What is vacuum therapy?
Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive treatment. It is performed with suction cups that suck on the skin, enabling the stimulation and irrigation of the lymphatic system and blood vessels. As a result, the skin gains a natural and firm appearance. The main purpose of vacuum therapy is to draw out fatty tissue and direct it directly to the lymphatic system.
The number 1 advantage of vacuum therapy is its very rapid effects. As a matter of fact, a firmer and lifted bum is observed from the very first session. The vacuum therapy machine essentially sucks on your buttocks, causing the body fat to firm them up and provide a long-lasting and permanent toning effect.
lasting and permanent toning effect.
Vacuum therapy is enjoying a boom in popularity in UK, Canada, and USA.
Vacuum therapy is currently experiencing an extraordinary rise in popularity in Europe and America! Despite the current huge demand in USA, there are only a few places offering such a service. This demand is present just about everywhere in the world.
Regardless of if you are an independent aesthetician, a beauty salon owner or an aesthetics institution, and no matter where you are in Europe, the truth is those who will be the first to know how to grab this opportunity will benefit most from the economic spin-offs of this great business niche!
How to perform a Vacuum Therapy (price, procedure etc.):
The vacuum therapy is a simple procedure that does not necessarily require extensive training to be easily mastered. It can only be done with a vacuum therapy machine with suction cups, whose main objective is to suck the client’s skin to drain the fatty tissues and lymphatic fluids towards the buttocks to increase their volume. The method also offers other positive effects such as the reduction of cellulite on the thighs thanks to a better blood and lymphatic circulation.
To maximize the effectiveness of the vacuum therapy, you will need to offer a minimum of 6 to 12 sessions spaced approximately one week apart and then to maintain the results, you will need to do a minimum of 1 to 2 sessions per year for the following years. In USA the price per session is around 50 to 120 USD.
A vacuum therapy session is done in three main steps:
1 – The deep palpate-rolling manual massage (duration: 7min. per leg):
Once the client is lying on her stomach, begin by first giving a palpate-roll massage on the back of the thighs. This is a handmade massage that involves kneading the fat from the back and side of the thighs to dissolve the fat masses and increase the stimulation of the circulation of the blood vessels and lymphatic system.
It is performed by gently grasping/pinching and rolling the skin between the fingers, from bottom to top. Do this movement deeply for 7 minutes for each leg. Also take a few moments to massage from the back of the thighs to the buttocks to manually push the fat towards the buttocks. It is recommended to use a dry massage oil during the massage to further increase the efficiency but be careful not to apply too much so that it is not sucked up by the suction machine afterwards, as this could damage it.
2 – Applying the small suction cups along the back of the thighs towards the buttocks (duration: 7min. per leg) :
Once again in the same area (behind the thighs and on the side of the thighs), use a vacuum therapy machine to aspirate the skin from the lower thighs up to the buttocks. Use a small suction cup (normally supplied with the purchase of the machine) with a large enough suction to lift the skin and fat.
Once the suction cup is well adhered to the skin of the lower thighs, slowly go up to the area that will need to increase in volume (in the case of a vacuum therapy, this is the middle of the buttocks). Place your other hand behind the suction cup and push the skin towards the suction cup at the same time as you go up towards the buttocks. Once at the buttocks, lift the suction cup off and start again from the lower thighs and so on. This will allow the fat to be sucked out deeply and this movement will irrigate the blood and drain the adipose tissue by mobilizing the fat towards the lymphatic system. Do this movement for 7 minutes for each leg.
3 – Using the large suction cups to suck up the buttocks (duration: 60 min):
Finally, the most important part of the vacuum therapy: suctioning the entire buttock with the largest suction cup (normally supplied with the purchase of the machine). Once again, using the machine, stick the large suction cups exactly in the middle of each buttock.
As a guide, apply the bottom of the suction cup on the fold line at the bottom of the buttocks between the end of the buttocks and the beginning of the leg. Then increase the suction of the machine until the skin of the buttocks is well lifted. Some machines will offer the possibility of continuous suction and offer cyclic suction (the machine sucks for a few seconds and then stops for a few seconds to start again and so on). Both types of suction work very well. It is recommended to use both methods during a treatment.
