As a peri-menopausal woman, I have recently been suffering from weight gain, bloating, irregular periods and regular urinary tract infections alongside joint pain and sciatica.
An arthritic foot joint meant my muscles had been compensating on the opposite side, leaving me with painful, tight legs that made exercising more difficult. I had been taking hormones to address my hormonal imbalances, but after having Covid-19 and going through the wringer emotionally following the death of my father, my symptoms were once again all over the place.
While I am under medical care and investigations for all of this, living with the side effects was getting me down, and I felt like it was ageing me too. And I am not alone in feeling this way. In the post-pandemic world, we are seeing a huge shift towards wellness as people want to feel healthier, and treatments that embody this philosophy are coming more and more to the forefront. Step up, SLIMYONIK®.
Having seen me post about my peri-menopausal journey on Instagram, Pure Swiss Aesthetics got in touch with me to see if I fancied trying out the SLIMYONIK® AIR Bodystyler. After talking me through how it might help, I was given the device to use for two weeks at home (although it should be noted this is an in-clinic treatment, not a home-use device.)
REPAIR AND REGENERATE
The SLIMYONIK® AIR Bodystyler works at a cellular level providing a reparative and regenerative solution to long-term optimal skin, physical and mental health. This was just what I needed.
The suit focuses on boosting metabolism and lymph function via eight tailored pneumatic pressure therapy massage programmes.
In addition, the treatment is turbocharged via oxygen-enriched ambient air, which you breathe in through a little tube inserted into the nose. This gently activates the lymph system, boosts metabolism, and increases overall skin health and well-being.
The other factor that appealed to me was that it helps strengthen the immune system. Like many others, mine had taken a beating, having had Covid-19, and my efforts to get back on track seemed to be falling short.
I was advised to use the suit every 36 hours and started off with the detoxifying lymphatic drainage setting, to eliminate toxins and boost metabolism, before concentrating on the Slimming and Cellulite programme. The device was easy to use and treatments were super relaxing, pain-free and non-invasive.
After just a few sessions I noticed a difference and then after 10, the bloating I had been suffering from had gone down significantly. So much so I could get back in a pair of leather trousers I hadn’t worn for the last year. I felt more energised and I hadn’t been suffering from the sciatic pain at all during my trial. I felt like it had given me the kickstart I needed to get back on track. If I could, I would have this set up in my living room all the time!
As someone who really believes that emotional pain can manifest as physical pain and discomfort in the body, I am convinced that the future of aesthetics lies in bridging the gap between how we look on the outside and how we feel on the inside. Biohacking is right up there with that trend, and I can see treatments like the SLIMYONIK® AIR Bodystyler become more and more utilised as bolt-ons in aesthetic practice. Not only does it feel nice to jump in the suit and get a relaxing massage, but the technology is backed by science, too, taking it beyond our traditional ideas about wellness and into the next realm of medicine which is all about long-term health, agelessness and longevity.