There are essentially two types of body wraps in the salon
industry; those that
create inch loss through water loss or dehydration and
"hydrating wraps" that don't make you sweat. Dehydrating wraps
usually involve some form of plastic
wrap, heat blanket, or "sauna
suit" and, like their name suggests, these wraps cause you to
essentially sweat off the inches. As you might expect, these
inches usually return within hours, as soon as you
What you should know before getting a body wrap:
The BeautyWrap is a mineral-saturated compression body wrap; you
won't sweat at all during the process. Our Infinity, Serenity, and Vitality
wraps create visible inch loss by stimulating the
of lymphatic drainage, where toxins and fatty acids from
your cells are released into the capillaries and eliminated
along with the body's waste through the body's lymphatic system;
similar to MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) techniques used in advanced forms of massage therapy.
Unlike dehydrating wraps, drinking water before our wraps is recommended, to facilitate the process
of detoxification. While the immediate results of
compression wraps may not be as dramatic as what can be achieved
through dehydration, the results with our wraps will be much more long-lasting.
you really lose inches?
Inch loss with any body wrap
significantly influenced by your total percentage of body fat,
with body types having over 30% body fat
achieving the most dramatic results. In general, those with at least 20% or greater body fat will typically look 6 -
20 inches slimmer after their first wrap. For the lymphatic
drainage process to be effective, the whole body must be
wrapped by a trained wrap technician. This is also why "spot
wraps" (wrapping just one part of the body) are ineffective
and create only temporary, if any, inch loss.
How can you be sure the inch loss isn't just water loss?
As explained earlier, unlike wraps that raise your body
temperature causing you to sweat, you won't sweat at all
during the BeautyWrap process. In fact, you'll be
cool for the better part of an hour. Our breathable wrap wear is specifically designed
NOT to make you sweat, but to help you retain core body heat and
keep you from getting too cool during the hour-long process.
Can you lose weight with a BeautyWrap?
A slimmer appearance, not weight loss, is what the
BeautyWrap is designed for. However, it's actually not uncommon to
loss a few pounds during your wrap, so any weight you lose
in the process is a bonus.
wraps will it take to meet your goals?
It generally takes about 10 wraps to appear a dress size smaller. To
maximize the results, you should schedule a wrap once a
week, until your objectives and goals are met. From that
point on, maintenance wraps are recommended about once a
month. For special occasions, such as weddings, multiple
wraps in a day will give you dramatic results in a single
What does the BeautyWrap do for skin?
Your skin will appear smoother and tighter after even your
first wrap. You can expect to
experience the firming and lifting effects all
over, but particularly in the areas of the
mid-section, buttocks, hips, thighs, and upper arms. The results you
achieve on all subsequent wraps should be fairly consistent
with those of your first wrap. Many BeautyWrap
clients see particularly dramatic results after weight loss
Can the BeautyWrap help with a double-chin or sagging jaw line?
Yes it can. Part of the BeautyWrap process can involve wrapping
the face. The same tightening and toning process that helps
your entire body also helps these problem areas on your
face. See more...
Is body wrapping just a fad or craze?
The art of body wrapping has actually been around for centuries. Ancient Egyptians used
aromatic, herb-infused compresses, and
body wrap supplies of that era consisted of papyrus leaves steeped
in natural, detoxifying ingredients, applied warm to the
skin. After becoming popular in Europe in the early 60s, co-ed
body wrap salons began springing up in Hollywood. Mainstream
grew in the last decade with national media attention from popular daytime talk
The benefits go beyond inch loss:
With the focus shifting from just weight loss to
prevention and fitness, people are now looking for
natural ways to jump start their diet, detoxify their bodies, or
alternative to other wellness or fitness
activities. Body wraps can be great for relaxation or stress
relief, to help increase circulation, soothe muscles and
joints, and have even been found effective in easing
In the last decade, massage therapy practices and med spa numbers have soared as they've
added body wraps to their menu of services. And as of 2006,
lower lumbar compression wraps can even be
covered by most health insurance policies; making it even easier to
make the BeautyWrap a key component in your anti-aging program.