Men Doing Body Wraps, Really?
When I was asked to try a body wrap, I have to admit, I was a little sceptical, as I have always associated body wraps with something only woman do.
By: Barrie Le Gall
Although the thought of covering yourself in mud and cocooning yourself for nearly an hour wasn’t something I’ve really thought about previously, I decided to give it ago.
For the purpose of this experiment, I decided to use Guam Seaweed Mud Body Wrap, which I purchased on-line from ShimmerFX.com.
Guam MudThe night came when I planned to set time to one side to give this product that I’ve been hearing so many good things about, and off I went out of sight of anyone coming to my door.
Like most seaweed mud treatments, it’s a good idea to wear old underwear, and ensure the bed is covered with old towels, in fact, keep everything around you old.
The application of the mud was pretty simple and painless, although can be quite messy if you don’t know what your doing. (remember to measure yourself before you start applying for your own records) Although I got it down to a fine art by the end after applying it to the tops of my legs and bum area. (it’s not only women that want to have a firm bum you know!)
Then out came the clingfilm, any type will do, as they all do the same. I just wrapped the cling film around each leg and then wrapped it around my bum and belly area till I could feel my body getting really warm to the extent it was starting to get a little hot.
So with using old towels on the bed to keep the sheets clean, I jumped in, and wrapped myself up like a cocoon with towels on-top, and a blanket, and then the duvet, to make sure my body was as warm as anything, similar to the professional ones you see in salons.
One thing I would highly recommend though, is before you start anything, make sure you have a large bottle of water next to you, as they recommend drinking a lot of water while your letting the body wrap work it’s magic, as this keeps you hydrated and helps to detoxify you while laying their.
Once the 45 minutes were up, it was time to hobble into the shower, to wash all the mud off, which although doesn’t smell great, seemed pretty easy to get washed off. Then apply the fangocrema as instructed and that’s me done as Gordon Ramsey would say.
I measured myself afterwards, and although I had heard you can loose a fair amount, I was impressed with almost 3cm lost from each thigh, and even my bum felt a little firmer, and did do for a few days afterwards too.
Guam seaweed mud is an on-going treatment that you continue to use to help keep your skin firm, but you only really need to do this once a week after you’ve done the initial treatment schedule of 3 times per week for two weeks.
All in all, I would give this 5 stars, as for once, a beauty treatment did what it said it would do on the label.
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