Body wraps are best performed by a
If you are performing a self body wrap, follow these steps:
What to Wear
Ladies should wear panties and bra or a bathing suit. Men can
Before the wrap. Do not use soaps, lotions or
creams prior to the wrap. Our body washes contain no pore clogging ingredients
and will clean and open the pores to be ready for the body wrap solution. Use
one of our body washes or other non-clogging wash when you shower prior to your
Dry Skin Body Brush. Dry skin brushing
opens the pores, increases circulation and removes dead skin cells. Read
more about dry skin brushing here.
| Performing the Body Wrap
The technique you use for
performing your body wrap will depend on whether you choose to
use bandage wraps or plastic wraps to wrap with. We
will show you both techniques.
Wrapping with bandage wraps
The benefits of wrapping with
bandage wraps is that they apply heat and can provide compression to the
skin to help draw out toxins. And the wraps can be washed (in
hot water) and used again and again.
If you are using the bandage
wraps, you will soak them in water or a body wrap solution prior
to wrapping. Heat the water or solution to 120 degrees F in a
heating unit (this can be a crock pot, roaster, slow cooker, or
even a pot on the stove top). Heat for 30 minutes to allow the
solution to be absorbed into the wraps. Allow the solution to
cool to a temperature that is still hot but tolerable to the
touch. Use tongs to remove the wraps from the heated solution 1
at a time as needed. Wear gloves to wring out the excess water
from the wrap prior to wrapping.
If you are applying clay or mud
prior to wrapping, apply it in a thin layer prior to wrapping.
The Wrapping Process
You can choose to do a full body wrap, a partial body wrap
or spot treatments. Full body wraps start at the
ankle and work upward wrapping the entire body. Partial wraps
start above the knee and wrap to below the chest. Spot wraps can
be used on any area of your body.
|Tips for Wrapping with bandage wraps:
|| Wrap Tension
Various tensions can be used and we suggest choosing the one that
is best for you. Salons and Spas use both compression (adding
tension to the bandage wrap while wrapping) and non-compression
(wrapping will no tension) depending on the type of wraps they
are offering to their clients.
Wrap Towards the Heart
Aloe and Herbal wraps are more commonly performed with
no compression as the heat from the wraps will boost the
absorption of the aloe and/or herbs opening the pores,
allowing the product to penetrate for overall
detoxification, toning and tightening of the skin. The
non-compression wraps are more relaxing and are easier
to perform especially if you are wrapping yourself.
Non-compression are preferred for aroma wraps as they
are designed to produce a positive relaxing and
therapeutic aroma experience.
You should check with your doctor before performing a
compression wrap as some people with medical problems
should not use compression. Compression wraps are
preferred for inch loss wraps for maximum results.
You can combine compression with non-compression by
wrapping with a little more tension over the areas of
the body where you want to focus such as the waist,
hips, buttocks and thighs.
Start your wrap at the ankle and always wrap
from the outside of the body towards the front to ensure that
blood circulation is not impeded. Always start wrapping the
farthest from the heart working toward the heart.
For compression wraps, make sure the lower edge of the wrap crosses the
middle of the previous wrap to eliminate extra pressure on the
skin from bulges.
Twist & Tuck
To secure each wrap firmly, twist the end of the
wrap starting about 2 inches before reaching the end of the
wrap. Twist and tuck into the previous wrap. When coming around
with the wrap make sure that you cover the previous opening.
This will save you time and you will be able you to get out of the wrap safely and effectively.
For compression wraps, use extreme caution when wrapping the four pressure points: Back of the knee joints, Inside top of the legs (groin), Lower Back, Inside of elbows.
Wrapping with Plastic Wrap
Plastic wrap can be used to wrap areas where clay or mud are
applied to the skin. The benefits of using plastic wrap is that
it is easier to use if you are wrapping yourself and you can
still get terrific results. It is also much easier to clean up
because you can simply throw it away when it is removed.
To use plastic wrap, apply the
clay or mud to the area, then wrap with the plastic wrap. Do not
wrap too tightly.
Sample Spot Treatments
All Wrapped Up...
When finished wrapping, put on a sauna suit, a sweat suit, or
cover up with warm covers. Stay in the wraps for at least 60
minutes. To enhance results you can also perform light exercises
(a treadmill, elliptical, vibration machine, etc.) or sit in a
sauna or sauna blanket. The priority is to stay warm but be
cautious of overheating. If you start to feel nauseated or
light-headed, cool down slightly and drink lots of water.
To wrap the neck
hair or use a shower cap. Start at the top of the head, wrap and
bring to down under the chin and back around.
Remove the Wraps
Slowly remove the wraps and wipe
off any excess residue (from European Dry Mineral, Clay or Mud
wraps) with a moist cloth. For best results, do not rinse
or shower for at least 6 hours to allow the benefits of the
formula to continue to work. Re-measure and see the results!
Apply the Slenderizing Anti-Cellulite Gel after removing the wraps.
Drink Lots of Water
It is important to drink 8 - 10 glasses of water during the
next 24 to 48 hours to help flush toxins from the body. While
the wrap is an external treatment, it does increase the
circulation in the lymphatic system and drinking the water will
help to flush out the toxins from the inside as well, increasing
your inch loss, reducing cellulite and improving overall health
and skin tone.
How Often to Wrap
For best results, complete a
series of 8-12 wraps. This can be done once a week or as much as
every other day.
For greater results, stay on a good diet, drink at least 8-10
glasses of water a day. See "Keep the Inches Off!" for more