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#11 *Linds*

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    Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:51 PM

    Thanks Tucks!
    Loving married life! <3

    #12 JanineA

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      Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

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      Originally Posted by Jackie22
      Do body wraps really work?
      Are bodywraps just another weight loss gimmick or can bodywraps help you achieve weight loss and fitness goals?

      The answer to that question depends a lot on you.

      Assuming you've chosen body wraps that work by carefully evaluating the choices with the criteria I will be giving you, you need to look at your expectations.

      Are you assuming that all you need is a good bodywrap to get results? Bodywraps can provide benefits but are you believing a stand-alone weight loss tool?

      The answer is a resounding "no".

      Even the very best body wrap works best when it is just one aspect of a total weight loss program involving exercise and diet. If you go into this idea of wrapping for weight loss thinking that it's a quick fix, I can tell you that you will be setting yourself up for disappointment.

      Instead of asking yourself do body wraps really work, why not start with a more important question: am I willing to work to achieve my weight loss goals?

      In this 7-part weight loss and fitness article, we will explore the most popular types of wraps as well as other important factors to look at in making your decision, assuming you've already answered the question above with a resounding yes, I'm willing to work

      The Basic Three in Wrapping:
      3 popular types of body wraps are mineral wraps, herbal body wraps and detoxing clay wraps. Of these 3, I personally favor detoxifying clays (Choose herbal-wraps that add only organic herbs and use the purest detoxing clays.

      A note about aluminum:
      Ask about aluminum content in the clays being used. This is an important consideration for me because of the studies I've read about linking excess aluminum and health challenges such as Alzheimer's. Some clays have a lot of aluminum while others do not. Ask.

      However, as long as the ingredients are pure and quality ingredients, any one of these three main types, as well as the newer options such as infrared heat and lipase wraps, can provide benefits. Please read on about what is realistic to expect and what is just not realistic to expect. Regardless of type of treatment you choose, the strongest tips I can share are:


      •Scrutinize body-wrap ingredients: Some of what goes on you will also go in you, through your pores, so look for organic ingredients


      •Ask questions about safety: What do the wrap-technicians say about dehydration, preparing before the wrap, what to expect after the wrap and any unusual symptoms that might indicate a problem while doing the wrap?


      •Ask questions about allergic reactions: Do not assume that there are no cautions. Wrap-technicians will tend to be busy and could forget to mention something so always ask about allergic reactions.

      Specifically mention any ingredient you are aware of that might cause a reaction if applied topically. Do this whether or not you see your allergic ingredient listed.

      Your allergen might be there and just be part of a "mixture" that is added as one ingredient, similar to the way manufacturers often include monosodium glutamate in with "vegetable broth" in tuna.

      Discuss any and all medications you are taking and any medical condition you have: In particular, let your wrap-technician know if you have diabetes, heart disease or circulatory problems.

      Visit the spa's website before an in-person visit: Evaluating your options may be easier if the spa has a website because, though you'd still be hit with marketing as soon as you go there, you wouldn't be getting the hard sell that an in-person techician can impose. Visit the website and write down a list of questions to ask the wrap technician when you call or visit. Ask about any package deals, promotions, etc.

      A spa offering any type of weight loss tool should also be able to provide "realistic" results. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Look for testimonials from people who have kept the weight off for at least six months. It's one thing to lose 19 inches in an hour. It's another thing to still have that 19 inches gone after half a year has passed.

      It is my hope that you use body-wraps and any other tools for weight loss in addition to healthy living and not instead of making positive changes that would support a better weight for you. Any weight loss too really works best within a well-rounded program including diet and fitness, as well as motivation coaching and counseling for emotional issues surrounding persistent weight gain.
      I have to agree with Jackie, as a licensed massage therapist (and yes I am licensed to do wraps) I think that you should not depend on this method alone to loose the inches prior to your wedding. Do enquire thoroughly about what is used and be realistic in your expectations. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is. Use a body wrap in addition to implemeting a healthy diet, a balanced excercise regimen and other positive changes in your lifestyle to reach your goals not as a replacement. Good luck!

      #13 rosieposie

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        Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:00 PM

        before my cousin's wedding last year tried the slendertone wraps in a place in town, lost quite a few inches. got wrapped like a mummy with those ace bandages in some sort of solution, then put onto a eliptical machine for 20 mins of light exercise (to warm up body) and then off to this weird vibrating thing with belts. the places i put the belts apparently lost more.

        but i did bring a pair of jeans of mine that have become tighter and after i was unwrapped (90 mins later), they fit no problems.

        doesn't last without maintenance (exercise, diet). i felt it was good for just a "jump start" to see some results to get going.

        #14 meldal101010

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          Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:07 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Sapphire723
          I've had seaweed body wraps before. Personally, I like being wrapped in tin foil and left under a heat lamp to bake like a potato. I felt comfy and warm!
          hahahaha...the things we girls go through. I just thought...imagine if our FIs had a forum like this & talked about wrapping in tinfoil & baking like a potato...sorry...i just giggled at your comment & had to respond...lol

          #15 Jordanskye123

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            Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:25 PM

            I tried the It Works body wraps along with their defining gel and I have lost 12.5 inches and have kept it off for over 6 months now. Here is the link for the ladys website that I use, just try it seriously, it has changed my life!

            www.krystalkesler.itworks.net 



            #16 pfeiffla

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              Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

              I can't wait to try a wrap!



              #17 maudy mac

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                Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:13 PM

                i am not personally into body wraps. I always think they are going to dehyrdrate your skin???



                #18 lmdavis

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                  Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

                  hahaha, I'd love this! And then I'd have to go blow some calories and eat something sweet!
                   

                  Originally Posted by Oryx 

                  I haven't done one for weight loss, but when my best friend got married, we did this exfoliating chocolate treatment and then a chocolate wrap. They used this moisturizing chocolate mixture with real cocoa on us, then wrapped us in saran wrap and put a heated blanket on us. It smelled like cookies baking, haha. It was pretty relaxing and we both felt very soft and moisturized afterwards... and smelled DELICIOUS!


                   



                  #19 lmdavis

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                    Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

                    hahaha, I'd love this! And then I'd have to go blow some calories and eat something sweet!
                     

                    Originally Posted by Oryx 

                    I haven't done one for weight loss, but when my best friend got married, we did this exfoliating chocolate treatment and then a chocolate wrap. They used this moisturizing chocolate mixture with real cocoa on us, then wrapped us in saran wrap and put a heated blanket on us. It smelled like cookies baking, haha. It was pretty relaxing and we both felt very soft and moisturized afterwards... and smelled DELICIOUS!


                     



                    #20 lmdavis

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                      Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

                      I know!!! It is hilarious what we put ourselves through.
                       

                      Originally Posted by meldal101010 

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Sapphire723
                      I've had seaweed body wraps before. Personally, I like being wrapped in tin foil and left under a heat lamp to bake like a potato. I felt comfy and warm!
                      hahahaha...the things we girls go through. I just thought...imagine if our FIs had a forum like this & talked about wrapping in tinfoil & baking like a potato...sorry...i just giggled at your comment & had to respond...lol


                       






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