Hello beautiful ladies!
With the festive season in full swing, I’m sure the month of December will be one filled with tons of dinner parties and get-togethers for you. December has never been too kind to anyone’s waistline. While we are not going to stop you from feasting and making merry during Christmas, don’t be too surprised when you step on the scale and find yourself a few kilos heavier! It’s pretty normal for people to gain weight at the end of the year. I mean how could you not, when good food is everywhere? We know it’s difficult for you to hold yourself back, when everyone around you is making merry. Watching your diet becomes practically impossible. But fret not, because Slim Couture is here for you any time of the year. We may not be Santa Claus, but we promise to be the fairy god mother that will whip you back into shape.
If you’re considering taking up a package with us, here are 10 Frequently Asked Questions that we hope will put your worries at ease and also provide you with a deeper understanding of what it is that we do here at Slim Couture. Most people’s New Year Resolutions also include “slimming down” as one of them, and we can help you achieve that in 2016.
1. Are Slim Couture’s methods of TCM slimming safe for my health?
As compared to taking slimming supplements and crash dieting, TCM slimming method is healthy, does not have side effect, and the results are long-lasting. Moreover, it helps to regulate blood circulation, internal secretion, detoxing, improve metabolism and digestion, which helps to promote the overall healthy effect on slimming. It is not always as simple as in the case that the more you eat, the more weight you gain. Most people believe that weight is gained from overeating, which is in fact true for most cases, but it fails to explain that how can some people simply can lose weight even though they are heavy eaters while some just simply gain weight easily, even just by eating small portions of meal and drinking only water. Traditional Chinese Medicine studies the relationship between having healthy internal organs and the overall well-being of a person.
There are some centers using fire therapy where burn injuries can be a concern if the procedure is not done well. Patient can suffer a second or third degree burn as a result of direct dry heat to the skin. Practitioners should take all precautions to prevent burn injuries and be trained in first aid to handle burn injuries. Place of practice must be equipped with first aid equipments and burns dressing. Fire treatment should not be done on patients with hypertension and diabetes. We would strongly suggest for the safety of all patients not to take risk of receiving fire therapy. At Slim Couture, our cupping is done be an advanced suction and electromagnetic technology.
2. Why is it priced at $220 for one treatment session?
Slim Couture treatments are advanced, yet traditional and scientific at the same time. Slim Couture uses gua sha (刮痧) and cupping (拔罐) methods to aid the body in raising its metabolism rate and promote localized healing. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system.
Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels – the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force).
When Gua Sha is applied, it quickly releases blockages in your body that has been caused by stagnant blood. It actually mimics sweating and promotes circulation of your body fluids. By doing so, it helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxic waste from your deep cellular tissues.
These meticulous treatments are carried out by our highly trained & dedicated staff who will make sure you’re as comfortable as possible during your session, which lasts about 1 hour long.
3. How effective is the treatment itself if I do not follow the diet?
While Slim Couture encourages all its customers to follow the diet as strictly as possible in order to achieve maximum results, it is not uncommon to hear of our clients managing to shed a few inches and kilograms without even following the diet at all. This highly depends on individual basis, how your body reacts to the treatment and the type of food you are consuming. It is also highly likely that you will still be able to see visual difference in appearances of cellulite and lumpy silhouette when undergoing treatment, even if you have not been keeping to the diet well, because of the treatment’s natural detoxifying effects.
4. Is the treatment painful?
Like the old saying goes – no pain, no gain. Most of our customers find our treatments to be slightly to moderately painful but still very bearable, while some can even comment that our gua sha technique feels relaxing on their back. The sensation will take awhile to get used to, especially if you have never done gua sha or cupping before, but it is within the acceptable range for most people and if at any point you do not feel comfortable with our treatment, you can let our therapists know how you feel. It will be less painful as your number of treatments increase, and your body adapts to the treatments.
