Thermotherapy is the set of cosmetic and physiotherapy techniques that use heat of natural and artificial sources.
Under thermotherapy (thermae - heat or heat; therapia - treatment) understand any thermal procedures - mud, hot compress heated salt baths and saunas.
In cosmetology thermotherapy (the influence of "deep heat"), commonly referred to as the procedure of deep infrared heating. Most commonly it is used against the excessive deposition of fat in "problem areas" of the body, as well as a way of getting rid of cellulite.
The basis of thermotherapy is a special source of heating infrared parts of the body. Under the influence of the thermal infrared radiation blood and lymph vessels dilate, allowing blood circulation improvement in many of the internal organs, including the liver. This leads to increased metabolism and qualitative saturation of the body with oxygen and nutrients.
Heat rays are able to penetrate to a depth of 4 cm. This allows already after the first sessions to significantly reduce the waist and hips. It is distinguished by deep penetration of heat from the sauna thermotherapy.
Thermotherapy, reviews, can be attributed to a very pleasant and relaxing procedures. It gives a burst of cheerfulness, a sense of lightness in the legs and improves mood.
Typically, thermotherapy, conducted in cosmetic purposes, lasts no more than 45 minutes, including the time to prepare for the procedure. According to reviews, this heat treatment has lasting effect during the passage of at least 10 courses.
An alternative method is a combination of pressure therapy thermotherapy with infrared sauna and LPG with liposuction.
The effect of the conduct thermotherapy, reviews, stronger by combining it with special creams, for example:
- Lines «Algotherm» (thermo gel for figure correction, slimming concentrate Pulpe Aktiv, a cream-gel for slimming anti-aging);
- Lines «Esthederm» (Multisibl slimming cream, whey draining anti-water, anti-serum lipolytic fat).
Indications for thermotherapy
Thermotherapy is shown to apply to:
- Locations correction;
- Postpartum recovery;
- Improvement and restoration of lymphatic drainage function of the body;
- Fight cellulite and overweight;
- Improve circulation;
- Preoperative preparation and postoperative rehabilitation;
- Normalization of muscle tone and decrease muscle tension;
- Recovery immunity, relaxation and reduce emotional stress.
How to conduct thermotherapy
For thermotherapy using a special disposable plastic suit, equipped with the necessary control sensors for infrared warming, which is put on the lower part of the body (feet, buttocks, legs, abdomen). Over it is put on a suit for pressure required for injecting air, which creates a wave-like pressure from the bottom up.
Thus, there is a combination of thermal effect providing vasodilation that conducts to increased blood flow and accelerate the metabolic processes in the skin with mechanical action exerted lymphatic drainage action that improves tissue tone and contributes to the elimination of cellulite.
The effect of thermotherapy
According to reviews, thermotherapy effectively and in a short time:
- Decreases adipose tissue in problem areas, which leads to a decrease in volume;
- Eliminates swelling and cellulite;
- It improves digestion and helps to reduce appetite;
- It activates metabolism, excretion of toxins;
- It increases muscle tone;
- It eliminates stretch marks after pregnancy or weight loss;
- Restores skin elasticity and firmness;
- Improves sleep and overall health;
- It reduces the pain of sciatica, arthritis, fatigue;
- It strengthens the muscles;
- It forms a harmonious body contour.
The benefits of thermotherapy
Compared with other thermal treatments Thermotherapy has several advantages, among which are:
- Harmlessness of the use (in the absence of clinical contraindications);
- Targets the problem areas of the body;
- Possibility of combined use with creams and body masks;
- Comfort procedure.
Contraindications to thermotherapy are:
- Hemophilia, blood diseases;
- Increased body temperature;
- The narrowing of the urethra;
- The presence of stones in the prostate;
- Pregnancy, lactation;
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- Acute exacerbation of chronic prostatitis, or;
- Purulent processes in the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes;
- Hyperthermia and exacerbation of chronic diseases;
- Tuberculosis prostate active phase;
- Skin diseases, open skin lesions, inflammation;
- Metabolic diseases;
- Inflammation of the bowel directly;
- urolithiasis disease;
- Diseases of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands;
- Mammary tumors, uterine fibroids;
- Severe cases of venous or lymphatic disorders;
- Operations in the rectum in the past.
Also, thermotherapy is a contraindication for the presence of pacemakers, prosthetic, metallic rods, artificial joints and other surgical implants (except those which are made of silicon).