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[Review] CALECIM® Professional Stem Cell Facial Treatment

 

In the recent years, skincare products formulated with stem cells have been getting really popular in Asia. It is claimed to be one of the “must have” latest skincare ingredients with anti-aging benefits.

What is stem cells?
Stem cells are the source of all cells. They have an ability to renew themselves and to become various types of cells, such as a skin cell.

How do stem cells keep our skin younger?
As we age, stem cells gradually lose their ability to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. When applied topically, this ‘star’ ingredient is said to help renew our skin and protect the skin stem cells from damage.

CALECIM Professional

Recently, I was pleased to experience a month (4 sessions) of rejuvenating Stem Cells treatments at Knightsbridge Clinic, located at 277A South Bridge Road. The treatment uses Cord Lining Stem Cells named CALECIM® Professional to help renew my skin. The scientists at CellResearch Corporation discovered a significant new source of stem cells in the Umbilical Cord Lining Membrane – the outermost ‘skin’ of the mammalian umbilical cord. It is from intense research into Cord Lining Stem Cells that CALECIM® was developed.

Cord Lining Stem Cells are growth factors and when applied to the skin, they stimulate collagen production, improve elasticity and many more. To put it simple, they cause our own stem cells to go to work.

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Review – Cambridge Medical Group OxyReplenish Treatment

 

Recently, I was invited to experience a rejuvenating Triple-Infusion Oxygen Therapy facial treatment, named OxyReplenish, at Cambridge Medical Group / Cambridge Therapeutics.

Is oxygen really good for our skin? Well, studies have shown that our skin will become dull and bluish in color if we lack of oxygen in our blood. Many celebrities including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow enjoy oxygen facial. Madonna claimed that oxygen is her biggest indulgence to stay young. According to her facialist, Los Angeles-based Michelle Peck, Madonna gets an oxygen facial before every show when she’s on tour.

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My First SK-II Crystal Clear Facial At SK-II Senze Salus Spa

 

If you have read my previous post on SK-II Global Bloggers Workshop Event, you might be aware that I would be having my first SK-II spa treatment on Christmas Eve.

I was looking forward to indulge myself with the Crystal Clear Facial Treatment at the newly opened SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus at Millenia Walk #02-54/55. What a perfect time to obtain a crystal clear looking skin prior to the holiday gathering with friends on the very night.

SK-II boutique spa senze salus millenia walk

In addition to the newest spa outlet at Millenia Walk, SK-II Senze Salus Spa is also available at 31 Scott Road, 111 Somerset Road and Raffles City Shopping Centre. See below for spa outlets details.

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Review – Lanc´me Absolue L’Extrait Ultimate Skin Regeneration Treatment

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I don’t usually go to the spa and rarely get facials, I’m quite selective if I do. Recently, I was invited by Lanc´me Singapore to experience one of their latest Lanc´me Absolue L’Extrait Ultimate Skin Regeneration Treatment which was recently launched last month in June 2012.

I accepted the invitation without much hesitation as this new treatment will be featuring the outstanding elixir, Lanc´me Absolue L’Extrait (launched in May 2012, retailing at S$650), together with the caressing strokes of alternating hot and cold sensations provided by the exclusive Absolue L’Extrait massage petals that help reactivate skin micro-circulation, diminish facial tension and tone skin.

Lanc´me Absolue L’Extrait Ultimate Skin Regeneration Treatment lasts about 90 minutes and is priced at S$380 and I’ve done my treatment at the new cosy Lanc´me Beauty Institute at Marina Bay Sands. The other Lanc´me Beauty Institute is located at Goodwood Park Hotel Service Apartment. Read below for full contact details.

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Review – Angelface DNA Cells Rejuvenating Treatment

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It’s been a while since my last facial spa treatment a year ago in April 2011. Wow, time flies! Many weeks ago, I was invited by Angelface Aesthetics (located at Tanjong Pagar Plaza) to indulge their newest rejuvenating anti-aging treatment – DNA Cells Rejuvenating Treatment.

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About Angelface

Established since 2000, Angelface runs an exclusive group of salons with a complete therapy of professional consultant for any requirement. Located conveniently in CBD areas such as Tanjong Pagar and The Adelphi, it is perfect for busy working professionals who need to pop in for a treatment anytime.

