Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014
You may very naturally associate Mary Chia with spa services: specialising in slimming technology, massages and beautifying facials.
When I was invited by Mary Chia to experience their newly launched (@ November 2013)
WOMB CARE DETOX THERAPY WITH CIMU THERAPEUTIC OIL
However, I have been travelling quite a bit over December 2013 till now and have actually just returned from a trip a couple of days back,
it was painstakingly difficult to grab a common date to drop by Mary Chia @ Gold Hill Centre
Finally after uncountable emails flying over our servers, we finally settled on a day in January 2014 for Karen and myself to head over for the treatmentWhen I arrived, Karen was already in her therapy room and I was ushered to take a seat in the consultation room.
Honestly, I have not been to a spa/beauty centre in Singapore for more than 6 years and the last impression I had of a room like this was:
I have to sit through an upselling ordeal again?~!
This is absolutely not the case with Mary Chia
A consultation room does serves its purpose
I was introduced to Yvette and she sat me down and started to prompt relevant questions to understand my current state of health
Ms Yvette Chiang is definitely not a new face in the spa & wellness industry.
As a veteran spa professional with over 20 years of experience, Yvette specializes particularly in holistic women wellness care.
Yvette developed a comprehensive range of pre and post-natal treatment therapies designed to help women maintain overall womb and ovary wellness, enhance the ability to conceive and to help women regain their pre-pregnancy physique and constitution after birth.
She is one of the four UK-certified Baby Planners by Raworth College UK Certification _ Massage, Physio & Anatomy, Aromatherapy,
Yvette is also available for personalized one-to-one private consultations for women planning to conceive or have just conceived and would like to seek for pregnancy-related advice.
In this Womb Care Detox Therapy, the process is meant to promote better overall health for ladies.
I have a very inconsistent menstal cycle and weak appetite on the whole, Ms Yvette Chiang explains that this therapy can be used to improve the consistency of the mentral cycle and alike with TCM, the continual treatment with this therapy will bring up the qualityof my wellbeingTha small door on the left is the entrance to the steam bath and the make up counter has everything you need to doll up after the session.
I did not have the chance to take more photos throughout the therapy this round.
Hence I will have to narrate with words on what I went through during the 75 minutes in the Womb Care Detox Therapy With Cimu Therapeutic Oil
For centuries, Indonesian people have benefited from the healing powers of herbs gifted by Mother Nature through Indonesia's rich tropical rainforests. It is here where the wisdom of Cimu originates. Essentially, Cimu oil is created by specially blending medicinal roots, bark, leaves with specially selected fruits and flowers. These exceptional herbs have been widely used for health & beauty care, and have been used to treat minor illnesses, whilst increasing one's vitality & virility. This special Cimu blend is very effective in relieving fatigue in feet, legs, neck and back. Cimu can also alleviate common women's health issues and to maintain a beautiful complexion.
With the combination of Cimu body and womb massage, detox steam therapy & a womb care herbal masque application, the Womb Care Detox Therapy is a natural healing treatment which aids the body's detoxification abilities, helping to flush out excess water retention and accumulated toxins to achieve a slimmer and healthier physique. This massage therapy plays an important part in the restoration of the abdominal muscle wall & the uterus to its normal state. It helps to realign the body weight to its original distribution, & tones the over-stretched areas of skin on the belly.
1. 30-min Full Body Massage, including Womb Massage using Cimu Oil
The therapist uses deep acupressure point massage and could even explain to me the reason behind my lack of appetite
She mentioned that the entrance of my stomach is seemingly shut off, leaving only a very small leeway connected to the oesophagus
Therefore, I will not feel hunger
Over time, the massage can assist overcoming my appetite problems
2. Womb Care Masque Application
The Masque is basically made up of different kinds of herbs
Placed in a special mix and sealed onto my body with tight wraps
3. Detox Steam Therapy
After I'm all wrapped up, they placed me in the steam room for an optimal of 30 minutes
(If you are not comfortable staying in the steam room for too long, you may also opt to exit earlier than 30 minutes)
The basic purpose of holding up in the steam room is to allow the masque to be better absorbed and at the same time, we detox by perspiration as well
After the therapy, it was indeed refreshing
As this therapy would better show results after continual visits, I did not feel any major differences except where my womb area got a very good work out through the massage and there was some discomfort the next day
Similar to muscle aches after a strenous workout
I get to choose between Customized Face Spa or Intensive Weight Vaporizer. As I'm going for facial really soon, I don't see any point in getting the Customized Face Spa. I find it weird to do a face spa without doing extractions and etc. Logically, it should be done after a facial. No? Yes? That's how I feel anyway.
So I went for the Intensive Weight Vaporizer. I chose the treatment to be done at Jurong Point since it's near my place. I'm pretty skeptical about all this type of slimming treatment whenever I see their ads on TV. I've always wonder to myself "does it really works?" Now I was give thechance to try it myself for free! :) Not that I'm not satisfy with my body or what, it's just out of curiosity.
I've actually booked the appointment on Wednesday but on Tuesday, I decide to pop in after work and see if they are free and yup they are wiling to do the treatment for me even though it's counted as walk-in. They have enough manpower and what's more, Intensive Weight Vaporizer treatment is mainly done by machine. So not much monitoring is needed from the staff's side.
The outlet manager explained to me what to expect in every stages before bringing me in.
Before I start the treatment, they brought me to chang emy clothes. There's lockers to put my belongings and the locker can only be opened via your index fingerprint. Cool! They also provide me a disposable underwear and also a robe to change into. They took my weight before the treatment so as to see the difference after the treatment.