Leave the machine in this position for 30 minutes in continuous suction mode and then for another 30 minutes in cyclic suction mode. During the treatment, it is possible for you to move the suction cups elsewhere on the buttock (either to the sides, higher or lower, etc.) if your client wishes to have more volume in a certain area of the buttock. Always keep an eye on the colour of the buttock inside the suction cup, if it changes from red to blue, it means that the pressure is too high, then decrease the suction power.
It is normal for the buttocks to be red after a vacuum therapy and for the client to feel some slight soreness. This will subside quickly. Always wear gloves, do not do this treatment with people with serious health problems, metal parts inside the body and during electrical storms. After a minimum of 6 to 12 sessions initially, 1 to 2 sessions in the following years, a good diet and some exercise, the results will be long lasting. *For people who do not respond well to treatment, do 13 to 16 sessions initially instead of 12 and one session per month starting in the following months.
What is the best vacuum therapy machine?
Vacuum therapy machines and their prices may differ greatly depending on the options they offer. Bear in mind that the most important thing is the vacuum pressure power that the machine can offer. The ideal pressure is between 60-70 Kpa. Then comes the extra options you might like to have, such as a timer that allows you to stop the machine automatically after a certain amount of time, suction pads that emit infrared rays, etc.
Acquiring the machine should not be seen as an expense but as an investment, as a machine with several options, better power and operating modes will allow you to justify a higher price to your customers. It’s worth knowing that a vacuum therapy machine pays for itself very quickly, since a single customer brings in around 600 euros in the first year. So sometimes only one or two customers will be enough to pay back the machine. In other words, the risks of losing money are practically non-existent, especially with the current high demand in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada.
How to build a customer base.
Most of the beauty centers offering vacuum therapy with a large clientele today started in the same way: first social media and then word of mouth helped them build a clientele that stays year after year.
- To start with, use Facebook and Instagram to make contests. Start by offering free facelift sessions for two people. To do so, make a posting on your Facebook corporate page announcing the contest. To join the contest, ask people to click like, share the post and write the name of a friend who would also like to win in the comments. This will help you spread the word. Then, you can contact all participants again and give them a 10% discount for their participation.
- If you have a website, create a page about your vacuum therapy services and Google will take care of making it appear in search results when someone searches for an aesthetician near their home offering this service.
- When you start doing your first vacuum therapy treatments, ask your clients if you can take before/after pictures of their buttocks and share these pictures on social media (your Facebook and Instagram page), this will attract a lot of attention and allow you to do word-of-mouth effectively.
- Offer the 6th session of the year for free to clients who bring you an extra client during the year. Take advantage of each session with the client to remind her of the promotion, the chances that she will end up telling a friend about it in the meantime are very high.
If you do these 3 steps, with some effort and consistency, you should be able to build a client base that will stick with you year after year.
DRY CUPPING VS. WET CUPPING VS ELECTRIC CUPPING
In general, there are four predominant types of Cupping:
Cupping treatment is another form of traditional Chinese medicine. Like acupuncture, wet and dry Cupping has gained traction in western medicine as viable treatments for many health issues. Most people are familiar with the dry method and may never have heard of wet Cupping. This post will explain more about the differences between each and their benefits.
TRADITIONAL CUPPING IN MASSAGE THERAPY WHAT IS IT?
It is an alternative treatment method that has been used for thousands of years in China. The basic idea of this holistic therapy is to place cups on the skin that create suction. It is a great complementary treatment option that addresses numerous health conditions.
The cups are placed onto the skin, and when they create suction, they pull the skin up into them. Practitioners create the suction by heating the inside of the cup first or using a rubber suction squeezer built into the cup. The cup creates suction and pulls tissue into it if heat is used as it cools.
Blood circulation is boosted in the areas where the cups are placed. Increasing blood circulation helps reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, promote cell repair, form new connective tissues, and create new blood vessels in the tissue. It has become an increasingly popular treatment option in athletic training and sports medicine for those reasons.
