From weightloss to wellbeing, there's nothing quite like the Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap system. More than 25,000 salon and clinic owners worldwide are using Formostar to effect weight loss and wellbeing results for their customers. Formostar is clinically proven for 'Significant Weight Reduction and Improvement in Joint Mobility'.
It burns up to 1200 calories in just one session without any need to exercise
Detoxification, fat & inch loss, improved blood flow and fighting the appearance of cellulite are just a few of the positive benefits
Customers wear their own clothing for the entire session so no embarrassing moments to endure
There are no oils, gels, cling film or seaweed products used, just the therapeutic properties of far infrared heat
A welcome break! 50 minutes of pure relaxation to sleep, read or watch television
Formostar for Wellbeing
The benefits of Far Infrared heat are widely documented and cover many areas including improved blood circulation, detoxification and pain management.
Pain Management: The Formostar was initially developed to assist in the relief of pain experienced by arthritis sufferers and improve joint mobility. Heat is generally accepted treatment for temporary pain relief. Far infrared heat lamps have been in use for many years, especially in Asia. Heat, absorbed by the body, can help deaden nerve endings, creating an analgesic effect bringing temporary pain relief. Promoting blood circulation to affected areas can aid in the healing of muscle and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.
Detoxification: The skin is the largest organ in the body and it plays a major role in the detoxifying process alongside the lungs, kidneys, bowels, liver, and the lymphatic and immune systems. Many people go out of their way not to sweat, especially women. Air-conditioned buildings, air-conditioned cars, anti-perspirants and body lotions can prevent the body from performing its natural functions as well as clogging up the skin's pores. Sweating is a natural and beneficial process helping clear toxins out of a person's system. Toxins are both water based (residing in body fluids) and oil based (residing in fat tissue). The heat generated by the Formostar can stimulate the sweat glands and in combination with increased blood circulation can help release built-up toxins and waste trapped in cells and tissues.
Body Fluid Reduction: Formostar's deep heat sessions provide excellent sweat inducing capabilities which can be effective in helping people lose excess body fluids. People with mild forms of fluid retention around the ankles and feet can use Formostar to target these areas by using the variable wraps on the areas with fluid build-up. Reducing excess fluids can provide people with a greater level of comfort and mobility.
Skin Conditioning: For healthy skin, pores require cleansing. Pores may clog up for a variety of reasons and sweating helps the cleansing process helping to improve skin condition and making it more supple. Promoting additional oxygen enriched blood into areas where there is scar tissue may also aid the skin regeneration process. Blood Circulation: Many issues that manifest themselves in the body such as arthritis, sciatica, menstrual cramps and fatigue, or outside the body such as psoriasis and acne, can to some degree, be due to poor blood circulation. Formostar sessions heat the body to aid stimulation of the flow of blood to peripheral areas.
General Well-being: A 50 minute session can help people relieve stress and tension, promoting relaxation and a general sense of well being. Increasing Flexibility: Heat can help reduce joint and muscle tightness, aiding movement. Gentle stretching when warm can also help improve flexibility by up to 20%. For a person experiencing arthritis or mobility problems, Formostar heat treatments could be very valuable.
Please Note: Formostar is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Your Formostar operator will provide you with a medical questionnaire and list of contra-indications prior to your first session. If you have any doubts whatsoever, we recommend that you consult your medical practitioner.
How Formostar Works
From a physiological perspective, the Formostar Body Wrap system generates Far Infrared energy, the energy our bodies naturally absorb from the sun, in the form of heat at a frequency that is easily and effectively absorbed by the body. The input of concentrated, targeted Far Infrared energy stimulates the metabolism and immune system providing a wide range of Wellbeing and Weightloss related benefits.
From a scientific perspective, penetration of energy into a medium is dependent on the intensity of the source of infrared, the angle at which the ray hits the surface and the coefficient of absorbtion of material. The infrared ray needs to be on a straight path therefore the closer the ray to the surface the better the penetration. The Formostar wraps are placed against the body meaning there is better penetration, which is why it is so effective and up to 93% of the rays can be absorbed to a depth of 4.5 centimetres.
The effects simulate many aspects of a sustained vigorous workout. The deep heat reaches through muscle and tissue to stimulate the metabolism and increase blood circulation as would happen with concentrated exercise. The major difference is that the heat is being absorbed passively and does not stimulate lungs or muscles. This does not mean it should replace a balanced diet or exercise. However, Formostar sessions in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise program can help accelerate results. For those people that have difficulty exercising, Formostar can help compensate for the lack of activity.
Formostar for Weightloss
For every 3500 calories consumed beyond the energy needs of a person's body, they may gain approx a kilo. On the other hand, creating a deficit of 3500 calories can result in the loss of a kilo. Consequently to lose one kilo a person needs to burn 7000 calories.
Fat is actually quite light, in fact much lighter than muscle. Your body requires a specific number of calories every day to function properly. Individuals with active lifestyles require more calories in their diet than those with sedentary lifestyles. If an individuals energy intake consistently exceeds energy output, it is likely a change in weight will be noticed.
Outer parts of the body, where fat is typically stored, are normally poorly supplied with blood and can be anything up to 10°C cooler than core body temperature. To break down fat you generally need to expend energy, such as that generated in sustained exercise. Exercise increases the Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) and is widely accepted as one of the fastest ways to use calories. Exercise generates body heat, significantly increasing blood circulation, which stimulates lipolytic enzyme activity (fat burning).
