Being someone who has always been an active member of the health and fitness community, I’m always looking for new ways to help me with my journey in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For me, being healthy isn’t just about looking good, it’s also about feeling good and making sure I am making decisions that will positively impact my health and wellness in the future.
I’ve heard a lot of buzz about how body wraps help people reach their weight loss goals as well as provide natural detoxifying benefits. There are so many detoxing fads at the moment that require individuals to take drastic and potentially harmful action. Hearing about a natural way to detox the body was refreshing so I decided I would try a Mineral Body Wrap.
This is what you can expect when having a Mineral Body Wrap at Suddenly Slimmer Detox and Wellness Studio:
OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER: Suddenly Slimmer asked me to try the wrap and write an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own and not representative of Suddenly Slimmer.
Step 1: Assessment of Your Overall Goals
Before your wrap will begin, you will first sit down and speak with one of Suddenly Slimmer’s body wrap technicians. You’ll go over your overall health and detoxing goals that you wish to accomplish from the wrap. This is your chance to speak up about what you really want to get out of this experience. Do you have problem areas that you want to work on? Have you been experiencing low energy levels? Whatever it is, disclosing this information will give the technician a better idea of how to make your experience more customized for your goals.
Step 2: Chi Treatment
The Chi Treatment is recommended before every Mineral Body Wrap, but it is completely optional. This treatment is designed to balance your body’s energy and get your blood pumping prior to any detoxing treatment and it is personally one of the most relaxing treatments I have ever experienced. You lay in a dimly-lit room on top of a heated pad, face-up. Your ankles rest on top of a machine that cradles the ankles and moves them back and forth, causing your body to follow in the same motion. This relaxing movement is designed to help align your spine and activate your lymphatic drainage system.
After 5 minutes, the machine stopped and my body had never felt more relaxed. I loved how I felt after the treatment so much that they let me add more time to the machine and experience the relaxation all over again.
Step 3: The Measuring and Wrapping
After the Chi Treatment is complete, you’ll then move into the Mineral Body Wrap room where the technician will begin measuring you. The technician will take precise measurements from different parts of your body so you’ll be able to compare the measurements at the end of the wrap.
Next comes the actual wrapping. The bandages used are soaked in their natural mineral solution which is made up of fine and coarse minerals that your body needs but doesn’t necessarily get in your everyday life. The technician will start off wrapping your legs and then move up to wrapping the butt and hips. They will also add in something called “shapers” to the problem areas you wish to give a little more attention to. The shapers provide extra compression to help sculpt the areas they are being placed over. After that, the torso, chest and arms are wrapped as well. You’ll also have the option to have your neck and face partially wrapped. I opted to have this part wrapped because I wanted to get the full experience of the detoxing process.
Step 4: The Exercise
Once your body is completely wrapped, you’ll perform 20 minutes of light aerobic exercise on their Gazelle machine while watching whatever television channel you please. After the 20 minutes are up, the body wrap technician may add on more bandages, based on the goals you wish to achieve during the wrap and rehydrate the bandages with more minerals. Your boots will also be emptied and you should see a difference in color of the minerals compared to the liquid the bandages are soaked in, these are toxins! You will then perform the same light aerobic exercise for another 20 minutes.
Step 5: Unwrapping and Measuring
After you complete the 2nd 20 minute segment of the aerobic exercise, the body wrap technician will unwrap the bandages, pouring out all of the toxins that came out of your body during the process. It was actually quite alarming to see the amount of toxins that came out of my body when my wrap was over.
Next comes the final measurements. The technician will measure you in the exact same spots she measured you before and record the difference so you can see how many inches you lost. Overall, I lost a total of 8.25 inches from various parts of my body and I was amazed!
Step 6: The Results
Not only was it amazing to visually be able to see the results from the Mineral Body Wrap, but I was also able to really feel the results. After the wrap was complete, I felt so refreshed and full of energy. The bad toxins had naturally been excreted from my body, leaving me feeling healthy and refreshed.
The detoxing process of the wrap lasts up to 48 hours and even though you’re not losing anymore inches during those additional 2 days, you’ll be able to sense the benefits of the process in the way your body feels.
If you’re looking for a healthy way to detox your body without having to undergo crazy juice or cayenne pepper cleanses, I would recommend trying a more natural approach like the Mineral Body Wrap.