Intensive Weight Vaporizer treatment is separated into mainly 4 sections.
1) Air Pressure Slimmer
I was bought to try the Air Pressure Slimmer after changing.
I never took any pictures during the process because I was walking everywhere around the place and I don't have a pocket to put my phone lol.
The Air Pressure Slimmer machine comes with a flatten air bag, and I was required to tuck my legs in as though I'm wearing a pants.The staff came to zip me up into this flatten air bag.
Sooner or later, the air bag is being pumped up and seriously, I felt like a pumped up doll. It's as though you are taking your blood pressure, but this time round it's your whole body! When it reached the maximum, I can totally feel all the blood in my body squeezed into my brain. I feel as though I'm bursting.
The Air Pressure Slimmer serves the purposes of compressing and relaxing your body. It's to help improve the circulation of your body. The whole process took 15 minutes.
Next, I was brought to the Sauna station. But first, they got to apply the fat burner cream onto my body before I enter the Sauna room. The fat burner cream serves as a purpose to help better burn your fats away.
It's been very long since I stepped into a Sauna room. It has 2 levels of wooden bench inside the room. The bench on the higher up level is hotter than the lower level. So if you are not able to take it, you can shift down to sit below. The sauna session is about 15 minutes, and it's probably the longest 15 minutes in my life. I did think of taking up hot yoga at one point in my life, now I'm doubting myself.I really can't stand the hotness lol.
Though it's a Sauna room without the steam, which means dry sauna but it's still really hot. I was sweating like mad. Anyway, they should install tv inside the Sauna room so that their customers can watch while waiting. It's really boring. Running seems to be a much better choice for losing weight rather than getting roasted in the Sauna room.
They came to change my towel on my head pretty often. I'm quite grateful for that. There's a down side of this treatment, the sauna room is not entirely yours. There are others who are also doing the treatment will come in to sit too. Hence, there's no privacy and your whole body will be seen by the others except the crucial parts which are properly covered3) Special Vibration Bed
Last but not least, it's the Special Vibration Bed. 15 minutes on the machine burns the same calories as 45 minutes of vigorous exercise I'm like SERIOUS???!! lol. Got so easy ma??!3) Special Vibration BedOkay, the bed somewhat look like this. You lie on it and the whole machine will shake vigorously for 15 minutes. It's hard to fall asleep inside also. So, I was bored again. But at least it's much better than what I felt in the sauna room. It's much more cooler outside :)
4) Body Wrap
I was bought to do the Body Wrap. I've to keep the wrap on for 30 minutes to 2 hours. I should have worn long sleeve and jeans because it's a full bodywrap. They can be easily seen, especially if you're wearing sleeveless or dress. I opt to have it wrap till my thighs and as for my arms, I wore my cardigan home. So it's not obvious at all that I'm being wrapped up.
Movement is kind of restricted and you really got to be careful when removing the body wrap. If not, you might cut youself unknowingly.
So now the important question is, how much weight did I lose after the whole treatment. I lost 0.5kg! Honestly speaking, I think it's due to water loss in my body.
I would prefer exercising/eating clean to lose weight. I've only tried 1 time, so I can't comment much about its effectiveness but there's another 2 girls I saw undergoing this treatment too while I was there. Seems like it's pretty popular.
For more information of the Intensive Weight Vaporizer treatment, you can click here for a better overview.
Thank you Mary Chia for having me and also Louvre Bridal for giving me this vouchers! :)
First step to start my journey with Mary Chia,
they again took my body composition analysis but this time I didn't feel that bad because I am about to see the good changes.o for the first treatment, I will start with the body detoxification treatment.
~ Just like what I already have in mind ~
Why I need this treatment?
Body Detoxification Programme is ideal for those who complain of excessive water retention, sluggish metabolism, constipation and feeling lethargic. Using a special seaweed formulation to promote detoxification and improved metabolism, expect healthy perspiration during the session and thereafter an overall sense of wellness and lightness; similar to the healthful effects after a great workout! This programme includes a full body seaweed application, followed by a thermal body wrap.
Benefits of Detoxification:
o Eliminate lethargy and enjoy higher energy levels
o Improve lymphatic and blood circulation
o Enhance body's ability to combat cancer cells and generate healthy cells
Ok then, I know I need that.
One cool thing I found in the vanity area is the locker system,
they use thumb print to open and close the locker.
Is everybody start using this or I am the sua ku one?The therapist start the treatment by applying my whole body with scrub to do deep cleansing, then she continue applying dead sea minerals concentrate from head to toe. *I am pampered!
I was like " aaah..this is cool "
how I wish I could get the whole year customized treatment from Mary Chia..
*Oh wait, you can help by voting for me :)*
Anyway, back to this amazing treatment:
When it comes the part where warm Therapeutic Seaweed in wax form being apply on my body.
I feel warm! its really like a warm wax on your skin *literally*
The feeling is like "arrgh.. aaah..arrgh..aaah "
weirdly, it gives me a relax feeling and
I am enjoying the whole process of the treatment.
My experience with the thermal blanket last for 20 mins but I'm sweating like 45 mins run!
20 mins sleeping position = 45 mins run.
I don't know how to compare this, because it's no longer apple to apple.
I am amazed!
If I tell you that I lost 1 kg after this single treatment,
will you believe me?
It's ok, because I couldn't believe it too!!
Hoahahahaha..but I'm so freaking happy lah!