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7 body contouring treatments to offer for post pandemic bods

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Pandemic weight gain is real and your clients need your help.  All esthetic professionals, regardless of specialty and license – estheticians, massage therapists, nurses, etc. – can easily and affordably provide their clients with some basic body contouring treatments in a non-medical setting, or a medspa.  Take a look at seven simple body contouring solutions for pandemic weight gain.  Consider adding some of them to your menu.

 

Majority of Americans have experienced pandemic weight gain 

A survey done for Nutrisystem found that 76% of Americans reported that they gained as much as 16 pounds in 2020 alone.

The struggles of altered lifestyles, chronic stress, fear, boredom, sleep changes, and social isolation, had many of us reaching for comfort food.  And consuming too many calories.  And adding body fat.  And gaining weight.  

 

Most need body contouring treatments in addition to diet and exercise  

We’re definitely going to recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise.  But for most clients, diet and exercise alone are not the answer.  We can tell you that non-invasive body contouring treatments help motivate clients while at the same time helping to reduce unwanted fat, excess fluids, and pounds.  That’s why most clients want (& need) the assistance of body contouring treatments for pandemic weight gain.  

    

 

Pent-up demand for spending directed at body contouring treatments

Now is the perfect time to add body contouring treatments to your menu.  Economists tell us that household savings are high, and they predict an enormous pent-up demand for spending that will be released as our restrictions are lifted.  We are seeing this evidenced already in our body contouring medspa in Texas. We are struggling to keep up with demand.  A good problem to have!

 

What kind of body contouring treatments can estheticians, massage therapists, and nurses perform?  

Aesthetic professionals can offer a variety of holistic body contouring treatments based on technologies that assist and enhance the body’s natural slimming systems in a non-medical setting.  These same body contouring treatments can be offered in a medical setting, like a medspa, too.  We offer all of these treatments in our medspa. 

 

 

7 simple body contouring treatments you can add to your menu

 

1. Vacuum Therapy Detox Slimming

            

How it works:  

Vacuum Therapy Detox Slimming is a detox body contouring treatment that utilizes holistic technology to stimulate and enhance the lymphatic system to assist the body to detox – and leads to inch loss, weight loss, and an overall slimming effect. 

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This holistic body contouring treatment slims the total body.  

           

What you need to get started:

Vacuum Therapy Machine

  • For our medspa, we order vacuum therapy machines from Amazon and DHGate.   
  • You can expect to pay around $200 for the machine which is sourced from overseas.
  • Look for offers for free shipping.  
  • There are no consumables.

Protocols, Forms, Instructions 

  • Get your protocols, forms, and everything you need to get up and running in just a few days with our turnkey digital course, the Vacuum Therapy 4-in-1 Masterclass, for as low as $199.  And it comes with Certification!
  • Did you know you can do 3 other treatments with the Vacuum Therapy machine?  Detox Slimming, Cellulite Sculpt, Non-Surgical Brazilian Butt Sculpt and Lipo Sculpt.  And all come with the masterclass!

  

Suggested fees:

  • $75-$175 per treatment for a 4-6 treatment protocol.  Treatments should be done weekly to allow adequate detox time.  Exact fees will depend on your market. 
  • We charge $175 and offer member discounts and series discounts.

 

II. Vacuum Therapy Lipo Sculpt

 

How it works:

Vacuum Therapy Lipo-Sculpt body contouring treatments combine vacuum technology with mechanical pressure to (1) reduce the size of fat cells in a targeted area, like the abdomen, thighs, hip and back, and (2) firm and tone the skin via collagen remodeling.  

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The body contouring treatment is a targeted treatment, focusing on, reducing, and slimming the client’s problem area(s).

 

 

What you need to get started:

Vacuum Therapy Machine

  • For our medspa, we order vacuum therapy machines from Amazon and DHGate.   
  • You can expect to pay around $200 for the machine which is sourced from overseas.
  • Look for offers for free shipping. 
  • There are no consumables. 

