Ken Marino weight loss hypnosis was featured on Channel 13 News

Ken Marino’s Weight Loss Hypnosis

Ken Marino, our hypnotist and hypnosis trainer was featured on Brighthouse Channel 13 for his weight loss virtual gastric band. Check out the video to learn more about Ken’s weight loss hypnosis which is available in Orlando and Lake Mary.

Ken is a hypnosis instructor that is certified with the National Hypnosis Guild and has been practicing hypnosis for over 6 years.  Ken’s hypnosis sessions range from weight loss and smoking to various fears and self confidence.

To schedule a free session with Ken, give us a call!

The benefits of whole body vibration for weight loss and muscle gain

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The benefits of whole body vibration for weight loss and muscle gainwhoel body vibration weight loss

Are you interested in weight loss but you simply don’t have the time?  Is an hour a day too much to spend in the gym?  As busy as Americans tend to be nowadays, it’s very difficult to find time for the gym when balancing work/home/study and life in general.  But we have to keep fit, right?  After all, exercise keeps our bodies more physically fit AND keeps out minds sharper.  So how can we find the time to work out?

What if I told you that 10 minutes on a whole body vibration machine can benefit your body as much as a one hour workout in a gym?  Whole body vibration has been around in various forms for a long time but it is only now that studies are concluding that this easy workout program can truly benefit your body and your weight loss goals.

2003 study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed significantly increased strength of knee-extensors in 67 untrained female volunteers.

The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine published a study in 2007 from the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Athens showing significant improvements in sprint speed and strength in only six weeks of training.

Similar studies have shown increased bone density, postural control, and improved mobility and balance in older users.

New whole body vibration units designed for weight loss allow you to change the vibration and speed of the unit while giving you a large enough plate to stand on that will allow you to perform various work outs and poses while standing on the unit, performing push ups on the unit or combining your exercise with bands and strength training balls with the whole body vibration machine.

The whole body vibration machine’s vibration causes muscles to involuntarily contract 30 to 40 times per second.  This vibration stimulates circulation, stretches tendons strengthens bones, resulting in faster recovery after workouts.

Healing Laser Clinics has partnered with a personal trainer to create videos specifically for their whole body vibration unit to help you get the most from your workout.

A 2009 study has concluded that a combination of whole body vibration training and resistance training is very effective for decreasing the percentage of body fat in post menopausal women. Data also shows that whole body vibration training may have the potential to reduce visceral adipose tissue (the fat around the organs) more than aerobic exercise in obese adults, possibly making it a meaningful addition to future weight loss programs.

The beauty of whole body vibration is that you CAN burn the same calories and work the same muscles in a 10 minute period of time as you normally would in the one hour gym workout.  Plus you receive the benefits of increased bone density along with a decrease in body fat.

To try the whole body vibration unit for weight loss and see the benefits for yourself, call Healing Laser Clinics today!

Hypnosis and Weight Loss – Gearing Up to Promote a Healthier Lifestyle

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Hypnosis and Weight Loss – Gearing Up to Promote a Healthier Lifestyle


Hypnosis and weight loss has been going together for quite a long time now. People have been looking for different ways to lose weight not knowing that they can do this by manipulating their own mind through hypnosis. We should always bear in mind that it is not the food that keeps us fat, it is the attitude that we have towards food. We lose control once we see delicious foods, especially that mouth watering chocolate cake that you start to crave for it just by merely thinking of it. We cannot avoid food as it is our key for survival but we can always modify our thoughts and learn how to deal with the food we see.

The thing is we always drool over food that contains a lot of calories and ignore the ones that offer loads of vitamins and minerals that we need for survival. Food should always be meant for survival, it is a need but often times it has been a source of health risk leading to certain diseases. The pleasure that the high caloric food is offering is way too tempting than the healthy food choices. It is because some of the healthy foods do not taste that good.  Hypnosis and weight loss can always go together and help you to get through this dilemma.

