Body Wraps - Do They Work???Thursday, August 29, 2013
I wanted to see what all the hype was with Body Wraps so I thought why not and booked myself in for one. I thought I would go into a little about the body wrap procedure before I tell you about my experience.
What Is a Body Wrap?
A body Wrap is a Spa treatment which became popular in the 1980s and 90s. When body wraps were first offered decades ago, linen sheets were used. The wraps were then mostly called herbal wraps. Body wraps is a term that came to mean more than herbal wraps. Eventually, plastic or thermal blankets replaced the linen sheets.
Although the service varies from spa to spa, body wraps are often done in a darkened room with flickering candles, soft music, and a massage table.
Some spas promote body wraps as a relaxing, moisturizing treat.
Others, though, tout specific body wraps as a way to detoxify, slim down, or deal with cellulite claims that may go too far.
Body Wrap Options
There are many different body wraps, but these are a few;
· Moisturizing, which uses a variety of lotions and ingredients
· Detox, which includes ingredients such as seaweed or mud that have more ''pulling'' action, according to Ellis
· Slimming that use smaller strips of material wrapped tightly
· Cellulite, which typically uses herbal remedies
Can a Body Wrap Detox?
The claim sounds good. But doctors say it's unsupported. There's never been any real scientific evidence that body wraps pull out toxins or purify your body in any way.
Can a Body Wrap Slim You?
As for slimming wraps, any loss of inches is going to be temporary. Wraps cannot take the place of a healthy diet and Exercise. Boo!!!!
But if you're trying to look good for a day at the beach on your honeymoon, temporary improvement may be good enough to make you feel your best.
Can a Body Wrap Banish Cellulite?
Cellulite body wraps won't take away the dimpled skin but the appearance can be better.
So here is my conclusion
I opted for a detoxing wrap as I was going to a wedding and I took a pair of tight jeans with me and thought if I can get into them easily afterward then I was worth it.
When I got there finally after arriving at the old salon as wasn’t made aware they had moved so had a 25 minute walk as didn’t know any taxi numbers. I arrived rather sweaty and ready for a relaxing experience.
It was a lovely clean room with just a massage table and a side board full of products and a mirror. She started by taking my measurements so I was stood in little thong pants and a bra and it was pretty cold as it was the end of winter start of spring. She wrote them all down and then it was time to start mummifying me. She put on a thick clay like product all over my body legs and arms and wrapped me up bandages and cling film. I than had to get on the bed which proved difficult but funny and she then wraped me in a foil blanket and a nice warm normal blanket too to keep the warmth in.
She turned the lights down told me to relax for the next hour. A nice little extra was that she gave me a mini facial while I was laid there too which lasted about 20 minutes so I felt like I was being pampered. She then left the room and left me to relax for the further 40 minutes.
Im a fidgety person and after about 30 minutes I was fighting myself to not take my hands out of the blanket to itch my face and moving my legs so they wasn’t touching. But I managed to last the full hours and then she came in to release me.
She took all the bandages off and gave me a small wipe down saying it would carry on working through the night if I didn’t wash it all off.
Then for the exciting bit the measuring….. I lost 9.5 inches altogether off all my body combined and the real test was when I put on my jeans and wow they fit perfectly. I instantly felt a lot better also i did notice my cellulite look a lot less noticeable too.
I have to say though it only lasted about a week before I started to see my body changing again but would have one again for a special occasion in the future as it makes you a lot more confident.
Has anyone else had one of these procedures???
What are your thoughts????