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What About Shaping and Toning Ones Body?


What about Shaping and Toning Ones Body?

I know you’ve heard it all before: “Lose 10 pounds in 10 days”, or “Lose weight without starving yourself to death and that most people think that’s what women that enter the pageants do. ” However, if you’ll take your open mind and time to read through this, you’ll see that it is not   limited to dieting or exercise that these women do to gain the illusive body of a Barbie Dall.
It’s another well kept secret that this is used by many of those serious women wanting to gain the upper edge on their competitors in the pageants through the use of Body Wrapping.  Why because it’s about the visibly tightening and toning your current figure using all-natural mineral body wraps. Results many times are obvious and instantaneous one see the difference after your very first wrap!  People have heard of body wrapping in general, very few people know anything about the different body wrap options available.
Let start off with Facts about body Wrapping:
1. The Body Wrap is safe, healthful and relaxing.
2. The Body Wrap tones the body and visibly tightens skin, especially after  weight loss.
3. The Body Wrap lets you determine where to visually slenderize hips, thighs, abdomen, etc.
4. The Body Wrap is not a "water wrap" or "dehydration" process. Your new look will remain as long as you do not gain weight and get in a few times a year for a maintenance wrap.
5. There are sites on the Internet one can get lotions, gells, and solutions that have the correct pH that help in hydrating the skin and toning the body.
6. This process has been around for thousands of years.
7. Using the hydrating solutions and gells and lotions one can get as many wraps in one day as they wish. It’s not bad for the health.
8. Men will look 6-20 inches slimmer and women will look 10-30 inches slimmer. Always take into consideration that each person is different and may have specific goals in mind. Remember these  are collective inches from all over the body.
9.No medical conditions keep people from getting these wraps: however I would recommend if you are on medications or have any physical problems, you should consult with your physician and or dermatologist.
10. It’s the appearance, not pounds, that some of the Supply Companies claim will take place. However it is my experience that when the body retains too much water already this is a safe way to take it off with out the use of diuretics. Any weight lose is a bonus to the hydrating and healthy skin, and the toning and shaping that takes place.

11.A persons skin appears smoother and tighter after wrapping. Some people enjoy this after weight loss, pregnancy or in reducing the signs of aging.
12.Have a double chin you’ve been cursing in the mirror? Wrapping the face can help with the same visual slimming process that helps your entire body also helps these problem areas on your face.  Some places use a process called Face Tapping.  This is where special tape is applied to the face after one has cleansed, in special areas for lifting and definition. Then they follow with warm, mineral bandages. One can visually see a younger look.
13.For legs hips and thighs a more aestetic contour can be obtained from body wrapping.

14.It takes about 10 wraps to appear a dress size smaller. To maximize the results, you should have once or twice a week, until your skin appears tighter and your objectives are met. Then, maintenance wraps are indicated about every 8 weeks. For special occasions – such as weddings – multiple wraps in one day will give you dramatic results.
This can be costly I know but once you have treated yourself to having this done and pay close attention to how the wraps are applied you can do them at home by ordering the materials off the Internet. This cuts the cost drastically and you get training videos with a kit too when you place your first supply order with some companies.
15.Women need to wear cotton bra and panties. Your bra should be one with out underwire, (comfort factor) Men wear brief cotton swim trunks. You’ll want to have a second pair of undergarments with you to change in to as those you wear when being wrapped will be soaked when the wrap is finished.
16.There are different kinds of wraps. Some you stay up and are moving around which is great for circulation and others where you relax and lie down on a table. It questionable whether one works better than the other or not. When your up and moving around it’s helpful to re apply the warm solution 3 to 4 times during the wrap time to keep you from becoming too cold.
Some of the different kinds of wraps:
Aloe Vera and Sea Clay are among some of them out there:
Aloe Vera is a cleansing and detoxifying wrap. You could pay as much a$65.00 and up for these type wraps. For the all over tightening effect a person can choose minerals like Seaweed or Sea Clay. Sea Clay This boosts the cost to $70.95 and up. One can choose a combination of both the Aloe and Sea Clay. This is by far the most practiced for two reasons. Detoxifying is healthy for the body and enhances weight loss the tightening effect produces the toned look of the healthier body one desires. This processes now for one hour. You can relax reading or work out on exercise bike ext.
When you arrive for a salon body wrap you will be measured in 22 different areas, once those are recorded, they will, if they’re a good salon, proceed with the dry skin brushing. This is needed because your skin grows daily. There is always a dead layer of skin lying upon the surface of the skin. This needs removed or exfoliated daily. Dry skin brushing before you body wrap will rid the body of the dead skin cells and open the pores. It will also stimulate the sweat glands and increase blood circulation. That’s a big important part…Once the dry skin brushing has been done any lotions or gel has a better chance of penetrating deeper into the pores of the skin.

