- C$99 for three sessions of electric muscle stimulation and whole-body vibration (a C$222 value)
In each 30-minute session, a technician stimulates the muscles with a gentle electrical pulse designed to diminish fat and cellulite. This simulates the type of muscular activity that occurs during exercise, helping to create leaner, more toned muscles. The treatment can simultaneously target trouble spots such as the arms, hips, thighs, or stomach. Electric muscle stimulation requires no downtime and yields virtually no discomfort.
After the electrical muscle-stimulation session, clients climb aboard a vibration platform for a 10-minute vibration session. In an effort to maintain the body’s balance on the machine, muscles contract 30 to 50 times per minute, becoming firmer while burning fat. Beauty Tones Body Shaping recommends that clients use the whole-body-vibration platform three times a week for best results.
Beauty Tones Body Shaping
Working as a baker, Colette Barnabe had an epiphany: she would rather take calories off people than put them on. In the interim between careers, the certified EMS technician learned about electric muscle stimulation—the same technology NASA uses to keep its astronauts in shape during long durations in zero gravity and prolonged exposure to moon pies. Her technology, which follows the same principles as NASA’s, sends gentle, painless pulses of electricity to the muscles. This contracts the muscles, simulating the type of exercise that tones muscles, burns calories, and breaks apart stubborn cellulite tissue.
Colette augments the results of EMS sessions with diathermy, which delivers heat to deep tissue. This heat raises the metabolism of areas that typically harbor stores of fat cells. She also encourages clients to use her whole-body vibration platforms, which contract muscles 30 to 50 times per minute, further toning them and boosting bone density.