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DNA – Cells Rejuvenating Treatment

Combines firming, lifting and improving of facial contours, working to regulate cell growth and proliferation, strengthen collagen fibers and elasticity, repair damaged tissues and promotes skin radiance.

The 3 main products in DNA – Cells Rejuvenating Treatment consists of :

Enzyme Ampoule

It exfoliates dead skin gently without irritation and reactivating skin cells activities. While smoothening and softening skin, it also promotes a brighter complexion. This helps to prep the skin for further product penetration.

Botanical Peptide Ampoule

Promoting collagen synthesis, it repairs skin cells and strengthens skin’s ability to retain moisture.

EGF Ampoule

The promotes skin cells regeneration with 53 types of amino acids.

Botanical Collagen Mask

An intensive moisture boosting mask, it repairs skin inter-cellular lipids, renews and repairs skin.

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Review

The therapist began the treatment by cleaning my face with cleansing milk before proceeding with a second cleansing that contains whitening benefits. And followed with a gentle exfoliation using a super gentle non-abrasive scrub gel. Exfoliation is an important process as this will help remove the dead skin cells on the surface of skin and allow for a better penetration of the key products later. The scrub glides easily on my skin and I actually enjoyed the 2-minute gentle exfoliating massage. She massaged the scrub deeply into my skin in a circular motion and especially focused on congested pores around my nose area. It was really nice, love her tender touch.

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Review – Rapellez Nano Power Cell Revival

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I have recently indulged on a rejuvenating treatment at Rapellez Beauty Spa. I was very honored to be able to experience one of their most expensive treatments - Nano Power Cell Revival.

In order to meet consumer needs, Rapellez Beauty Spa has extended their operating hours till 10pm unlike most beauty spas which usually close for business between 8 to 9pm. This is definitely beneficial for working women who knock off late after 7pm. I reckon Rapellez is the only beauty spa that operates till so late. Their business hours are : 11am to 10pm on weekdays, 10am to 8pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

I actually like the chic and serene Victorian styled atmosphere at Rapellez. I feel extremely relaxed and calm at this huge waiting room which is decorated with a nice chandelier and a big screen TV mounted on the wall.

A cozy dressing table and lockers on the left.

A deluxe hot bath room.

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About Rapellez Beauty Spa

Rapellez Beauty Spa is a beauty spa who has been around for 9 years now. The quintessence of Rapellez is echoed by the chic and serene Victorian styled atmosphere which takes pride in promoting the essential and delightful quietude, away from the bustling city. Each large embroidery-printed curtain at the outlets leads to several private havens of prolific grandeur. Blended with serenity and healing assets, Rapellez uses the finest quality of products from France and aims to provide optimum service for all who make that choice to patronize the products and services.

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About Nano Power Cell Revival

The Nano Power Cell Revival is a 3 in 1 combination of bio light therapy, electroporation and nano technology. The benefits of each of these are as follows:

  1. The Bio Light Therapy promotes cell renewal, stimulates mitochondria to increase Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP or cell energy) and aids in increasing collagen production.
  2. The Electroporation releases special electric impulses that act on the cell membranes which increases the permeability of the skin. In addition to this, this part of the treatment also prolongs the absorption time frame.
  3. The Nano Technology is able to split molecules in a ratio of 1:1000 to provide the best absorption for the skin cells. This technology is able to raise the absorption level by up to 80% and it passes through the epidermal barrier, soaking into the cell membranes of the skin which ultimately aids in synthesizing the skin cells.

The Nano Power Cell Revival facial is suitable for all skin types including sensitive, acne and pigmented skins. This treatment is however NOT recommended for those who are pregnant. In summary, this facial is good for continuous rejuvenation and reflects radiance and clarity of the skin.

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Review

Before the actual facial treatment began, I was given a soothing back, shoulder and neck massage. In fact, this short back massage is included on all Rapellez treatments.

Nano Power Cell Revival treatment began with an aroma scent inhaling & exhaling process and follow with a gentle cleansing. The treatment also includes a gentle aromatic scrubbing, eye brow tweeting and pores extraction.

And the next step is my most favorite procedure which is the lymphatic massage. Prior to the massage, the therapist prepped my skin with toner to help soothe the skin.

