The term Diathermy is derived from the Greek words Therma, meaning heat, and Dia, meaning through.
Diathermy literally means heating
The therapeutic effects of heat have long been recognised when, more than 2,000 years ago, the Romans took advantage of heat therapies by building hot-spring bathhouses.
Since then, various methods of using heat have evolved.
In the early 1890s, French physiologist began studying the medical application of high-frequency currents. German physician Carl Franz Nagelschmidt, who designed a prototype apparatus in 1906, coined the term Diathermy.
Around 1925, United States doctor J. W. Schereschewsky began studying the physiological effects of high-frequency electrical currents on
It was several years, however, before the fundamentals of the therapy were understood and put into practice.
How Do the Diathermy Heat Body Wraps Machines work?
Thermal radiation activates and improves the blood circulatory system on account of the dilation of blood vessels.
The absorbed heat is physiologically distributed throughout the body via the circulatory system and the client experiences a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Diathermy high frequency electrical currents machines are also used to heat deep muscular tissues.
The heat increases blood flow, speeding up recovery.
The increased metabolism and circulation accelerates tissue repair.
Deep tissue heat relieves muscle spasm and strained muscles, stiff and painful joints such as arthritis.
Diathermy high frequency electrical currents machines are also successfully used as an additional service for muscle relaxation before/after a massage session or to infuse muscle relaxation and cellulite/firming products.
What is Cellulite?
While a sensible diet and exercise is beneficial and can help maintain a healthy weight, no amount of exercise will get rid of cellulite.
Cellulite Contributing Factors
Water helps the waste system operate, flushing toxins from your body.
Poor eating habits contribute to the formation of cellulite because the toxins they produce get trapped in the fatty tissue, preventing sufficient waste and toxin elimination.
Foods containing toxins, for example fried food, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, salt are all cellulite's friend!
Lack of exercise
A sedentary lifestyle and too much stress contributes to the formation of cellulite.
Exercise improves muscle tone, circulation and overall well-being, helping to break blocked tissue and purify the body
Not only bad for the skin and lungs, but it also weakens the skin by causing constriction of capillaries.
It further damages the connective tissue that causes the dimpling effect of cellulite.
They can interfere with the body's natural processes, disturbing the purification system that is naturally in place.
Diet pills, sleeping pills and diuretics can all lead to cellulite; also oral contraceptives, which increase the body's Oestrogen can cause fat cells to enlarge, leading to water retention.
Retaining water inhibits the body from flushing the system of toxins, leading to the formation of cellulite!
Hormonal changes in Oestrogen and Progesterone levels, which dictate how much fat your body stores or releases affects cellulite.
Pregnancy or oral contraceptives can add to this.
As the tone and condition of the skin declines with age, its ability to aid in the nutrition process for underlying tissues also declines.