A quick overview of Formostar and its benefits
Well-being Related Benefits Of Formostar:
Sweating: Most humans go out of their way not to sweat - especially women. Air-conditioned buildings, air- conditioned cars, anti-antiperspirants,, lotions and potions on the body all can prevent the body performing at its best, clogging up the skin's pores. Sweating is a natural process and is good for you. Apart from cleansing the skin it also helps to stop toxin build-up and clear toxins out. The heat created by Formostar causes sweating (in 95% of cases). As the body's core temperature is 37 degrees C and it likes to stay that way heat is pushed to the outer part of the body and sweat is created. The sweat evaporates, cools the body, the body temperature goes down and the process continues. As people become more acclimatised to the heat, more sweating occurs.
There are also calories in sweat: One gram of sweat is equivalent to .586 of a calorie. Some people don't have a lot of sweat glands but that is unusual. When someone doesn't sweat on the wrap or hasn't sweated much at all, it is normally an indication that the body is using the heat, possibly for scar tissue regeneration or as an immune system response. Older people store heat longer than younger people and so will take longer to sweat. We recommend that initially older people have the wrap at 70% of the heat until you know how they tolerate it. People with a lot of fat generally have a higher body temperature due to the insulation of the fat and will get hotter faster.
Stimulating the Metabolism: Due to the increase of blood flow during the Formostar session, cardiovascular conditioning is also achieved (the heart must work harder in order to pump more blood faster through the body). The Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) increases. One of the fastest ways to use calories is to increase your BMR.
Aiding the Immune System: Tissue production of infrared energy is associated with a variety of healing responses. At times, the infrared energy in our tissues may require a boost to a higher level to ensure the fullest healing possible for tissue repair. Body tissues that need an infrared boost selectively absorb infrared rays. The tissue will only use the infrared rays in the areas where it is needed. After boosting a tissue's infrared energy, the remaining rays pass onward harmlessly. This phenomenon is called resonant absorption. The immune system is defined as your body's defence mechanism against invasion by bacteria, microbes and infection. This defence mechanism includes the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) from your bone marrow and t-cells produced by your thymus gland. (White cells use nitric oxide and far infrared produces nitric oxide). When your body has a fever, the immune system triggers the production of these cells. The application of artificial heat internally can make the body believe it has a fever, thus stimulating an immune response.
Detoxification: The skin is the largest organ in the body and through the pores it plays a major role in the detoxifying process alongside the lungs, kidneys, bowels, liver, and the lymphatic and immune systems. The skin produces cool sweat to regulate the body's elevated temperature. It also has the ability to transform toxins from lipid-soluble or oil-based, into easier to eliminate, water-soluble form. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and flushes them through the pores. Some people will experience mild headaches, nausea, lethargy etc after a wrap and this is all part of the detoxification process. An isotonic/electrolyte powder can help this and we recommend a spoonful in drink bottles while people are in a wrap session.
Improved Blood Circulation: Many issues that manifest themselves in the body such as arthritis, sciatica, menstrual cramps and fatigue, or outside the body such as psoriasis and acne, can be to some degree, due to poor blood circulation. As the blood flow with the Formostar can increase in volume by twice as much as normal and travels around 3.5 times faster through the body, continued use can eventually provide a permanent improvement in blood circulation and blood pressure. The blood flows into areas that are poorly promoted with blood such as scar tissue and fat that is stored on the outer areas of the body, (which can be up to 10 degrees colder than the core body temperature) and into small capillaries closer to the skins surface.
Pain Management: The Formostar was developed for therapeutic purposes - mainly rheumatoid arthritis and joint mobility. Heat is a well-known treatment for pain relief with far infrared heat lamps being used by the Asians for a long time. Because the heat is absorbed around 4.5 cm's below the surface it helps blood vessels dilate (expand), bringing relief and aiding healing of muscle and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Increased blood circulation not only carries off metabolic waste products but also delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, to help promote faster recovery. The heat deadens the nerve endings, creating an analgesic effect.
Quite often relief is not realised until the morning after a sleep, as the rest allows the blood circulation to do its job better. One of our operators suffers from sciatica. One wrap on the Formostar relieved the pain for several weeks (the trial before she bought the machine) and is continuing to do so. We also keep on hearing stories of people who have been in car accidents where nothing else has relieved their pain other than the Formostar. Our customers who also do massage therapy are able to do deeper tissue massages due to more malleability and the lowering of the level of pain.