With a few drops of lemongrass on her palms, she gently pressed my skin in a circular motion and this “dry” lymphatic massage is slow but calm. Although the technique seems pretty simple but to my surprise it is super super rejuvenating! I really enjoyed it so much that I get this goose bumps sensation on my arms and my whole body felt super relaxed. It was heaven to me! Oh please don’t don’t…………STOP!! I really love this lymphatic massage and the lemongrass scent a lot!

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Review – Angelface Oxygenating Skin Therapy

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Do you know when skin is lack of oxygen, skin will appear dull-looking and loss of radiance? Just like body, skin needs oxygen too. Other than genetic, sun exposure, pollutions, diet, stress and unhealthy lifestyle habits, low oxygen level in the skin is also one of the factors for skin aging.

Do read on to find out on why oxygen is important to our skin.

Recently, I have received an invitation for a complimentary Oxygenating Skin Therapy Treatment from AngelFace. At first I was a little hesitating if I should take up the offer reason because I was of late extremely busy with my day work and I have been practically working OT for the past couple of weeks. In addition, there are several beauty events that are all happening at the same time. I’m also afraid that I would not be able to review this treatment soonest as there are piles of backlog posts to be completed. But fortunately, I have made the right choice of accepting it and it turned out to be one of the most rejuvenating skin treatments I’ve ever experienced so far!

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About AngelFace

Established since 2000, Angelface runs an exclusive group of salons with a complete therapy of professional consultation for any requirement. Located conveniently in CBD areas such as Tanjong Pager and The Adelphi, it is perfect for busy working professionals who need to pop in for a treatment anytime.

Whether it is going with your girlfriends or sharing the pampering experience with your boyfriend, Angelface has both single and couple rooms to accommodate all.

With a wide range of programs where you can choose to suit your budget and time, from one hour skin renewal facial to a three hour rejuvenating face and body regime, Angelface is the women’s choice for lasting beauty.

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About Oxygenating Skin Therapy

Oxygenating Skin Therapy uses a revolutionary new technology to dedicate to an ultimate nourishment of the skin. An alternative to injection, it is a needle-free Mesotherapy treatment.

Pressure Injection Technology is a cutting edge biotechnology that delivers natural, safe and effective treatment to activate skin cells at the cellular level.

Oxygen is the medium and active ingredient of Oxygenating Skin Therapy which is responsible for the energy of all body and skin cells, cell regeneration, healthy skin appearance and stimulator of the cell immune system.

It rejuvenates and improves the blood circulation of the face, revealing a brilliant and healthier skin after the treatment session.

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Review on Oxygenating Skin Therapy

Due to recent late nights and stress, my skin has appeared dull-looking and loss of radiance. It was really bad and even with twice weekly exfoliation with hydrating mask do not really help at all. Coincidentally, this complimentary Oxygenating Skin Therapy came at the right time, I can now re-energize my tired skin right away!

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Review – Lipolysis & Body Detoxification Treatment At Qian Zu Ge Spa

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Two weeks ago, I was one of the four bloggers to be exclusively invited to experience our first traditional chinese therapeutic treatment at Qian Zu Ge Spa, S’pore 1st Oriental Spa Concept in Singapore. Thanks to TheSampleStore for extending this invitation to us.

Each of us will be pampered with their new Lipolysis & Body Detoxification Treatment. This lifting and toning treatment is claimed to help reinforce the body tone and body shaping. We can choose between tummy or thigh slimming.

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About Qian Zu Ge Spa

Qian Zu Ge is a place of relaxation with an unmistakable oriental touch. Fitted to help customers cope with the stresses of modern life using traditional techniques, the foot/body massage spa concept features luxury spa amenities such as separate male and female shower rooms, steam rooms, personal lockers. The foot massage lounge and VIP suites are fitted with luxurious custom-designed sofas, a perfect place for an indulgent foot massage. Step into Qian Zu Ge Wellness Sanctuary and choose from a collection of authentic therapies inspired by Chinese and Thai traditions performed by trained therapists. Renew your spirit and enjoy the benefits of health, wellness and beauty. Get ready for an unforgettable spa experience!