Extra reading on the dry skin brushing:
“Natural Healing” by Jack Soltanoff
“Internal Cleansing” by Dr. Linda Bery

Once the dry skin brushing is finished you will then be wrapped with elasticized bandages (wraps) I t will take as many as 12 to 15 to wrap the entire body. (as many as 20 for a body of 250 LBS) These will be hot from soaking in the Aloe Vera and Seaweed solution. This will help the skin prepare for detoxification. Before actually applying the wraps ask for a cellulite cream or gel treatment if they salon did not offer one. It will penetrate into tissues where the excess fats and toxins lodge and distend the cell membrane. These toxins and fats weaken the cell membrane. The area then becomes vulnerable to further stretching, and cause damage to connective collagen tissue. The Cellulite cream will help release these fats and fluids and toxins.
Wrapping process starts at the ankles always wrapping in an upward motion. Proceeding up the body. Once wrapped you will be helped into a vinyl suit and vinyl booties to catch the water and to stay warm. Stay in the wraps at least an hour. It is important to stay warm during the treatment.
Remove wraps wiping off the excess residue and pat dry with towel. Do not shower for 6 to 8 hours. Also do not shower or bath before treatment either, as soaps, lotions and creams clog the pores of the skin and will hinder the effectiveness of the wrap.

Procedure for weight loss and maintenance:
One can experience inch loss without wrapping…Dry skin brush your body, concentrating on cellulite area.
1.Dry brush your body, concentrating on cellulite areas.
2.Take a shower to get the pores open but do not use soap at that will clog the pores.
3.Towel off and apply an excellent cellulite treatment into cellulite areas.
4.Wear a vinyl suit to keep the body warm and to keep the pores open. Keep suit on for at least one hour, while walking or exercising. The heat created from the suit keeps the pores open and lets the cellulite cream work down into the 3rd. layer of skin…where the cellulite is formed. This will help shrink the fatty deposits.

DRINK 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to flush the toxins out of your system. This is needed anyway whether you are dieting or not. Just increasing your water intake can help you loose weight.
Management of the body you want to keep now that you have managed to achieve your goal.
1.Never eat after 6:00p.m.   
2.Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day to cleanse your body.
3.Limit your salt, sugar, and caffeine intake.
4.Avoid carbonated beverages, sweets and starches. Carbonation holds in toxin in.
5.Cut down on animal fats. Fiber and complex carbohydrates are excellent substitutes.
6.Do not shower or bath before body wrap or for 6 to 8 hours after. Soaps, lotions and creams clog the pores of the skin and will hinder the effectiveness of the wrap.
7.Dry Skin Brush everyday before you bath to firm, tone and tighten skin.
8.Exercise at least 3 times a week.

You can purchase all you need for in home body wraps on line at a fraction of the cost.

The cost in spas is currently running $500.00 for 2 wraps per week for 6 consecutive weeks. Sometimes the salon gives you a complimentary Body Brush and Tube of Gel Cellulite Treatment.


Sarah Louise:
Thanks PeggiAnn, you have put a lot of work into your messages on wrapping, brushing and dieting.  It is appreciated.

Sarah L.


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