Endermologie is one of Venus Bodywork’s most popular body treatments. Most of the clients who come to us for Endermologie do so because it is an FDA approved treatment that temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite. It does this by providing deep tissue massage that stimulates lymphatic drainage and releases tight subcutaneous fibers that can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
But, did you know that Endermologie is also FDA approved to relieve Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? It’s true!
This is great news for our seriously athletic clients, whether they be runners, Cross Fitters, weight lifters or body builders, or those who are involved in other sports.
What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness?
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to several days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. Distance runners, and others who are involved in strenuous sports or activities are all too familiar with the deep aches and pains associated with DOMS.
DOMS pain differs from acute muscle pain that would typically be felt during or immediately after a hard workout, as DOMS pain starts later and lasts longer. While acute muscle soreness often begins during exercise (this is your body’s signal to reduce intensity) DOMS is typically felt most strongly 1 – 3 days after exercise. In some cases the pain can last as long as a week.
DOMS is thought to be caused by muscle lengthening that happens during exercise, which causes tiny tears in the muscle fibers during new or excessively rapid increases in exercise levels. DOMS is the body’s adaptation to protect those muscles while they heal, by causing intense pain when they are used.
How Does Endermologie Help?
Endermologie is approved by the FDA not just to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, but also to alleviate DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), improve local blood and lymphatic circulation, relax muscle spasms, relieve muscle tension and increase functional mobility.
It works by combining gentle suction with a rolling massage action. These help to stimulate circulation and deliver needed nutrients to healing muscle fibers. The stimulating and rolling action also reduces swelling (lymphedema) in the area, while removing metabolic waste products and toxins produced by damaged muscles.
Venus Bodywork Introduces Spa Package for DOMS
Venus Bodywork is introducing a package just for women suffering from DOMS – or those who are planning to participate in an activity that may cause DOMS to flare up. This package is a weeklong series of treatments intended to help you relax and recover from strenuous athletic efforts such as marathon running, extreme CrossFit workouts or other demanding athletic training and competition.
The $450 package includes:
2 Endermologie sessions spaced 2 days apart. Ideally this would take place on days 1 and 3 after a planned strenuous activity. I.e., if you ran a marathon on Sunday, the treatments would take place the Monday and Wednesday immediately following.
A Facial and Body Wrap 2 days after completing the second Endermologie session. Ideally, this would take place on day 5 after strenuous exercise. The body wrap will continue to remove swelling and waste products from the affected area, while the facial works to brighten and freshen your appearance. If DOMS pain has not been alleviated by day 5, we can substitute a third Endermologie session for the wrap.
Afterwards, a stimulating facial will recondition and renew your skin. And after suffering through DOMS and all the training you’ve done to get to this point, don’t you deserve a facial?