Bodywraps

  • Body Wraps for Weight Loss

    Body wraps are fast becoming a popular weight loss technique available for people having problems with troublesome cellulite deposits. According to medical experts, it is possible to lose up to several inches in your waistline during a single body wrap session. More so, if and when combined effectively with proper diet and continuous exercise, patients will achieve better results – temporary results that is.

    Historically, body wraps are done by wrapping tight bandages or plastic around the body in order to achieve a quick fix to weight problems through vasodilation – a temporary way of losing weight or at least, a temporary way of making you look slimmer. Today, body wraps are more like spa treatments and are done with moisturizers such as lotion, cream and even natural ones like algae, seaweeds and eucalyptus among others. Body wraps for weight loss and body trimming has become a lot milder and more appealing.

    The main idea behind the body wrap procedure is that it aims to get rid of harmful toxins that make it hard for you to lose weight. If you are a chain smoker or consume alcoholic and caffeinated drinks on a regular basis, losing weight can be an uphill climb. That is why natural weight loss and trimming procedures such as body wraps are idea for people with high volumes of toxins in the body.

    Basically, a single body wrap session is done in an hour or two or in some instances up to a full three hours (if special procedures and situation require). Before the actual body wrap, certain measurements will be taken in the several spots surrounding the area where the body wrap will be applied. After which natural mixtures and moisturizers is applied evenly in the patient’s body.

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  • Herbal Body Wraps: A Liposuction Alternative

    Body wraps are a relaxing,  warm way to melt away unwanted inches and reduce the appearance of cellulite. They also improve the look and feel of skin, making it appear healthier and younger. Body wraps have both therapeutic and cosmetic benefits for most people, but one should beware of overdoing it (like most types of skin treatments). In addition, watch out for allergic reactions, and always ask what ingredients are in the wrap before allowing it to be applied.

    Herbal body wraps contain additional herbs and essential oils that help open the pores and remove toxins and loosen excess fluids from the skin. They can be done in a spa (for around $40 a treatment hour) or at home (for a fraction of the cost), depending on how comfortable one is with preparing the mixture and applying it to the skin.

    Essential oils are important to an herbal body wrap, and cause marked improvement in the skin. If done correctly, an herbal body wrap can reduce up to 20 inches, depending on the person. The types of oils typically used include:

    • Lavender
    • Sage or rosemary
    • Lemon or lemongrass
    • Sandalwood
    • Olive oil
    • Grapefruit

    Herbs are, of course, what gives the herbal body wrap its name and can usually be used individually or in combination. While it is not vital to add an herb or herb mixture to the wrap to make it successful, it can be helpful and can improve the overall effectiveness of the herbal body wrap. Typically used herbs:

    • Alfalfa leaf or leaf powder
    • Ground basil
    • Chamomile powder
    • Rose petals or rose petal powder
    • Rosehips or rosehip powder

    Experts recommend staying wrapped in the chosen mixture for between 45 and 60 minutes, followed by a cool or warm bath. Many people choose to lie in the bathtub while letting the mixture soak, as it is very messy. It is important to avoid fatty foods, caffeine, alcohol, fried food, sodas, and similar items for at least 48 hours after the herbal body wrap to maximize results.

    Herbal body wraps can be an excellent way to shed those inches, but remember that an improper diet and lack of exercise will cause the inches to come back quickly. While the herbal body wraps are effective, they will not solve underlying issues with weight gain or water retention, and one should always seek the opinion of a doctor or spa professional before attempting to do a wrap from home.

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  • Cellulite Reducing Body Wraps

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    Body wraps are quickly becoming a very popular and effective way to shed excess inches and reduce the appearance of cellulite while cleansing the skin and opening the pores. The debate is still open as to whether these wraps work for prolonged periods of time or not, but, like many fads, it is mostly the opinion of the user that matters. If it works, people will continue to do it until it no longer works. If it does not work, they will normally not try the process again.

    A cellulite body wrap contains many of the same ingredients as the average body wrap. This includes clay or similar substance, essential oils, seaweed or algae, aloe vera, and like substances. The ingredients are combined to form a paste that can be brushed onto certain parts of the body, such as the legs, stomach, arms and chest, or used on the whole body for maximum effect.

    Cellulite builds up due to circulation problems, eating/drinking habits, and accumulation of waste products in the body due to various reasons. Women typically suffer worse from cellulite and cellulite-related problems than men, but the problem can affect anyone with excess fluids and waste products. Body wraps help remove inches and reduce the cellulite by flushing out these fluids and opening the pores of the skin. The wrap’s material absorbs the waste material and excess fluids, and inches are taken off the body in massive quantities. However, experts warn that improper diet and lack of exercise will cause the fluids to return quickly, necessitating another wrap.

    Cellulite body wraps work by stimulating the blood flow and breaking down the fatty material that causes cellulite. Ingredients such as algae help remove toxins from the skin and create a healthier appearance overall for the area wrapped. Many spas combine the cellulite body wrap with a relaxing massage or aromatherapy session for maximum relaxation and results.

    One warning has been issued for those seeking or considering a cellulite wrap: It is important to allow a professional to either supervise or complete the cellulite wrap to avoid complications.

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  • Weight Loss Body Wraps at Home

    One of the latest crazes in weight loss and losing stubborn inches is the body wrap. Many spas and similar places offer body wraps with a variety of materials, each boasting how many inches they remove, how much cellulite they take off, or how they repair/cleanse the skin. However, most of these spa treatments have a rather hefty price tag and most must be booked far in advance, making them inconvenient at best for a working man or woman.

    Thankfully, body wraps can now be completed at home. One simple recipe calls only for clay and salt, although more difficult wraps also add herbs, nutritive additives, and essential oils. Experts recommend bathing before the wrap, and drinking additional glasses of water both before and after the wrap in order to maximize the results.

    A body wrap works by absorbing excess fluids and contaminants from your skin and compressing them away. The wraps help open the pores so that the wrap can then absorb what is flushed out. It is important to note, however, that the better a particular body wrap works the drier one’s skin will be for the first 48 hours or so after it is complete.

    Applying a body wrap at home is not as daunting a task as it may sound. The steps are simple:

    1. First, warm about half a gallon of purified or distilled water in a stainless steel bucket or tub.
    2. Add all of the ingredients to be used and mix.
    3. Allow the mixture to cool until it is comfortable to touch all the way through.
    4. When choosing what room to use for application, always keep in mind that a room with a fan or air conditioner running will cause one to get cold while applying the mixture.
    5. Saturate the sheet (or whatever is used as a wrap) in the mixture, and begin applying at the ankles. The wrap should remain for one hour.
    6. After removing the wrap, take a cool to warm bath to cleanse the skin.
    7. Wait one to two days, and then take a hot shower. This also helps remove the last of the toxins.
    8. Repeat as desired.

    Body wraps do not simply absorb the body’s excess water weight and thus remove inches; they also flush out harmful toxins and cellulite, making the general appearance of the skin more healthy and young. It is possible to lose as many as 20 inches from one wrap session.

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