Body Fluid Reduction: As the Formostar has excellent sweat inducing capabilities, it is extremely effective in helping people lose excess body fluids. People with mild forms of fluid retention around the ankles and feet can help to decrease it quite quickly by using the variable wraps on the lower leg. This in turn provides people with a greater level of comfort and makes them more mobile.
Skin Toning: As for Toxin removal. Pores get clogged up with Toxins and other materials (e.g. an instant tan, cosmetics etc.). The significant sweating created by using the Formostar can help to unclog pores, improving the condition of the skin, including problems such as acne and psoriasis. One person who used the Formostar had a fake tan applied some weeks before a wrap. As a result of the wrap, the towels were yellowed from the fake tan being sweated out. The first improvement people seem to notice even after their first wrap is improved skin condition.
General Well-being: A 50 minute session can help people relieve stress and tension promoting relaxation and a general sense of well being. Many people experience additional energy after Formostar sessions due to the stimulation of the metabolism. While we cannot publicly talk about wellbeing at this stage (until TGA approval is finalised), continual Formostar sessions can help improve blood circulation and the efficiency of the metabolism.
Increasing Flexibility: Heat loosens muscles and joints enabling easier movement. If someone stretches for 10-15 minutes after a wrap they can improve their flexibility by up to 20% permanently. For someone who has arthritis this could be very valuable. It makes sense, when you think about it, that it is much easier to stretch when your body is warm.
Weight Loss Related Benefits Of Formostar:
Fat loss: You need heat to breakdown fat. You either create the heat yourself, normally through exercise, or in the case of the Formostar the heat is put in passively. Due to the penetration of far infrared rays the Formostar can get into the fat layers. We use the analogy of the butter in the frypan - if it's large and hard-packed it takes longer to melt, if it's a small sliver, it's a lot faster. Fats are released predominantly in the lymphatic system - the waste disposal system that runs through all the body. Fat released cannot be absorbed by other fat cells until it has been through the liver and as such, until it has been transported to the blood. This is a gradual process and depends mostly on circulation in the lymphatic system and levels of enzymes to break down the fats to transportable parts. After the fat is in the blood it will partly be used for energy by muscles, cells or organs (predominantly liver). It can also be expelled through stool and the remainder absorbed into remaining fat cells. The level of re-absorption depends on how much of the fat is used for energy or expelled. There will always be a certain amount of usage so the fat released is very unlikely to be redistributed in its entirety. One can, however, affect the rate at which the fat is used for energy and reduce the rate of re-absorption. If people load carbohydrates in excess of energy requirements, they will be stored as fat, so if people want to achieve maximum benefit from the metabolised fat, they should keep their intake down. If people hydrate they can also help flush the wastes through their system. Most people don't realise that In order to lose 1⁄2 kilo fat you need to either expend 3500 calories or decrease intake by 3500 calories. Based on the results from the clinical study and results from a large number of customers, the minimum we would expect someone to lose in three wraps is 1⁄2 a kilo. If they don't, they may need to keep a food diary.
Centimetre loss: People generally experience centimetre results before loss on the scales which makes sense, based on the above equation. In addition, the more excess fat a person carries, generally the more excess fluid and wastes they carry. The sweating process and the breaking down of the wastes and fats decrease the content size of the cells, providing centimetre loss. As hydrating is an important part of the Formostar process, fluid loss is over and above what is required for the healthy functions of the body.
Body shaping: When a person does not carry a lot of fat, their muscles can become more clearly defined and therefore their body shape improves. Athletes and body builders use the Formostar to better define their muscles.
Cellulite: The Formostar can help with cellulite and especially when it is used in conjunctions with treatments that are specifically targeted at Cellulite (e.g. Endermologie, VelaSmooth & G6). We do not specifically position the Formostar as a cellulite treatment - rather, we say that it may help with cellulite and it appears to be the best solution to preparing clients for specifically targeted cellulite treatments, especially people carrying significant weight or body fluid. With respect to cellulite, we have had reports from customers that the Formostar has helped reduce cellulite. In the German case study it did mention that thermal therapy has been found to be successful with "cellulite.
|Single Session||60 minutes||$80|
A trial session is complimentary.
Formostar sessions are complimentary when a Fat Cavitation package is purchased