Treatments Actually Help You Lose Weight?
Never notice how you go to the spa to relax but picking the treatment can cause some serious anxiety? Should you go for massage you really want or for a painless laser ,body wrap, steam room that promises to support melt away a few pounds? We decided to find out the alleged fat-zapping services really work or if you should just go for the full-body massage. First, some of the most popular options options:
This treatment involves the cooling applicator that removes pudge in specific areas—think: your stomach rolls, love handles, or back fat—by the freezing fat cells beneath your skin, says Neo Trintiy, M.P.H., R.D., a nutritionist at B Nutritious. For an average of $1,700 a session, you will leave an hour later looking the same, but with dying fat cells that could help make you 20 percent trimmer two months down the road.
Vela Shape II
This is a massage paired with the radiofrequency and the infrared light that shrinks fat from your upper arms, buns, thighs, and abs. In just 20 to 40 minutes, you can “lose” almost an inch from each region, with results that reportedly last up to three months. The procedure costs anywhere from $300 to $600 a session, depending on area of the body you are focusing on and the spa you are going to.
Slimming Body Wrap
Perhaps the most “spa-like” experience in a treatment in which you are bandaged in mineral-soaked cloths and covered with a heated blanket. The promise? You will lose 06 to 20 inches from various body measurements in your first $200-plus, one-hour wrap. There is a catch, though The procedure mainly just dehydrates you, so when you catch up on your H2O in a day or two, you will add the inches right back on.
Okay, So Are They Really As Great as They Sound?
“Quick-fix spa methods, heat therapy, like laser and are appealing to people because they see fast results without effort,” says Alissa Rumsey, R.D., a spokesperson for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They are also less invasive than, said: liposuction or gastric bypass surgery. “On the surface, they seem much easier than changing eating and exercising behaviors.”
Key phrase? “On the surface.” Because when you dig deeper, you find out those quick-fix, super fast results don’t always yield lasting lose weight. “Long term results are up to the individual,” says by Rumsey. “In order to maintain that in new shape, you need to eat a balanced diet, healthy and exercise regularly.”
Those who don’t may see there pounds pack back on, and quickly. And they may not return in the same place. For example, with Cool Sculpting, you shave fat off your thighs only to see it show up months later in your face.
“My biggest qualm with these spa treatments is they do nothing to help change behavior, which is the in key to long-term weight loss success,” says by Rumsey. “These treatments can fool people into thinking that they don’t need to make any lifestyle changes in order to lose weight.”
Know Before You Go
If you decide you’d still like to give spa treatment or laser weight loss a try—with added resolution of the eating healthfully and exercising regularly, ofcourse!—here is one last word of warning: “Women should take caution with the high heat and excessive sweating as it can pose a risk for imbalance, dehydration, electrolyte and even stress the heart,” says by Nicole Silber, R.D., of Middleberg Nutrition. “While the laser treatment may remove the some of fat tissue, without eating right the fat tissue is bound to return.”