Showing posts with label KAATSU Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KAATSU Beauty. Show all posts

Friday, February 5, 2021

KAATSU Beauty - KAATSU Cycling During Facials

For who? Aesthetician, women, mothers
For what? KAATSU Beauty, skin care, skin beauty



KAATSU Beauty, the original BFR, has been used by skin care professionals, aestheticians, and make-up artists for decades in Japan.

And the specialty application of KAATSU Beauty is now catching on in Southern California.

These KAATSU Beauty specialists - from Tokyo to Newport Beach - cater to both young women and older women and understand how increased blood flow in their clients' skin and face helps them on a number of wellness and cosmetic perspectives.

In 2006, researchers from the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Metropolitan University studied what was anecdotally known by the KAATSU Beauty market. They published a formal study project titled, Effect of knee extension exercise with KAATSU on forehead cutaneous blood flow in healthy young and middle-aged women.

In this study of women (average age 34.5 years), they concluded that the cutaneous blood circulation (circulation and blood supply of the skin) in the foreheads of test subjects were improved with unloaded unilateral knee extension exercises (i.e., 3 sets of 15 repetitions taking less than 75 seconds per set with a single KAATSU Air Band on their left upper leg without weights or resistance).

The women performed the three-set series of exercises twice - for the first time, they did it without KAATSU, and for the second time with KAATSU with the KAATSU Air Band inflated initially to 140 SKU and ending eventually at 200 SKU.

The blood flow in the foreheads of women was calculated from the blood velocity and red blood cell mass that was determined by laser blood flowmetry.

This conclusion of how blood circulation in a KAATSU user's forehead is improved with relatively easy leg exercises that focus on the quadriceps and hamstrings seems either impossible or illogical.

While the KAATSU users experienced no changes in blood lactate and hematocrit (i.e., volume percentage of red blood cells in blood), their norepinephrine levels increased. Norepinephrine is a naturally occurring chemical that acts as a stress hormone because the brain perceives that a stressful event has occurred.

This natural biohack created by the KAATSU leg exercises helps improve the subjects' forehead cutaneous blood flow. The beauty care experts and aestheticians in Japan and Southern California know that if KAATSU lower body exercises helps improve circulation and blood supply of the skin of the face, then KAATSU upper body exercises also do the same.

In the video above, the aesthetician was simultaneously doing the KAATSU Cycle mode while treating her client who was also using the KAATSU Cycle mode. Both were using the KAATSU 2.0 device and the KAATSU AirBands on their arms.

The closer that you can do the KAATSU Cycle mode to your bedtime, the better. It is ideal to generate a robust hormonal response right before getting a good night's sleep.

You can read the full study shown below or click through here.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Tightening The Skin With KAATSU Beauty

For who? Work-at-home employees, mothers
For what? KAATSU Beauty, skin care, KAATSU At Home

Optimal movements to help improve and tighten loose folds of skin due to surgery and significant weight loss include the exercises with KAATSU Beauty are described below. Tightening the skin and underlying muscle will take some time, but improvement is best achieved by doing 2 KAATSU Beauty sessions per day with 3-6 KAATSU Cycle sets on both your arms and legs:

Upper Body with KAATSU AirBands on your Arms
> in the KAATSU Cycle mode

1. Extend your arm outwards from your body and rotate your arms clockwise and counterclockwise. Keep your arms in the same position, approximately at shoulder height, but twist your wrists as far as possible in the clockwise direction and then in the opposite (counterclockwise) direction. Move your arms slowly rather than quickly.
2. Let your arms hang naturally downwards from your body while you walk and alternately rotate your arms in the clockwise and counterclockwise directions.
3. Do the Standard KAATSU 3-Point Arm Exercises that include Hand Clenches + Biceps Curls + Triceps Extensions, optimally performed slowly.

Lower Body - KAATSU AirBands on your Legs
> in the KAATSU Cycle mode
1. Walk comfortably. Optimally and ideally, you can walk barefoot on the sand or, alternatively, on grass or uphill.
2. Do Standard KAATSU 3-Point Leg Exercises that include Standing Heel Raises + Standing Leg Curls (bringing heels to buttocks) + Non-lock (Partial) Quarter Squats. One set is performed with toes pointed inwards; another set is performed with the toes pointed outwards; last set is performed with the feet pointed straight (normally).

