You’re due to attend a special event and you’ve got just the right dress sitting in your closet but lo and behold when you put it on you discover that your about an inch bigger than the dress. Rather than panicking you talk to a few friends who recommend you have a body wrap to lose the extra inch.
There’s a substantial difference between quick fixes that offer you to lose weight overnight (usually by shedding water weight) and losing inches in short periods of time – and a body wrap is just that – a way to lose inches.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that application of a body wrap is going to help you lose ten pounds tomorrow – it’s simply not going to happen – instead a body wrap can help you lose an inch or two in a short period of time when properly performed.
The theory behind a body wrap is pretty simple and straightforward. A body wrap removes toxins from your body and flushes them out when you drink water. A body wrap is best performed in a spa by a qualified person (massage therapist or esthetician).
Body wrap materials are as varied as the claims that some people make about them though the most common are:
A) Clay – no, it’s not play dough – instead it is ‘sea clay’ which is slathered all over your body and allowed to dry;
B) Seaweed – again seaweed is ground up and made into a paste and applied to your body like a mask
Once the body wrap material is placed on your body, you are wrapped up like a cocoon using a variety of materials ranging from basic plastic to elastic.
Benefits of a Body Wrap
If you’re interesting in shedding just a few temporary inches the body wrap may be the ideal solution for you. Even for a temporary solution with careful attention to detail, a body wrap has no immediate side effects (unless you develop an allergy to the materials) and is not permanent. Since you are not ingesting anything you have no risk to your health as a result of a body wrap either. This non-surgical approach to losing an inch, or two, or three might be the right answer for you especially if you’ve got a special event coming up!
In addition to the ‘inch’ loss that you might see from a body wrap, the additional benefits are easy: a body wrap done in a spa may be accompanied by a massage which can be extremely relaxing and can help reduce stress and in addition the creams that are often used after a body wrap can leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple.
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