March 15, 2014

Body Contouring at Toned Spa

Recently Dana and I were invited to try out Toned Spa. Were we super intrigued and had no idea what we were in for. We had trouble finding more info on it other than a handful of (great) Yelp reviews, later finding out that Toned Spa primarily relies on word of mouth (like soulcycle, when it only had 1 studio). The Toned Spa website describes the treatment as "a 40 minute regime of pulsations that work to tone the muscles and skin from the inside out".

A short walk up two flights of stairs and you enter a tranquil spa. An impeccably clean space that causes you to forget all about the hustle and bustle of the streets of Chelsea just steps away. Then you are whisked away into a small private room resembling a massage room; only with this crazy looking machine next to the padded table.

After discussing which parts of the body to work on, (you may choose one large like abs and 1 small like arms, I decided to go full attention the thighs. I had to be bikini ready in 4 weeks for Costa Rica, I wasn’t messing around) you are ready to lay down and relax.  Once I was measured she began to take out the stick-on sensors… now this is starting to look familiar. Anyone who’s done physical therapy will know exactly what this machine is.  It's commonly used to send electro currents into the body helping breakup scar tissue. Having recently been in PT for a few months, this was all too familiar for me. By using a higher frequency, Toned Spa uses this machine to force your muscles to contract…. Creating More Muscle Tone!!!!

Anna was a great tech. She was very attentive and explained everything throughout the session. Being a facial esthetician as well,  she was happy to chit chat and provide some great wellness and skincare advice. Over all, the entire process was enjoyable.

For real, I lost an entire inch off my upper thigh!!! And just shy of ½ inch on my lower thigh (makes sense, there tends to be less ‘jiggle' there). I was super surprised to lose so much so soon. I can only imagine what a few more sessions could do. Of course one couldn't just rely on this machine to get into shape. Your heart still needs cardio. Also, it’d be near impossible to tone all the muscles in your body. But IS this a great quick fix before an event or trip? You bet!! It’s like when a guy does a number of push-ups prior to taking his shirt off, only it actually lasts.

If you maintain healthy eating and work out regularly you’ll definitely be able to maintain your results.

It is expensive*, but worth it if you need a quick tone up. 
*we've seen deals offered on Gilt City!!

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