Hypoxi Review Part 1 – MACHKA Beauty & Body Design
If a goddess like Kate Moss can get cellulite, it’s pretty safe to say that I’m probably going to get it too. I confess, I already have a little on my buttocks and thighs, as do the majority of women my age. So, when I was invited by the team at the Machka Beauty centre, Dubai, to test a machine that apparently helps smooth my skin tone and help me lose a few centimeters off my voluptuous (for a better word) posterior and thighs, I jumped at the chance.
- The Machka Beauty & Body Design Salon:
MACHKA Beauty & Body Design is an exclusive world for ladies’ wellbeing; providing a modern and chic concept in a convenient location. They offer an extensive range of face and body treatments using exclusive and innovative products. The salon is well designed and spacious, a refreshing change from the often small and cramped clinics and salons I have visited during my time in Dubai. The salon is built on three levels and offers dedicated areas for Hypoxi treatments, hair and nails, facials, Moroccan baths and so on. First impressions are good, and I love their glimmertastic chandeliers, nice touch!
- What it is:
Hypoxi is a scientifically proven treatment that works to reduce cellulite and helps targeted fat loss. Translation: A body treatment where you’re strapped into an airtight chamber with bike pedals for around 30 minutes, in order to keep your blood flowing in the lower half of your body. The point? To target your buttocks, knees, thighs and stomach and help those areas lose weight and smooth out.
Here’s what the machine I used looks like:
The premise behind the treatment has much more to do with blood flow than anything else. Dr Norbert Egger, the creator of Hypoxi realised in a moment of wisdom, that if you could stimulate blood flow to a specific area of the body, like your bum, thighs, stomach and so on, your fatty acids would metabolize faster in that area, making you lose weight and reduce cellulite more effectively. He also realised that exercise was key to speeding up the process, and set about creating the Hypoxi capsule that marries exercise (pedalling) with his ingenious discovery.
- The consultation:
My first session was like meeting a personal trainer for the first time. You know, the usual things like height, weight, uncomfortably standing around in your g-string while the ridiculously fit looking staff whip out their measuring tape and jot down your digits. When my results were revealed, I honestly felt like crying, I have not weighed myself in four years and I have put on a shocking 8 Kilograms. Incentive enough to change the bad habits I have become accustomed to in Dubai.
- The process:
Once my consultation was over, my therapist recommended I use the Hypoxi Dermology machine.
Hypoxi Dermology provides great exercise to the skin so that the elastic fibres are retrained, resulting in smooth, toned and rejuvenated skin.
Here is what the Hypoxi Dermology machine looks like:
I was strapped into a suit that resembles a cross between deep sea diving wear and an alien outfit, he-he. Once my suit was tightly on, with no chance for air to escape, the therapist started to screw on these large tubes into cups on my suit and twiddled a few buttons. Hey presto, things started to bubble, expand and deflate in a repetitive manner…. Whilst the whole look of the machine, suit and me lying there helpless wasn’t great, I actually quite liked the sensation and fell into a deep sleep for a good 27 minutes (the treatment lasts 30 minutes).
The process is based on the ancient Chinese ‘manual cupping’ therapy which has been used in medical science for over 5000 years. However, skin training using the cupping technique could not be adapted until Hypoxi developed their unique system, consisting of 400 vacuum chambers. These enable deep massage over a greater surface area of the skin for up to 100 times longer. The unique alternation of high and low pressure gently exercises the skin, stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage. This encourages the supply of oxygen and nutrient enriched blood to the tissue. This leads to an increase in cell activity and regeneration, resulting in rejuvenated, smoother and toned skin – all this while lying down and relaxing!
This Hypoxi Dermology machine is, apparently, fantastic for women who want to tone, tighten and smooth the skin, reduce stretch marks and eliminate toxins & cellulite.
Next, onto the space-age device called the Hypoxi vacusuit. It’s basically a sealed compression chamber that contains a horizontal or vertical bike. It works by creating a vacuum while you work out and pedal for thirty minutes or so. If the results are to be believed, this process literally sucks fat from your body.
If you’re not into hardcore gym sessions 5x a week, I think Hypoxi would be awesome for you. You do sweat, don’t get me wrong, but not in an excessive way, it’s like taking a long brisk walk.
- The rules:
Like with any treatment, there are some rules that you need to follow in order to get your results above average.
Firstly, Hypoxi recommends you take 12 sessions. This could be twice a week for 6 weeks or three a week for 4 weeks. I would recommend going the three a week option. You get much better results and because it’s in a shorter time frame, you’re less likely to lose motivation (something I am definitely prone to).
Secondly (and the biggest negative for me, since I love them) you are not to have carbs for at least 4-6 hours after Hypoxi training. The rule about no exercise 4-6 hours after however, I am finding easy peezy.
- The results:
Log into Bride Club ME next month for part two of the MACHKA Beauty & Body Design – Hypoxi review, where I reveal the results of my twelve sessions. I have completed three so far, so eight more to go! I’ve already lost 1.5Kilograms, with a balanced diet, less carbs and hypoxi, yay!
If you can’t wait until we reveal the final review results, you can contact MACHKA Beauty & Body Design on +971 4 328 8844/+971 56 136 0404 to book your sessions.