detox Ice Facial is created with bentonite which aids acne prone skin by reducing swelling, itching, and drying out breakouts.

Activated Charcoal Ice Facial: This facial will draw out toxins, nourish the skin, increase blood flow, and increase oxygen to the area. It has a boost of green tea to energize and revitalize the skin.

Lavender Ice Facial: This is the newest addition to the ice facials. It is formulated with lavender, rose petals, and essential oils. It is one of a kind in that it helps to heal wounds and remove impurities. This unique clay comes from Brazil and helps to nourish and fortify the skin.




Are there contraindications for this facial?


Yes. PureSculpt® Ice Facial should not be used with other invasive treatments. Much of the adipose tissue can be lost when used alongside other machines.




Are the results permanent?


The facial is semi-permanent because of the amount used during a treatment. Also, the face goes through hormonal changes and bloating daily. Additionally, the results will depend on the number of treatments received and the frequency as well as one's self care routine; the more treatments received will prolong the results. A minimum of 3 treatments should be done to see slimming results.




How many treatments are recommended?


We recommend treatments of 3, 6, and 12 applied once a week.




How does it work?


The science behind the PureSculpt® ice facial: This facial leverages the metabolic process of thermogenesis. It is a process whereby heat is created by burning calories. When ice is left on the body over a prolonged period of time, the body begins to create heat by burning fat cells. PureSculpt® ice is applied in a frozen state, thereby triggering thermogenesis and burning fat. Toxins are also released during this process and are removed via the lymphatic system.





WoodSculpt®

Will it hurt?


No. This unique technique uses each instrument without harming the skin or tissue. Clients have reported feeling relaxed during the sessions.




Will this get rid of my cellulite?


While there are things that can help, cellulite will never go away. One way to diminish the appearance of cellulite and loosen and restore the fascia is by using WoodSculpt® treatments.




How does Wood Therapy help with cellulite?


The friction of the wood tools has a toning effect on the skin. The tools help break down volume that has been crystalized over time. These layers will begin to be smoothed out creating a more plumped and healthier look.




Are there different degrees of cellulite?


Yes.

Level 1: soft cellulite localized on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks and arms. It is more apparent when you squeeze the skin together.

Level 2: edematous cellulite (swollen) often affects thighs and knees but are most frequently found in the lower legs. The skin is often painful when touched and dimpling can be seen when standing up.

Level 3: this type of cellulite is localized on the outer areas of the hips, thighs, and around the back and inside of the knees. This type of cellulite is hard and compact and painful when touched.




How many treatments do I need to see a difference?


Depending on the degree of cellulite, the surface of the skin can look worse after the first few PureSculpt® treatments. Once treatment begins, there is a reduction in inflammation, fat cells, fluids and toxins – all of which are removed by the lymphatic system. This will allow the fat cells and other particles that are more crystallized to become more visible on the surface of the skin. Subsequent treatments will begin to soften this volume and create a smoother surface. By the 3rd or 4th treatment, the area will appear more toned with less dimpling for levels 1 and 2. For level 3 cellulite, it will take more treatments (after 6) before results can be seen because it is more compact.




Do I have to do any at home maintenance?


Yes. To boost metabolism and receive maximized benefits, you should drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins released into your blood stream, eat lighter or follow an anti-inflammatory diet which will allow for less inflammation and more permanent results.




What should I expect during and after the treatment?


DURING: Some clients may experience the need to use the bathroom during the treatment. The areas worked may appear red or darker in appearance because of the increase in blood flow.

AFTER: Over the next 48 hours, the body will normalize to less inflammation, reduced pain, and increased energy levels. Recovery times from workout and injury are also improved.

Clients experience bowel movement after treatment, early menstrual cycle, others might experience symptoms from detoxing such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, bloating (from moving things around), cramping, gas, and mild soreness. Clients may also notice a quarter size bruising and increase in the frequency of urination.




Do I have to do any at home maintenance?


Yes. To boost metabolism and receive maximized benefits, you should drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins released into your blood stream, eat lighter or follow an anti-inflammatory diet which will allow for less inflammation and more permanent results.




How long before I see results?


A minimum of 6 treatments; 12 treatments for those who are looking to see full body changes.




Are there any contraindications?


Not recommended for those who are on medical diuretics; fatal diseases, persons with hernias, persons who have had plastic surgery (less than 3-6 months post-op), pregnant women (Ok to begin treatment after 6 weeks post-delivery), women who are breastfeeding (because it can spike or decrease milk production)