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“Metabolism burns fat. Weight loss can’t be done just by restricting diet.
Why doesn’t dieting always work in weight loss?
Dr. Gomi, M.D. of Gomi Clinic in Japan states, “Metabolism burns fat. Weight loss can’t be done just by restricting diet.
Weight loss is achieved by burning stored fat by the metabolism ‘oven’ and creating energy and heat until it is divided into
water and carbon dioxide. Restriction your diet results in restricting your metabolism.”
Isn’t better to exercise to lose weight?
Exercise raises your metabolic rate while you''re huffing and puffing on the treadmill. A new study suggests that
exercise might not help you lose that much weight after all. Study chair Dr. Richard Cooper lamented, “We would love to
say that physical activity has a positive effect on weight control, but that does not appear to be the case.” Most us
experience hunger surges after exercise and tend to intake more calories than we burn during exercise.
The Experimental Biology and Medicine states, “In obese patients, the body weight and body fat significantly decreased
after 2 weeks [daily] of systemic thermal therapy without an increase of plasma ghrelin (a stimulant hormone for appetite
and feeding produced by stomach) concentrations.” Thus, Ganban Yoku (Stonebed Spa) will help to burn more
calories, but not like exercise will; you won’t have that surge of hunger afterwards.
How is Ganban Yoku different from a sauna or steam room?
The Sauna-bath or a steam room relies on an indirect means of heat: Convection (air currents) acts first, then
conduction (direct contact of hot air on the skin), which produces its heating effect. It only heats the surface of the body,
and it is also a physical challenge to stay in this high heat sauna environment.
In Ganban Yoku (Stonebed Spa), the far infrared rays radiate heat (not radiation) into body through a means called
conversion. It heats the body directly without the convection and conduction process. The body feels as if you are
sunbathing on the beach when you lie on the Ganban. It will increase your body’s core temperature without you worrying
about skin damage from the UV light.
In Ganban Yoku (Stonebed Spa), 2-3 times more sweat is produced in a comfortable environment than in a hard-to-
breath hot-air sauna or steam room. The implications for increased caloric consumption are much more impressive in the
Ganban Yoku (Stonebed Spa) than in a hot-air sauna or steam room.
The Journal of the American Medical Association states, “A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500
grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 calories, which is equivalent to running 2-3 miles. A heat conditioned person can
easily sweat off 600-800 calories with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by
drinking, the calories consumed will not be.”
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed to resolve an ailment differs from person to person. Normally, the number of treatments will vary based on factors such as age, lifestyle, general state of health, and the severity of disease. Treatments will be designed to meet each individual’s needs. Enough treatments are required to assure profound and long lasting effects. Chronic illnesses will require more treatments, while some patients respond well with a few treatments.
How many Jade Sculpting & Firming Facial Massage sessions do I need to see the results?
This will depend on age, gender, body condition, life style as well as the results that you are looking for. One session
will give your complexion a fresher and tighter look, leaving your face radiant and glowing. Ten sessions over 4-6 weeks will
allow you to maintain the benefits on a much larger scale with only single session touch-ups.
How many Ganban Yoku (Stonebed Spa) treatments will I need?
This will depend on the body condition and results that you are looking for. Please check with your physician to see if
you are suited for far infrared rays and negative ion total body thermal therapy.
What precautions do I have to take before doing Ganban Yoku?
❖ Cannot be pregnant
❖ Cannot be in the acute stage of any cardiovascular disease
❖ Cannot be wearing a pacemaker
❖ Cannot be predisposed to bleeding (e.g. hemophiliac, etc.)
❖ Cannot be predisposed to any heat sensitive diseases
❖ If you suffer from a serious illness or have any acute stages of heart disease, high or low blood pressure, and respiratory problems, please consult a physician before the Ganban Yoku Stonebed Spa treatment.
❖ If you have any silicone implants, please check with your doctor to see if the implants can hold up in far infrared ray penetrated heat.
❖ Please take off all jewelry as they may be heat sensitive and may be damaged during the Ganban Yoku Stonebed Spa treatment.
❖ If you feel ill during the Stonebed Spa treatment, please leave the Ganban bed immediately.
*Please be aware of all your personal belongings. Our office is not responsible for lost items.