August 19, 2015

MY SLIMMING JOURNEY WITH SHOU SLIMMING CENTER (1/2)


Here's my final instalment of my journey at Shou Slimming Center, and I'll also get to speak about my results (which I know everyone's waiting for hehe)! If you haven't read the first part, you can click here.

But before I say anything else, I feel that everyone should know that every slimming center requires at least a few things whilst you are on your journey:
  1. Your willpower to not eat everything and anything in sight
  2. At least some effort in exercising/living an active lifestyle
  3. Commitment to go down for your sessions on a regular basis.
The only number I fulfilled was Number 3 hahaha. I work a lot and I try to meet my friends and family often, so me-time/exercise time is dwindled down quite a bit. In that sense, I would rate my lifestyle as pretty much sedentary. While I don't eat everything I see, I still find it hard to exercise power over my decisions in meals and end up eating more than I should; and very often these things I end up eating are unhealthy. If you think you're just like me, then I hope this post will offer you deeper insight!


I did a series of treatments over a month, and one of them was featured previously and it was Thermalipo and the second one was Synergy: Cryolipolysis - I will be introducing them both more in depth below.


Thermalipo

"Thermalipo is  non-invasive, long-lasting treatment that eliminates fat pockets in the right places with minimal pain and downtime. It is a highly effective body contouring treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to improve the body shape, skin quality and texture.


Areas that can be treated includes buttocks, abdomen, thighs, love handles and arms, which are often referred as bingo wings. Deepest layers of skin are heated which causes the body fat to liquefy, increase blood circulation, encourages drainage of fatty deposits into the lymphatic system and promotes the breakdown of fibrous tissue leading to a reduction in the volume of fat cells which are then carried from the body naturally.

In addition, the heating action accelerates collagen fibres, restructure and tightens the skin. Overall improvement to skin tone, texture and elasticity can be observed. To achieve optimum results, 8 to 10 treatments are recommended. Results are often enhanced when used in conjunction with other body treatments." (credits: Shou Slimming)


Synergy: Cryolipolysis

This treatment is otherwise known as fat-freezing, which is a popular choice amongst many women because of its quickness and effectiveness.

"Fat Freeze is a breakthrough, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. There are no needles, incisions, anaesthesia and recovery time. Treatment targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion in which exercise and diet cannot achieve as quickly or as effectively.


It is ideal for individuals with small pockets of fat, which are diet and exercise resistant. Fat Freeze adopts advanced cooling technology, Cryolipolysis, which can noticeably eliminate fat without surgery. It selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues.


When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, they will be 'frozen'. These 'frozen' fat cells will be degenerated and eventually undergone apoptosis - a process where the fat cells no longer function and are replaced by strands of collagen fibres instead. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body's normal metabolic processes. Treatment trigger a process of natural removal that gradually reduces the thickness of fat layer. There is little or no downtime - individuals can resume normal activities on the same day as the procedure, making it a good choice for those seeking a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

You can feel immediate sense of lightness, getting rid about 20-30% fats after just one session." (credits: Shou Slimming)


Overall Thoughts

At the end of the day, my change wasn't as drastic as I hoped it would be.. but yes there definitely was a slimming effect especially around my thighs which used to be very rounded/curved but eventually straightened out nicely.. perhaps by 20%? I don't want to give unrealistic expectations to those who think that slimming centers are obliged to provide amazing results without effort on our own parts too.

For me the fastest result was definitely seen through the Cryolipolysis, and I loved how the bruising wasn't significant the next day. I could even wear shorts out and feel totally fine. Unlike my fat-freeze experience around my abdomen area, this one felt a lot less sore. The Thermalipo was more of an "aid" in the process, so it helped to speed up the effects of the fat-freezing. In fact, when I went for my last treatment, the "burning" of the Thermalipo felt increased because of the fat-freeze I did previously. I could see how the two worked hand in hand and it was great to feel as well as see what was happening.

I do think it's time for me step up on my exercise regime again, but I'm glad that Shou Slimming has also played a part on my journey. Let us all lead healthier lifestyles not only to look good but to feel good as well! :)

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