“ Type: Firming Product „
My local salon was offering a buy one get one free body contour body wrap.I went into the salon, but was told the offer had finished but i could still have the offer,but as she was busy she would not be able to take all the body measurement's.That was no problem to me as i could take my own.I had my first treatment followed all the guideline's re eating n drinking and exercise.I took measurement's the next day.NO DIFFERENT,on my second wrap i stated to beautician that i had not lost even 1cm.Her reply was "Well i did not measure you (what has she got a "special" tape measure!!! Also i may not have any toxin's in my body!!! What a load of bull. I wasted my money.am so amazed at other review's.I wasted time and money :( :(
Guam Seaweed Mud Body Wrap. I have been using this product for years now - I have lost a lot of weight (4st) and have been using it during my weight loss on my thighs and tummy (I used the tummy formula as well just for the stomach area - it shrinks and tones up the skin welll) and have to say it did its job. I have hardly any saggy skin, my legs are smooth, my bum is very nice and firm, i got rid of cellulite. I got mine from shimmerfx.com as they have always given me a fantastic service and very helpful when discussing alternative products.
I know about healthy eating, safe de-tox,the benefits of regular exercise etc etc - over the years I've watched so many programmes, read so many articles and books that I'm sure I could have written a guide to being slim myself!
Do I do everything I should ? - no!
Earlier this week I felt really fat around the middle and remembered I had some bodywrap sachets left....
I bought this pack about 2 years ago from QVC as I like their 30 day money back guarantee.
The product is called 'shapechangers' and I'm pretty sure I bought the pack for £18 plus £2.95 p&p.
When the plastic container arrived it contained 2 bandages - well sealed, a DVD and 10 sachets of detox clay - all you need for 10 bodywraps. The shelf-life is good as I used another one this week.
The fragrances include classic, chocolate, orange and rose.
The ingredients are listed on the reverse of each pack - very long so I'll just give you the gist - bentonite,tocopheryl acetate, aloe barbadensis... (see what I mean?!)
I didn't need to watch the DVD as the demo on QVC was so comprehensive.
Basically all you do is measure the area with tape measure
1. boil kettle
2. soak bandages in bowl & one sachet for about 30 mins
3.wrap bandages around required area (tum in my case!)
4. Cover with towel or punctured cling film
5. Leave for an hour
then remove bandages
there's a lovely soft feel to the skin & it smells lovely. No rinising or anything to do except measure yourself.
I lost 2" off the middle of my tum & 1" off the top - not bad in a hour eh?
They advise you drink water afterwards & this helps detox and inch loss over the next day or so.
It has stayed off for 4 days now so will prob use another 1 tomorrow to see if I can lose a bit more?
I looked totally stupid but who hey who cares??
MUCH cheaper & more private than a salon!
I avoided the salons and got an at home wrap from fatlossbodywrap.com and it was easy to apply and came with a dvd as well. I was amazed with the rapid results!
I measured and then applied the wrap. after 45 mins or so I removed it and rubbed the remaining jell into my skin. Then measured again.. Wow I lost 2 and a half inches.
I told my friends and we are all losing inches at home without all the cost and worry of a salon.
I think it is the results that matter. I save money over the salons as well. The price is far less than I would pay in a salon and I can wrap more often.
I never thought this wrap stuff would work for me. I am really happy that I tried it and I plan on continuing to keep using these fat loss body wraps as they not only help me lose inches, they also help tighten and tone my skin along the way.
What a load of old junk!!The girl measured me first - not sure how accurately though. After the hour when she re-measured me I could see her trying to fix it so that surprise -I lost 15cm all over which is the minimum amount to lose before they give you it free.It's a waste of time and money if you ask me.Maybe better if you're really big to begin with.
I was given a beauty treatment voucher as a gift and noticed that my local salon offered body wraps. I had heard of these and decided to give it a try, after all it wasnt going to cost me anything and since I didnt want long plastic nails, spray tanning, body painting, tooth gems, make-up or a new hair-style, there wasnt much left to spend my voucher on. I was going to a wedding a few days later so anything that could help me look a little bit slimmer was a bonus.
