Electrotherapy

ELECTROTHERAPY FACIAL TREATMENT

Cosmetic electrotherapy is a range of beauty treatments that uses low electric currents passed through the skin to produce several therapeutic effects. Such as muscle toning in the body and micro-lifting of the face. It is based on electrotherapy. It is considered to be a facial ‘sculpting’ procedure without causing injury to the dermis. Electrical facials seem to be uniquely effective in rebuilding thinner parts of the skin, filling in wrinklesand lifting sagging muscles because of its ability to regenerate tissue by stimulating cellular physiology and growth. An Electrical facial treatment has a wide range of positive benefits. It can postpone early signs of ageing, improve the appearance of the skin and erase minor sun damage, scarring and pigmentation. Electrical facials help tone and tighten themuscles over a short period of time and may prevent many signs of the ageing process such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin from forming. There are varying types of electrical facial including: High Frequency, Galvanic, Micro Current and Vacuum Suction.

High Frequency

High frequency is great for acne, blemished and congested skin, but it is also good for mature or aging skin as it has a tightening effect on the skin, so can be used as an anti-aging treatment. High frequency uses a specialised oxidising cream, which kills bacteria so it is very effective on acne prone skin, yet it is gentle enough for hyper sensitive skin. It is ideal to help improve the condition of oily areas such asthe T-zone on the face, or blemished skin on the back. It also improves the skin texture.

Galvanic

The Galvanic treatment is often applied using a roller over the skin with the application of specialised gels / serums or ampoules. It is very successful and extremely popular as it has proven to show excellent results. Galvanic equipment makes use of two probes: one with a positive charge and the other with a negative charge. The positive charge, used with acid based serums, helps tighten pores and reduce inflammation. The negative charge, often used with alkaline serums, helps increase blood flow and stimulate nerves. Galvanic equipment is sold for at-home beauty treatments.

Microcurrent

Microcurrent treatment is designed to soften fine lines and wrinkles, therefore balancing and lifting the contours of the face. The treatment is best delivered over a course of 10-12 treatments and it exercises your muscles with little orno sensation felt. It also increases circulation and all the natural processes are speeded up. This gives healthier cells in the skin and muscles producing a tighter contour and improved complexion.

Vacuum Suction

Vacuum suction is ideal for sluggish skin, dark circles and bags or puffiness under the eyes. Vacuum suction improves the lymphatic drainage of facial skin and removes the build-up of toxins in the skin improving blood circulation, bringing fresh nutrients and oxygenated fresh blood to skin ultimately improving the appearance of the skin resulting in giving skin a youthful rosy glow.

STEAM BATH



Improves circulation

Sitting in a steam room might significantly improve your cardiovascular health. A study of older individuals showed that moist heat improved circulation, especially in extremities. Improved circulation can lead to lowered blood pressure and a healthier heart. It can also promote healing of broken skin tissue.

Lowers blood pressure

Research shows that in a steam room, some people’s bodies release hormones that change their heart rate. One of these hormones, called aldosterone, regulates your blood pressure. When aldosterone is released from sitting in the steam room, it can help lower high blood pressure. This is part of the reason that the steam room makes you feel relaxed.

Reduces stress

Being in the steam room can also decrease your body’s production of cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that regulates the level of stress that you feel. When your cortisol levels drop, you feel more in control and relaxed. Spending a few minutes in a relaxed state not only improves your health, but also helps heal your mind and improve your focus.

Promotes skin health

Through environmental exposure, all sorts of toxins can become trapped underneath your skin. Steam rooms help solve that problem by using heat to open up your pores. The warm condensation rinses away the dirt and dead skin that can lead to breakouts. As a result, you may have clearer and more even-toned skin.

Clears congestion

Steam rooms create an environment that warms the mucous membrane and encourages deep breathing. As a result, using one can help break up congestion inside your sinuses and lungs.

Steam therapy used for treating colds and sinus infections at home is controversial because of the potential to scald yourself if you do it incorrectly. But steam rooms are relatively safe in comparison, as long as you don’t stay inside too long. An older study done on a group of children found that kids with respiratory infections recovered more quickly after steam therapy than kids who did not use steam therapy.

Do not use a stream room if you have a fever.

Burns calories

When you’re in the steam room or sauna, your heart rate increases. If you use a steam room after an aerobic workout, your heart rate is already elevated, and the steam room can prolong that elevation. When used correctly, experts note that saunas and steam rooms stimulate your body in ways that typical exercise does not.

Sweating it out in the steam room isn’t a tool to lose weight quickly. Any weight you lose in the steam room is water weight, and you’ll need to replace it by drinking water to avoid dehydration. But using steam rooms regularly as a way to burn more calories at the gym could help your diet and exercise routine be more effective.<./p>

Loosens stiff joints

Warming up before a workout is critical in avoiding injury. Using a steam room as part of your warm-up could help you reach maximum mobility during activities such as running, Pilates, and yoga. One study investigated the effects. Heat was applied to the knee joint before activity, and as a result, the joint was far more flexible and relaxed. The results showed that heat can help reduce injury before a workout. It was also found that women especially benefitted from heat therapy on the knee joint to prevent injury.

Boosts the immune system

Different forms of hydrotherapy are known to boost immunity, and steam rooms are no exception. Exposing your body to warm water stimulates leukocytes, which are cells that fight infection. Sitting in a steam room when you’re fighting off a cold shouldn’t be your first line of defense, though, as there’s no proof that the steam can kill a brewing infection. But using steam rooms regularly will give your bloodstream an immunity boost that could lead to you getting sick less often.