There are a number of hypnosis and weight loss materials that can help you out but it will be best if you consult first a hypnotherapist as they track down everything that you do and the changes that are happening with you. And one thing you should bear in mind is that some terms in that hypnosis and weight loss guides might be too technical for you so you should always consult first the experts.

When you decide to choose hypnosis as a means to lose weight, you must go to a trained hypnotist as through this way you are guaranteed that you will achieve the figure you desire. The hypnotist will manipulate your inner thoughts, your subconscious mind and talk you out from eating unhealthy foods. This will require your full cooperation with the therapist and you should be open-minded so it will work out. You should always be honest with your chosen therapist when you are asked with certain questions as this will help you out.  At the same time you should be comfortable with your therapist as you will be working out your way to cutting of the extra pounds with them.

Listen very well to your therapist and always pay attention. Bear in mind that it will always be a process that will not happen in just a blink of an eye. You will also work for it with the help of your therapist as they adjust your thoughts and make you prefer healthy food options. Hypnosis will more likely give you a long term result since it conditions the mind to pick what will be best for your body and at the same time make you feel satisfied by doing so.

You must always remember that losing weight has a lot of beneficial effect on your body however; losing too much weight can be detrimental for your health. This is one of the things that the therapist is monitoring to ensure that you are losing weight in a healthy way. It’s as if they reprogram your system and incorporate certain applications that make you choose healthier food options and do exercise willingly. Hypnosis and weight loss has paved the way to a healthier lifestyle and help you to achieve success making you feel very satisfied and confident with yourself.

The Infrared Body Wrap Massage is here

 What happens when we combine our 2 best selling spa treatments?


Having a Infrared Body Wrap treatment before a massage prepares the body by creating an overall relaxing effect. It loosens the muscle tissue so the therapist can do a more thorough and effective massage. Infrared therapy is proven to be effective because its far reaching infrared heat exhibits analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic capabilities. 

Now combine this with a relaxing sports, deep tissue or Swedish massage to really get at those tight muscles and sore spots.

This massage allows for 30 minutes in the Formostar Infrared Body Wrap and then a 50 minute massage for the ultimate massage experience.

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Inch Loss vs Weight Loss

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Inch Loss vs. Weight Loss: The Shocking Truth You Need to Know


It’s probably one of the first things you do every morning. Stepping in to the weighing scale, you can’t help but get excited to know how your weight loss regimen has progressed. And then the figures start to roll in. With a matter of seconds, your self-esteem suddenly goes down the drain.

Does this scene sound too familiar?Weight Loss Lose Inches

If you always find yourself obsessed with what your “honest” weight loss scale tells you, then you’re missing on some important rule. Ask any nutritional expert and they’ll all agree on one important truth: weight loss is not the ultimate health indicator.

If this is the case, then how come most people are frantically looking for the next diet pill that promises the greatest weight loss? Simple: They have a shallow idea of what “weight loss” is really all about.


Dispelling the myth about weight loss

Getting low numbers on your scale doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in your best shape and form. For one, scales don’t just measure fat but also the weight of your muscles, bones, and internal organs. In other words, the term “weight loss” can signify a decrease on your muscle mass, body fats, or water percentage.

Focusing strictly on weight loss can also lead to a false idea that you’re not getting any progress. Although shedding off some pounds is recommended during the initial stages of a fitness program, letting the scale control you can be detrimental in the long run. Not only will it crush your self-esteem but also give you misleading information about your health.

Remember, bodybuilders have less fats but they’re also heavier than people with typical body types. Does this mean they’re not healthy? Of course not.  In the end, your weighing scale is not a foolproof way to determine whether you’re losing fat or not. Many people begin a weight loss program by losing fat and building muscle.  The scale may reflect that you haven’t lost any weight but the reality is that you lost fat and gained more muscle mass.


