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The HYPOXI-training® has been designed to activate the fat metabolism in the stubborn body areas such as the stomach, buttocks, hips and thighs. Each machine is specific and your treatment is individually designed to meet your goals by a professional HYPOXI therapist at your initial consultation. Reduction of cellulite and fatty deposits from the problem areas leads to a slimmer, healthier body with increased vitality and energy. HYPOXI® is suitable for both women and men.

No, it is completely non-invasive and pain free.

All HYPOXI® machines are completely safe.  During your session the machine monitors your pulse rate to ensure that your heart rate is always below your maximum fat burning heart rate. This is normally between 100 and 145 beats per minute, depending on your age and physical condition. Our qualified HYPOXI® therapist will take you through a full consultation and medical questionnaire before commencing your treatment.

Yes, once you have completed your initial course we have a number of maintenance options you can choose from. Many clients are happy to drop the number of sessions they complete each week back to one or two to keep the positive effects of the HYPOXI-training® working for them.

Please phone or visit us to book a free trial and consultation. A therapist will then assess your requirements. The initial consultation is also an opportunity to learn more about this unique method to ensure that you obtain the best results from your treatment.

On the S120 and L250 machines you are fitted with a neoprene blanket which fits around your waist like a skirt. The blanket creates an airtight seal around the vacuum chamber. You step into the chamber, which has an exercise bike built in and gently cycle for 30 minutes.  The ‘skirt’ forms a seal around your waist ensuring a snug fit, so there is the right application of positive and negative pressure around the body during your session.  The applied intervals of vacuum and compression are increasing the blood flow to your lower stomach, hips, thighs and buttocks which leads to increased metabolism in the problem areas.

On the VACUNAUT machine you are provided with an undersuit, a kind of body suit, which will replace your underwear during your session. The undersuit or tight fitted clothing, are essential as they help ensure immaculate hygiene whilst also improving the effectiveness of the treatment. After changing into the undersuit, you are then helped into the unique Vacunaut PressureSuit and connected to the machine. A session, lasting 30 minutes, incorporates gentle walking whilst the Vacunaut PressureSuit alternates high and low pressure around your abdomen and lower back. The sensation feels like a mechanical massage and is pleasant.

On the HYPOXI-Dermology® machine you are helped into the unique PressureSuit. You are then connected to the base of the machine and the air is removed from the suit, creating a vacuum. The machine then begins rhythmically massage the body from the waistline down to the knee areas.  This mechanical massage is performed via 400 cuplike chambers built on the inside of the PressureSuit.  The treatment stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage, the blood circulation is drawn to the surface of the skin. The session lasts 20 minutes and is extremely relaxing.

The majority of people see a fat loss equivalent to one clothing size every 4 – 6 weeks. 
The HYPOXI-Method® is also fantastic for getting rid of cellulite from the buttocks and thighs. Results begin to show after just a few sessions. The actual duration of your course of treatment depends on your personal goals and your individual constitution. Usually, it takes between one and three months to reach your goals.The majority of people see a fat loss equivalent to one clothing size every 4 – 6 weeks. 
The HYPOXI-Method® is also fantastic for getting rid of cellulite from the buttocks and thighs. Results begin to show after just a few sessions. The actual duration of your course of treatment depends on your personal goals and your individual constitution. Usually, it takes between one and three months to reach your goals.

Studies have shown it is best to do HYPOXI® 3 times a week, leaving a rest day in between treatments.

Anyone who can undertake light exercise can take advantage of HYPOXI®.  However, people suffering from the following conditions should only perform HYPOXI-training® after consulting a doctor: severe damage to the circulatory system, acute vascular disorders, pathological cardiovascular diseases, bone and muscle atrophy.

HYPOXI-training® is not allowed during pregnancy, in the case of infection or inflammation and in general states of pain.

In most cases, HYPOXI® is completely safe for people with varicose veins. Stimulating blood circulation also relieves the venous system. If in doubt, let the qualified HYPOXI-Coach know about your situation during the initial consultation.

No, no side effects at all. A lot of people report feeling extremely rejuvenated after their treatment.

The HYPOXI-training® is performed in a vacuum environment where the patient’s heartbeat is constantly monitored at the optimum ‘fat burning zone’. This means training can be carried out at a very low heart rate, if necessary. This type of training does not require any particular degree of physical fitness.

We advise our clients to consume a healthy, balanced, nutritious diet and drink plenty of water. This includes eating carbohydrates low on the Glycaemic Index to provide sustained energy throughout the day, watching your simple sugar intake, eating less saturated fat and not eating too late at night. Depending on the time of your appointment, you therapist will advise on the best foods and timing to eat prior your session. After training it is a good idea to eat lean proteins such as chicken, turkey or fish accompanied with leafy or steamed vegetables. In depth nutritional consultations can be provided as an addition to the course to enhance optimal results.

The HYPOXI-Method® does not require strict, one-sided diets! After all, they are difficult to maintain and usually lead to yo-yo effects. The HYPOXI-Method® takes into consideration the fact that every person uses nutrition completely differently. Therefore, the HYPOXI-Coach in your studio will help you design an optimal nutrition plan that matches your requirements. The nutrition plan that is individually adjusted to the needs of your body will help you reach your goals.

Absolutely! Rigorous testing and training methods ensure HYPOXI’s safety and efficacy. The combination of vacuum therapy and exercise targets fat while strengthening the connective tissue. The results are improved body shape and skin tone. If following the nutritional plan, a healthier body can be achieved, too!

For HYPOXI®
 cycling machines and HYPOXI-Dermology® you wear long loose trousers, such as tracksuit bottoms, a regular training top and socks. You will also need a pair of trainers for the cycling machines. ForVACUNAUT® we usually provide you with a special undersuit, which you use throughout your course of treatment. So, you just need to bring in a pair of trainers. If you prefer you can wear your own cycling shorts and fitted long sleeve t-shirt or training top. This ensures a good, tight seal on the Vacunaut wetsuit, helping the fat-burning process. If you need to wear a bra for the training, please ensure that it is a sports bra.