INFRARED BODY WRAPS
60 MINUTE SESSIONS
1 INFRARED SAUNA BODY WRAP
3 INFRARED SAUNA BODY WRAPS
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12 INFRARED SAUNA BODY WRAPS
INFRARED BODY WRAP
produces far infrared heat, which is light we cannot see, but can feel as heat. All warm blooded animals, including humans, generate this type of heat naturally to warm themselves, and more than half of the sun’s heat is infrared as well. Infrared heat warms us without warming the air around us and penetrates our bodies, rather than only heating the skin. The body wrap generates infrared heat in the 5-15 micron wavelength, the same wavelength as the sun and our bodies produce, so it is safe and natural. Infrared as used in the body wrap is known to help with a wide range of therapeutic benefits.
One of the most popular benefits of infrared heat therapy is weight loss. Extensive clinical research has documented a wide range of benefits supporting weight loss using immersive far infrared therapy as delivered by the Bodywrap System.
Sweating consumes calories and a Body Wrap session can induce 3-5 times more sweat than exercise alone.
Infrared can rebalance metabolism directly speeding up the rate calories are burned even after a session.
As organic acids are purged your fasting insulin levels may drop toward normal, this can assist with stopping your body from being pushed to store carbs as fat.
Fat becomes water-soluble at a body temperature of approximately 100.5F degrees and can “melt” by breaking up into smaller particles, which can then be purged from the body through infrared induced sweating.
Infrared can help the appearance of cellulite do its ability to help rebuild collagen connective tissue. Stronger collagen can help rearrange the fat deposits away from each other and the skin’s surface, and help prevent further accumulation of cellulite.
Many people have used a heating pad to soothe body pain and heat has been well documented in the management of pain relief. The Bodywrap’s penetrating infrared heat can result in immediate therapeutic benefit through increased blood flow and tissue oxygenation.
Clinical research has established that an infrared treatment such as a Bodywrap session can increase blood flow from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute. Therefore during a session there can be a substantial amount of nutrient and oxygen rich blood flowing which can help heal the body and relieve pain.
Infrared is also known to act directly on irritated nerve endings. A 2008 study found that chronic pain patients experienced nearly a 70% reduction in pain levels after the first infrared therapy session.
Countless clients have reported that Bodywrap sessions lead to a sense of profound relaxation.
The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Therefore taking the time to relax in the soothing infrared rays can help promote overall health and wellness.
Scientific evidence also shows that immersive infrared thermotherapy as from the Bodywrap helps maintain healthy levels of cortisol which is known to raise the heart rate and blood pressure.
Studies suggest that far infrared stimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue.
Infrared heat used in the Bodywrap can be helpful with a variety of aging factors such as wrinkling, uneven skin pigmentation, and the loss of skin elasticity.
Expelling the usually hard-to-remove heavy metals and organic acids from stress overloads in sweat can help rebalance both digestion and metabolism that can adversely impact skin beauty.
Studies have shown that sweat produced during infrared sessions can contain as much as 20% fats and toxins. This in in comparison to 3-5% lost during a traditional sauna or workout!
A full body infrared immersion is one of the best ways to rid your body of the toxins it absorbs each day.
The process of sweating can help the body release pollutants, but infrared sweat is different. It can contain toxins that are a bit harder to release, like alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia and heavy metals.
When an overload of toxins builds up in our system we may experience recurrent sickness, aches, pains, signs of allergy, mood swings and more.
CBS November 15, 2007, 7:49 AM
Body Wraps: Way To Look, Feel Slimmer?
Body wraps, a staple at spas, are considered an effective, all-natural way to enhance and moisten your skin, making it look softer.
Now, they're being touted by many beauty experts as a way to help women look and feel slimmer.
Amy Keller, beauty editor of Allure magazine (http://www.allure.com), had the scoop on the beauty treatment Thursday, as The Early Show continued its series, "Weapons of Mass Reduction."
Wraps are designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin by helping to rid the body of excess fluids and toxins. Benefits of body wraps may include detoxification, boosting of the lymphatic system and metabolism, body contouring, temporary inch-loss, skin tightening, and skin softening.
The Early Show had four different wraps done on four women during the program. They were measured before and after, off-camera, to see if the wraps made a difference. All four volunteers lost from two-to-four INCHES within an HOUR.
Three spas did the wraps: Cornelia Day Spa, Great Jones Spa, and Paul LaBrecque. So did a medi-spa, the Natural Alternative Center, which promises you can lose six-to-twelve inches in one two- hour procedure.
How Are Body Wraps Performed?
People undergoing body wrap treatments typically have their torso, legs, arms, and neck wrapped with elastic cloths (either dry when wrapped or pre-soaked with a body wrap mixture). The elastic cloths absorb and help remove excess body fluids and toxins. The cloths are wrapped snugly (though not too tightly), creating a thermal blanket that promotes sweating and aids in the shedding of unnecessary interstitial fluid (fluid located between the small spaces of body tissues).
Possible Benefits of Body Wraps
Body wraps are all-natural, most often containing a mixture of herbs and minerals designed to beautify the skin. Essential oils and sea salts may also be used in daily spa body wrap treatments, seeking to help tone and soften the skin, and help rid you of those unwanted inches. Results may be realized immediately. But toxins and interstitial fluids eventually re-accumulate, so regular body wraps may provide better long-term benefits.
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Body scrubs may use salts and other natural ingredients to exfoliate and detoxify the skin.
Body wraps use detoxifying organic materials, such as mud or aloe vera, to draw toxins from the body and soften skin. Most body scrubs use a blend of oils with fine and coarse grains, and are followed with the application of emollient lotions to further soften skin. Skin will feel soft, and fine lines will lessen after just one treatment. Such deeply relaxing treatments are shown to decrease stress, thereby lowering blood pressure. Since the skin is our largest organ, detoxification can have profound effects on our health and sense of well-being.
Body Wrap Costs
Body wraps typically cost between $100 and $300, depending on your location, at most day spas. Body wraps are often performed as part of a larger body treatment that may include aromatherapy, mud baths, hot tubs, and saunas. Day spa body wraps can be less expensive when performed in conjunction with other body treatments or day spa therapies that may include facials, massages, or waxing.
How does Alure rate body wraps?
Keller says editors first look for those that promise "detoxifying," "firming," "tightening," or "slimming" effects. Then, they check for ingredients dermatologists and aestheticians have said have some kind of tightening effect, however temporary. That includes things such as seaweed, caffeine, and muds. To pick the best, it comes down to trial and error: Editors try them, to see if they feel as if they've lost any water weight, and if they're actually tighter and firmer -- and how long the effects last.
The following information was provided by the spas represented on the show:
DR. ROSSI'S NATURAL ALTERNATIVE CENTER
As founder, and director of The Natural Alternative Center on West 72nd Street in Manhattan for more than 20 years, Dr. Trisha Rossi is a well-known lecturer and talk show personality. She has treated the likes of Britney Spears, Hillary Swank, Jennifer Gardner, Missy Elliot and an endless list of others who have, along with "The Discovery Health Channel," dubbed her "the naturopathic doctor to the stars." She compliments her practice with various licenses and certifications from nutrition, and food allergy-related alternative therapies to colon/digestive disorders and organ drainage detoxifications. She enhances her treatment programs with proven herbology and DNA/TMA detoxification protocols. Her specialty is in weight- and inch-loss, pain management, and problem skin issues. On the show Thursday, a demonstration was done of how one can lose inches on a natural, non-surgical, non-chemical level.
Source CBS NEWS.com