There are essentially two types of wraps in the salon
and spa industry today; those that
create inch loss through water loss or "dehydration" and
those that don't make you sweat, often called "hydrating"
wraps. Dehydrating wraps often involve some form of plastic
wrap, heat blanket, or "sauna
suit" and, like their name suggests, these wraps cause you to
essentially sweat off 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 hydrating body wrap; you
won't sweat at all during the process. This type of
wrap creates visible inch loss by stimulating a process
called 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 lymphatic system;
not unlike manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) techniques
commonly used in advanced forms of massage therapy.
Unlike dehydrating wraps, drinking enough water before a hydrating body wrap is recommended, to facilitate the process
of detoxification. While the immediate results of this type
of wrap may not be as dramatic as what can be achieved
through water loss, you'll find the results are much more long-lasting.
you really lose inches?
The fact is that the inches lost with any body wrap are
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. Use
our body fat calculator to determine your percentage of body
fat, to see if you're a good candidate for this procedure.
How can you be sure the inch loss is not 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 exclusive
light-weight breathable wrap wear is specifically designed
NOT to make you sweat, but to help you retain 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 of our
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. Learn more...
How long has body
wrapping been around or is this just a new
The art of body wrapping has actually been around for
centuries. Ancient Egyptians used
slimming, aromatic, herb-infused
body wrap supplies of that era consisted of papyrus leaves steeped
in natural, detoxifying ingredients, applied warm to the
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 or complement to other wellness or fitness
activities. Body wraps are 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; making it even easier to make
body wraps a key component in your anti-aging program.