Adipocyte: A cell containing fat.Androide (upper body): Used to describe a manly morphology, with a narrow pelvis and large shoulders.
Andropause : Natural stop in sexual function in older man, associated with lower hormone production.
Arteriole: A small artery located at the end of a junction with the venous system, the venule.
Arthrosis: Premature wear of joint cartilage.
Atrophy: Loss of volume and strength in a muscle.
Back circulation: The movement of blood and hormones toward the heart (for blood) and toward the neck veins (for the hormones) from tissues and organs.
Bloating: Painful temporary increase in volume within the abdomen due to the presence of gas.
Blood circulation: Movement of the blood away from the heart and back.
Body optimizer: A device that provides the body’s best performance.
Capillaries: The most basic blood vessels, the smallest vessels that connect arteries and veins.
Cellulalgia: An area of skin with a painful thickening and congestion, often in connection with a deep arterial or venal disturbance. Synonym of dermalgia.
Cellular exchanges: Reciprocal communication between cells or between cells and tissues.
Cellulite: Localized fat and water trapped in the subcutaneous layer of the skin, called the hypodermis; hormonal fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Cellu M6®: An LPG Systems device, invented by Louis Paul Guitay, that can stimulate the cutaneous and subcutaneous layers of the skin using motorized palpating/rolling.
Collagen: Protein structured into fibers, making tissue firm. Main component of connective tissue.
Connective tissue: Tissue joining a body and cells, such as in the composition of skin, tendons, muscles, and their surrounding, ligaments, joint capsules, bones, and some organs.
Constipation: Slowdown of the intestine.
Contour: Outer limit of a body or object. Used for the eyes, mouth, and as a synonym for the shape of the face.
Cosmechanic®: A technique developed with LPG Systems’s Lift6® device.
Curve: A contour or profile that is more or less smooth.
Decongestion: Elimination of water from tissue.
Defibrosage: Elimination of fibrose from a tissue, thereby making it soft.
Dermalgia: An area of skin with a painful thickening and congestion, often in connection with a deep arterial or venal disturbance. Synonym of cellulagia.
Demineralization: Reduction in minerals on the bone, leading to bone fragility.
Dermis: 2nd layer of the skin, located below the epidermis.
Diabetes: An abnormally high blood sugar level in the blood, leading to major microcirculatory issues.
Diaphragm: A muscle separating the thorax from the abdomen.
Drainage: The action of eliminating a liquid.
Dupuytren’s Disease: Significant and progressive fibrosis of fascia and tendons located on the palm of the hand.
Edema: Tissue swelling caused by an accumulation of water or hormones.
Elasticity: A mechanical property that exists after something stretched returns to its original length.
Elastin: A protein organized into fibers that give elasticity to tissues, forming connective tissue with collagen.
Elimination: The evaluation of all harmful and unnecessary substances and all waste resulting from metabolism.
Endermologie®: A technique developed for Cellu M6® beauty and well-being applications.
Epidermis: The most superficial layer of skin. The epidermis consists only of cells. It does not contain blood vessels or lymphatic vessels.
Extracellular matrix: A gel-like substand that bathes cells, connective tissue fibers, and other proteins, such as polysaccharides, glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronic acid), and proteoglycans.
Fascia: A connective tissue membrane that surrounds and holds groups of muscles and some organs.
Fibroblast: A cell within connective tissue, capable of producing collagen and elastin.
Fibromyalgia: A disease of unknown origin, causing severe pain in some parts of the body. These locations, on the muscles and tendons must affect 11 out of 18 locations in order to be diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
Fibrosis: Fibrosis is defined as the increase in connective tissue. Fibrosis is generally inflammatory, but it can also be due to other causes, such as aging tissue, metabolic causes, or reactions to a tumor.
1. Release of kinins (vasodilator substances), which cause inflammation.
2. Dilation of the capillaries.
3. Sending of water and heavy molecules through the walls to the interstitial level, called water retention or swelling (edema) when visible.
4. Actuation of macrophases to rid tissues of these molecules.
5. Production of free radicals.
6. Stimulation of fibroblasts by the free radicals.
7. Birth of myofibroblasts.
8. Synthesis of new, denser connective tissue, called fibrosis.
Other circumstances of fibrosis:
Traumatic: Contusion, sprain, torn tendon, burn.
Venous: Venal insufficiency.
Lymphatic: Functional, congenital, or surgical insufficiency.
Firmness: A condition of being firm, consistant, and toned.
Flexibility: Property of being soft and flexible.
Functional impotence: Used to described in inability to perform joint, muscle, or motor functions.
Glow: An effect on the skin of the face, making it appear brighter and less dull.
Gynoid (lower body): Used to describe a female body type, with a wide bottom and narrow shoulders.
Headache: A headache, also see migraine.