Formostar provides concentrated heat into targeted areas, while still providing an overall body workout, over each 50 minute session. Due to the increase of blood flow during a Formostar session, generated through the concentrated heat, cardiovascular conditioning can also be achieved - the heart must work harder in order to pump blood faster through the body. A person using Formostar 2-3 times per week, as recommended, should experience body reshaping and weight-loss through the break down of fat and the loss of excess fluids and wastes.
The results of the Formostar Clinical Study ('Clinical study for the effectiveness of the FORMOSTAR - in depth thermal treatment for weight and size loss and degenerative joint and spinal column illnesses, Dr. med. A. MEDINA and Dr. med. K. RADTKE, 1985, Internal Medicine Department of the District Hospital Rinteln at the Weser - study commissioned by Formostar Germany and available on request) indicated that on average, the control group's results were:
With diet: an average of 6.5 kilos lost in 10 sessions and between 7 and 8 centimetres lost in each of the thigh, abdomen and hip areas.
Without diet: an average of 4 kilos lost in 10 sessions and between 5 and 6 centimetres lost in each of the thigh, abdomen and hip areas.
Sweating also plays a part in the loss with one gram of sweat being equivalent to .586 of a calorie. Hydrating (which we recommend prior, during and after a Formostar session) will replace lost fluid as required but the calories are lost in the process.
Formostar will be of most value with a balanced exercise and eating programme. People participating in diet programmes can sometimes experience a plateau effect. Combining Formostar sessions with diet can overcome this effect and accelerate results. Even people that lead a very sedentary lifestyle can still achieve results over a longer period, assuming that they exercise adequate control over dietary and other general health factors.
Results will be dependent on each person's particular make up and physiology. Basic body shape also plays a part in how quickly the results will be achieved. Generally, the greater the excess weight being carried, the faster and more dramatic the body reshaping and weightloss results can be.
Q: How long does each client treatment last?
The customer is wrapped for 50 minutes, with around 10 minute machine warm-up.
Q: What parts of the body can be targeted?
There are six high-density silicone treatment pads providing several wrapping options. For most women, the silicone pads are wrapped around the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms. For men, the usual configuration is thighs, abdomen, chest, and shoulders. If the shoulders does not need much toning up, the calves can be wrapped instead. The heat to each of the silicone pads is individually controlled therefore the level can be set according to the clients — comfort level.
Q: What is the body reshaping opportunity using the Formostar?
The answer greatly depends on the physiological make-up of each individual. Generally, the greater the excess weight being carried, the faster and more dramatic the reshaping results will be. Some people will not experience significant weight loss at all but will see improved body shaping, losing inches or dress sizes. Extremely physically fit people that do not carry excess weight or inches can experience much improved muscle tone. Obviously, the more physically active a person is, the greater the benefits that can be achieved from Formostar. Common sense dictates that if a client is on a Formostar program and then eats or drinks excessively most of the results will be negated. Ideally, Formostar will be of most value with a balanced exercise and eating program. Clients that lead a very sedentary lifestyle can still achieve great results over a longer period assuming that they exercise adequate control over dietary and other general health factors. Experience worldwide indicates that the rule of thumb is one clothes size reduction in 6 to 10 sessions with 2 to 3 days between each session. However, as previously indicated, results will be dependent on each persons particular make up and physiology.
Q: How & why does Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap work?
Far infrared energy is a part of the natural light spectrum minus the UV element. The Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap has been designed to output energy in the 5.6 to 25 micron infrared ray band also peaking around the 9.4 micron level to achieve maximum effectiveness. When Far infrared energy penetrates through the skin it transforms from light energy to heat energy and elevates the temperature of the subcutaneous layers. The bodies absorption of this energy stimulates a workout, burning up to 900 to 1400 calories in a 50 minute session providing body shaping and detoxification.
Q: How often can clients repeat Formostar treatments?
This will depend on a person's lifestyle. If a person is very physically active undertaking significant walking, jogging, working out, or competitive sports, then Formostar treatments can be as often as every 2 days. For best results it is preferable right before a workout as this will help burn the most dramatic amount of calories and also has maximum impact on body definition. With relatively physically inactive people, a minimum of 3 days between sessions is recommended. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to results. Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to maintenance only schedule, which for most people, should be around 2 to 4 times a month.
Q: Can clients use multiple infrared treatments, such as Formostar and a tanning session, on the same day?
Both the Formostar and a tanning bed give off infrared heat therefore it is possible to receive a burn or heat rash if both sessions are undertaken on the same day. It is not recommended, especially if the client is fair skinned and prone to burning. Tanning the previous or the next day should be perfectly fine.
Q: Who can use Infrared Heat?
Virtually everyone from all walks of life can gain benefit from a Formostar Far Infrared program. However, sessions should not be undertaken unless clients have received their Doctor's advice where any of the following conditions exist: Over activity of the thyroid gland, cardiac infarction, cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, marked high or low blood pressure, diabetes requiring insulin treatment, disturbances to the function of the kidneys and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open wounds, newly acquired shingles, pregnancy, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics), cases of severe varicose veins. As always, if any doubt exists, it is recommended that clients seek their doctor's or health practitioner's advice.
Q: Should I drink water before or after a session?
It is recommended that drinking room temperature water before, during and after a session allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Formostar Far Infrared sessions?
Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide to undertake a Formostar program. However, if a client has made the commitment to the Formostar program then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.
Q: What Is Infrared?
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between, through a process called conversion.
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