Qian Zu Ge Spa, an unisex spa, is claimed to be the first oriental concept spa in Singapore. It provides head to toe oriental treatments such as Signature Foot Reflexology, Chinese/Thai/Swedish Body Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, De-stress Head & Shoulder Massage, Gua Sha / Ba Guan Therapy, Infra-red Herbal Detox Foot Sauna, Classic Manicure / Pedicure and Facial treatments.

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Lipolysis & Body Detoxification Treatment @ $98

(Usual Price $296)

This newly-launched 2-hour Lifting & Toning Treatment is claimed to help detoxify, tone, contour and firm the body. As we are allowed to choose between tummy or thigh slimming, I find it hard to decide on which targeted area I should do. After contemplating for 5 minutes, I decided to go for tummy slimming. You can also opt for a full body treatment instead on targeted area and the duration for whole treatment is 3 hours.

Lipolysis & Body Detoxification Treatment is claimed to :

  • Reduce cellulite
  • Body sculpting
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Facilitate lymph & cell metobolism
  • Reinforcing the body tone

Review – Jamu Power Tummy Slim Treatment At One Beauty Spa

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This Monday, I was exclusively invited to experience a spa treatment of my choice at One Beauty Spa at their newest outlet @ Liang Seah Street. And thanks to TheSampleStore for extending this invitation to me.

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One Beauty Spa Profile

One Beauty Spa was started with passion of providing premier yet affordable luxury spa services. They strive to leave a beautiful and lasting experience for their customers. Each will be treated accordingly to the individual’s unique need for overall wellbeing, relaxation and rejuvenation. Their mission is to combine their experience with the most advanced products, training and technologies in skin care to provide their customers with a lasting, positive glow on their mental and physical being. They specialise in all skin conditions and problems.

They offer a full range of pampering services using the latest and the most advanced equipment, targeted at showing results and providing a personal and lasting experience.

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My First Impression At One Beauty Spa

Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed at their newest outlet @ Liang Seah Street was the dim reception area. It was an afternoon, no light was on and they were using natural light from the full-glass entrance to brighten up the whole area. This new 3-storey outlet was recently opened for business in less than three weeks ago. The smell of paint and new furniture was a little unbearable for me.

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I was warmly welcomed by Cherry and she gave me a quick mini tour on the first and second level. There is one shower room and toilet in every level.

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I’m pleased to find out that One Beauty Spa carries a few premium world-recognised beauty brands such as BECOS Italy and Jane Iredale.

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I’ve gotten to know Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup products about a year back. I’ve never used the products before but I’m glad to discover this amazing brand after reading some good reviews on the products.

Jane Iredale is the first brand to supply the aesthetics industry with a full-line of makeup based on minerals and the first to see the potential of offering physicians a makeup good for the skin.

It’s so effective it is recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals.

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I was offered to select my preferred treatment from these 5 treatments :

1. Lava Stone Detox and Relaxing Massage

2. Meso Skin Rejuvenation Therapy

3. Jamu Power Tummy Slim

4. Radio Frequency (RF) Eye Lift

5. IPL Hair Removal for Under Arm

Eventually I’ve selected Jamu Power Tummy Slim because I like the idea of reducing water retention, warming my womb, removing winds and toxins from it.

Jamu Slimming Tummy Wrap (45 mins) $138
Shape and contour the problematic tummy area with this all-natural herbal treatment. Traditional Indonesian herbs and oils which have proven to have no side effects will then be applied liberally before a tight wrap, follow by a thermal heat wrap to aid the slimming process and reduce water retention from the body. This also helps to warm the womb, remove winds and toxins from it. Post-pregnancy and ladies with irregular monthly cycle will find this treatment especially beneficial.

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My Experience with Jamu Slimming Tummy Wrap

Immediately after the mini tour, I was lead to a treatment room at level one to begin my first Jamu Slimming Tummy Wrap treatment. The therapist started the treatment with a quick herbal body scrub on the abdomen area in a circular motion. After removing the scrub, she then applied a mixture of traditional Indonesian herbs and oils on the abdomen area before a tight wrap was done. These Indonesian herbs and oils are claimed to have no side effects at all.

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Review – Body Wellness Oriental Revival Body Treatment

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Two weeks ago, I was delighted to be one of the 7 beauty bloggers to be invited to experience a deluxe treatment at Body Wellness @ Winsland House 1. Thanks to TheSampleStore for extending this invitation to us.