5. Who would be suitable candidates for Slim Couture’s treatments?
As our treatment are non-invasive and 100% safe with additional health benefits, most people are suitable to undergo our Divine Slim therapy, most notably women who are at least one of the following: obese, overweight, feeling chubby, want to lose a few extra inches off their problem areas or just women who feel like keeping svelte is getting more difficult as they get older. From young adults to elderly women, we welcome beautiful ladies of all ages to join us. However, if you have one or more of the following, it is best to arrange a consultation with us to see if this treatment is truly suitable for you: severe coronary artery diseases, liver and kidney impairment, generalise edema, dermatological disorders, burn injuries, thrombocytopenia and haematological disorders.
6. How many sessions do I require in order to see results?
You can see result from as soon as the second session, both in your measurements and number on the scale, as long as you have been good and followed the diet to a reasonable extent. Customers have been known to lose at least 1kg and up to 3kg from the first session!
7. What makes Slim Couture different from other TCM slimming centers out there?
Some places claim to offer healthy TCM methods for you to lose weight, but one of the requirements for their treatment includes drinking very little water. To us, this makes no sense at all. While slimming down and losing weight is our primary goal, we want you to be able to do so in the healthiest and most natural way possible. There are some centers asking clients to drink 300-500 ml water a day while undergoing their slimming treatment, which we feel is not the right way.
Hydration is important to keep the body going in all activities of daily living. As such, it is important to have adequate hydration. Restriction of fluid will lead to dehydration and possible medical conditions. Normal requirements for a healthy adult is between 1.5 litres to 2 litres, and if the person is on a slimming program they should increase their intake depending on personal requirements. This should be advised by the therapists. All our staff are professionally trained by Dr Colin Chan. Slim Couture believes in doing things the proper way as if the cupping is being performed on the wrong acupoint, it can end up causing a reverse reaction, harming the customer’s body instead. Because of our 100% success rate, we are confident enough to offer you a money back guarantee should you not be seeing any results at all, so you can be assured of the quality of our services.
8. Can I choose to work on target problem areas only if I’m not generally overweight?
Most definitely. Even if you are not actually overweight or chubby, but you feel like you have flabby arms, a stomach that could be a lot flatter, or thunder thighs, we will be able to work on those problem areas for you and target them specifically. If you’ve always had baby or stubborn fat that you couldn’t shed off no matter what sort of exercise or diet you’ve tried, then it’s time to place yourself in our good hands!
9. Do I need to exercise regularly while on the treatment?
Ladies, you will love to hear this: the answer is no. In fact, we discourage you from doing vigorous exercises as it may interfere with our treatment. If you have the habit of working out, it is recommend that you partake in light exercises only every now and then to keep your body fit, but it is not actually necessary to do any exercise while on our treatment as Divine Slim will do all the job for you. One session of Divine Slim equals to burning 2,000 calories! Imagine the amount of effort and time you’d take to burn that off in the gym!
10. Will my weight rebound after I stop the treatments and if so, how can I prevent this situation?
The great thing about our treatment is that because your weight loss was achieved through a wholesome method and not through taking diet supplements, crash dieting or some other unrealistic slimming fad, your weight will not pile back on the moment you stop your treatment with us. In fact, Slim Couture has a very high success rate of customers managing to maintain their weight even after their treatments have ended, because our recommended diet encourages a healthier lifestyle and moderate food portions. Of course, the results of weight rebound also highly depends on how much calories you consume on a daily basis, and no matter what slimming treatment you explore, the weight will still find its way back to you if you over indulge in excessive portions more often than you should. You can continue consuming carbohydrates and your other favorite fattening foods in moderate amounts. Moderation is the key. It is also suggested to our clients that they should come back every now and then for some maintenance sessions, just so we can also keep an eye on you – we don’t want all your hard work & efforts to go to waste! We understand it’s easier to keep to a diet when you’re being watched!
With that, Slim Couture wishes everyone out there a very blessed Christmas and a fantabulous year of 2016 to come!!!