Frequently asked questions
How does it work?
Endermologie™ uses a unique rolling and aspiration motion to deep massage specific areas in a way that cannot be otherwise replicated. Numerous case studies have shown that circulation is increased, collagen function is restored, lymphatic drainage is boosted, resulting in the elimination of toxins through the body’s own system. As the connective fibres are stretched the skin and surrounding tissues are firmed, toned and smoothed.
To quote LPG (designer and manufacturer of Endermologie™), it’s aim is to : ‘stimulate the blood flow in the capillaries, speed up removal of waste material in the intercellular spaces, aid the removal of excess fluid in the tissues, decrease water retention, speed up the process of tissue healing and repair, encourage the renewal of collagen, delay the signs of ageing, tighten loose skin and muscles, enhance bowl activity and stimulate the lymphatic system and therefore the immune system’
Does it really work?
Yes, it does. For more than a decade, people from all over the world have experienced the benefits of Endermologie™.
It is an FDA approved (Food & Drugs Administration) treatment.
Quite simply, traditional methods just aren’t as effective as this method. Endermologie™ has been around for over 15 years and as our before and after photos show, it really does work. Other products on the market advise you to massage creams or lotions into the skin on a regular basis; Endermologie™ has been designed for use without the need for these additional, usually costly, products.
How many sessions will I need and how often can I be treated
It depends on the area, problem and person to be treated; this will be discussed at your initial consultation and will be reviewed during the course of treatment. For treating cellulite, an initial course of 14 treatments is recommended, with a maintenance program of 1 session every 4 weeks. However, we are all individuals so one person may see results in just 5 or 6 treatments, whilst another may not see results until much later.
See before and after photos, these will give you an indication of the number of treatments various patients have received.
The recommended number of treatments per week is two. However, if you are in the process of loosing a significant amount of weight or have problematic or painful cellulite, then one treatment per week will be sufficient to kick start your body into looking and feeling better.
How long does a session last for?
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
You should allow approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour per session. This allows sufficient time for the therapist to discuss any issues with you and for you to change into your Endermowear, ready for treatment.
What will I wear during a session?
Endermowear is a specially designed body stocking that is worn to allow the Endermologie™ treatment head to glide over the body and insures optimal hygiene.
Will you treat specific areas or is it an all over treatment?
During your consultation at Tracey Bell, the therapist will discuss your specific needs and any problem areas to be targeted. However, time will be spent on other areas to help stimulate general circulation and assist in the elimination of toxins.
What can I expect from a treatment? Will it hurt?
Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, however treatment should never be painful.
Most clients find it a relaxing and pleasant experience, similar to a deep massage. As the rollers glide over the body, you will feel a vibration as the skin flexes, accompanied by a tingling and warming of the area, due to the increase in blood flow.
You may also need to visit the bathroom directly after treatment as your system is starting to rid itself of toxins, fat deposits and excess fluid. This is due to the lymphatic system being stimulated – don’t worry, this is a good sign as it shows the treatment is working!
Are there any side effects?
If you have sensitive skin you may experience slight bruising of the treated area. This is due to the ‘aspiration’ and ‘rolling’ action of the machine on the skin.
Can anyone be treated?
No, certain medical conditions prohibit treatment. If you are undergoing any medical treatment you should consult your doctor before commencing treatment.
Will it help me loose weight?
No, Endermologie™ is not a weight loss treatment.
However, you may find that as a result of your treatment loose or sagging skin will feel firmer and smoother and your silhouette sleeker. Endermologie™ aids lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, which in turn helps reduce water retention. A reduction in the circumference of the treated area may also be noticeable – clothes are an excellent way of noticing any changes in the body! We recommend that you choose an item of clothing to monitor result
Is this treatment just for women?
Definitely NOT – Endermologie™ is for both men and women. With its wide range of programs, the Cellu M6 can treat many problems, for example, trials have shown excellent results for problem areas such as ‘love handles’ and loose pectoral tissue. Endermologie™ also has an excellent program for treating the body after a grueling workout, by using specific programs it can reduce the side effects of exercise such as sore, cramped muscles or bruised and swollen areas.
Why are photographs taken and who will see them?
By taking photographic evidence we can accurately monitor improvement and ensure that you are receiving the best treatment at Tracey Bell. Over the course of treatment, your therapist will be able to make any necessary adjustments to your personal requirements by using different programs to ensure you gain maximum benefit.
Your photographs will remain private and confidential – no one else will see them other than your therapist. On occasion we may ask for permission to use your photographs for promotional use, all names and personal details will remain confidential.