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The practice of vaginal steaming dates back thousands of years and it can be traced to almost every indigenous African, Asian, Mayan and Native American culture. Also known as Yoni or v-steaming, vaginal steaming is an ancient treatment and a favorite of traditional healers. “Yoni is the Sanskrit word for womb, vagina and origin of life,”. Healing Touch Health Spa is happy to be a certified v-steam spa in the Lancaster County area to offer this traditional ritual to women. “Traditionally these steams have been used to cleanse the womb by helping to remove unwanted waste and old lining. The use of herbs adds healing benefits to the steam and can nourish, tone, and cleanse while bringing oxygenated blood to the womb and reproductive system.”

“The herbs we commonly use are 100% organic calendula , rosemary, basil, lavender, mugwort, chamomile, motherwort, marigold, red raspberry leaf, yarrow leaf, fennel seed, ginseng, and rose petals. “We can add or take away herbs depending on the specific needs of the client. At your v-steam session you will have an initial consult to go over healing properties and medicinal uses for herb blends. This is how we ensure that your body is getting the best of these healing herbs.

  • How does it work?
    The ultrasound-cavitation filed creates bubbles in the liquid that surround the fat cells, which gradually grow, and implode. As the membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations, the effect of ultrasonic cavitation easily breaks them, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.
  • What happens to the released fat?
    After disruption and emulsification of the fat cells, liquid which makes up the fat cells, in the form of triglycerides, is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells. This fluid is then metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food
  • What is the treatment like?
    The cavitation treatment does not require any special pre-treatment. It starts with circumference measurement of the target body area and continues with use ultrasonic pads or some time applicator over the treatment site. The duration of treatment session normally takes around 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer.
  • Is Ultrasonic Body Shaping a safe treatment?
    Yes, the therapist will complete a medical questionnaire with you to make sure it is safe for you to undergo this kind of treatment. It is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia, it is non-invasive (no cutting, bruising, leaves no scars whatsoever ) and it allows for a full social life both before and after the sessions.
  • Is Ultrasonic Cavitation painful?
    No, cavitation is a completely painless treatment.
  • Can these treatments be performed on male and females?
    Yes, they can.
  • Which are the areas where treatment is more effective?
    All those areas with localized fat and cellulite: thighs, abdomen, buttocks, hip flanks, arms and legs.
  • Is it possible to lose weight with Ultrasonic Cavitation?
    Ultrasonic cavitation is NOT a method to lose weight but rather to shape the body. The treatment is used to reduce stubborn fatty pockets that just won’t go away with diet and exercise and to improve the appearance of cellulites.
  • Are there any guidelines before or after undergoing Ultrasonic Cavitation?
    We recommend a low-calorie diet and drink at least 1.0-1.5 liters of water before and after the session. After the session we recommend a small amount of cardio (brisk walk/jog). DRINK LOTS OF WATER. Engaging in 30 minutes to an hour of cardio after each session is a necessary part in order to eliminate the fat.
  • What are the side effects of Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?
    You can go about your normal activities right away. You may continue to experience a residual buzzing or ringing sound in your ears for up to 24 hours. Skin trauma is rare, however the area treated may retain warmth for a few hours afterwards. It is not uncommon for stool movements to be oily in the days that follow, or for urine to have an unusual smell as excess waste leaves the body. It is absolutely vital to keep water intake high during the days following treatment to help flush your system.
  • Who is Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment not suitable for?
    Cancer Patients: Cancer cells travel via the lymphatic system, as does waste produced by Ultrasound Cavitation. A treatment presents an unacceptable risk of helping to move cancer cells. (Swedish massage as post chemo therapy is acceptable) Cold or flu symptoms or fever: Ultrasound Cavitation releases toxins from the body via the lymphatic system, and treatments can exacerbate flu symptoms which also leave the body the same way. Swollen lymph nodes: Treatments cannot be performed in areas where lymph nodes are swollen, infected, or not draining properly. Edema: edema or localized swelling of limbs indicates poor lymphatic flow. Treatments are not designed to alleviate edema and may in fact exacerbate the condition. Active Infections & Immunosuppression: These factors compromise the healing ability of the body, and Ultrasound Cavitation should not be attempted until the infection or deficiency is cleared. Liver, Kidney, or Heart Disease: Compromises the ability of the body to recover from treatments. Severe hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, or poor circulation of blood and lymph. Pregnancy: Sound waves generated by the treatment will very likely harm an unborn child’s hearing and may also result in compromising its immune system. Breastfeeding: As mother’s milk draws nutrients from the body, there is an unacceptable degree of risk that toxins may pass into the milk and therefore be ingested by a nursing child. Lymph nodes and joints cannot be treated with cavitation. The face and neck cannot be treated with cavitation however Radio Frequency can be. Menstruation: During a period, the abdomen cannot be treated however other areas can be. Metallic Implants: People who have metal implanted anywhere in their bodies, such as bone pins or pace makers cannot receive a treatment. Skin allergies or inflammation: Areas with obvious signs of inflammation cannot be treated. Minors: Due to the changing hormonal and fat deposits in the growing body during puberty, we do not treat clients under 18 years of age with Ultrasound Cavitation or Radio Frequency.
  • What after-care will optimize my results from an Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment?
    Essentially, Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is designed to de-stabilize and break down fat into carbohydrates and waste material. If not followed by exercise and plenty of water, the de-stabilized fat will reform and resettle. Think of the process in simple terms. Fat and sound waves. If you put a tub of butter in the microwave and heat it, the butter de-stabilizes into liquid. If you leave it to sit however, it solidifies again. The same applies to this treatment, and that’s why cardiovascular exercise and water are vital. Cardio afterwards serves two purposes; to burn off the released carbohydrates, and to encourage the contraction and expansion to channel out waste. Meanwhile, the water acts to thin that waste and to hasten its removal from the body through the urine. Cardio can vary from light to more invasive – Yoga, Walking, Running, Cycling, Zumba, etc. the most important part is staying hydrated – DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER and EATING A LOW-CARB DIET. Meal Plans and Weight Loss Programs are also offered in our Spa. Inquire for optimal results. The below clients have never had liposuction/tummy tuck procedures. Results vary based on natural body type. Cavitation treatments are also recommended after liposuction and/or tummy tuck procedures to break up fat cells through the healing process. This will make skin feel soft and natural vs. hard and uncomfortable.
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