Body wraps are advertised as a way of losing inches from various parts of your body. They promise to firm up and reduce your dress size. This is done by wrapping you in a treatment formula and allowing you to relax while it works on your pores.
I made the appointment and was advised that I should allow around two hours to get the best out of the treatment (I had opted for the aftercare massage too). I arrived for my appointment and after I had read the welcome brochure and signed the obligatory form, which absolved the salon of any blame as a result of any allergies or skin complaints while using the product, I was whisked away into the treatment room.
I looked around at a mud filled bowl and a whole lot of crepe type bandages, wondering what was to become of me, surely this was some sort of joke. Well, it wasnt. I was given a nice fluffy robe, a pair of towelling flip-flops and a pair of disposible knickers. I was asked to strip down and put on the knickers then wait to be measured .in otherwords, just leave your dignity at the door madam and pick it up on the way out .The beautician arrived and I stood awaiting the measurements. She measured my calves, thighs, hips, stomach, waist and bust, taking note of each measurement and marking me with her pen so that she could ensure that she would measure in the same place after the treatment. I did notice that she held the tape measure quite loosely with this first round of measurements. She reckoned that I didnt have much to lose but that the treatment would just firm everything up. By this time I was beginning to feel like I was a side of meat marked up for slicing along all the pen marks.
Next came the wrap part. The mud that I had spotted earlier was slightly warm and had a kind of anticeptic, sulphur,seaweed scent .not the nicest smell in the world but at a distance it wasnt too bad. However, when the bandages were dipped in it and they were then placed on my skin, the smell was quite pungent. One thing that I found out was that the salon makes this potion up from a mix of powders and water (at least this one did) so I kept my fingers crossed that they had the mix right.
There then followed about 25 mins where I was swathed in muddy crepe bandages, from neck to ankle. Just when I thought it couldnt get any worse, I was asked to climb into a plastic/nylon type jumpsuit. By now I was resembling the Michelin Man and had to laugh when the beautician asked me to lie down ..just how was I supposed to do that? I couldnt bend in the middle or bend my knees, I could just about jump to the treatment table. There then followed some funny antics as I tried to get onto the table but eventually I managed. I had to lie there for a 45 minute period. Reading was impossible as I couldnt bend my arms, I was told to drink plenty of fluid, so requested a straw and managed to move my head to the side to do that. Thinking about sleeping, I closed my eyes and then realised that the mud was getting warmer, then it got even warmer, then it reached only just bearably hot. I was getting concerned that I was having a reaction to the mudbath and called the beautician who assured me that it was perfectly normal. So I lay there for 45mins, in a puddle of mud, sweating it out, wondering when the bandages would become too tight with all the swelling. It was the longest 45minutes of my life.
When the time was up, I was asked to stand (the bandages had softened or stretched so that made it a bit easier) and the bandages were peeled off. I dont know what I expected but when they were removed I resembled a swamp monster with bits of mud stuck all over my body ohh and the red face from all the heat really did add to the attraction.
I was asked to take a shower and come back for measuring. Hmmm, skin certainly felt softer, even with the sieve effect of the bandages and now for the measuring .well, on paper it looked impressive:
2inches off my thighs
3 inches off my hips
2 inches off my waist
1.5 inches off my bust
Wonder treatment or what!!!!! However, I did notice that the measuring tape was a pulled a bit tighter this time, so I am not totally convinced that I had lost so many inches. I then had the follow-up massage which I would totally recommend and got changed to go home.
Well, my clothes felt a little bit looser but then I am sure that I had lost so much water through sweating it out in the bandages. Skin certainly felt much smoother but then it would, from all the sweating and pore cleansing, not to mention the massage. The outfit that I had bought for the wedding was quite floaty and loose anyway, so I couldnt really judge by that. I am not sure what the body wrap did for me but at least the smell washed off quickly.