Traditional Dry Cupping
Dry Cupping is performed using a glass cup. A flammable substance such as a cotton ball soaked in alcohol or herbs is placed in the cup, then set on fire. After the fire goes out, the contents are removed, and the cup is placed upside down on the skin. As the air in the cup cools, a suction (varying in intensity) is created, anchoring the glass to the skin. Dry Cupping leaves discolored round marks that vary in color intensity and can last for up to 3 weeks. We all remember Michael Phelps's famous purple spots at the Rio De Janeiro Olympics in 2016. This is the type of Cupping he received. While more people are learning about this holistic option, many still do not know that there are two types: dry and wet. The dry method is what most people are familiar with, as it involves only using suction.
The lesser-known two treatments involve both suction and "controlled medical bleeding." For this technique, your practitioner will create a small puncture in the skin with a lancet and then place the cup over it to draw out a small amount of blood. According to ancient Chinese medicine, it helps clear the bad blood and bad energy. Many athletes opt for this option to treat muscle soreness, recover faster, and help with range of motion.
Wet Cupping also leaves cupping marks. It is performed primarily the same way, except the practitioner sanitizes the skin then places several small incisions in the area to be cupped. This results in blood being drawn from the body into the cup as the vacuum is created. Wet Cupping is said to relieve pain, stagnation, and toxins. It also increases the range of motion and promotes rapid recovery.
Flash Cupping gets its name due to the speed at which the entire process occurs. The method of creating the suction is the same as dry and Wet Cupping. However, no incisions are made to the skin. Several cups are placed, with light to medium pressure, all at once and left for usually no more than one minute. This is done several times successively. This is used when dry or wet Cupping cannot be performed.
Dynamic Cupping in Massage Therapy
It is also known as slide or glide cupping; it differs from dry, wet, and flash Cupping. With dynamic Cupping, the suction is created by depressing and then releasing a medical-grade silicone cup. Then it is pulled over the skin with the use of massage oil.
Dynamic Cupping treats all the same issues as traditional Cupping and has been even more beneficial for lasting myofascial release than its conventional counterpart. This technique is painless, relaxing, and leaves NO MARKS on the skin.
ELECTRIC VACUUM CUPPING MACHINES
- A broad range of applicators
- Different sizes and designs
- For highly efficient body and facial treatments
- Cost-effective procedures requiring no consumable
VAC systems offer the therapist a user-friendly and effective treatment of the subcutaneous changes by using an improved method. Impairment in the blood and lymph circulation results in changes of the cutaneous and subcutaneous structures caused mainly by the accumulation of metabolic waste products. The proliferation of the connective tissue gives the skin the dimpled "orange peel" look, known as cellulite.
The intermittent suction action unblocks the blood and oxygen flow in tissues, increases the lymph circulation, eliminates the excess fluid and metabolites, stretches the connective tissue, stimulates collagen production, and facilitates fat metabolism. The result is a smoother, more contoured body and beautiful, toned skin.
A wide range of accessories expends the use of the VAC systems beyond the cellulite treatment. A proper selection of the applicator and settings provides outstanding results in facial and neck rejuvenation and deep tissue massage of the entire body.
EXAMPLE OF MECHANICAL CUPS
Everyone wants a giant booty these days. It's the new boobies. I am not saying beautiful breasts are no longer an asset, but the butt has taken center stage. Stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have helped bring the focus to the backside. Procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift are growing in popularity. The process entails removing fat from another body area with liposuction, filtering it, then transferring it back in the butt to provide fullness and the desired round shape. Complications and the cost of surgery plus the downtime (and pain) can deter many who want a lifted and enhanced butt. The solution? Vacuum suction/cupping therapy! This is an affordable, no-risk, no-pain, no-downtime, no-side effects alternative
"Non-invasive, meaning it doesn't break the skin!
Unlike the Brazilian butt lift, vacuum therapy (also known as radiotherapy) is non-invasive and tones your tush without the use of incisions. Vacuum Butt Lift will improve lymphatic drainage, stimulate the muscles, break down and shift fat deposits, and stimulate the hypodermis, all of which combine to provide increased toning effects and give the appearance of a smoother, firmer, more lifted backside. Basically, with the Colombian vacuum butt lift, you'll improve the roundness of your bum up to 70%, almost the same results as if you did 1500 squats per session.