Why “inches” matter more than “pounds”

For you to succeed in any weight loss program, what you need is a big dose of motivation. But for so many dieters, checking how many pounds they have lost first thing in the morning brings more harm than good. If the numbers aren’t moving, it’s easier for their mood and motivation to get ruined.

And this when “inch loss” reveals its value.

Unlike the scale, it tells us if all our efforts are actually bearing fruit or not. Exercise can help you lose those love handles but if you’ve been doing strength training, chances are you’re also gaining more muscles. In terms of metabolism, increase in muscle mass can dramatically increase your BMR. This means your body will be more efficient in burning fats and keeping your body toned.

Yet your scale gives a different impression.

The more muscles you gain, the higher the pounds you’ll see on the scale. Then the painful cycle will suddenly repeat itself. Simply put, depending too much on “weight loss” can potentially distract you from achieving your fitness goals.


Achieving inch loss with Lipo Light

To see is to believe and when it comes to getting fit, an apparent change in your figure means you’re on the right track. Now that you know how “inch loss” differs from “weight loss”, you might begin thinking about the fastest ways to get in shape. Liposuction, for example, can slim you down after going under the knife but do you think you deserve all the pain and expense that comes from it?

Needless to say, a safe, non-surgical procedure is a better option for anyone who desires to slim down. Lipo Light or laser lipo is an innovative procedure that helps you see noticeable changes in your body without using surgical means. With the use of 16 pads filled with heat and light emitting diodes, Lipo Light stimulates your body and brings immediate sculpting for your thighs, saddlebags, neck, back, arms, and anywhere that has excess fats.

Safe and painless, Lipo Light body sculpting promises long-term benefits especially if done with the right diet and exercise. On average, a Lipo Light program—which normally takes 8 sessions to complete—can help you lose as much as 4 inches without any side-effects such as bruising, downtime, or scarring.

Interested in achieving inch loss with Lipo Light? Feel free to read this FAQ page or contact us today to set up an appointment.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: 3 Amazing Facts You Should Know

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: 3 Amazing Facts You Should Know


Anyone in Orlando or Lake Mary who has tried shedding pounds can vouch for the fact that weight loss is not as easy as it looks. Just watch “The Biggest Loser” and you’ll see what that means.weight_loss_lake_mary_hypnosis

But seriously, a potent dose of self-discipline is simply not enough for long-term weight loss. Blame it on false advertising, most dieters jump from one overhyped fitness product after another. And the fact that most diet fads (or even traditional ones) eliminate the fun part of eating only adds hurt to the injury.

Then there comes the weight loss surgery. It might work in one way or another but just imagine the physical demands of going under the knife and you’ll just think twice before even considering it.

Now, if you’re too scared to deal with a surgeon or too much of a foodie to even try the next South Beach diet, consider what other weight loss patients have been craving about: hypnosis for weight loss.

A non-surgical way to stave off excess fats, weight loss hypnosis puts you in a sort of a trance. By doing this, the hypnotherapist will be able to introduce ideas to your subconscious mind that will help you feel full  faster and lose weight without letting yourself go hungry.

And here come the best part.

A new innovation called Virtual Lap Band Hypnosis offers you the benefits of a gastric band surgery without undergoing a surgery yourself. The process is plain and simple: You undergo four intense phases of hypnosis where you’ll be able to change some limiting beliefs and mimic the actual surgical procedure. You’ll step outside of the surgical room stitch-free but with better control and a renewed enthusiasm to lose weight.

Sounds better? Here are another 3 facts about this innovative hypnosis for weight loss you ought to know:


It won’t starve you to death

Saying “don’t eat this and that” is the best way to discourage a dieter. Sadly, this is the same idea we get from most weight loss diets; they restrict some food groups and let you focus on a set of unpalatable recipes. What a way to kill one’s enthusiasm from the get go.

Hypnosis for weight loss, on the other hand, encourages the foodie in you. In fact, you can literally savor any food you like without you worrying whether you’ll gain weight or not. This is because the “mental surgery” will give your subconscious mind the idea that you have a gastric band in your stomach (even if there’s none). As a result, you get the luxury of eating foods you desire in moderation, savoring their taste, and feeling satisfied quicker as before.