Heavy legs: A sign of venal failure, causing pain and a heavy, sometimes swollen feeling.
Hypodermis: A layer of subcutaneous fat, located below the dermis and structured from connective tissue (septa) that strengthens the fat cells.
Hypotonia: Lower than normal tone.
Instability: A joint whose articulatory surfaces no longer come in close contact as normal.
Keloids: Hard and fibrous swelling, formed by the skin around a scar.
LIFT: A technique performed by Wellbox’s Tissular Lifting heads; tangentially stimulates a raised fold of skin.
Lift6®: An LPG Systems device, invented by Louis Paul Guitay, that can stimulate the cutaneous layer of the skin using tissular lifting heads.
Lymphatic circulation: Movement of hormones from tissues and organs to restore elements that could not be fully eliminated by circulation.
Lymphatic drainage: The action of eliminating hormones through lymphatic circulation.
Lymphedema: Swelling of tissue related to a disturbance of the lymphatic system.
Massage: Act of touching tissue, palpating it, and kneading it.
Mechanized stimulation: Dynamic action performed with the help of a machine that produces movements.
Menopause: A period in a woman’s life that corresponds to a decrease and eventual stop in the production of hormones in the ovaries.
Mechanotransduction: Mechanotransduction is an action principle that is recognized and proven by the scientific community. Mechanical stimulation on the surface of the skin sends a signal deep down to the cells (ex: fat cells and fibroblasts) to provoke a physiological response (ex: activation of collagen and elastin production or activation of lipolysis).
Microcirculation: A network of blood capillaries, arteries, and veins in tissue.
Migraine: A headache originating in one side of the skull, also see headache.
Muscle soreness: Pain in a muscle after intense effort.
Muscle strain: Sudden elongation of a muscle causing a full or partial tear.
Orange Peel Effect (cellulite): The appearance of dimpled skin caused by cellulite.
Osteoporosis: A depletion of bone tissue.
Palpating/Rolling: A technique performed by Wellbox’s roller heads; rolls and unrolls a raised fold of skin.
Protein: A material that helps to make up human beings, itself made by amino acids.
Protocol: A collection of acts that perform a given purpose.
Puberty: The passage from childhood to adolescence, characterized by the production of sex hormones.
Rachialgia: Spinal pain
Reflexology: Reflexology is a type of massage that uses action on the skin to obtain results in a specific location or related location. For example, massaging the top of the spine has an effect in the immediate region and also in the arms and heart.
Relaxation: A reduction or elimination of tension.
Scar: Closed injury on the skin or other tissue due to a surgical procedure or injury. This closure or scar is formed by the production of new connective tissue and a new epidermis.Sclerodermia: A disease of unknown original, causing sclerosis of the skin and certain organs.
Sclerosis: A pathological induration of an organ or tissue due to the proliferation of connective tissue.
Sclerotherapy: A procedure intended to permanently prevent blood from passing through a vein.
Sedentary: Moving very little or remaining seated. Used to describe people who do not participate in physical activity.
Septa: Latin word: septum, plural form septa. Walls made of connective tissue in the hypodermis. Positioned vertically in women and diagonally in men.
Skin: An organ that surrounds the body and includes the epidermis and dermis.
Skin fitness: Maintenance of the skin as normally applied to body musculature, Physical fitness of the skin.
Skin gymnastics: The act of softening and strengthening the skin by tailored exercises.
Skin stretching: Series of pulling on the skin.
Smoothing: Action of making a surface uniform.
Solar plexus: A large network of nerves located in the abdominal cavity, behind the stomach and in front of the aorta.
Sprain: A painful injury to a ligament or joint after a violent movement.
Stasis: Stoppage or considerable slowdown in blood circulation or the flow of bodily fluids.
Stiffness: A lack of flexibility in a tissue, joint, or the spine.
Stretch marks: Tiny ruptures in the skin caused by growth, such as during pregnancy or weight gain.
Synergy: Simultaneous action of two or more elements.
Synthesis: Formation of a whole through its elements.
Tendinosis: Degeneration of a tendon.
Tendonitis: Swelling of a tendon.
Tissular Lifting: A technique performed by Wellbox flap heads; stimulates the skin using micropulses.
Treatment/Care: Caring for someone’s welfare.
Varicose vein: An inflamed vein that is visible on the skin, whether flat or swollen.
Varicosities: Connective tissue made up of small red or purple veins or venules that are visible under the skin.
Venal failure: Term describing all of the problems that can affect the venous system, in order.
Venous circulation: Movement of blood returning waste to the heart from tissues and organs, via the veins.
Venous return: Movement of blood returning waste to the heart from tissues and organs, via the veins.
Venule: A tiny vein located at the start of a junction with the artery system, arteriole.
Viscera: Any organ contained in the cranium, abdomen, or thorax.
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