Would I do it again? hmmm, I dont think so, it was just too uncomfortable. Although I might if I had a voucher and didnt want any other treatments, I certainly dont think it is something I would willingly pay for. I cant really recommend it unless you like the thought of dressing up as a Michelin Man and lying in a hot mudbath for an hour. Personally I would forget that part and go straight for the massage
I'm going to make this as brief as possible so as not to bore you too much! Yesterday I went into a beauty salon in Carlow Ireland to get a sea weed body wrap, I'd read about them on here and thought I'd give it a whirl. The process wasnt as embarrassing as I thought it would be... the worst was stripping down to undies but as the beautician said "we're all women"??? (Like I hadnt noticed!) Next she measured me, this is where I had a freak attack when she told me my stomach was 72.... I was thinkin inches she was talking centremeters. Once she'd finished measuring me, she and another beauticien began to paint me in this brown goo also known as sea weed. The seaweed stank of the sea, which I suppose is nice when your sunning it on a tropical island but when your stuffed in a tiny room almost naked, boiling hot with two women painting you the smell isnt all that nice. Ok, so then they get these bandages and wrapped them around me untill my blood stopped and i couldnt move my legs, i was then lifted onto the bed and told to relax. Relax!!!! With my arms pulsating and the smell of hot warm sea weed? I think not....so the lady gave me a magazine and left it on my lap, she also left me a bell should i need anything. A few min later I got extremley bored trying to relax, so i went to pick up the magazine only I couldnt move due to the bandages being too tight, I eventuallt managed to move the mag far enough up me to flick the pages with my fingers, but with the angle I was left at I couldnt see the bottom half of the mag! <-- completlet irrelevent but was funny at the time!! After what seemed like a century the lady cam in and told me to go down to the shower room, now picture this, I'm trying to get into the shower and the ladys just stood there and wont leave! The only way I could get her to leave was by pretending to get into the shower with undies on, t
o that she just left the room, I jumped out of shower locked the door and had a proper private shower. After everything was cleaned off the lady came back and measured me again, nothing drastic 6 cms in total! It's not a lot, but not bad seeing is all i did was lie down for an hour, and with the sea weed my skin is really soft. ****************************************** If anyone else knows of any good weight loss things like the body wrap I'd love to hear from you
I have had quite a few different types of body wrap in my time and it has always been the same old thing; Having warm mud slapped on you, then being wrapped up in cold bandages. This feels lovely at first but then you have to put on a plastic tracksuit and wait around for an hour, for the treatment to take effect. The bandages get very cold and the mud goes hard - not very comortable! But I have discovered a body wrap with a difference! *The Elemis Aromaspa!* Elemis is an active treatment range based on aromatherapy, so basically all of their treatments are very holistic - and smell good too! They do not test on animals and only use premium grade essential oils, so that you get the best results from the treatment. The Aromaspa body wrap doesn't involve any bandages or cling film, in fact the whole process is very relaxing. When I arrived at the salon, I was given some disposable knickers and a fluffy white gown to get changed into. I was the taken down to the consultation room where the therapist asked me questions about my lifestyle, skin type and general health. This helped her to determine if the treatment was suitable and what would be best to use on me. She explained the treatment as a body detox rather than a wrap, as the essential oils stimulate the body to detox. She said not to expect an inch loss as this is not what the treatment is designed for - so none of that embarrasing measuring! I had said that my main concern was to detox, so she used the Cellutox oils, which were a mixture of Lemon and Lime to give the body a boost. The treatment started off with body brushing - to boost circulation, then a body toner was applied all over to cleanse. A cellulite cream was then massaged into my stoumach and thighs. The therapist then mixed up the body mask, which was warm green gunk: a base of Sage Fucuus Puree(!) which is some sea algae or another and the cellutox formula. She smothered me in the woderfully warm, deliciou
s smelling green gunk then wrapped me in tin foil. A warm towel was then placed over this, followed by a duvet - very snug! Whilst the mask was working the therapist gave me a wonderful foot massage with a warm oil. I then had to shower off the mud and be wrapped in a clean peice of tin foil to 'sweat out' the toxins. During my sweating out time, the therapist gave me a wonderful scalp massage. The treatment doesn't stop there... After you've showered again the therapist massages you with a warm oil appropriate to the treatment. Ahh bliss............. You have to drink plenty of water after the treatment to help flush the toxins out, and they recommend eating healthy foods for the next few days. I found that directly after the treatment I had a few red blothces on my back, but apparently they were just where toxins were being released and they went fter a few hours. The next day I felt very refreshed.
