Speaker 1: they say when mom’s not happy, no one is happy. And that’s true, but women can often neglect themselves, especially with self-care, especially right after having a baby. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here with some advice on how to help new moms and how they can maintain a healthy style.
How are you? Thanks. I’m doing so well, thanks for tease us a little bit about what we’re doing and Christine. Nice here.
Speaker 2: Relaxing. I, she’s, yeah. And she’s a perfect model because she has children herself. . We’re gonna be talking about body contouring because a lot of times when women have babies, it’s a big process.
Yeah. When a woman has a baby. When you have children, I have a daughter. And so our bodies go through so much and muffin top, the little mommy, pooch, belly, really little kangaroo situation. And what do you do? Like you love your kids, but you also love your body too. I. Go ahead.
I, no, sorry. I look at my 15 year old and she’s got like an amazing body and I’m thinking that’s where my body went. That’s where it went.
Speaker 1: That’s where, yeah. But you also have to remember, especially new moms, it took you 10 months or nine. To build that body. And so give yourself time to, get it back.
Yeah. So tell me about this alternative and what does it do?
Speaker 2: Yeah, so it uses radio frequency, uhhuh, . We use the in mode body contouring device. Okay. So it’s totally natural, which I love, obviously. Yeah. And so it actually offers a detoxification component to it. Oh. Because it uses the radio frequency in suction and actually vibrates the fat cells underneath and actually gets rid of ’em, which is pretty amazing.
Speaker 1: Oh. Can you show us how it works? For sure. I’d love to. And tell us about some of the things that it.
Speaker 2: So that’s it. Skin tightens. Really helps with any fine lines. Also wrinkles, like the sagging too. , we have one patient of ours who just had twins, and the little saggy belly from that.
Amazing the results, even after one treatment, which is pretty amazing and it doesn’t hurt or anything. Doesn’t hurt at all. It does warm up a little bit, so it heats, but it’s very variable. It’s still different from other treatments.
Speaker 1: I can see her skin turns a little bit red. Yes. In a place where you apply, but then it goes away instantly. Exactly, yes. Okay. So what are some of the other things in addition to this that, that moms can be doing to focus on themselves a little bit?
Speaker 2: Obviously taking 15 minutes, I’m like a big proponent of that 15 minute a day. For sure. Okay. Be making sure that like they start the day with just a gentle relaxation is so important, especially with like our mommies.
Little babies and things like that and putting everyone on a schedule. Okay. Children love schedules.
Speaker 1: Now I’m looking at that machine. There is the same machine that’s going on her stomach.
Speaker 2: Yes, exactly. Yes. That’s SGE are my clinical assistant and she’s doing it in our office.
Speaker 1: And how does it change from the back of the leg to the stomach? Same process. Same thing.
Speaker 2: Same process. Exactly. And usually we use a little wand initially to heat up and warm. The body before we actually do it. That’s so funny. When you said wand, I said a little wine. I was like, oh. So just, okay. You’re like, that’s what we do. I know. That sounds great. Exactly. Said wand. Okay.
Speaker 1: Yeah, a little w Yeah. And so how many sessions do you need to have before you start seeing the results?
Speaker 2: So usually a couple sessions, like one or two really, works well. And then naturally, because I. Sick doctor. I really educate people. Sit down and do a consult with them and find out what their diet is find out what their nutrition looks like, in terms of what they’re eating and making sure that they’re getting everything that they need.
Because if you don’t have a healthy diet, you’re not drinking enough water, you are not, you don’t have to exercise a lot actually when you have your diet and nutrition in order. You really don’t have to kill yourself in the gym, which is nice because a lot of moms, they have fatigue because they’re running around after little ones.
Speaker 1: What is the biggest. Stake, I think that new moms make that. You think that they make? I
Speaker 2: think a lot of body shaming and self shaming. , like not giving themselves that time. lot of the stuff I work with is a lot of mental and emotional stuff. It’s like accepting and forgiving yourself.
Okay, you just went through a big process. And it is, like you said, it’s gonna take some time. It took 10 months to get there. It’s gonna take some time. Not as much. Usually they. For every year, you’ve been out of balance. It takes a month. Okay. So
Speaker 1: yeah. Okay. And stop looking at Instagram and Facebook, please. All these celebrities who have all of this team that’s cooking them, they do. Exactly. And then they bounce back in six weeks. So don’t compare yourself to that.
Speaker 2: And they go on really crazy restrictive diets, right? So you can lose all of that if you’re on a super restrictive diet, but that’s really not healthy for long term. Okay.
Speaker 1: And I know you have an event that you wanna talk about. Tell a really great.
Speaker 2: So February 20th, we have a big launch sales event. We are really excited that people from NMO are flying in. It’s gonna be a really incredible event. And also we offer 20% off at that event. So wonderful. It’s very cool.
February 20th, five 30 to seven 30, we’ll have food from Clean Eat. We’ll have some scout and cellar wine, so if you wanna stop by it’ll be yummy. Clean wine too, which is really cool.
Speaker 1: And do you need to make a reservation or no?
Speaker 2: Yeah, RSVP would be helpful. You can either call our office or go to our website and register.
Speaker 1: Okay. Thank you so much, Dr. Erica. And there’s the information where you can get in touch with her. Thank you, Christina, for lying there so nicely.