We are a weight loss clinic that helps you burn fat 3 x faster than conventional exercise alone. This is done through the combination of low-impact exercise, infrared therapy, vacuum technology and healthy nutrition.
Infrared therapy is a non-invasive procedure that helps to reduce the size of fat cells without surgery. The infrared light penetrates 2.5-5cm through your skin, targeting the layers of fat that sits just below the surface of your skin. (1, 2) Temporarily breaking down part of the cell membrane and allowing the fat cells to leach out, shrink, and be removed through the body’s natural waste removal process (best way to do this is through low intensity exercise) (1, 2).
Many studies have been conducted, proving the correlation of Infrared therapy and fat reduction. A recent study on eight women revealed that after 12 sessions of infrared therapy, their upper abdomen reduced by 10 centimetres, 5cm from their middle abdomen and reduced by 5cm on their lower abdomen (3).
Infrared therapy has many other benefits such as detoxification, reduce inflammation, cell rejuvenation, improving skin health such as collagen production and reducing pain. A study was conducted on 40 patients over 6 years on chronic low back pain. Results from this study concluded that the pain level reduced from 6.9 of 10 to 3 of 10 at the end of the study. The placebo group fell from 7.4 of 10 to 6 of 10. This demonstrated that the infrared therapy was effective in reducing chronic low back pain (4).
In order for your body to burn fat in specific areas, the area must be supplied with sufficient blood. When the blood is stimulated, it begins to enhance lymphatic flow and remove fatty acids from that region. The vacuum therapy creates a rhythm of pressure that helps circulate your blood and boost metabolism to remove fatty acids from your hips, thighs, buttocks and lower stomach. But how does this actually work? Through the generation of low pressure vacuum, blood circulation is stimulated. The blood flow leads to reduction of hypertension within the central line, stroke volume, cardiac output and eventually a reduction of the arterial blood flow (5). During the phase of normal pressure, the backflow of venous blood and lymph within the large vessels is facilitate, in other words a lymphatic drainage takes place (6). The related raise in PH value often entails a strengthening of the connective tissue, leading to an increase of collagen synthesis as well as to improved fat reduction (7).
Fat and carbohydrate are the two major energy sources used during exercise. Either source can predominate, depending upon the duration and intensity of exercise, degree of prior physical conditioning, and the composition of the diet consumed in the days prior to a bout of exercise. Fatty acid oxidation can contribute 50 to 60 per cent of the energy expenditure during a bout of low intensity exercise of long duration. Strenuous submaximal exercise requiring 65 to 80 per cent of VO2 max will utilize less fat (10 to 45 per cent of the energy expended) (8). Overall, fat is your body’s preferred source of energy for low-intensity exercise.
Weight gain is caused by an increase in energy intake compared to output (energy in, energy out), and most people do not realise how energy dense foods can be and how much energy you actually burn during exercise. For example, a person could eat a 1,000-calorie meal, but it would take them at least 90-120 minutes to burn off. Therefore, dietary choices and knowing how many calories you should be eating a day is so important. However, it is not all about the calorie content. Our bodies process healthy and unhealthy foods very differently. For example, 500 calories of chocolate and 500 calories of vegetables will have quite different effects on our bodies. So, while being aware of your portion size, it is also important to provide your body with nutrient dense food.