Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mia's Review: Suddenly Slender Ionithermie Body Contouring Treatment [Sponsored]

Early last month, Suddenly Slender announces that they will introduce Ionithermie Body Contouring (IBC) treatment into Singapore. They will be the exclusive distributor of IBC and the first to bring it into Asia.   
IBC originated in Paris, France. French Biochemist Oliver Fouché created it in 1978. Originally developed to treat arthritis, many benefits become quickly evident. These benefits include detoxifying the body, emulsifying cellulite and increasing metabolic rate. IBC obtained an International Patent proving the originality of the concept. IBC is available in more than 40 countries such as USA, UK, Russia, Australia and Dubai.    
IBC has gone through seven (7) years of clinical researches and trials. The results indicate 1-8 inches loss in the treated areas of the body on 96% of the subjects. IBC has become a favorite anti-cellulite treatment of millions of satisfied customers from all over the world, including celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Heidi Klum.
And once again, thanks to TIN, I was not only able to join the official launch event at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, but also was able to experience for myself how the treatment feels like!

During the launch at Holiday Inn, we were shown a live demonstration of the IBC treatment on a pretty model.

Ionithermie is a combination of five treatments that are applied simultaneously. It uses five active components that work together directly on the problem:

1. Iontophoresis 
A non-invasive electrical stimulation charged with negative and positive ions. It is used in medicine to facilitate the penetration of therapeutically active ingredients deeply into the skin layers. It also helps to increase blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The effect of the ionization lasts between 36-48 hours after the treatment. 
-credits of information to Ionthermie Saintclairs-
2. Thermal Aroma Mask
A conductive healing clay which heats up and gives a relaxing feeling. Thermal mask accelerates blood circulation, improves lymphatic flow and relaxes the muscles. The content of clay helps to eliminate excess fluid from the body, stimulates the metabolic processes and re-mineralize the skin.   
3. Aromatherapy
Cypress essential oil increases circulation and helps remove toxins and excess fluid from the body and balance the hormones. Pine essential oil is a natural diuretic, with stimulating and anti-inflammatory activity on the body.
The effect of the essential oils lasts between 5 -7 days after the treatment.   
4. Algae
A building material for connective tissue, re-mineralize the skin and eliminate toxins. Along with other active products, algae stimulate, nourish and heal the skin and body. Algae are rich in iron, iodine, minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll, trace elements and sea salt.   
5. Electro Muscle Stimulation with faradic current
tightens and tones the muscles. Physiotherapists use Faradic current to restore weak and damaged muscle tissue. It is utilized to stimulate the muscles, which helps blood circulation and lymphatic system. 
Furthermore, it helps to detoxify the extra-cellular matrix (where collagen is synthesized). Hence, it stimulates the production of collagen resulting in smooth skin.

A sample of the thermal mask, which gradually heats up as it dries and cracks. 
Well, actually I wanted to show off my Glam Rock. Haha, kidding! 

1. Clinically proven results: Smoother skin texture and reduced measurements
2. Defines upper abdominal muscles and improves contour 
3. Activates the Transversus Abdominis (TVA). 
4. Excellent for post natal re-establishment of muscle tone. 
5. Aids circulation and lymphatic drainage 
6. Reduces water retention and the appearance of cellulite 
7. Lifts, smoothen and tones the quadriceps 
8. Inch loss of up to 8 inches per treatment 
9. Detoxifies the body   

And then, I finally got to try out this amazing sounding treatment very recently at Suddenly Slender, Holiday Inn Orchard branch.

Their tea brewer and candies are set up right at the waiting area..

The small consultation room was prettily done with with a chandelier-like lighting and comfy looking chairs.

Yup, they won the best total body-toning treatment (non-machine based) for Women's Weekly Best in Beauty 2010.

For security reasons, lockers are provided for customers to lock away their valuables during the treatment session.

Then I was sent to the treatment room to change our of clothes into their disposable undergarments (bra and panties) and a robe before the therapist showed me to their sauna cubicle.

