Getting back in shape

New tools and fitness techniques for getting back in shape continue to emerge on the wellness market. Their promises? To eliminate fat, get rid of cellulite, boost cellular activity, or soothe muscle tension in an ever faster but, most importantly,  in a more sustainable way. Let’s take stock of what really works.

 When it comes to fitness, do you think you’ve tried everything? After starting a detox, you’ve turned to facial yoga to raise those cheekbones, tested the latest trendy sports, and stayed alert to new alternative medicines supposed to help you lose weight. Despite all the good intentions in the world, some small annoyances still make life difficult. We’re talking about that stubborn belly fat, that cellulite that seems determined to stick around, or those crow’s feet that ruin our look. . This is where fitness tools and techniques come into play. Cryotherapy, radiofrequency, electromagnetic stimulation, etc. While these names might  seem barbaric, they represent  real innovations. But as with all remedies, you can find all kinds of conflicting information.  What really works? Which techniques are the most advanced? The editorial team tested 5 state-of-the-art methods worth considering. However, it’s important to note that there’s no miracle solution. For lasting results, the best solution is simply  to avoid sitting around all day while munching on chocolate!

To eliminate cellulite and fat deposits: Cryomodel CT5 at Esthécare

When it comes to eliminating cellulite and stubborn fat, cryotherapy has proven its effectiveness. However, this technique continues to evolve to become even more efficient. Today, it seems that the results are more noticeable when cold is combined with heat. This is the principle behind the Cryomodel CT5 technology from Reneve, available at Esthécare. This innovative treatment promises to target cellulite  and localized fat deposits through a hot-cold action. The 4 applicators alternately emit thermal energy (cold phase with hypothermic action) and electric energy (excito-motor currents with draining and reducing action). This unique combination stimulates tissue regeneration and toxin elimination. Completely painless due to the absence of suction, the Cryomodel CT5 can treat any area of the body, including the face. It is possible to target two different areas simultaneously, such as the double chin and thighs, abdomen and buttocks, etc. Finally, results are visible after the first use and are established within two months. Of course, depending on your needs, several sessions may be recommended by the therapist.

Price: 850 DH per session / 6,500 DH for a package of 10 sessions.
Esthécare Expert Center, 16, Abou Hayane Al Gharnati Street, Maârif, Casablanca.
Phone: 05 22 98 51 50.


For pain-free exercise: AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill at Chenot Palace Weggis

The Swiss health and wellness center, which specializes in the Chenot method, is renowned for offering cutting-edge treatments. Recently, the palace has acquired the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Originally, this peculiar machine was developed for patients requiring rehabilitation. However, it is now increasingly used by all types of individuals looking to embark on a fitness regimen. Thanks to its patented pressurized chamber technology, developed for NASA, the AlterG® treadmill applies anti-gravity force to the entire body. As a result, it is possible to walk or run with the sensation of bearing only 20% of one’s body weight, which is ideal for getting back into exercise and expending energy without risking joint pain. The AlterG® has not yet made its debut in Morocco, but it is possible to try it elsewhere. In Switzerland, of course, at the Chenot Palace Weggis, but also at the MedSport Clinic located in Melilla — a  slightly closer destination, we admit.

Chenot Palace Weggis,
Hertensteinstrasse 34, 6353 Weggis, Switzerland.
Phone: +41 41 255 20 00.
MedSport Clinic,
Granados Musician Street, 2, 52004 Melilla.
Phone: +34 678 88 86 40.

To boost cellular activity: LPG Endermologie technique at Care Center Rehabilitation & Wellness

Opened less than a month ago, the medical-aesthetic center Care Center offers various services (physiotherapy, laser hair removal, cryotherapy, as well as medical restorative dermopigmentation), all performed by physicians. Among the latest innovative fitness techniques available at the center, we’re interested in LPG endermology. Holder of several patents, this machine naturally revitalizes cellular activity and deeply reactivates natural physiological processes with a small device. Inspired by the famous “palpate-roll” movement, the treatment head of the CELLU M6 is equipped with independent motorized rollers and a suction system. These will work the skin to awaken its natural mechanisms. LPG treatments cantreat  the face by reactivating the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to fill wrinkles, firm the skin, even out the complexion, etc. It can  also treat the body by releasing and eliminating fat deposits, reactivating blood and lymphatic circulation, as well as the lipolysis process. It is therefore possible to eliminate fat, smooth cellulite, or firm the skin. In short, it’s a bit like the Rolls-Royce of machines. The number of sessions depends on the diagnosis made by the practitioner. Generally, for the body, it is advisable to opt for an attack cure consisting of 2 sessions per week for 5 weeks. For the face, however, results are visible very quickly, and one session may be sufficient.

Face starting from 200 DH, body starting from 650 DH.
Possibility to opt for a package or an annual subscription.
Care Center Rehabilitation & Wellness, 7 Parthenon Street, Casablanca.
Phone : 05 22 86 08 59.

 For face lifting: Emface treatment

If you are familiar with the Emsculpt treatment to develop muscles and reduce body fat mass,  Emface works in the same way but is adapted to the face. Here, patches are applied to the face, which combine monopolar radiofrequency and high-intensity electromagnetic stimulation (HIFES). The first technology will reshape and smooth the skin by heating the dermis and stimulating the synthesis of collagen fibers and elastic fibers. The HIFES, for its part, will contract and strengthen facial muscles, inducing an immediate lifted effect. This is  ideal  for people who want to achieve a rejuvenating effect and a healthy glow without resorting to injections or cosmetic surgery. For visible results, it is recommended to undergo 4 treatments, spaced one week apart, every year.

For the moment, the Emface technology is not available in Morocco, but it is possible to test it in France. 

More information here.

As a bonus, to relieve muscle tension: Exhilarating Waves massage at Conrad Rabat Arzana

Because relaxation is already a first step towards well-being, why not treat yourself to a little moment of sweetness at Conrad Rabat Arzana? Recently opened  in the capital, the palace offers a new type of treatment: the Exhilarating Waves massage. Comfortably settled on hot water cushions (oh, yes!), you let yourself go under the expert hands of the therapist who combines relaxing massage with hot stones. While the warmth and precise movements release muscle tension, this extraordinary “mattress” envelops the body in peaceful undulations. It feels like floating weightlessly. It’s Ideal for relieving tension in the neck and back, felt after a long day of work in front of the computer. It’s definitely worth trying for a true sense of letting go.

Price: 900 DH per person / 1,500 DH for a couple.
Conrad Rabat Arzana, Val d’Or Beach, Harhoura, Rabat.
Phone : 05 37 74 99 99.

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