PROCEDURE

⦁ Complete a full consultation being mindful of potential contra-indications. Clean the area you are about to treat with surgical spirit on a cotton disc
⦁ Apply talc to the area you will be treating (oil will ruin the heads over time)
⦁ Use long effleurage strokes to warm the area you will be treating starting from the furthers point from the heart. I.E. if you are treating the legs you would start at the ankle and work in an upwards motion with your left hand leading the way and your right hand holding the machine (if you are right handed, vice versa if you are left handed)
⦁ Use petrissage head in kneading motion using your other hand to feed the tissue towards the applicator. Follow this step by using the tapotement heads
⦁ DO NOT exceed 30 minutes per area
⦁ Offer client a glass of water to rehydrate
⦁ Wash heads with warm soapy water to remove talc, dead skin cells and sebum
⦁ Wipe down the machine with sanitiser

‘Pronged’ rubber applicator – good for gluteals

Football’ rubber applicator – used for cellulite

‘Directional stroking’ applicator – used all over

‘Spiky’ rubber applicator – used all over

‘Lighthouse’ rubber applicator -used either side spine/scapula

After use, attachments should be washed in warm soapy water to remove talc, dead skin cells and sebum. They are then dried and disinfected in an ultraviolet cabinet. Disposable protective attachment coverings may be purchased from larger wholesalers. Sterilisation and disinfection

Manual massage may be applied to soothe the skin following treatment application. This will also increase the lymphatic drainage effect. Other treatments may also be offered which achieve a different complimentary effect. Offer client a glass of water for hydration. Encourage the use of skin-care preparations to increase skin firmness or tone a localised problem area, e.g. gels and creams applied in light circular movements, working in an upward direction.

GOOD AREAS TO TREAT

  • THIGHS
  • UPPER ARMS (BINGOS)
  • LOVE HANDLES
  • BUM