Every year millions of body conscious consumers go under the knife in hopes of looking slimmer and shapely. Costs for plastic surgery can be staggering, and many of us are looking for natural alternatives to lose weight, fight cellulite or tone our bodies.
What is a Body Wrap?
Body Wraps are one alternative to plastic surgery. Recommended by many spas to help shrink inches, detox or fight cellulite, loyal consumers insist they feel wonderful and are pleased with the results. This natural alternative to plastic surgery involves several steps including wrapping the body in plastic and bringing the body temperature up before reducing it for a cooling off period.
How Should I Prepare?
I’m not partial to a long massage, but a massage prior to a wrap treatment is offered by many spas to relax and prepare the body. Make sure to discuss with your spa what your options are and what will be expected of you the day you arrive. More than likely, you will be asked to bring a clean change of underclothes or a two-piece swimsuit. If you shower, use a clear soap and don’t apply any lotions to your skin. Some spas suggest you avoid salty foods, vinegar and alcohol. Don’t forget to relay information if you have any allergies. Most skin applications are all natural and contain ingredients from around the world. Share any medical information that might be pertinent to your treatment to avoid allergic reactions.
What Can I Expect?
To prepare your body for a wrap, the skin is treated with moisturizers, soothers, clay or other detoxifying ingredients. Some may offer a pre-wrap scrub to exfoliate. You will then be wrapped literally in plastic sheets, tightly, and covered with thermal blankets to induce sweating thus purifying the skin. Wrapped and left for up to a half hour to aid in sweating out those impurities, spas will usually attempt to provide a calming environment with dimmed lights, candles and relaxing music. Most who experience a wrap say the claustrophobia is fleeting but worth it. After your treatment time, the wrap is removed, and the therapist will direct you to a shower or wash off your body for you as you rest, relax and cool off. A moisturizing treatment follows to nourish the skin.
What Are the Results?
Clients who enjoy a relaxing body wrap usually lose a few inches around their bodies, especially in the waist and thigh areas. The effects generally last from a few days to a week the first time. Satisfied customers at spas everywhere love the idea of a body wrap as an alternative to plastic surgery. I know I do!
Get the Same Results at Home for Less
The great thing about our It Works Body Wraps is that you can achieve similar (if not better) results at home.? Our natural body applicators are easy to use, mess free and inexpensive.? You can purchase a box of for retail or receive wholesale pricing when you enroll as a loyal customer. Click here for more information. Sources: www.webmd.com Anitra Brown, Spa Guide at About.com Path of Life Wellness Center