How Does it work?

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What happens at the first appointment?

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Does it work?

Of course!  The elements used, such as electro-stimulation, infrared and ultrasound, individually have numerous studies to show their effectiveness.  Project Physique in using a system that brings all the elements together to work synergistically, which is why we are so unique.  See the results here

 Where do the equipment come from?

Italy by Sauna Italia.  40 years in the beauty industry.  2 doctors designed the equipment to ensure safety, effectiveness and improving health.

Is there anyone else in NZ doing this?

Project Physique in Dunedin, is the only place in Australasia with this system! These treatments are popular and widespread in Europe, Asia and USA.



Does it hurt?

Definitely not.  The electric impulses are not concentrated in one specific point, but evenly distributed across the surface of the electric pads. There are no painful hotspots conveying sharp kicks.  The intensity is adjusted your comfort.

Is it safe?

Absolutely, electro-stimulation uses low frequency current to stimulate the muscles. It is not only safe, but extremely efficient, as 90% of the muscles are involved in the workout.  Electro-stimulation is not “shocking” you, it’s contracting your muscles like you would if you were lifting weights or doing resistant training.

Can the electric current harm my heart?

No, the low-frequency impulse exclusively activates the striated skeletal muscles. Organs and the heart and other muscle tissue are not reached.

Are there any contraindications?

Electro-stimulation must not be used in those with epilepsy or on people who wear a pacemaker.
In addition, stimulation must never be applied around the stomach area in women who are pregnant, or for people suffering from a hernia.



Is Infrared Therapy Safe?

No serious adverse effects have been reported with infrared, and this type of treatment seems to be safe for the majority of people, even those who can’t normally tolerate other types of saunas or heat treatments. Infrared wavelengths are luckily too long to be perceived by the eyes, so they don’t damage sensitive eye tissues like other light therapies can.

Does it hurt?

Infrared light is also considered “gentle radiant heat,” so although it can penetrate up to 1.5 inches (almost four centimeters) beneath the skin, it isn’t painful and doesn’t cause a burning effect.


Contraindicated for those who have a fever, neoplasia or acute inflammation.  Safe for all ages.

Ultrasound Therapy


  • pregnancy
  • Malignancy (history of malignancy is NOT a contraindication – DO NOT treat over tissue that is, or considered to be malignant)
  • Tissues in which bleeding is occurring or could reasonably be expected (usually within 4-6 hours of injury but may be longer in some instances and for some patients)
  • Significant vascular abnormalities including deep vein thrombosis, emboli and severe arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis (if increase in local blood flow demanded by the treatment can not reasonably be delivered)
  • Haemophiliacs not covered by factor replacement

There are too many things I love about Project Physique to list so my top three are:
1. Holistic care. I came for my body size but my skin and cells are benefiting as well from the infra red lights.
2. Holistic care. I have a stressful job. I get to lie back and relax while I do something great for myself.
3. Holistic care. The staff are incredible. They look after me and my individual needs and tailor my programme accordingly.


Great place to go for relaxation “with a purpose”! Fei and Yvonne are lovely and very affirming.

From: A “Chronic Fibromyalgia Sufferer” sending “Massive Big thank You” to “Project Physique”
I went along to the “Project Physique”  opening night and I discussed with Fei, my chronic condition.  To Fei’s credit, she didn’t promise anything but suggested that I try a course of treatments to see if they would help.  I was at desperation point as daily, I was struggling to function in a normal manner – In fact, I couldn’t remember what normal felt like.
What I do know now, is that if Fei had told me that my pain and fatigue would completely disappear after only a couple of treatments, I would not have believed her.
I carried on with the course of 12 treatments, 3 times a week, and it gets even better, because I’ve also had the added bonus of weight and more importantly fat loss.
After 12 Treatments my stats are:
I have not had any fatigue
I have not had any joint or muscle pain
I’ve lost 40.3cm overall body fat which equates to approx. 2.3kg fat loss or almost 5lbs of butter – Wahoooooo!!! – (13cm around my tummy, 7.4cm around my waist, 9cm around my hips, 4.8cm around my shoulders, 6cm around my thighs and it goes on)
I’ve lost over 2kgs in weight – which doesn’t sound much but I don’t care what the scales say
I’ve put on 1.3kg of lean muscle – toning up – I’m really happy about this
I feel like after every session that I’ve had the equivalent of a deep tissue massage, without the pain.
My body feels alive again, so much so, that I have started another 12 treatments.
I am so thankful and grateful to Fei for her enthusiasm, her knowledge, her professionalism and her guidance throughout this process.

I’m hooked, six sessions over three weeks and I’ve lost 16cm off body fat including 7 cm around my mid line!!! and 1.2kg, without changing my diet or exercise. Best of all I played golf tonight with no pain in my dodgy knee thanks to building muscle in my legs without placing weight and stress on my knee which I’ve struggled with for the past 5 years!


Over 27cm of body fat gone in just 6 sessions! 5.6cm off my tummy alone!  I like it as I’m losing body fat but have not changed any lifestyle yet.

Phone: 03 929 1469
174 Princes Street
Dunedin, Otago