WHAT IS CUPPING?
The British Cupping Society defines cupping as "an ancient medical treatment that relies on creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing." There are traditional cupping treatments with glass cups and fire and modern treatments performed with vacuum cupping therapy machines.
Cupping, like acupuncture, is a big part of Chinese medicine. The traditional Asian medicine way of cupping is to create a vacuum in a small glass using fire. Usually, the glass is either held over a small lit torch, or the inside of the glass cup is swabbed with a flammable substance, like a cotton ball soaked in alcohol, and then lit on fire. The glass cup is then quickly placed on top of the skin. The air cools, thus creating a vacuum and sucking the skin inside the cup. Luckily, the treatment was modernized a while ago, though some beauty salons prefer the traditional way of cupping. Today's amazing machines generate suction and create a vacuum with a switch push. They are more effective and less invasive than conventional treatments, and the results are also more advanced.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Cupping machines come with silicone cups of different sizes; you can use them if multiple steady suctions and vibrations are needed or use one silicone cup for the vacuum massage treatment. The vacuum separates the tissues during the treatment while increasing hydration and blood flow. When the blood flow increases, it automatically boosts skin oxygenation and nutrient delivery. Additionally, this is the essential part of body detox and slimming; cupping significantly increases lymphatic circulation and drainage.
Waste products are drained from the system through vacuum cupping. You must remember that the lymphatic system is located just below the skin, where almost 70% of the lymph vessels lie. Suction massage quickly engages and stimulates the lymphatic system.
Plus, when muscles are pulled by vacuum and undergo different pressures and suctioning, the body reacts as it would to an injury by engaging both the neurohormonal and immune systems, increasing protein production. The treatment results in a shift to acidic PH levels from healthy ones, sending the body the SOS signal. This signal rashes blood to the "injured" area, increases blood flow, and engages the lymph system. All of this results in the body's inflammatory abilities kicking in. This is a very usual and natural response to an injury.
Modern medicine has taken an interest in this ancient Chinese practice long ago. Over the years, many medical professionals have been interested in this treatment and its healing abilities. More than 130 studies on vacuum cupping and its influence on health have taken place. A review of those studies concluded that cupping therapy, combined with acupuncture, can treat even some serious and highly problematic illnesses and facial paralysis, cervical spondylitis, and herpes. Plus, it is worth investing in and trying for yourself with all the other beauty benefits!
WHAT ARE THE MAIN USES OF VACUUM THERAPY?
Vacuum therapy is indicated for the following cases:
- Localized treatment of obesity
- Cellulite treatment
- Treatment of fibrosis after lipo
- Buttock Lift
- Breast Lift
- Body Shaping.
Vacuum therapy stimulates the muscles, breaks the cellulite and fat deposits, removes toxins, and improves lymphatic drainage. Vacuum therapy also helps restore the skin's natural elasticity to soften the appearance of facial wrinkles and "orange peel" dimples also on the thighs and buttocks. This therapy is painless, safe, and highly effective. In vacuum therapy, combining their different mechanisms of action and stimulating the blood, performs lymphatic drainage, which means a direct stimulation of fibroblasts and an increase in elastin production collage grid, improves the texture and tone of the treated area.
NATURAL BUTT & BREAST LIFT
If you want to reduce cellulite, lift flat buttocks, correct sagging breasts, or increase breast volume without surgery.
Vacuum suction and negative pressure soften tight muscles and loosen your connective tissue. The intense suction increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage and causes fat cells to change locations. Vacuum therapy is an excellent means of non-surgical body contouring.
Forget risky, expensive body-contouring surgery... Just do the vacuuming!
COLOMBIAN BUTT LIFT
Vacuum therapy buttocks enhancement, the first step is to discuss your specific goals with us and agree on what is to be done.
