When Louis Paul Guitay, the founder of LPG Systems, was badly injured in a car accident, he developed these unique massage machines to treat the resulting scar tissue. It was later found that the machine was very effective in the treatment of cellulite and the technique became known as Endermologie®, meaning ‘treatment through the skin’. Endermologie® manipulates the skin and underlying tissues by a combination of rolling and aspiration.
This process restructures the skin’s connective tissue, stimulates blood and lymph circulation and facilitates the elimination of toxins. By triggering the body’s normal process for excess fat elimination, Endermologie® extensively tones and firms, resulting in smooth skin and a slimmer, more refined figure.
Endermologie® is carried out by trained therapists, using one our three machines. We use the Cellu M6® KeymoduleTM, which is a computerised machine, and the most advanced presently available.
In the interests of hygiene, the treatment heads are cleaned with an alcohol-based antiseptic solution after each treatment.
The Endermologie® Lifestyle
A four-point plan
At the Endermologie® Centre we advocate the Four Point Plan as we have proved that this holistic approach does give the best results.
We stress the importance of the following:
You will be advised at your consultation to have either one or two treatments per week, depending your body type and possible weight-loss goals. More than two treatments per week will not bring faster results.
The minimum number of treatments you will need to see results is fourteen; however most patients need at least twenty treatments for optimum results.
When booking your treatments, it is advisable to schedule at least two days in between sessions, to give the lymphatic system as much time as possible to get rid of toxins.
Each session takes 35 minutes, but patients are booked every hour, to ensure that there is enough time for changing into the Bodywear®, taking of photographs and measurements, weighing and general administration.
The importance of drinking at least two litres of fresh, filtered water per 24 hours cannot be stressed enough! Endermologie® stimulates the lymphatic system to flush away harmful toxins. Your lymphatic system need s plenty of water to do this. You will see a huge improvement in the results you can expect from Endermologie®, if you give the body what it needs to function at its peak. Try to spread your water intake over the whole day and evening. Drinking large quantities of water at once will only make you feel ill! Remember, the two litres does not include tea, sift drinks and other fluids…only count the glasses of filtered water you consume!
We suggest that you embark on healthy eating plan, not a ‘diet’ as such. Remember that this is the lifestyle you want to be following for the rest of you life, not just during your initial Endermologie® course. If you have weight to lose, there are many options open to you. Organizations such as Weight Watchers and Weigh Less can suggest very good eating plans, as can dieticians. The Endermologie® machine is not a ‘slimming machine’, although it does re-contour the body.
Crash dieting and other quick-loss programs can offer short-term weight-loss, but do have the unfortunate result of decreasing your metabolic rate, resulting in rapid weight gain when a normal eating pattern is resumed.
We advise that you avoid refined foods, saturated fats, coffee and alcohol. Increase your intake of unrefined foods, fruit and vegetables.
Wendy does have a range of the AIM food supplements available for purchase. Ask her if you would like more information on this.
Exercise is an integral part of the Endermologie® lifestyle. You should try to exercise at least 3 times per week, for at least 45 minutes per session. If you want to lose weight by exercising, you must aim to maintain your heart rate at 70% of your maximum heart rate capacity during exercise. To work out your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220 beats per minute.
i.e. MHR = 220bpm – your age.
Now calculate 70% of that figure and you will find the pulse rate you should aim for to begin ‘fat burning’ during exercise.
Bear in mind that there are certain types of exercise that are more beneficial than other types. Aim for exercise that is consistent, such as aerobics and walking/jogging, rather than exercise that takes place in ‘spurts’, such as squash and tennis.
Look for an exercise plan that you will want to do consistently on a long-term basis. There are many such programs to choose from, such as Run/Walk for Life, Optifit etc.
You might find that you do have more discomfort in the areas where more cellulite is present. In that case, your therapist will adjust the setting of the machine. Aspiration levels vary between 3 and 6. You will not enhance your results by having treatments on a higher aspiration than is comfortable for you. It is not a case of ‘no pain, no gain’!
As we want the skin tone to improve over the whole body, we must massage and stretch those connective tissue cells all over. We do, however, concentrate on your problem areas, as determined during your consultation.
These include the following conditions:
- Widespread skin conditions
- Any form of cancer (as cancer spreads via the lymphatic system and Endermologie® stimulates the lymphatic system). Patients must have been clear of cancer for five years before being accepted for treatment.
- Anti-coagulant therapy
- A history of blood clots or phlebitis