Vacuum therapy, from the Latin vacuum therapy, is a treatment that, through the use of empty silicone cups connected to a suction pump, leads to the congestion of the areas on which they are applied.
In this way, the affected area is guaranteed: faster blood circulation; elimination of toxins; the nourishment of the tissues that compose it.
This therapy can be used both in the medical and in the aesthetic field.
In the first case, vacuum therapy is essential for: stimulating blood circulation; accelerate the healing and healing processes of wounds, burns and ulcers; reduce any swelling.
In the aesthetic field, however, it fights bitterly against cellulite, acne, varicose veins, orange peel skin and all possible skin blemishes.
For example, in the case of cellulitis, the therapy acts by stimulating the lymphatic and blood circulation, which involves the elimination of fat cells; or, in the case of acne, its main action is to eliminate waste and bacteria so as not to reform them.
Furthermore, one of the minor uses of vacuum therapy is that intended for the momentary resolution of erectile dysfunction.
But who do we need to experiment with and set up vacuum therapy?
It has its roots in the context of Chinese quantum medicine, according to which the ailments were nothing but alterations of the normal energy flow of the human organism and that, consequently, to recover it was necessary to return to the initial equilibrium.
In recent years, however, it has been rediscovered and patented in Sweden, only to have a great success in Denmark, until it reaches us.
Vacuum therapy vs cellulitis
As mentioned above, vacuum therapy can be an excellent ally against cellulite, a terrible monster that so afflicts the female world. But even if you try to fight it all the way, do you know what cellulite really is?
It is a pathology that involves the alteration of the subcutaneous fat tissue, ie the panniculo, whose cells swell up to burst and to pour their contents (triglycerides) into the surrounding area, thus obstructing the blood circulation. As we all know, it tends to predominantly affect the thighs, hips and buttocks.
The causes of swelling and bursting of fat cells may be different: an excessive accumulation of fat, the result of poor nutrition and lack of exercise (adipose cellulite); an increase in connective tissue and a solidification of the adiposity that lead to the formation of the famous "orange peel skin" (fibrous cellulite); the formation of nodules (sclerotic cellulitis); the accumulation of liquids and water retention (aqueous cellulite).
Naturally there are dozens and dozens of different ways to treat cellulite, starting from a proper diet and exercise, up to creams, herbal remedies, homeopathy and aromatherapy.
However, the classic treatments often turn out to be slow and ineffective and there is more and more openness to new alternatives, including vacuum therapy, which seems to be very popular even among celebrities of a certain caliber, such as Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The results of the therapy are visible after only a month of constant appeal to it. You can in fact notice, almost immediately, buttocks and legs more firm and a greater uniformity of the skin previously characterized by a wavy appearance.
Where do you practice vacuum therapy?
Vacuum therapy against cellulite is mainly practiced in beauty centers.
A whole cycle of constant sessions takes about twelve / fifteen weeks, while the duration of each session is about 60 minutes. Moreover, the price of each session is around 100 euros.
To achieve visible and concrete results it is very important that the sessions are carried out regularly (once a week), without forgetting or skipping any. Otherwise, the healing process will be slower and more difficult.
An alternative to beauty centers is do-it-yourself. In fact, it is possible to find on the market, in fact, easy-to-use vacuum-treatment machines. Their price may vary a lot, depending on the quality and power, but you can still place it in a price range ranging from 59 euros for home use up to 1000 euros for those for professional use.
Although these may seem exorbitant figures, they are, in reality, anyway lower than the price of a complete vacuum therapy cycle.
Despite the savings, however, there are some against the vacuum home therapy: it can cause temporary damage to the skin, the result of excessive pressure on the same area (edemas); there are some parts of the body that are difficult to reach by themselves (the buttocks, the inner thigh).