Juliana C Stryker
My Bridal Beauty Log: Getting Cozy under a Thermal Blanket
What do ‘blankets’ remind you of?
They remind me of warm comfy beds, cozy cuddles and indulging after-lunch siestas.
What if I tell you there’s a blanket that you can not only snuggle in but also improve your blood circulation, boost your metabolism and help you workout while resting!
I’m not kidding! Okay, maybe it’ll make you sweat a little. But hey, it’s still a workout and like they always say, you’ll have to sweat like a pig to look like a fox! Haha! I can never look at blankets the same way again. All thanks to this multi-functional blanket by Phoenix La Beaute.
You should totally click now to unroll this mysterious blanket too! 😛
I’m back at Phoenix La Beaute (PLB) for more spoil-me-rotten treatments. Yay!
My skin has improved drastically since my last treatment at the salon. The bumps and spots were mostly gone and my skin feels smoother and softer.
Now I just need to revive my dull skin and bring the glow back.
But before I do that, I thought I could fix another skin problem that I’ve been facing lately – rashes. I’m not sure what is causing them but they’ve been spreading rather rapidly across my abdomen area.
The weather has been pretty capricious lately so I wasn’t sure if it was caused by the heat or dampness in the air or by a recent virus I was infected with.
Nonetheless, the flower-like rashes do not make me feel good at all – mentally or physically.
Cheryl and Michelle of PLB recommended that I try their infra-red sauna to expel the toxins in my body and get rid of the rashes.
According to them, the sauna could also improve blood circulation and burn calories.
I was asked to stay in the 60-degree cubicle for about 20 mins.
Actually, I was slightly anxious when I heard that because I usually can’t stay longer than 15 minutes in a regular sauna. And a 20-minute sauna session might be too hot for me to handle (yup, literally).
Just as I was about to raise this concern, Cheryl handed me a couple of magazines and told me the sauna is different from a regular sauna. The heat will be more bearable so I can even read my magazines while absorbing the goodness of the sauna. However, she also assured me that she’ll check on me every few minutes to make sure that I was okay.
Surprisingly, she was right! I read my magazine and rested for a while.
In case you’re wondering what happened to my rashes – well, they have all cleared now.
The rashes became really red the night after the treatment which scared the hell outta me. But it began to subside following the day after and, over the course of the week, they disappeared without a trace. Yay!
I was amazed by the effectiveness. According to Michelle, the redness might be caused by the toxins in the sweat. After the toxins were completely gone, the rashes began to heal.
It is amazing and I began to look this up. And guess what? I found out that the famous cardiac surgeon, Dr. Oz also highly recommended the infra-red sauna for good healthcare reasons.
According to the article, Dr. Oz’s in-laws introduced him to the infrared sauna, which is slightly different than a normal sauna. “It makes the same rays that come from the sun and filters out the UV radiation, so it only gives you the infrared radiation,” he says. “That radiation that’s infrared goes a little bit into your skin so, without heating you up and the external environment too much, it heats the body up.”
Dr. Oz claimed that the high temperature helps lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation. “It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories,” says Dr. Oz. “It raises your metabolism a little bit, and also when you sweat, you sweat out toxins through the skin.”
So I guess it may be legitimate then.
Anyway, 4 Honeyz crowns for its astounding abilities to get rid of the nasty toxins (and rashes).
Next, I was introduced to the torture machine.
I’m totally kidding. In fact, this is the ‘wonder machine’! I lost significant weight after using it.
It is the Electrical Muscle Stimulator.
Cheryl spread some slimming ampoule over my body and on some metal studded pads like the one below.
Then placed them on my abdomen and thighs – basically the areas which have the most fat.
She secured their positions with some pretty cool looking cobalt blue velcro straps.
Then she wrapped my body with a towel and turned on the machine.
The pads delivered gentle electric pulses to my skin. This action stimulates the muscles and trigger contractions which will in turn, tone the muscles.
I looked up wiki to justify its slimming claims. This was what Wiki said about its theory: “The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.” So there is some logic to the claim.
Your might also be happy to know that the legendary Bruce Lee endorses it too! According to him – “Three minutes is like doing 200 push-ups.”
Yay! You can now do tedious workouts without breaking a sweat.
I also got to adjust the power of the pulses according to my preference. The machine was pretty easy to operate. 🙂
I felt refreshed and revitalized after the treatment. There was no discomfort or pain.
4.5 Honeyz crowns for such an easy workout session!
Next, I was invited to try their popular thermal blanket treatment.
No photos for this one as I was mostly wrapped up in a blanket. Basically, Cheryl exfoliated my body with an aromatic lavender sea salt scrub, then wrapped me with their thermal blanket for another 30 minutes.
The key benefits of the thermal blanket comes from the infra-red radiation which it emits. This reduces water retention which in turn reduces bloating. It also improves metabolism to help me lose weight without cutting back on the calories.
Even though the process wasn’t extremely comfortable as I was perspiring profusely (like having a sauna in a blanket), I felt healthy and rejuvenated after the treatment. The bloated feeling I had before the treatment also disappeared.
I observed my body days after the treatment and noticed that my thigh gap seemed wider and my abdomen also seemed flatter. It seemed like I had managed to sweat away the inches. Haha! And the results lasted for a whopping two weeks!
3.5 Honeyz for its fast and lasting results!
To slim down within a short period of time may be a pretty daunting task but I believe with perseverance, patience and good treatments, anyone will be able to achieve his/her slimming goals sooner than you can say ‘weight loss’! 😀
Meanwhile, I’ll continue to use these Universal Contour Wrap products from the lovely Michelle to sustain my weight loss results. Yay!
A bride-to-be needs to look good from the head to toe! So Cheryl continued to nourish my face with PLB’s signature Cocoon Mask treatment.
After a comprehensive cleaning routine, Cheryl proceeded to remove the gunk and excess sebum on my face through a thorough extraction process of pore strips and extractor tools.
My face was red and burning so she applied cotton pads soaked with cold water on my face to calm down the inflammation.
Cheryl gently massaged my face before she laid a gauze over and spread a cooling mask on my face.
The pampering process lasted for a good 20 minutes before she rinsed off the mask to reveal my calmer and smoother face.
Thank you Michelle, Cheryl and Phoenix La Beaute once again for your wonderful treatment and generous hospitality!
My skin and body are looking so much better and healthier than before that I can’t wait to continue walking this skincare and weight loss journey with you to discover my ‘full’ beauty potential. Haha!
If you would like to try their amazing treatments too, the lovely Phoenix La Beaute is tucked away in a cozy corner of Palais Renaissance.
Here’s their address and contact details,
390 Orchard Road #03-01 Palais Renaissance Singapore 238871
Tel: 6733 4556 Once you’re at the top of the escalator on the third floor, turn to your right and you’ll see this corridor.
Walk down further and you should see Phoenix La Beaute’s glossy glass door and opulent brown walls.
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