Core - KAATSU AirBands on your Legs
> in the KAATSU Cycle mode
1. Balance on one foot for xx seconds. Do 3 times. Then balance on the other foot for as many seconds as you can. Repeat 3 times.
2. Walk comfortably with a small book on your head.
3. Play with a Hula Hoop.
4. Stretch your legs and lower back normally.

Chin and Jaw - KAATSU AirBands on your Arms
> in the KAATSU Cycle mode
1. Repeatedly pronounce vowels ("...a-e-i-o-u...") with exaggerated movement of jaw and mouth.
2. Move your head upwards and downwards slowly.
3. Turn your head left and right.
4. Rotate your head left and right.

For more information on aesthetic applications of KAATSU Beauty, visit here and here and here.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

KAATSU Beauty For Hands, Arms, Shoulders, Neck

For who? Mothers
For what? KAATSU Beauty, skin care, stress relief





























Some protocol examples of KAATSU Beauty for your hands, arms, shoulders, and neck are below:

KAATSU Beauty Application: For individuals with arthritis or cold hands
Purpose: To increase the blood circulation in your hands and arms

Movement #1: Sit down for your first KAATSU Cycle with KAATSU AirBands on your arms. Allow your upper body to warm-up with the gradual pressure of the automatic KAATSU Cycle on your arms.
Movement #2: Slowly and gently rotate your shoulders forwards, and then backwards, during the next KAATSU Cycle.
Movement #3: Slowly and gently stretch your forearms, biceps, triceps, and shoulders.
Movement #4: Slightly, slowly and gently twist your outstretched arms.
Movement #5: Move your fingers like you are playing the piano or typing quickly on a keyboard.
Movement #6: Place a golf ball or tennis ball between the palms of your hands and slowly roll the ball between both of your palms.
Movement #7: Place chopsticks in your dominant hand and repeatedly try to pick up small objects. Then place chopsticks in your non-dominant hand and repeatedly try to pick up small objects.






























Application: For individuals with aging skin, stiff shoulders or to improve musculature
Purpose: To increase the blood circulation in your shoulders and neck

Movement #1: Sit down for your first KAATSU Cycle with KAATSU AirBands on your arms. Allow your upper body to warm-up with the gradual pressure of the automatic KAATSU Cycle on your arms.
Movement #2: Perform the standard KAATSU 3-Point Exercises for your arms. Slowly do Hand Clenches, then Biceps Curls and then Triceps Extensions while doing 2-3 KAATSU Cycle sets.
Movement #3: Slowly move your head as much as you can left and right, up and down, and around in circles - as long as there is zero discomfort. If you begin to feel dizzy or uncomfortable, stop immediately. If you can move your head even slightly without any discomfort, then move as far (or as little) as possible. Do not move to the point of discomfort.
Movement #4: Slowly and gently rotate your shoulders forwards, and then backwards, during the KAATSU Cycle mode.
Movement #5: Slowly and repeatedly annunciate vowels ("a-e-i-o-u") in an exaggerated fashion. You can do so in front of a mirror or while laying down.

Post-application and KAATSU Finisher:
Movement #1: After these movements above, put the KAATSU AirBands on your legs and do casual walking with low pressure. You can walk inside your home or outside.
Movement #2: As you sit or lie down, you can repeatedly contract, and then release, the muscles of your legs for a few seconds at a time.
Movement #3: Perform the standard KAATSU 3-Point Exercises for your legs. Slowly do Heel Raises (sitting or standing), then Leg Curls and then Non-stop Quarter Squats while doing 2-3 KAATSU Cycles.



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Saturday, May 30, 2020

KAATSU Skin Beauty From An Aesthetician's Perspective

For who? Mothers, students
For what? KAATSU Beauty, skin care, blood circulation



KAATSU Beauty, the original BFR, has been used by skin care professionals and make-up artists for decades in Japan.

Beauty care experts and aestheticians who cater to both young women and older women understand how increased blood flow in their clients' skin and face helps them on a number of wellness and cosmetic perspectives.

