“You’re just bloated with water; you’ll be ok after a week.” Does this phrase sound familiar? We’re used to thinking that weight loss methods, such as those from slimming centres, only target water weight, but that’s only half the truth. Excess weight comprises both water retention and fat, and you need to lose both in order to successfully battle the bulge and achieve your ideal figure.
Water vs Fat
Water retention is a major reason for weight-loss frustration, and can make you feel like you’re getting nowhere despite all your hard work. “Dehydration, dieting, changes in our menstrual cycle and consuming too much salt, sugar and alcohol can all lead to water retention,” says Kate Khwa, Beauty & Wellness Director at Healing Touch. ”If your meals are high in carbohydrates and salt, you can easily gain 1-2 kg of water weight. To shed weight effectively, surplus water must be lost.”
Fat from excess calories is stored inside our fat cells, which expand when we gain weight, explains Kate. ”When we ‘lose’ weight, our fat cells do not disappear, but shrink. To have a leaner figure, your fat cells must first become smaller. Fat is stored in our cells in the form of macromolecules called triglycerides, which are broken down into usable energy by a process called lipolysis. When stimulated, fat cells release their contents (triglycerides) into the bloodstream as free fatty acids. They are then transported through our body to be used as energy.”
What is lost during a slimming treatment?
Healing Touch’s SlimLipo-Laser uses a high-tech Diode laser to target specific fat cells, causing them to release water and free fatty acids. This makes the cells shrink significantly, resulting in instant inch loss, says Kate. With all the released water and toxins ‘floating’ in your body, a manual lymphatic drainage massage is then used to flush them out.
The low-level Diode laser used is completely safe and pain-free. You may feel a pleasantly warm sensation as the laser light works to ‘melt’ your fats, as the SlimLipo-Laser painlessly perforates the walls of your fat cells, to release trapped water and triglycerides.
Normally, it takes at least 20 minutes of exercise to tap into the energy released from the fat cells – but SlimLipo-Laser shortens that process. In fact, it offers a cumulative effect, as every activity you engage in for the rest of the day continues to help eliminate it.
Winner of the Best Body Contouring Treatment – Abdomen/Tummy for The Weekly’s Spa Awards 2017, SlimLipo-Laser allows you to see visible results in just one session. Visit www.healingtouchspa.com/slimming-promotion for details.
Will I regain the weight I’ve lost?
There is always a tendency for anyone to regain the weight that was lost, if the underlying causes of weight gain remain unchanged, says Kate. ”Healing Touch understands that successful weight loss also involves eating sensibly and making simple lifestyle changes. If you find losing weight a challenge, Healing Touch offers a holistic weight loss program with help from their Slim Coaches, who can support and guide you in your lifestyle management.”
Your personal Slim Coach will spend time with you one-on-one, assisting you in designing a healthy diet (which is different from starving your body), and incorporating your favourite foods and exercises that suit your preferences. This makes the weight loss process more fun and enjoyable!
Your Slim Coach will also help you ‘reset’ your body through a seven-day detoxification program that will boost your metabolism, and encourage your body to absorb nutrients more efficiently – and maybe even lose a dress size (or two!) along the way.
Why Healing Touch is different
At Healing Touch, all prices are transparent and fixed, without hidden fees or hard-selling practices. There is even a money-back guarantee of $40.70 (for a minimum 5 cm loss overall*) for your first trial session. Each full session costs $315 for 90 mins, and packages are available from $551 to $2,400, offering discounts of up to 50% from listed prices.
For more information, visit www.healingtouchspa.com, or call 6715 1515. Healing Touch Spa is located at: • #01-33A Orchid Country Club • #01-18 Alexis Condo, • 199 Upper Thomson Road • 70 Thomson Road • #01-01/02, Nagarathar Building • #05-10 CPF Tampines Building • #03-03 Tanglin Shopping Centre • #03-03 Hotel Rendezvous Gallery
* The guaranteed 5cm reduction is based on total measurement of three spots on the waist. This offer is only granted to customers who are not in their healthy weight range, according to Health Promotion Board guidelines. Customers who fall in this category but are unable to achieve the minimum 5cm reduction after the treatment will receive a full waiver of the treatment price.
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