You lose weight without going under the knife

Achieving weight loss by surgically putting a band in your stomach is downright scary, to say the least. The smell of blood and the frightening sight of surgical tools can make anyone cringe.

Surprisingly, Virtual Lap Band Hypnosis will put you in the same procedure but with one odd twist: everything is all in the mind!

As a non-surgical way of helping you lose weight, you will enter the surgical room—dressed up and all—to begin an intense session of “mental surgery”. The hypnotherapist will try to simulate the common sounds and smell of an actual operating room. As a result, you get the idea that the procedure is a real deal even if it’s not.


Virtual surgery = No harmful effects

Because it’s a type hypnotherapy, this procedure assures safety both for your mental and physical health. In other words, you’ll never fear waking up in a middle of the operation with anesthesia running out. Hypnosis for weight loss will give the feeling that you have a band fitted in your stomach while eliminating all the nightmares involved in the actual operation.

Truth be told, Virtual Lap Band Hypnosis is not the be-all, end-all of weight loss program. But couple it with a healthy, balanced diet or an effective exercise regimen and you’ll reap all its benefits one by one.

Hypnosis for weight loss is great, pain-free alternative for weight loss but just like in any other endeavors, you should be ready to put all the effort to bring out a healthier, fitter you.

Interested in virtual lap band hypnosis? HLC Wellness has been serving people from Orlando and Lake Mary with effective alternatives to lose more weight. Contact us today to see how we can help you.


Why Don’t Diets Work For Permanent Weight Loss?

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Lake Mary Weight Loss dietWhy am I dieting but not losing weight and why does the weight come back?

I cant remember how many times I’ve heard someone say “Oh…I’ve lost 20 or 30 pounds with the “Insert latest diet fad here” but the weight keeps coming back”.  There are numerous reasons for this but the #1 reason is that as soon as you are off of your diet, you go back to your old eating habits and guess what happens?

Most diets deal with eating certain foods and abstaining from other others or taking pills, injections, etc… The person on the diet feels like they are being punished and since they are all on a diet, all they think about all day is food.  “What can I eat?  What can’t I eat? Why am I craving what I can’t eat?”

Imagine a program where you are rewarding yourself with all of the foods that you love but you are still losing weight.  How is this possible?

Introducing “The Virtual Gastric Band”.

To explain the concept of this program, imagine owning a house with a basement that fills with water every few months.  You have the water pumped out but a few months later the water returns again, so you need to to pump it out yet again.  This cycle continues year after year…  This is how diets work.  You lose weight on the diet but the moment that you stop dieting…the water returns….the weight returns….

The Virtual Gastric Band program was designed to find out why the “water is flooding the basement” and stop it from coming back in.  Not only do we deal with the amounts of food that you eat but why we eat.  Let me explain…

Everything that we have heard, seen and experienced in our lifetimes, good and bad, has had an effect on our thinking.  “Eat everything on your plate”, “There are Children Starving in China so you should feel guilty about unless you clear the plate”.  We have been taught from infancy that food is the cure all for our problems.  When a mother hears her baby crying, she checks the diaper and then feeds the baby, even if it isn’t hungry.  So from childhood we are taught that food is the answer to all emotions.

Our program is two fold. First we reward our clients with eating the amount of food necessary to be full but to stop eating when they are aware of being full.  We uses hypnosis and suggestions to consciously and subconsciously make them aware of when they are full, and they stop eating when they are.  The Virtual Gastric Band program conditions them to be aware of when they are full by placing suggestions in the subconscious that a gastric band has been  inserted around the top part of the stomach so they full fuller faster.  But our program goes beyond the band technique because we realize that food is consumed for many reasons other than hunger such as:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • loneliness
  • boredom


Our program deals with with their emotions and directly and gives them the tools to deal with these situations without food.  The goal of this program is simple, yet very effective.

