There are so many trendy ways to stay healthy these days. Whether it be juicing, souping and juicing (it's a thing), floating in a tank or wrapping yourself up like a mummy, everyone has a different approach to health -- and thank you to all the health nuts out there for your different approaches, because it gives me something to write about and keeps me employed!
The latest craze I tried was the Body Shape 7 Slimmest Body Wraps. Body Shape 7 is a body wrap studio located in Sterling, Va. that uses the body wrap concept to cleanse your body of toxins and reduce unwanted inches.
So let me explain what a body wrap is. According to Raheleh Kabiri owner of Body Shape 7, "the body wrap produces therapeutic and cosmetic benefits by reducing inches and cleansing the body of toxins. The body wrap is an advanced development that works on shrinking the adipose tissue called cellulite, which is found directly below the surface of the skin. It helps rid the body of cellulite, smooth, tighten, and soften the skin."
After reading that you are probably thinking "okay, where do I sign up?!" But before jumping the gun, let me tell you about my experience getting a body wrap. PS. I did not get wrapped with the sole purpose of losing inches, but more to detox my body and relax.
On Thursday of last week, I headed out to Sterling, ready for the whole to experience. When I walked into the doors of Body Shape 7, I was greeted by the sounds of peaceful music, the scents of aromatherapy and the sight of candles flickering. Raheleh brought me into the tea room (I wish I had this in my house!) and poured me a hot cup of kidney cleansing tea. As I sipped on my tea, she explained to me the process and brought me into the room where I would be wrapped. It is somewhat like a private room in a spa.
Ladies, if you plan on being wrapped, you must wear full coverage underwear and a sports bra that you don't mind getting wet. Men, you must wear boxers.
Raheleh brought out the wraps, which looked like Ace bandages that were soaked in her "secret organic formula," which is a scientifically engineered formula with the purest organic ingredients. The formula helps to support healthy skin, relieve bloating, and provides anti-aging support to cells and leaves skin feeling firm. Raheleh started tightly wrapping me from my legs up. Once I was all wrapped, I laid on a warm massage table with cozy blankets, Raheleh placed a face mask on me and I relaxed for about 35 minutes.
I didn't think this process would be relaxing because I am someone who has anxiety and who doesn't like confined spaces, but there was something extremely relaxing about being tightly wrapped and under comfortable blankets, that seemed to make all my worries and stresses disappear. I actually fell asleep for a majority of the 35 minutes.
After my time was up, Raheleh came in to unwrap me and my skin felt like a baby's bottom! My face looked rejuvenated and my arms felt like I had just sat in a bathtub full of lotion. I didn't see any noticeable difference in inches, but as the day went on I didn't notice any bloating, which is a win in my book because I hate feeling bloated.
Once I got dressed, Raheleh brought me back into the tea room for another hot cup of kidney cleansing tea before I left to go back into the chaotic, toxin filled world.