Are Body Wraps a good liposuction alternative
Achieving weight loss through body wraps is not only possible but inexpensively done. The ideal of body wraps is to remove toxins from the body and thus make you look both younger and healthier. It will clean the skin, restore minerals, soften the skin and reduce minor joint pains. Many spas will do these body wraps, which typically last one hour for around $40, but you can do them in the comfort of your home for a fraction of the cost. Before attempting to do a body wrap, you must take a warm shower before the procedure, to open the pores up.
Body wraps will help you to lose the weight and inches, but it should be noted that this reduction will be temporary and then the at home treatment will need to be redone. Body wraps are great for both men and women and thankfully body wraps are simple enough to do that even a teenager can apply them. Body wraps can be a good alternative to liposuction.
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. Also try and avoid all caffeine, soft drinks, fried foods and sugar.
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.
Here are the things needed for an at home body wrap:
- Massage table or a flat table to use
- Crock Pot
- 10 cotton cloths or ace bandages with clasp pins
- 1 large roll of plastic
- Wool blanket
- Heating pad
- Sea salt for the body scrub
- Moisturizer to use after the body wrap
- Cotton Robe
Applying a body wrap at home is not as daunting a task as it may sound. The steps are simple:
- Take extra strips of plastic and cover the furniture and carpet around the working table area.
- On the massage table, place a heating pad and let it warm for thirty minutes prior to the body wrap and then place a wool blanket on top.
- Cut two large pieces of plastic, the size of the blanket.
- Place the cloths in water and then wring out the excess water. Place them folded in a heated crock pot.
- Warm about half a gallon of purified or distilled water in a stainless steel bucket or tub.
- Add all of the ingredients to be used and mix. Allow the mixture to cool until it is comfortable to touch all the way through.
- Beginning at the feet and ankles vigorously start scrubbing the body and exfoliating the skin with the sea salt mixture. Cover the entire body.
- Using a wrapping cloth or ace bandages wrap the body and leave on for one hour.
- After removing the wrap, moisturize the entire body and wrap in plastic. Wait ten minutes and then take a cool to warm bath to cleanse the skin.
- Wait one to two days, and then take a hot shower. This also helps remove the last of the toxins.
- 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. It is one of the many lipo alternatives you may consider exploring.