Formostar Far Infra Red Body Wrap is for :
- Pain relief – Arthritis, Joint Pain, Sporting Injuries
- Fat loss
- Detoxification – Seriously amazing detox!
- Improved blood circulation
- Increase Flexibility (A PERMANENT 20% increase proven)
- Improved sleep & Alot more energy
- Better concentration & Focus
- Relief & improvement for Psoriasis / Eczema
- Less headaches
- Less body fluid
- 1 Single 50 minute session will work your body as if you had just been to the gym doing an intensive 2 hour workout – all whilst you lie back, fully clothed… relaxing!
- It’s similar to a Infra Red sauna, but a more concentrated delivery with stronger, better results.
- Fantastic treatment for cardio health & improved blood circulation for those that cannot exercise, or simply do not like too.
In today’s busy world it can be hard to find all the time needed to address ALL of the above issues and ‘do this’ or ‘do that’ for your health – so, what if just 50 minutes once a week was all it took… all while you laid down and relaxed…and you could be addressing your back (or joint) pain, headaches, general feelings of being unfit, insomnia, worries….. I hope that we, at Evoque can help you with this all important factor – YOUR health and well being.
Let The Formostar be a part of your regular health regime.
Weight Loss Related Benefits of Formostar:
Fat loss: You need heat to breakdown fat. You either create the heat yourself, normally through exercise, or in the case of the Formostar the heat (infra red energy) is put in passively. Due to the penetration of far infrared rays the Formostar can get into the fat layers. We use the analogy of the butter in the frypan – if it’s large and hard-packed it takes longer to melt, if it’s a small sliver, it’s a lot faster. Fats are released predominantly in the lymphatic system – the waste disposal system that runs through all the body. Fat released cannot be absorbed by other fat cells until it has been through the liver and as such, until it has been transported to the blood. This is a gradual process and depends mostly on circulation in the lymphatic system and levels of enzymes to break down the fats to transportable parts. After the fat is in the blood it will partly be used for energy by muscles, cells or organs (predominantly liver). It can also be expelled through stool and the remainder absorbed into remaining fat cells. The level of re-absorption depends on how much of the fat is used for energy or expelled. There will always be a certain amount of usage so the fat released is very unlikely to be redistributed in its entirety. One can, however, affect the rate at which the fat is used for energy and reduce the rate of re-absorption. If people load carbohydrates in excess of energy requirements, they will be stored as fat, so if people want to achieve maximum benefit from the metabolised fat, they should keep their intake down. If people hydrate they can also help flush the wastes through their system. Most people don’t realise that In order to lose 1⁄2 kilo fat you need to either expend 3500 calories or decrease intake by 3500 calories. Based on the results from the clinical study and results from a large number of customers, the minimum we would expect someone to lose in three wraps is 1⁄2 a kilo. If they don’t, they may need to keep a food diary.
Centimetre loss: People generally experience centimetre results before loss on the scales which makes sense, based on the above equation. In addition, the more excess fat a person carries, generally the more excess fluid and wastes they carry. The sweating process and the breaking down of the wastes and fats decrease the content size of the cells, providing centimetre loss. As hydrating is an important part of the Formostar process, fluid loss is over and above what is required for the healthy functions of the body.
Body shaping: When a person does not carry a lot of fat, their muscles can become more clearly definedand therefore their body shape improves. Athletes and body builders use the Formostar to better define their muscles and speed healing of pulled muscles or reconstructions.
Cellulite: The Formostar can help with cellulite and especially when it is used in conjunctions with treatments that are specifically targeted at Cellulite (e.g. Endermologie, VelaSmooth & G5). We do not specifically position the Formostar as a cellulite treatment – rather, we say that it may help with cellulite and it appears to be the best solution to preparing clients for specifically targeted cellulite treatments, especially people carrying significant weight or body fluid. With respect to cellulite, we have had reports from customers that the Formostar has helped reduce cellulite. In the German case study it did mention that thermal therapy has been found to be successful with “cellulitis”.
There are also calories in sweat: One gram of sweat is equivalent to .586 of a calorie. Some people don’t have a lot of sweat glands but that is unusual. When someone doesn’t sweat on the wrap or hasn’t sweated much at all, it is normally an indication that the body is using the heat, possibly for scar tissue regeneration or as an immune system response, or they are not hydrated enough before their session.