Protocols, Forms, Instructions 

  • Get your protocols, forms, and everything you need to get up and running in just a few days with our turnkey digital course, the Vacuum Therapy 4-in-1 Masterclass, for as low as $199.  And it comes with Certification!
  • Did you know you can do 3 other treatments with the Vacuum Therapy machine?
  • Detox Slimming, Cellulite Sculpt, Non-Surgical Brazilian Butt Sculpt and Lipo Sculpt.  And all come with the masterclass! 

 

Suggested fees:

  • $75-$175 per treatment for a 6 treatment protocol.  Because of the targeted nature of this procedure, treatments can be done twice a week or weekly.  Exact fees depend on your market.  
  • We charge $175 and offer member discounts and series discounts.

 

III. Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

 

How it works:

Myo Sculpt Therapy (EMS) is a body contouring treatment that produces intense muscle contractions that build muscle and sculpt the body, while burning fat.  This body contouring treatment improves the tone and definition of the muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, arms, buttocks and thighs.  

Recent clinical studies reveal that  electromagnetic technology not only tones the muscle (with no workout), but also reduces fat and contours the body.    

 

What you need to get started:

An Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Device

CAUTION –  Purchase an EMS Device, not a TENS Unit

These two devices are commonly confused.  Make certain to shop for EMS devices, which stimulate the muscle to cause muscle contractions, as opposed to a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) Unit, which stimulates nerves to provide pain relief.

  • You can purchase a good quality EMS Device suitable for use as a body contouring treatment for around $300 and up.  We purchased our device online from a supplier in California.
  • Consumables – you will need to use a small amount of ultrasound gel as a conductive agent for each treatment.  Approximate cost for consumables is less than a dollar.

 

Protocols, Forms, Instructions

We offer a Professional Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation Training Guidecomplete with easy to follow, step-by-step treatment protocol, treatment forms, consent forms, contraindications, pre and post instructions, and our pro tips – all for just $99!

 

Suggested Fees:

  • Fees range from $75-$175 per treatment area for a 6 treatment protocol.  Exact fees depend on your market.
  • We charge $175 and offer member discounts and series discounts. 

 

IV. Press Away Therapy (Intermittent Compression Therapy)

 

How it works:

Press Away Therapy is a holistic body contouring treatment that slims the total body.  It delivers intermittent air pressure to assist lymphatic circulation and stimulate the elimination of fat, excess fluids, waste, and toxins from the body, thereby reducing inches. 

 

What you need to get started:

Intermittent Air Compression Machine

You can find these machines on Amazon, DHGate, and from other online suppliers. Search using terms such as ‘air pressure lymphatic machine’ or ‘air pressure slimming machine.’  We have purchased from various sites. 

  • Make sure to select a device that will treat the entire body – legs, trunk, and arms.  They make models that are limited to the legs.
  • Prices vary, so shop around.  You can find them for under $600 all the way to $3000.  Look for free shipping.

 

Protocols, Forms, Instructions

We offer a Professional Press Away Therapy Training Guide, complete with easy to follow, step-by-step treatment protocol, contraindications, treatment forms, consent forms, pre and post instructions, and our pro tips – all for just $99! 

 

Suggested Fees:

  • Fees range from $75-$175 per treatment with a recommended 4-6 week protocol.  Exact fees will depend on your market.  We recommend weekly treatments to allow time for the body to detox in between. 
  • We charge $175 and offer membership discounts and series discounts.  

 

V. Contour Body Wraps

 

How it works:

Contour Body Wraps are holistic body contouring treatments that slim the body and smooth the skin using a combination of proven topical products and mechanical wrapping to contour and promote inch loss. This body contouring treatment slims and smooths the total body.

 

What you need to get started:

WARNING – Temporary inch loss vs body contouring treatment inch loss

  • First, make sure you choose a wrap with ingredients that do not simply cause cell dehydration.  
  • These products produce an inch loss caused by a temporary loss of fluids that will return to pretreatment size as soon as your client hydrates.  You might see these referred to as slimming wraps.  
  • Examine the ingredients carefully.
  • Choose a wrap with a formula of ingredients that have been proven to assist the  lymphatic system to flush fats, toxins, and excess fluids from the body.
  • We use the M’lis Contour Wrap in our medspa because it’s backed by clinical research that has proven it leads to a total body inch loss.
  • For consumables, expect to pay around $5 for each M’lis contour body wrap for supplies.  You’ll need the creme and the plastic wrap.

