Welcome to Salon Indigo of Edmonton. Located on a residential street just off Stony Plain Road in central Edmonton, Salon Indigo offers a range of services to refresh and beautify. Take a break from your hectic day and visit us.
We offer a wide range of beauty and spa treatments including:
- Beautytek microcurrent facial
- Radio Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening
- Soothing accupressure therapy
- Craniosacral therapy
- Proellixe whole body vibration workouts
- Complete hair salon services
Our services are supported by state-of-the-art equipment including:
- a BeautytekTM bio-cybernetic ionic transfer system and
- a Proellixe whole body vibration machine
Beautytek Microcurrent Facial
What is Beautytek?
Beautytek is a non-invasive body shaping and skin toning technique that uses state-of-the-art technology. It offers a safe and pain-free alternative to surgical body shaping procedures.
Developed by an Italian/American team of scientists, the Beautytek system was first introduced in Europe and is assembled in Germany by Medilab GmbH & Co.
How does Beautytek work?
The theory of Beautytek is simple-make the body well from the inside and the benefits will show on the outside.
A very small electrical impulse (60-600 micro amps) is passed into the tissues. The body's response to this impulse is measured by the Beautytek software, which readjusts the impulse to an optimum level. This continuous measurement and adjustment (the bio-cybernetic circuit) means that the energy delivered is the amount required by the unique condition of the client's tissue at each location.
Specially formulated electrolyte gels are applied to the skin. During treatment, nutrients in the gel are absorbed by the tissues (iontophoresis). The combination of nutrients and stimulation promotes the body's healing mechanisms leading to collagen production and cell repair.
Beautytek's software is pre-programmed with complete physiological algorithms for each muscle and tissue group in the area being treated, allowing Beautytek to determine the appropriate level of energy to deliver to the tissues.
The treatment ends when the Beautytek computer calculates that a physiological and energetic equilibrium has been achieved in the treated tissue
What happens to area treated with Beautytek?
The energy that enters the tissue creates a number of effects, many of them due to the redistribution of water throughout the tissues.
The body's energy levels are increased.
Water and toxins are moved to the lymphatic pathways. These pathways are stimulated to 'flush' the water and toxins from the body.
The water balance is readjusted.
Fatty tissue is dehydrated and fatty clusters are broken up.
Blood vessels are opened to increase blood flow (perfusion), which increases oxygen and nutrient delivery to the tissues.
The ion grid is re-established. (Ions are electrically charged particles responsible for a variety of chemical and electrical reactions in the body.)
Nutrients and active ingredients from the electrolyte gel are absorbed by the tissues(iontophoresis).
How soon will I see results?
Although results can be seen after a single treatment, a series of twelve treatments will typically show dramatic results.
How long do the results last?
In terms of fat reduction, the effects are as permanent as any method of reducing fat, including surgery. Provided a sensible eating and exercise plan is followed, the treatment effects are permanent.
In terms of breast lifting, studies have shown that the effects of a course of treatments, without any maintenance sessions, can last anywhere from between three months to a year.
How many treatments will I need?
The speed at which the body responds differs from person to person, so it is difficult to specify how many treatments a person will need.
We usually recommend that an initial course of 12 treatments be undertaken to ensure best results. Your therapist will assess your individual needs and recommend a personal treatment plan.
How often do I need treatments? Do I need any maintenance treatments?
For best results we recommend two treatments a week, with at least two whole days in between (e.g. treatments on Monday & Thursday OR Tuesday & Friday OR Wednesday & Saturday).
Once the desired result has been achieved, we recommend that maintenance treatments be undertaken every three to four months to ensure permanence.
Your therapist will advise what is best for you.
Can I have more than one area treated at a time?
During your initial 12 treatments, you can only have one area treated at a time. Otherwise, the energy is dispersed and not concentrated where it is required.
However, when you start your maintenance program, you can treat two areas at the same time.
What can I expect during a treatment?
During your initial consultation, your therapist will examine the area you wish to have treated to determine your personal treatment plan.
Before your first treatment, the therapist will take a series of digital photographs of the area being treated.
After washing the treatment area, a special formulated electrolyte gel will be applied. The Beautytek system guides the therapist throughout the treatment using images and instructions. The computer determines when each treatment step is completed.
￼The therapist will take a second set of digital photographs after your first treatment and intervals after a number of treatments. You will be able to see the changes throughout your course of treatments when the comparative photographs are displayed side by side on the Beautytek screen.
How long does a session last?
Typically, a session will last around 60 minutes. The face and leg treatments are longer.
Will I feel any pain or discomfort?
No. The Beautytek treatment itself is entirely non-invasive and painless for the client. Usually, all that is felt is the movement of the probes over the skin.
During facial treatments, some clients feel gentle vibrations and occasional tingling sensations. Clients with dental fillings sometimes experience a metallic taste in the mouth.
Feelings after treatment are similar to after a light massage with some clients reporting an increased sense of well being and energy after a Beautytek treatment.
Do I need to diet or exercise?
Beautytek is effective without the need for strict diets or exercise plans.
However, we do recommend that clients increase their intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, reduce dietary saturated fats and try to get 30 minutes of exercise a day.
We also ask all our clients to drink at least two litres of water a day, to keep the body properly hydrated and help the client get the best result possible from their treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Beautytek delivers dramatic results that are comparable with surgical results, without the risks and side effects associated with surgery. No recovery period is required and no side effects have been reported. Beautytek treatments are suitable for persons of all ages and ethnicities.