As each beauty blogger received different body or face treatment, I was offered the Oriental Revival, a detoxifying body treatment using ginger and black pepper.

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Body Wellness Profile

Body Wellness, established in 1997, is one of the leaders in the local spa industry with 14 years of experience, keeping to the promise of providing highest quality services, products and customer service at fair and reasonable prices. Body Wellness provides an assortment of holistic treatments and therapies specially designed for every individual needs.

With an in-house research and development team, Body Wellness has always been offering the most creative and innovative treatments, exclusively found at Body Wellness only, while incorporating the latest technology and treatment techniques into the treatments.

The team of professionals at Body Wellness comprises specialist consultants, experienced therapist and even an appointed doctor to take care of your every wellness needs. From results-driven facials to bust enhancements, relaxing massages to rejuvenating spa therapies, and even slimming treatments.

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Oriental Revival Body Treatment

Upon reaching the Body Wellness at Winsland House 1, I received a warmly welcome from a group of consultants and therapists at the counter. A warm ginger tea was served soon after and I was given a set of questionnaire forms. While I was filling up the forms, I overheard a lady making a remark to her friend that she loves drinking the ginger tea whenever she’s here for a treatment. She will drink at least 2 cups each time she’s here. I took a quick peek at her and I could tell that she was really enjoying her every sip of the hot tea.

I was thinking : “Really? What so great about this ginger tea! Isn’t just an ordinary tea right!”. BUT after I have tasted it myself, I immediately fell in love with it too. OMG!!! It is so refreshing and tasty! The ginger taste is really strong and I instantly felt warm inside my body.

The ginger tea is brewed and replenished daily at their respective outlets. And I was told that Body Wellness @ Winsland House serves the best ginger tea among the 3 outlets. I love it so much and I have my second cup after the treatment. :-)

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Sifang, the pretty Marketing Executive, toured me around before the treatment. I was very surprised that this Winsland House outlet is such a huge place. It has 38 to 39 rooms and it is so big that the corridor is formed in a big ‘U’ shaped.

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Here’s a peek on one of the treatment room.

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Instead of using numbers to identify each room, Body Wellness cleverly names each room with an unique name.

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A potpourri bag is hanged on the doorknob if the room is taken. What a clever way!

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Here’s the place for customers to blow their hair and put on their makeup.

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What a huge waiting room. I reckon it can seat at least 25 people.

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Here’s one of the hot bath room.

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Here are the shower rooms.

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Review – Oriental Revival Body Treatment

What is Oriental Revival? Well, Oriental Revival is a wellness body treatment that includes dry skin brushing to exfoliate, a warming and detoxifying body wrap based on traditional ingredients, and a relaxing and pampering full body massage.

I was in fact delighted to be offered this treatment as I love detoxification. I desperately need to reduce water retention, improve my lymphatic and blood circulation, and most importantly to relax and being pampered. I was told that this treatment can also help to treat my bloating, improve my digestion, relieve tight muscles and de-stress. It can also help to treat my cold feet and fingers as I often feel cold most of the time.

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Body Wellness exclusively tailors this treatment into 2 different needs.

If you prefer a detox session that is totally relaxing and pampering, go for :
Oriental Revival with Heat Blanket :
Foot cleansing >> dry skin brushing >> full body massage >> oriental detox mask and wrap (plastic sheet) >> heat blanket >> shower

If you prefer a detox session that also aids in slimming, then go for :
Oriental Revival with Steam Bath :
Foot cleansing >> dry skin brushing >> oriental detox mask and wrap (clingwrap) >> steam room >> shower >> full body massage

I have taken up the Heat Blanket as I want to detoxify my body more than slimming hee hee……

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What are the benefits of this treatment?

  • warming and stimulating
  • improves blood circulation
  • improves lymphatic circulation
  • reduces water retention
  • reduces cellulite
  • improves immunity
  • detoxification
  • softens and brightens the skin
  • energises the body
  • relaxing and pampering
  • may improve cellular age, reduce weight and fat mass (based on body comp scale)

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Who will benefit from this treatment?

  • cellulite
  • feeling toxic
  • bloating and water retention
  • poor circulation
  • poor digestion
  • lack of energy
  • aches and pains
  • tight muscles
  • always feeling cold
  • stress