In 2006, researchers from the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Metropolitan University studied what was anecdotally known by the KAATSU Beauty specialists. They published a formal study project titled, Effect of knee extension exercise with KAATSU on forehead cutaneous blood flow in healthy young and middle-aged women.

In this study of women (average age 34.5 years), they concluded that the cutaneous blood circulation (circulation and blood supply of the skin) in the foreheads of test subjects were improved with unloaded unilateral knee extension exercises (i.e., 3 sets of 15 repetitions taking less than 75 seconds per set with a single KAATSU Air Band on their left upper leg without weights or resistance).

The women performed the three-set series of exercises twice - for the first time, they did it without KAATSU, and for the second time with KAATSU with the KAATSU Air Band inflated initially to 140 SKU and ending eventually at 200 SKU.

The blood flow in the foreheads of women was calculated from the blood velocity and red blood cell mass that was determined by laser blood flowmetry.

This conclusion of how blood circulation in a KAATSU user's forehead is improved with relatively easy leg exercises that focus on the quadriceps and hamstrings seems either impossible or illogical.

While the KAATSU users experienced no changes in blood lactate and hematocrit (i.e., volume percentage of red blood cells in blood), their norepinephrine levels increased. Norepinephrine is a naturally occurring chemical that acts as a stress hormone because the brain perceives that a stressful event has occurred.

This natural biohack created by the KAATSU leg exercises helps improve the subjects' forehead cutaneous blood flow. The beauty care experts and aestheticians in Japan know that if KAATSU lower body exercises helps improve circulation and blood supply of the skin of the face, then KAATSU upper body exercises also do the same.



Read the full study shown on left here.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

KAATSU Beauty After 50



















































Most approaches to enjoying great skin are well-known: good sun protection combined with good nutrition and good overall health.

KAATSU Beauty adds another level of skin security.

KAATSU Beauty enables increased vascular elasticity - especially in the tiny capillaries of the skin.

KAATSU Beauty - Nighttime Protocol #1

1. Be well-hydrated.
2. Do 4-6 KAATSU Cycles one hour before going to bed.
3. Repeatedly pronounce vowels ("a - e - i - o - u") out loud while doing 2-3 KAATSU Cycles with the KAATSU Air Bands on the arms.
4. Slowly rotate the head left and right, forwards and backwards, and clockwise and counterclockwise while doing 1-2 KAATSU Cycles with the KAATSU Air Bands on the arms.
5. Gently stretch the upper body while doing 1-2 KAATSU Cycles with the KAATSU Air Bands on the arms.

KAATSU Beauty - Nighttime Protocol #2

1. Be well-hydrated.
2. Do 3-6 KAATSU Cycles one hour before going to bed.
3. Slowly and steadily stretch the legs and core (abdominal and lower back) while doing KAATSU Cycles with the KAATSU Air Bands on the legs.





















The more KAATSU, the better. That is, doing KAATSU sessions daily or twice daily produces better and more dramatic results than only doing KAATSU 2-3 times per week.

Data from research at the University of Tokyo Medical School Hospital’s 22nd Century Medical Center from the Ischemic Circulation Physiology Department found that KAATSU leads to the secretion of Vascular Endothelial Cell Growth Factor (VEGF). VEGF is known to enhance blood vessel neogenesis. The research found that various resistance exercises with KAATSU Air Bands lead to the secretion and activation of VEGF.

The research also confirmed that KAATSU increases vascular endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) using a strain gauge plethysmograph (EC 6 manufactured by Hokanson) that measured vascular endothelium.

The plethysmograph can conduct non-invasive evaluation of the elasticity of blood vessels and the endothelial function. Early detection of lifestyle-related diseases (e.g., arteriosclerosis) and the treatment evaluation of vascular endothelial function result by measuring parameters including arterial influx, venous volume, and venous outflow.

Using the vascular endothelium test measurement instrument, the researchers found that the more KAATSU is properly and safely performed following the standard KAATSU protocols, the more elastic your blood vessels can become. That is, the more often KAATSU was performed, the greater endothelium elasticity was achieved.



























Actual KAATSU Beauty users shown above are at least 50 years old.

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