Cellulite, weight gain, fatigue and stress, excessive muscle tension, sagging skin, and insufficient detoxification are signs of lymph stagnation in the body. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures have a wide range of methods that effectively deal with this problem. If your goal is not only to reduce the manifestations of cellulite but also to improve your health, then pressure therapy is an excellent choice. We will tell you what this method of treating the body is and what its advantages are.
What Is Pressotherapy?
Pressotherapy is a fairly popular medical and cosmetic procedure developed and first applied at the beginning of the 20th century by the Dutch scientist Van Der Molen. The essence of pressotherapy is the effect on the lymphatic system of the body with the help of body massage using compressed air.
The scientist believed that with the help of rhythmic muscle stimulation, it is possible to expand the walls of blood vessels, activate the movement of lymph and remove toxins from the body. But these are not the only advantages of the procedure.
Benefits of the Pressotherapy
1. Lymph Flow Stimulation
Improving blood circulation is part of the effect that occurs after a course of pressure therapy. This is due to the exposure of the lymphatic system to compressed air. Blood quickly enters muscle tissue, while destroying lactic acid and metabolic waste from the body. This also leads to weight loss, lower blood pressure levels and an improvement in the overall function of the body.
2. Body relaxation
When the body is tense, the level of the stress hormone cortisol increases which contributes to weight gain, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches. Studies have shown that pressure therapy sessions help lower cortisol levels, which allows the body to enter recovery mode. In addition, this form of therapy also causes a prolonged sense of relaxation, improves mood, and improves vitality.
3. Skin tightening
Sudden weight loss, a sedentary lifestyle, dehydration, an improper diet, and skincare are the main causes of sagging skin. Pressotherapy is the fastest and most effective method of increasing muscle and skin tone. The procedure helps cleanse the body from toxins, so that swelling goes away, the subcutaneous fat layer is leveled, and the skin is restored faster, gaining elasticity.
4. Posture improvement
The main cause of neck, muscle, and back pain is poor posture. Improving the spine is one of the most beneficial and relaxing aspects of pressure therapy. During a massage, the back muscles are strengthened and relaxed, the joints become more flexible and mobile. These are the main factors in maintaining spinal health and preventing back pain.
5. Immunity strengthening
People with high levels of stress are more vulnerable to illness and injury. When stress is combined with sleep disturbances and poor nutrition, the body’s immune system suffers. Its ability to naturally defend itself against infections, pathogens, and bacteria is greatly reduced.
Studies have shown that regular pressotherapy sessions not only help reduce stress but can also increase the cytotoxic ability of the immune system, which is responsible for the destruction of pathogenic cells in the body.