Depending on your body type and desired results, vacuum massage cups will be placed on the top and sides of your butt cheeks, and suction will be applied for about 30 minutes.
NON-SURGICAL BUM LIFT
Since a Colombian vacuum butt lift is entirely non-surgical, most people return to work or other regular activities right after their Colombian butt treatment.
After vacuum therapy for your buttocks, it is normal to have some redness, minor bruising, tingling, numb feeling, or discomfort in the treated area. These effects are temporary and will disappear completely
HIP DIP REDUCTION
Vacuum therapy is also great for fixing hip dips or inward depressions on the side of the buttocks, sometimes known as "violin hips. "For this treatment, the vacuum cups are placed on the sides of your butt cheeks. Correcting Hip dip is now manageable with our Vacuum treatment. This is a non-evasive, non-surgical technique for tissue stimulation for your hips in a short period. No anesthesia is required. Immediate results within 30 minutes! The procedure removes cellulite and clumpy fatty deposits. It reshapes and contours your hips by removing the indent in your hip area.
WONDER BREAST LIFT
Vacuum therapy for breasts is an instant breast lift without breast implants. Huge suction cups placed on the breasts stimulate an increase in blood flow to the capillaries. A thickening of the connective tissue ensues, plus a noticeable lifting and enlargement of the breasts, without implants or surgery. With each consecutive vacuum therapy treatment, the muscles beneath the breasts are toned, grow stronger and give the breasts a long-lasting whole and uplifted appearance. Redness and slight bruising may occur after your vacuum therapy breast treatment but will disappear quickly.
ASYMMETRIC BREAST CUPPING
Vacuum cupping can be performed on just one side to treat uneven breast sizing.
PEC AUGMENTATION WITHOUT IMPLANTS
For men, we place the vacuum cups higher on the chest, over the pectoral muscles, to enhance the look of the chest.
VACUUM LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE / ANTI-CELLULITE TREATMENT
Vacuum lymphatic drainage suction massage is a special anti-cellulite treatment.
You know that manual lymphatic drainage (LD) helps the body eliminate waste and accumulations of stored fat. Right?
Well, vacuum lymphatic drainage is LD on steroids. The vacuum suction dramatically awakens a sluggish lymphatic system, moves fat cells, and favors the elimination of toxins.
Cellulite – that lumpy "orange peel skin" we hate to see – is just a heap of fat cells whose storage capacity is saturated. Cellulite blocks the natural circulation of liquids and lymph and hinders the elimination of toxins from the body.
CUPPING, AN ANTI-CELLULITE SECRET
Vacuum cupping works well against cellulite as it increases blood flow, activates the lymphatic system, and shifts fat cells. The skin then starts to regain much of its lost elasticity and will look much healthier.
Hip Dip Before & After
HERE ARE JUST A FEW BENEFITS OF BODY CONTOURING TREATMENTS
The benefits of body contouring:
- Sculpts your body
- Lymph drainages accelerate blood circulation and promote metabolism
- Lifts and tones the area treated
- Contours and tightens
- Cellulite reduction
- Safer and more effective than surgery
- No downtime
- Long term and natural results
CAN TARGET SEVERAL BODY PARTS
Body contouring can target several problem areas of the body simultaneously. This is more convenient for anyone who feels the need to correct various parts of their body.
IT IS A NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE
Unlike surgery like plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, which cuts and removes body fats and some skin parts, body contouring is non-invasive. It forgoes the physical stress on body tissues, anesthesia, and bleeding involved. This eventually reduces the risk of post-surgery complications, such as infection, immediate weight gain, hypoglycemia, gallstones, extreme pain, vomiting, and nausea.
IT HAS SAFE AND TRUSTED PROCEDURES
Licensed, trained specialists have been performing body contouring for decades. With technological advancements, the methods have been improving. Like any other non-surgical procedure, there are risks involved in the process.
IT OFFERS FASTER, MILDER RECOVERY TIME
Non-invasive body contouring means no need for the body to repair the abrasions. Incisions associated with surgical operations can leave patients bedridden and out of work for days or weeks. Therefore, the recovery time will be faster with non-invasive body contouring procedures. The pain will only be mild, and you have no downtime.
