Body Wraps…What are they, and do they work?

Do you have unwanted cellulite, or are you wanting to drop a few inches and looking for the way to go about it? What do you do? I can answer this for you in 2 words…”body Wrap!” What is body wrapping and how does it work? Most women I talk to always want to know if they will notice a difference. I’ve often wondered that myself until recently, a coworker went in for a body wrap and was excited to see how many inches she dropped in a matter of hours! She was so pleased with the terrific results that she bought a package to go back! Let’s face it, we women love to get pampered but rarely ever take the time to pamper ourselves.

We get caught in the hustle and bustle of family, work, and everything else that we often neglect ourselves. As a younger mother when my children were young I never did anything for “me” because I was too busy playing the role of mommy and wife. In society today, we tend to have a new spin or outlook (if you will) and finally us moms are making “me” time! Going to the spa or salon for a body wrap will make you feel so much better, and it is relaxing for a few hours. Every woman needs to feel good! Many spas and salons offer a process called “body wrapping.” This procedure claims to remove inches from the waist, thighs, hips or other parts of the body.

Tell me,…who doesn’t think that sounds amazing? The process includes the use of special wraps or clothing and can sometimes be used with special lotions or creams that are applied to the skin. Customers are usually told that they can lose “inches” as opposed to pounds and that fat will melt away bringing about a loss of inches in about an hour. One of the claims is that wrapping will work because cellulite is “water logged fatty tissue.”

What do these wraps consist of? Some are plastic or rubber garments worn around the waist, some cover the waist, hips and thighs, and others cover nearly the entire body. Some are to be worn while carrying out routine activities, others while exercising, and some while sleeping. One is inflated with air from a vacuum cleaner. Another uses an electric hair dryer to blow in warm air. Some are used after a cream, gel or lotion is applied or after the wrap is soaked in a solution. The garments and wraps, with or without lotions and creams, say that they reduce body dimensions by removing fluids.

Most medical experts agree that such treatment will cause a loss of inches and perhaps pounds due to profuse perspiration. But the reductions are temporary. The fluid is soon replaced by drinking or eating. Remember, rapid and excessive fluid loss is potentially dangerous because it can bring on severe dehydration and can upset the balance of important electrolytes in the body. Reputable spas are aware of any potential hazards such as this, so do your homework and select a spa with a good reputation. Some people have tried using “plastic wrap” as body wrap material. In fact, that was a very popular practice several decades ago.

Body wrapping has evolved since those days, becoming much more sophisticated. Prices for a body wrap range anywhere from $40 an hour up to as much as several thousand dollars at some of the upscale spas. Some advertising claims that body wrapping will eliminate, or at the least reduce, cellulite but we’ll leave that up to you to determine. What we can tell you is that visiting a spa or salon for body wrapping may be a wonderfully rejuvenating experience, leaving you rested, relaxed and refreshed. Isn’t it about time you did something for you? Help to achieve inch loss, cellulite reduction and improves the appearance of skin tone. Using a unique blend of essential oils and the traditional method of bandage compression, the treatment removes toxins from the fatty tissue and creates a loss of inches around the body contours.The results could mean that you drop a dress size!! If the surface of the skin is bumpy and uneven from cellulite, the contour wrap will smooth out the skin’s surface and dramatically improve its appearance. This can be a great confidence booster for you to show your legs off in the summer.

How long does it last? This is up to you. If you follow the after care and advice given to you from your therapist, the inch loss can last up to 28 days. The quicker you put the toxins back into your diet the quicker the inches creep back on. Healthy eating will result in a longer lasting inch loss. It is a myth that if you have a glass of water after the treatment, you put the inches back on. What should I expect? Expect to wear a bikini so the treatment can be applied to the whole body Expect that you may not be able to have the treatment due to contra-indications-please consult your therapists before booking Expect to follow strict after care advice at home after the treatment Prepare to be wrapped in bandages and to relax for one hour Please shower before coming to the clinic for this treatment. The therapist will carry out skin brushing to prepare your skin for this treatment.  Isn’t it time to pamper you?




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