What is pressotherapy?
Pressotherapy is a procedure that is said to help with lymphatic drainage, thereby potentially slimming
the look of the arms and legs (because they carry less fluid), easing aches and pains, and detoxifying the body.
It uses an air pressure machine to inflate a suit that squeezes your arms, legs, or abdomen in a rhythmic motion, similar to a massage.
There is some evidence that lymphatic drainage massage like pressotherapy can reduce the appearance of cellulite and release fluid in the lymph nodes which may build up after surgery or after certain cancer treatments.
This article will cover what you can expect during pressotherapy, who is a good candidate for the treatment, the benefits and side effects, and what you can expect it to cost.
How a pressotherapy machine works?
Pressotherapy is similar to a lymphatic drainage massage, but while massage is performed by hand, pressotherapy is administered by a machine that dispenses the correct amount of pressure every time.
Here’s how the procedure works:
You will arrive at your appointment and be led to the pressotherapy chair or bed.
You do not need to remove your clothes. While you can learn how to give yourself an at-home lymphatic drainage massage, pressotherapy should always be done in office with a trained practitioner.
The esthetician will help you get into the garment (which looks sort of like an astronaut’s space suit).
This can be wrapped around the legs, your midsection, arms or all three.The garment has tubes on it that are hooked up to a computerized air pressure machine. The garment will inflate with air and you will feel a squeezing sensation that should feel like pressure, not pain.
A typical session will last for 30 to 45 minutes.
You can get pressotherapy done as often as twice a week.
SINGLE SESSION5 SESSIONS10 SESSIONS
30 MIN£ 65,00£ 300,00£ 580,00
60 MIN£ 120,00£ 600,00£ 1000,00