“Food consumption is fuel and only used for fuel”

You can enjoy all of the foods that you love but will only eat portions necessary to fuel your body.  Also, food is not the answer for your emotions and we will make you aware of all of the emotions and how to deal with them in the proper manner.

The first session is the introductory session explaining what we do and asking as well as answering all questions about our program.  There are 6 sessions and each is designed to address the specific needs and issues that are pertinent to each client.  In other words, it is NOT a cookie cutter program.  It is tailored to each and every client’s needs and circumstances.  We welcome as much feedback as possible from our clients so that we can address all of their personal needs in order to allow for faster results.

Did I mention that you can eat whatever food that you want?  There is no dieting involved in this program.

Ready to lose that weight and keep it off?  If you have any questions about our Virtual Gastric Weight Loss program, please call the clinic and ask for Ken Marino.


Massage is now available at HLC Lake Mary

massage lake maryWe finally decided to offer massage at HLC Wellness in Lake Mary! Join our team in welcoming Deborah Lamb as our massage therapist.

Deborah has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Central Florida since 1997. Deborah’s sixteen years of experience has led her to work with thousands of people through the many benefits of Therapeutic Medical Massage. Having spent the majority of her massage career working for Chiropractors.

Her experience has also allowed her to work with many of the areas Plastic Surgeons, spas and independently for herself. As a Medical Massage Therapist and former instructor, Deborah specializes in rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Therapy, and she brings extensive training in many modalities.

Deborah will be working on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only at the HLC Wellness Spa 407-833-3800.

For relaxation Deborah enjoys reading, wine tasting’s, going to live concerts and yoga. She is also becoming an E-RYT 200 yoga instructor starting this spring. Deborah is currently working toward her Masters in Natural Health.


Massage currently being offered:

Traditional Swedish Massage – 50 mins -$70.00, 25 min – $45.00

A light, stretching relaxing massage. Soothing Swedish strokes relax muscles and stretching helps relieve aches from stressful tension knots.

Deep Tissue Massage – 50 mins -$85.00, 25 mins $50.00

Deep tissue massage treatment begins with slow, firm gliding pressure to restore normal length to contracted superficial Myofascial tissues. Then,the muscles are treated with deep, ossilating pressure. Afterward, the muscles are massaged with deep, sustained pressure until they release and regain their normal resting length.

Sports Massage – 50 mins, $90.00

The most beneficial massage for athletes. Sports Massage combines deep tissue and a firm Swedish massage to focus on muscles that are sore due to physical activity. The hard, sweeping strokes reduce soreness in over-worked muscles and rid the body of lactic acid build-up. Perfect for athletes, golfers and those with rigorous physical jobs.

Prenatal – Pregnancy Massage – $85.00

This relaxation massage helps relieve sinus congestion, backaches, leg cramps and sciatica pain. We place pillows on your side to aid in comfort during your pregnancy massage

Great American Smoke Out Orlando 2012

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Hey Orlando! Stay tuned for our Great American Smoke Out 2012 Specials!

HLC Wellness will be featured on the Monsters In The Morning Radio station (WTKS 104.1 Real Radio).

Melissa Morgan and Doctor Dillehay will be discussing how smoking affects your appearance and health and physical appearance. Listen to 104.1 Real Radio Orlando!

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Today and today only! The Great American Smokeout special is the quit smoking laser treatment for only $189.00! You can buy a gift certificate online at The Gift Card Cafe!

HLC attends Education Expo at Seminole Town Center

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HLC had the opportunity to attend the Education Expo hosted by WKMG.  Attendees received free ear seeds designed to aid in stress relief.  Our acupuncturist, Lara Aitken applied the seeds to everybody’s ear.  Recognize any famous people getting the ear treatments?  2 news anchors from Channel 6 received the ear seeds.  Lisa Bell and Gaard Swanson!