It’s a fair question: Do body wraps actually work as a weight loss product or are they just a waste of time? Well this answer is complicated by the fact that there are literally 100’s of wraps on the market today and while many of them are worthless, some of them actually do work as advertised. In fact, the spa wraps that celebrities and wealthy debutantes are shelling out upwards of $200 a piece for-well there’s no question that they aren’t spending that kind of money for bogus or non-existent results. So while spa body wraps are legitimate weight loss solutions (at least temporarily and more on this later), answering the question for home based wraps is lot more complicated. So to uncover which body wraps actually work and which are scam products, we have to look at exactly how the legitimate wraps work first.
How Body Wraps Actually Work
Most at home and spa wraps are comprised of two main components: The solution and the “wrap” itself. In truth, it is actually the solution that determines the effectiveness of a wrap because it contains the ingredients that do all the work. Specifically, legitimate body wraps are made from powerful all-natural ingredients that first absorb into your skin.
Once absorbed, the ingredients begin to attack the chemical bonds that are effectively keeping stored fat deposits and stored toxins attached to one another. Cheap and ineffective wraps, on the other hand, may actually make things worse and force your body to store more toxins rather than flushing them (more on this later).
So what do toxins attached to your fat deposits have to do with whether or not a body wrap actually works as advertised? Well once the bond between toxins and fat deposits is broken, your body can finally flush the toxins from your system. But if the body cannot flush those toxins, then it can’t burn the fat deposits for energy and the wrap is essentially worthless.
The body “wrap” itself is designed to help you absorb more of the ingredients. For spa wraps and most at home wraps, people typically use terry cloth strips as the “wrap”. First, the terry cloth strips are soaked in the solution for about 15 minutes.
Then and typically with the help of a spa tech or a very close friend, the strips are then applied over your bare skin where they must be left in place for about an hour to 90 minutes. Once the terry cloth strips are removed, the ingredients will continue to purge toxins and help your body eliminate fat deposits for up to 48 hours-depending on the quality of the wrap.
How to Identify and Buy Body Wraps That Work
Believe it or not, the biggest problem with bogus wraps isn’t that they don’t work (and they don’t!), but that they actually make the problem worse. In order to save money, most scam or cheap wraps are made from synthetic ingredients. While these cheap body wrap ingredients are great for a company’s bottom line, the problem is that your body doesn’t “recognize” synthetic ingredients as easily as all-natural ingredients. And if your body can’t recognize the body wrap ingredients, it will consider them to be “toxins”.
Now when we are younger, the body can flush toxins quickly-as fast as you ingest them in most cases. But as we age, the body’s ability to purge incoming toxins slows down and some of them end up getting stored in your skin cells-right next to fat deposits. In fact, these stored toxins are actually “bound” to the fat deposits.
So unless you first purge the toxins with an effective high quality wrap, then your body can NEVER burn those fat deposits for energy. But in the case of scam wraps made from synthetic ingredients, not only will they NEVER purge those stored toxins-they are actually adding new toxins to your problem!
So to avoid the ineffective wraps that can make problems even worse, here are two simple tips:
Buying Tip #1: Avoid Wraps Made from Synthetic Ingredients
While home wraps made from 100% all-natural ingredients might still not work as well as a spa body wrap if they aren’t the right all-natural ingredients, the one certainty is that they won’t make the problem worse like wraps made from synthetic ingredients. And if you happen to find 2 products both made with all-natural ingredients but need to know which is most likely to work well and produce the results you want and deserve, then see tip #2!
Buying Tip #2: Avoid Products that Require the “Wrap”
The fact is that most spa wraps and even many at home body wraps require a wrap for one reason and one reason alone: Because the body wrap ingredients are very weak. Now make no mistake: Even these weak ingredients can and will work when properly applied with terry cloth strips or a full body wrap. But, it is a major pain to try and apply the terry cloth strips yourself and an even bigger embarrassment to have some “friend” apply them for you. So for the best results possible and faster application times, look for home body wraps made from 100% all-natural ingredients that don’t require the terry cloth strips or “wrap”. These higher quality body wrap solutions can typically be added to a tub filled with warm water and then all you have to do is sit back and “soak-in” the ingredients.
Unfortunately, the question of whether body wraps actually work really does depend on the type of wrap you get (home vs. spa wrap), the ingredients it is made from, and whether a wrap is required or not.