Ella’s Bridal Beauty – Body contouring with VelaShape
This week I experienced my first VelaShape III treatment with Nurse Katie-Jo at Sanctum Medical. I was really looking forward to trying this treatment, I mean who wouldn’t want to try a treatment that is proven to remove centimetres from problem areas such as stomach, thighs, arms and hips in as little as 3 treatments.
VelaShape III is a very clever, FDA approved non-invasive treatment device designed for body contouring & cellulite reduction. It uses a combination of Radiofrequency, Infrared Light Energy, Vacuum and Mechanical Massage Technology to tone and contour the body, reduce excessive fat, treat cellulite and stretch marks and improve skin texture.
With my wedding planning in full swing it is time for me to up the ante on my wedding beauty prep, so I have decided to start tackling one of my biggest problem areas – my stomach. Although majority of the time I eat well and I work out regularly, like most woman my stomach is the first place I seem to put on weight and the last place I lose it. I think night shift as a Paramedic and general stress have a lot to do with this. For those of you who aren’t aware of the relationship between stress and cortisol release, cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands and when levels are too high for too long, this hormone can have a negative effect on the body in many ways including causing weight gain (particularly belly fat), high blood pressure, disruption of mood and sleep, reduced energy levels and contribute to diabetes. Planning a wedding and working as a Paramedic can be pretty stressful at times, so in combination with an active and healthy lifestyle I have decided to try VelaShape III at Sanctum Medical to reduce some of my belly fat and have myself feeling more confident/happy with the appearance of my stomach.
The treatment took approximately 20 minutes and felt like a warm, firm massage, it actually feels like a deep tissue massage. The idea of firming my stomach whilst having a firm warm massage was very therapeutic. The few days following my treatment I could definitely notice a flatter/firmer a stomach, but I think that with subsequent treatments the results will be far more noticeable. I am really excited to have my second and third treatment and to share the results with you.
To find out more about this treatment, take a look here.