Native Remedies says that the use of herbal wraps to lose weight is on the rise. The concept works by spreading herbal extracts, amino acids, and collagens over the body and then wrapping the body with blankets, or wrapping sheets. These ingredients are then absorbed into the body to stimulate weight loss.
Web MD says that body wraps feel good, and are touted by spas as a way to lose weight, engage in relaxing moisturizing treatment, or to detoxify the body. Herbal extracts used include rosemary, honey, butter, clay, eucalyptus, lavender, grapefruit, and chocolate. According to Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, a Washington, D.C. dermatologist, there is no evidence to support the theory that herbal wraps help you lose weight or pull toxins out of the body. However, the treatments are in vogue as overweight people try to slim down.
A warm shower prior to the treatment is advised, because this will open up the pores allowing for maximum absorption of the herbal ingredients. The warm shower also reduces any body swelling and relaxes stiff or tense muscles. Since obesity is such a concern natural weight loss products like the herbal wrap have gained favor with the public, yet herbal blanket effectiveness is shrouded in mystery. Nevertheless, there are people who swear it works and use the treatment on a regular basis.
Spas should be offering herbal wraps as one of their services, because it is likely the competition is already doing so. There are benefits to using clay in your wrap treatment, because clay is known to draw toxins out of the body. In addition, while you might lose water weight it is likely temporary. On the other hand, if you plan on spending the day at the beach getting an herbal wrap treatment before you go may improve your appearance. Furthermore, clay can indeed help acne patients reduce their pimples and blackheads.
Sometimes herbal wraps are used to improve the appearance of cellulite. While, the process does not remove fat it does help the skin’s appearance because it moisturizes the skin with natural herbal extracts. As a result, the appearance of cellulite is improved. If you have skin sensitiveness you should inquire about the ingredients before you get the treatment. The treatment is meant to make you feel good not get a rash.
On the whole, the newest weight loss craze is to partake in herbal wrap treatments. You smear herbal extract pastes on your body and then wrap yourself in a blanket. The theory is the herbal extracts are absorbed into the body promoting detoxifying and weight loss. The theory is not proven, but people are flocking to spas for the treatment.