Feeling fat, out of shape or lumpy and want to tone up that skin, kick start your diet and lose a few inches to get into that sexy little black number? Well look no further than a Full Body Wrap. I lost 13.5 inches after my first wrap and 9.5 inches after my second wrap. I'm 1/4 of an inch away from losing a dress size on my top half. My skin feels lovely and more toned and it had also helped me to kick start my diet, as I have lost 3lbs too! UPDATE: I have now had my 3rd body wrap and this time lost 6 1/8 inches. My total loss is 29 1/8 inches! I wondered if it would stay off or, like my fiance reckons, go back on as it has to go somewhere in his mind. BUT, I recently visited John Lewis's to get fitted for some new bras and I used to always be a 36. The fitter now informs me that I measure 34. I can only say I'm thrilled! Here's what happened... I was feeling pretty low after my diet had ground to a halt six months down the line and was searching for some sort of treatment that would give me and my body a boost. I read an article in my local paper about this body wrap and thought I'd give it a try. Now I'll admit that it isn't cheap - I got in on a special which did 3 wraps for the price of 2 at £90 - so it's worked out only slightly more expensive than a facial. It would be £45 per wrap at normal price. Now what does it involve? Well firstly you have to take a spare pair of knickers and a towel with you for after the treatment. You are then asked to fill in a medical form and are shown into a cubicle where you undress (except for your knickers) and then pop onto the scales to record your current weight. It's a good idea to go for a wee prior to the next bit as when you are wrapped you can't go for about 1hr 15mins. On returning to the cubicle the person wrapping you then takes several measurements of your body, starting from your chest and finishi
ng at your ankles and wrists. To make sure that they always get the same readings, you have to stand with your hands behind your head for upper body measurements. To ensure that the next time you come the measurements are taken in the same place, they measure how far up from the floor each pen mark is to enable accurate measurement. Now comes the fun part! In a large sink looking basin is a murky brown liquid. This is the mineral clay solution in which are lots of elastic bandages soaking ready for application. They are in warm water so you don't have to worry about freezing whilst they are being applied. The bandages are applied from shoulders to ankle and if necessary around the chin area. I have to admit that you look pretty much like an Egyptian Mummy once the process is finished. I made the mistake of telling my children what happened when I had this done and then promptly regretted it when they laughed hysterically and threatened to tell their friends. Not a problem you might think but when you also work at the same school it becomes a sensitive subject! Anyway, I digress. Once swathed in these clay soaked bandages, which do not smell nasty at all, you are helped into a rubber tracksuit to help aid the soaking process. You have to wear lovely rubber bootie thing as well! After sitting in this strange attire for an hour, you go back to the cubicle and are unwrapped. You have to be careful when walking back as you may well have a lot of water sloshing in your boots from the bandages. It does get a bit chilly as the bandages come off, but you are covered up with your towel and then asked to dry yourself off and change into your spare knickers. After you have done this you are then measured again on the marks made previously to see how many inches you have lost. They guarantee a minimum of 6 inches on the first wrap. Once the details are recorded, there is an aftercare regime to stick to for 3-4 days to aid co
ntinuing inch loss. They recommend that you drink 3-4 pints of water, lay of tea, coffee and caffeine or drastically cut it back, stay off salt and fried and fatty foods. If you think about it, what is the point of eating all this stuff as it puts back in the toxins that you have just drawn out which causes the inch loss. They also recommend that for the next 3-4 days you shower in just plain water (except for your smelly bits of course!). This is because the clay leaves a residue on your body for these few days which continues to pull out the toxins. Showering using gels and things will only clog up the pores again. They recommend having the wraps about 1 week - 10 days apart and after a course of 3 you are normally 'wrapped up', meaning that they have drawn out as many toxins as they can for now. It is recommended to have one every six months just to keep everything toned and form. The inch loss is guaranteed as long as you don't go putting any weight back on. They say that once you lose 2 inches all over your body then you go down a dress size. I'm half way there losing it on my top half. If you want a bit of a treat I would thoroughly recommend it!
Body treatment and weightloss therapy which aims to promote inch loss around treated areas with a series of treatments.