Fat accumulates in the body when the toxins we build up do not get eliminated fast enough relative to the amount and types of foods we eat. For instance, it takes 6 hours for our digestive system to process 8 oz of red meat, but it takes the body 48 - 60 hours to remove the toxins generated by that same meal. As a result, the body directs those toxins to and stores them in fat cells, which lock up and grow over time.
The only way to reduce the fat cells is to remove the trapped toxins and release the good fat that is pure food and energy for the body. The body naturally detoxes from 8pm to 4am, but this is often insufficient, or interrupted, depending on our lifestyles and quality of sleep. That is why the detoxification preparation programs are an important component for overall weight loss. They help stimulate and prolong detoxification to supplement the body’s natural process.
If your weight loss goal involves losing more than 20 lbs., we recommend you consider a body shaping treatment, like UltraShape, VelaShape or InMode, and do so in conjunction with the body preparation program to remove toxins from the fat cells as much as possible. The 3-step process will yield the most effective results.
Detox Hydrotherapy Treatment
Hydro massage in our CARACALLA hydrotherapy tub has excellent deep-muscle effects because they are so precisely designed to match the contours of the body.
Our custom-made Austrian bath features 260 individual water nozzles and 50 dedicated air nozzles that produce intense pulsating massage, along with a water Detox solution, to stimulate and open fat cells and encourage drainage into the lymph stream. During 20-min. hydrotherapy session, ten different zones are treated covering 20 parts of the body, ranging from the soles of the feet up to the shoulders. It removes toxins from up to 5 ml deep on the body's surface.
Detox Seaweed Wrap
The seaweed body wrap is an all-natural way to enhance and moisten your skin, decrease excess water weight from your body, detoxify and boost your metabolism.
At the beginning of the session, you rest on a solid cushion of air, which is the perfect foundation for a body wrap. Once the wrap has been applied, the cushion slowly releases air to lower you into a pleasantly heated water cushion. This enhances blood circulation and opens the pores of the skin, releasing toxic lymphatic substances from the lymph stream of your body.
Powerful Jet Sharko Shower
Sharko Shower activates metabolism, improves blood and lymph circulation, relaxes nerves, eliminate headaches, improves sleep quality, and is used for the prevention and correction of cellulite.
A high-pressure water stream is applied for an extra-strong massage over the patient’s entire body. The device is administered from a distance of 8.5 – 10 feet and uses a water pressure of 1.5-3 atmospheres and water at a temperature of 60° – 68 °F. Sharko attacks fat cell packets, making them smaller, and increasing blood and lymph circulation.
Kneipp Contrast Therapy with Sauna
A 4-part treatment achieved with hot and cold water dousing the whole body. Contrasting therapy is the best part of detoxification weight loss as it easily stimulates blood circulation and metabolism while completely invigorating the body. Step 1: top cold and foot hot water; Step 2: top hot and foot cold water; Step 3: top cold and foot hot water; Step 4: top hot and foot cold water, 1 minute hot and cold treatment bringing heart rate to 110/min.
This treatment strengthens immune defenses; stimulates the circulatory, nervous system, and metabolism; and completely invigorates the body.
Steam Room - A 20-min. session that increases heart rate to 100/min, enhances lymph and blood circulation, opens the pores of the skin, and detoxes airways and the body.
Sauna - Session is for 20 minutes, and continues to keep the heart rate high, and blood circulating.
Triple Core Treatment
Our specially curated Triple Core Treatment takes each of our Core Elements and combines them into the perfect detox treatment. Each session includes a treatment of hydrotherapy, seaweed wrap, Sharko Shower, aroma steam room, Kneipp contrast therapy, and sauna. With continued sessions, our guests will see and feel the positive effects of this full body detoxing process.
Nordic Cycle Treatment
Aria is proud to offer a world-popular spa treatment right here in Northern Virginia — the Nordic Cycle Treatment! This traditional hot-cold-relaxation cycle has many physical health benefits as well as mental health and well-being rewards by reducing stress.
Spas, pools, and saunas provide excellent private retreats to enjoy with friends and family, and Aria’s state-of-the-art facilities are perfectly designed with this in mind. During the Nordic Cycle, you step away from the distractions of your hectic life and have an excuse to relax and do nothing for a while. You can daydream, read, jot in your journal, or close your eyes and listen to the soothing sounds of water and nature.
How the Nordic Cycle Works
- Hot – Heating the body to sweat in our sauna or steam room 10-15 min
- Cold – Plunging the body into a cold pool to trigger a temperature contrast. 30 sec - 6 min
- Relaxation – Returning the body’s core back to its regular state with a relaxing session in our sauna, steam room or Himalayan Salt Room wrapped in a bathrobe blissed out in its peaceful setting. Total session 50-60 min.
To get the full benefits of this Nordic Cycle Treatment, it is recommended to complete two - three circuits in one visit. Each scheduled session include 2-3 cycles and depending on body ability to resist to ice water and therapist judgment, so you get safely the maximum full-body benefits every time!
The Benefits Of Nordic Cycle
And speaking of benefits, there are MANY…
- Boost Your Immune System
- Soothe Sore Joints and Muscles
- Detoxify Your Body
- Clean and Tighten Your Skin
- Improve Your Circulation and Metabolism
- Feel Relaxed and Refreshed
- Sleep Better
- Improve Your Digestion
- Support Your Athletic Performance
- Improve Your Breathing and Respiration
Stress takes its toll on one’s overall health, but many of us don’t take the time to unwind and just breathe. With our Nordic Cycle Spa Treatment, you can give yourself permission to let go and self-care for mind, body and soul.