Stimulating the Metabolism: Due to the increase of blood flow during the Formostar session, cardiovascular conditioning is also achieved (the heart must work harder in order to pump more blood faster through the body). The Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) increases. One of the fastest ways to use calories is to increase your BMR. Burn 1200+ calories on 1 Formostar session.
Well-Being Related Benefits of Formostar:
Sweating: Most humans go out of their way not to sweat – especially women. Air-conditioned buildings, air- conditioned cars, anti-antiperspirants, lotions and potions on the body all can prevent the body performing at its best, clogging up the skin’s pores. Sweating is a natural process and is good for you. Apart from cleansing the skin it also helps to stop toxin build-up and clear toxins out. The heat created by Formostar causes sweating (in 95% of cases). As the body’s core temperature is 37 degrees C and it likes to stay that way heat is pushed to the outer part of the body and sweat is created. The sweat evaporates, cools the body, the body temperature goes down and the process continues. As people become more acclimatised to the heat, more sweating occurs.
Detoxification: The skin is the largest organ in the body and through the pores it plays a major role in the detoxifying process alongside the lungs, kidneys, bowels, liver, and the lymphatic and immune systems. The skin produces cool sweat to regulate the body’s elevated temperature. It also has the ability to transform toxins from lipid-soluble or oil-based, into easier to eliminate, water-soluble form. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and flushes them through the pores. Some people will experience mild headaches, nausea, lethargy etc after a wrap and this is all part of the detoxification process. An isotonic/electrolyte powder can help this and we recommend a spoonful in drink bottles while people are in a wrap session.
Pain Management: The Formostar was originally developed for therapeutic purposes – mainly rheumatoid arthritis and joint mobility. Heat is a well-known treatment for pain relief with far infrared heat lamps being used by the Asians for a long time. Because the energy is absorbed around 4.5 cm’s below the surface it helps blood vessels dilate (expand), bringing relief and aiding healing of muscle and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Increased blood circulation not only carries off metabolic waste products but also delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, to help promote faster recovery. The heat deadens the nerve endings, creating an analgesic effect.
Quite often relief of pain is not realised until the morning after a sleep, as the rest allows the blood circulation to do its job better. One of our operators suffers from sciatica. One wrap on the Formostar relieved the pain for several weeks (the trial before she bought the machine) and is continuing to do so. We also keep on hearing stories of people who have been in car accidents where nothing else has relieved their pain other than the Formostar. Our customers who also do massage therapy are able to do deeper tissue massages due to more malleability and the lowering of the level of pain.
Body Fluid Reduction: As the Formostar has excellent sweat inducing capabilities, it is extremely effective in helping people lose excess body fluids. People with mild forms of fluid retention around the ankles and feet can help to decrease it quite quickly by using the variable wraps on the lower leg. This in turn provides people with a greater level of comfort and makes them more mobile.
Improved Blood Circulation: Many issues and illnesses that manifest themselves in the body such as arthritis, sciatica, menstrual cramps and fatigue, or outside the body such as psoriasis and acne, can be to some degree, due to poor blood circulation. As the blood flow with the Formostar can increase in volume by twice as much as normal and travels around 3.5 times faster through the body, continued use can eventually provide a permanent improvement in blood circulation and blood pressure. The blood flows into areas that are poorly promoted with blood such as scar tissue and fat that is stored on the outer areas of the body, (which can be up to 10 degrees colder than the core body temperature) and into small capillaries closer to the skins surface.
Increasing Flexibility: Heat loosens muscles and joints enabling easier movement. If someone stretches for 10-15 minutes after a wrap they can improve their flexibility by up to 20% permanently. For someone who has arthritis this could be very valuable. It makes sense, when you think about it, that it is much easier to stretch when your body is warm.
General Well-being: A 50 minute session can help people relieve stress and tension promoting relaxation and a general sense of well being. Many people experience additional energy after Formostar sessions due to the stimulation of the metabolism. Continual Formostar sessions can help improve blood circulation and the efficiency of the metabolism.
Formostar – Our Most Frequently Asked Questions:
How & Why does the Formostar Infrared Body Wrap work?
To truly understand the science behind the benefits of far infrared we recommend reading the documentation on the website www.formostar.com.au or we can supply you with a pretty enlightening booklet on the how’s and whys of Infrared and the Formostar. I can tell you that a 50 minute session can burn up to 1200+ calories, reduce pain, provide detoxification, increase blood circulation and boost your health & flexibility, and we can supply you with the substantiation for this. There are also clinical studies available specifically for the Formostar which confirm its benefits for centimetre and weight loss plus pain relief.