It's a private cubicle, and I was asked to remove my robes and only sit inside in my disposable undergarment at 135 degree F, which eventually rose to 140 degree F (60 degree C).

They're thoughtful enough to provide you with a cup of water and a dry towel inside for us to dry our pouring sweat. It would have been better if I've had a damp towel to cover my face/top of my head though.

And after 20 minutes of sweating like a horse inside the sauna cubicle, I was brought back into the treatment room to take down my before measurements and then kick start my treatment!

The whole tray of products they're going to use on me.

There were two therapists performing the treatment for me as it's really a "big project" and I doubt assigning just 1 therapist will be easy. It's really a labour-intensive treatment for the therapists, with many preparation required for setting up the mask in the mould and attachment of all the wires and such.

First up, the body toner (blue bottle) was used to cleanse my skin and prep it for the A+B ampoule, and positive & negative ions.

And as one therapist was busy with application of the ampoules on my body, another was busy preparing the algae-infused mask and distributing them evenly onto the mould (not in pictures) with the electrode pads attachment fixed for the back of my legs.
Then, both therapists (with my own pilates skills) helped to slid the mould underneath my body such that the back of my thighs right up to my lower back was fitted snugly inside and "coated" with the mask.

Then, more of the mask was applied onto the top part of my body (tummy and down to front of thighs) and 3 more electrode pads attached, 2 on the thighs and 1 on my tummy.

It took nothing more then mere seconds for the skillful therapists to fix all the wires in, and on came the current.

"It's going to be a little prickly, more intensive at the thighs as you have 2 on each thigh while on the tummy there's only 1."

Yes, for the intensity part. But prickly, no. It just felt like very small yet vigorously quick vibrations that was jiggling my fats. Ticklish more than prickly, actually.

Anyhow, I managed to fall asleep during the 30 minutes in "vibration mode".

And after 30 minutes was up, the therapists came back in and helped to clean off all the random bits of dried mask that stuck onto my body before applying body lotion for me.

And there you have it, my before and after! I lost a total of 5.2 inches, and that's 13.2 cm!
Before you think that my thighs measure a good 8 inches thicker than my waist, and my calves topped it all at 40 inches... Erm, no. Haha, the consultant somehow didn't jot down my stats according to the table.
And according to her, mine is not the most jaw-dropping results she has personally seen, for a another blogger lost about 9 inches!

And the amazing efficacy of this IBC treatment is not all.
For all my lovely readers, quote MiaHoKangTao and enjoy your first trial session of Asia IONITHERMIE (IBM Treatment) at only $99 (UP $588) and if you sign up for IBM packages, you get to enjoy 20% off directly!

So what are you waiting for? Drop Suddenly Slender a call to make your appointment and start losing those pesky inches!

Suddenly Slender are located at:

Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre
11 Cavenagh Road, #01-08/09, Singapore 229616
Tel: 6884 8111

Malacca Centre
20 Malacca Street, #12-00 Singapore 048979
Tel: 6345 8111

Blk 930 Yishun Central 1
Singapore 760930
Tel : 6481 3168

For more information, visit Suddenly Slender's website HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. this is such an interesting concept, we've never heard anything like this

    M + K

  2. :O wow didn't expect sliming treatments to work

  3. this is very interesting!! And result are great..

  4. omg 5.2 inches is alot!! I wanna go SG for this treatment also hahah

  5. you are so lucky can get this treatment..
    so nice, but i wish i can find it at my country

  6. Wow.. lot's of different treatment. Ive tried the sauna which also known as FIR.
    Very good indeed as it helps to detox as well.

  7. wow.. It's very relaxing isn't it?? Wish we have one here

  8. Awww.. Now I knew another kind of treatment for detoxification. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Interesting! I would try it out before vacation or something haha

  10. I am so pleased from your review! I am inloved with Ionithermie treatment...It works along with healthy lifestyle habits.
    Thank you!


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