 

Protocols, Forms, Instructions

  • When you purchase body wrap supplies from Mls, Mls provides the training and the protocols at no cost.

PRO TIP:  The plastic wrap you can buy in the grocery store works well and is less costly than the wrap sold by the body wrap companies.  

 

Suggested fees:

  • $99 – $175 per body wrap for a 4-6 wrap protocol.  We recommend weekly wraps to allow the body time adequate detox time.  Fees depend on your market.
  • We charge $175 and offer member discounts and series discounts.

 

IV. Infrared Sauna Sessions

 

How it works:

Infrared saunas sessions are body contouring treatments that lead to weight loss by (1) detoxifying the body and (2) burning calories, up to 600 calories per session.  

 

The infrared sauna vs steam sauna  

  • Steam saunas produce heat which causes sweat.  This results in a loss of water, which is restored when your client hydrates.  
  • Infrared Saunas heat the body from the inside out allowing the client to endure higher temperatures, increases the heart rate and burns a lot of calories, leading to a real weight loss.

 

What you need to get started:

Infrared Sauna

  • We chose the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna  for our medspa because it is the only infrared sauna with weight loss, detox, and other benefits that have been proven and supported by clinical research.  
  • The cost of a 2-person Sunlighten Infrared Sauna is around $3000 and up.  
  • You can purchase other brands, even brands from overseas, for much less.  These products, however, have not been proven to be effective.
  • There are no consumables.

PRO TIP:  Your infrared sauna will likely come disassembled.  You will need to assemble it.

 

Protocols, Forms, Instructions

  • Sunlighten™ provides everything you need.

 

Suggested Fees:

  • Infrared Saunas as a body contouring treatment work best if done regularly and often.
  • For weight loss, we recommend offering a ‘monthly unlimited program’ and encourage clients to come in as often as possible.  We sell that package for $279 and most clients come in at least 2 times a week, some more often.
  • $35-$75 price range per session.  Exact fees will depend on your market.
  • It’s a great benefit for your membership program.

 

 

VII. Vibration Platform

 

How it works:

A Vibration Platform is a body contouring treatment that slims by producing a side-to-side and back-and-forth motion generating ‘G forces’ on the body. Just ten minutes on the vibration platform not only leads to fat reduction, but also builds muscle, increases bone mass, and strengthens the cardiovascular system.  Studies show that this body contouring treatment is 54% more effective than aerobics or strength training in reducing visceral fat and accelerates fat loss in menopausal women – plus – clients are less likely to gain weight back.  

 

What you need to get started:

Vibration Platform

You can find a variety of vibration platforms on Amazon.  We purchased our vibration platforms for under $250 each on Amazon six years ago.  

  • There are no consumables. 

 

Considerations in your selection:

  • Make sure you select one that will support the weight of your clients, > 250 pounds weight capacity.  
  • Consider the size of the machine and the space in your business.
  • Select a machine that is easy to operate.
  • Make sure the machine produces full body vibration.  Some produce only back-and-forth action or only side-to-side action.  

 

Protocols, Forms, Instructions

The machines come with basic instructions. We’re happy to share our vibration platform body contouring treatment protocol with you.  Please contact us at info@BodyContouringAcademy.com and we’ll get it to you.

 

Suggested Fees:

A great adjunct for other body contouring treatments!  

  • We recommend designing a monthly vibration platform program and charging a flat monthly fee. At our medspa, we include unlimited use of our vibration platforms as part of our membership program.  We also include unlimited use of the vibration platforms when clients purchase any other body contouring treatment series.  
  • The list price for our vibration platform is $20/session.  Even if you do not envision charging for the sessions, set a price and list a price.  Setting a price creates a perceived value for the sessions.  

 

Can esthetic professionals offer diet plans?

Yes!  You can also offer a diet program, but that topic is quite lengthy and we leave it for another day.  Look for it from us in the future!  

 

If you’d like to learn more about starting and growing your aesthetic business with body contouring treatments, visit www.BodyContouringAcademy.com.

Have questions or specific needs?  Shoot us an email at info@BodyContouringAcademy.com.

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