How long is the actual time that someone is wrapped?
50 Minutes is the actual session time. Customers can expect an appointment of 60 minutes, allowing time to be wrapped and unwrapped, and to get changed.
People that have arthritis or back pain know that even a hot water bottle will help relieve it. Is Formostar as effective?
Absolutely times Ten! The reason that relief is achieved with Formostar is due to the penetration of the far infrared heat generated. It can create an analgesic effect, deadening the nerve endings. Many arthritis patients swear by the Formostar and find immense relief from pain. The Formostar was actually developed in Germany in 1983 to treat people with rheumatoid arthritis and joint mobility problems. The weight loss was a wonderful bi-product!! Of course we’re not doctors and wouldn’t dream of prescribing medical advice so if anyone has a debilitating physical ailment they should check with their doctor first. There is a very good chance, however, that your doctor is quite familiar with the benefits of far infrared and will send them right down to you!
How much weight will be lost from doing treatments?
The answer greatly depends on each person. Generally, the more weight someone has to lose, the faster and more dramatic the loss. Some don’t experience much weight loss at all but rather lose centimetres or clothes sizes. If they are extremely physically fit and don’t have much fat to lose – they’ll experience more defined muscles. On the other hand, we can’t control what happens after a wrap and if they go home and pack down a large pizza with a dozen chicken wings, results will be negated. Ideally, you want to do this with a balanced exercise and eating programme. Now, if someone leads a very sedentary lifestyle without much physical activity at all, they will still benefit tremendously from Formostar – it’s just that weight loss results will not initially be quite as dramatic until the metabolism ramps up.
Generally though, you could expect to lose 3-4 kilos in 10 sessions over 3-4 weeks. Not bad for just lying on a bed!
What parts of the body does the Formostar work on?
There are several variations that are available. For most men & women, the special silicone bandages are wrapped around the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms. If you don’t feel that the arms need much improvement, the calves can be wrapped instead or perhaps if your ankles or shoulders need pain relief. Isn’t it just water weight that is lost after a session? Some body wraps claim you lose 15 centimetres in your visit! There are lots of different body wraps you can have. Some compress your tissues, others use clays or oils. They can help draw toxins from the body but a lot of the loss is water so even though the centimetre loss is dramatic, everything lost will eventually be gained after hydration or when the tissues reabsorb. With Formostar, we actually encourage you to bring a big bottle of water and keep yourself hydrated during and after a session. The water is actually one of your best friends to health as it is extremely effective in flushing toxins from the body. With Formostar, the loss comes from the calories in sweat (as per exercise) and the direct excretion of fat and wastes. The centimetre and weight loss is achieved more slowly but it is definitely permanent – again barring people going home and eating pizza every night!
How often can someone do the Formostar?
This is going to depend on lifestyle. The rest period between wraps is best at 3 days, 2 days if needing to lose obesity weight. There is no need to do it daily as benefits from 1 session can last 48 hours!
What is recommended in terms of what to wear for a wrap session?
it’s best to not wear any nice clothing; instead, track pants and a long sleeved cotton t-shirt – since we don’t want the silicone wraps to be applied directly to bare skin. For a lot of people not having to take their clothes off for a treatment, is preferable.Flannel PJ’s are the best!
What do people normally pay for a session?
Prices vary for sessions based on the results you are trying to achieve. The average price for a pack of wraps is $695. Package the Formostar and enjoy saving money while battling the bulge & pain successfully. Sweat it out with a 2 month unlimited access to the Formostar for only $897, valued at $1,200.00!
A detox diet will be boosted and you benefit from 5 wraps, get 1 free. We also provide a VERY limited number of annual memberships. Pain management memberships are available.
Doesn’t a sauna do the same thing?
Yes, But No. Without getting too technical, Infrared rays travel straight so if there’s glass in the sauna there are no rays coming from that area. The closer the rays are to the body (as they are in the Formostar) the deeper the penetration, so in the wrap they’re right up against the body. It is important with any treatment that claims made can be substantiated so studies for the brand of product are important, not generic studies.
A sauna session is usually around 30 minutes, IF you can last in it for that long without feeling like you are cooking from the inside! It takes around 20-30 minutes to get to fat burning stage – (just read some fitness articles) so if you manage to stay 30 minutes in a sauna your body has only just warmed up to fat burning stage and you are getting out of the sauna as time is up, if you are on the Formostar you have another 20 minutes where your body is burning that unwanted fat.
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