Specific body contouring treatments will leave you fully healed within a day and with noticeable results. A simple walk-in/walkout treatment leaves you with unique and lasting outcomes if you look after yourself with a healthy lifestyle. This includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and staying well hydrated with water. This will help to maximize and maintain results.
IT IS MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE
Because some people have susceptible blood conditions or weaker immune systems, these may limit them from undergoing any major invasive procedures. Certain body types may also prevent someone from taking on any surgical treatments. On the other hand, body contouring can work for anyone, regardless of weight, size, and shape.
WHO IS A GOOD VACUUM BUTT LIFT THERAPY CANDIDATE?
Many men and women can use vacuum butt lift therapy to contour their behinds for a more flattering shape. They may be a candidate if:
- They desire a rounder, firmer butt
- They wish they had smoother skin with reduced dimples or cellulite
- They long for a flattering shape that complements your other features
- They want to fill out their clothes and boost self-confidence
Because vacuum butt lift therapy is non-surgical, virtually anyone is a good candidate. You can increase the volume or firmness of your client's behinds without needles, incisions, or other invasive techniques while yet still enjoying the look of a flattering derrière.
LET'S TALK BENEFITS!
This treatment has been around for thousands of years for a reason: the benefits are endless. So, let's start counting!
The treatment is beneficial to those with Hypertension (high blood pressure). Suction increases the blood flow and lymphatic drainage while relaxing the muscles. This affects the nervous system in a way that helps to lower blood pressure. Cupping positively involves the circulatory system. Cupping effectively enhances blood flow, which helps make veins and arteries stronger, and eliminates congested blood.
It is an excellent natural painkiller. The treatment effectively relieves muscle pain. Cupping is widely known and is a preferred treatment for neck pain, back pain, cramps, headaches, and migraines. The firm and steady suction can provide muscle relaxation without damaging the muscles. It's unimaginable that this kind of pain-relief massage can be performed manually. When massage therapists apply more significant pressure, the muscles react by stiffing up, which is unacceptable during the pain-relief treatment since the muscles need to be relaxed. The experience described by patients is as if the cups have suctioned away from the pain.
The slimming benefits of vacuum cupping treatments are well documented. Weight loss has made this treatment well-known and popular. Plus, the treatment is entirely pain-free and pleasant. You will attract many new clients with just word-of-mouth, as instantly noticeable results. One of the most valuable cupping benefits is lymphatic drainage, which helps smooth the skin and reduce cellulite. When a weight loss massage is performed, you can use oil and glide the suction cup on the skin's surface, treating the body section by section.
Detoxification of the body is the next cupping benefit. Detoxification is achieved using, firstly, lymph drainage and waste products elimination and, secondly, by suction pulling the toxins to the skin's surface and, in doing so, clearing the body. Vacuum cupping treatment can be specifically designed for your customers; you can target any troubling area.
Vacuum cupping treatment is also an excellent skin treatment. Cupping can be performed on the body and the face. Increased blood flow, expanded capillaries, and a boost in nutrient delivery with proper skin oxygenation are all ingredients for tightened, firm skin. Cupping boosts elasticity and treats skin conditions such as acne, herpes, and even inflammatory diseases.
The cupping treatment is very relaxing; it is one of the most fantastic massage therapy treatments. As mentioned, the treatment oxygenates the skin and increases blood flow. This calms the nervous system and lowers blood pressure. All of this promotes a relaxing sensation.
The other well-known benefits are:
- It is a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment
- It is helpful in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases
- Decreases appearance of scars and stretch marks
- Highly increased amplitude of movement because of the release and softening of deep tissues
- Skin smoothing effect
- A boost of protein production for better skin elasticity
- Cell regeneration
- Clears pores and allows for better product absorption
- Healthier, better looking, younger skin
There is also a list of illnesses treated by cupping presented by the British Cupping Society. The list includes blood disorders, arthritis, gynecological disorders, varicose veins, nervous systems, and even depression. It is also used to treat respiratory problems, such as asthma or bronchitis.