Under what circumstances would I not be able to have a treatment?
There are a few medical and physical conditions where Beautytek treatment will not be administered.
Is this too good to be true?
At Salon Indigo, we will not promise miraculous results for any of our treatments. The Beautytek system works with a healthy body to help it to function better.
For the majority of clients, the results will be good to excellent. In fact, many clients see significant improvements after only one treatment! Another smaller number will see less dramatic but still positive results.
However, research has shown that up to 10% of clients will not see the desired benefits, due to unique, individual physiological factors. Severe obesity inhibits treatment results as does smoking and overuse of alcohol.
Extensive experience has provided solid data as to the normal number of treatments required for each type of desired result. Your therapist will provide you with realistic treatment expectations and the digital before and after photographs will clearly demonstrate your personal results.
About Proellixe Whole Body Vibration Workouts
What can Proellixe Whole body Vibration do for you?
The Proellixe Vibration machine will help you strengthen, slim and energize without pain, sweat or strain. Just remove your shoes and socks and train three times a week for 10 minutes.
Professional athlete, celebrities, and more and more ordinary people across Europe and North America are using vibration workouts.
You will simply remove your shoes and socks, step on the machine and experience a workout. You will not work up a sweat but your body will get a lot of exercise in 10 minutes. You will be able to get on with your day afterward without feeling tired or stiff. In fact most people feel energized after a Proellixe workout.
Here are some of the known benefits:
Increased muscle tone and firmness
Enhanced bone density as the exercise is weight bearing
Lose inches - increased lymphatic drainage and microcirculation promotes detoxification to help combat fat and cellulite
increased serotonin production helps to combat Seasonal Affected Disorders (SAD)
increased endorphin release generates feelings of well being (like "runners high")
Increased production of growth hormones with accompanying anti-aging benefits.
Increased testosterone production, particularly helpful for women's sex drive.
Decreased production of serum cortisol (stress hormone)
From young adult to senior, regardless of your level of fitness, you can benefit from training on the Proellixe Vibration machine.
How Proellixe Vibration Works:
During your workout, you will stand on the vibration platform of the Proellixe machine. The platform transmits small, rapid vibrations upward through your body. Your muscles automatically respond to these vibrations with resistance. The stress on the body is minimal, but the positive impact is great. As muscle tone, firmness and density increase, the metabolic rate goes up, since an increase in muscle mass requires more energy.
In 20 sessions of 10 minutes each, whole body vibration has been equated by some researchers as being equal to 60 minutes of strength training and core conditioning. It represents a true revolution in the treatment of cellulite and lymphatic drainage, in the mobilization of fat, and the strengthening of ligaments, tendons and muscle.
The specific vibration rates available on the Proellixe machine have been developed based on the scientific study of results attained by test subjects using the machine.
The science behind Proellixe Vibration workouts has been developed in the former Soviet Union, Italy and the United States. Vibration training was first used in the Soviet Union 30 years ago in secret programs for athletes and ballet dancers. Dr. Carmelo Bosco in Italy extended the Soviet science and developed the concept of whole-body vibration, as used on the Proellixe machine.
NASA, the United States space agency, conducted research with astronauts to prove the benefits of whole body vibration.
A stretched muscle fibre will contract by reflex. Simply standing barefoot on the vibrating machine passively stretches your muscles which then contract by reflex. These millions of muscle contractions will increase muscle mass, tone and size. As muscle mass increases, your metabolic rate increases which helps your body to burn fat.
Because whole body vibration is a "passive" exercise, neither perspiration nor lactic acid is generated. What this means for you is no increase in your heart rate, no need for a shower after, and no achy muscles the following day!
Research is confirming that whole body vibration stimulates muscle spindles and initiates muscle contractions. Whole body vibration elicits muscular activity and thus is a form of exercise rather than passive vibration.
Originally developed for the space program to prevent bone density changes in astronauts, studies show a positive correlation between whole body vibration and increase in peak bone density. Other studies cite improvement in lumbosacral proprioception, strength, power and velocity.
Seniors and people with debilitating health conditions
After the age of 40, adults lose a quarter to a third of a pound of muscle a year and gain that much in body fat. For many seniors and people with debilitating health conditions, weight training, aerobics, running and other high impact training methods simply are not an option.
Vibration training is a low impact, non-strenuous and non-invasive workout. Vibration training is a simple solution to preventing age-related muscle loss. Not only does it improve muscle strength, but also increases flexibility and range of motion, enhances critical blood flow throughout the body, expedites the recovery and regeneration of damaged tissue and ultimately enhances the general wellness and quality of life for individuals. The elderly often improve their balance because the vibrations stimulate the body's balancing mechanisms.
The revolutionary whole body vibration therapy is also suitable for people with medical conditions including heart disease, MS, Osteoporosis and injuries that preclude more traditional high-impact cardiovascular exercise.
Before beginning any exercise program it is advisable to consult your physician.
While the Proelixe workout can be helpful for individuals with a variety of health conditions, it does not cure these conditions. It is necessary to carefully consider the following possible contraindications:
Acute thrombosis conditions
Fresh wounds or recent surgery
Hip and knee replacements
Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis
Wearing a pacemaker
Wearing recently fitted i.u.d., coils, metal pins or plates