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Show me an independent and verifyable scientific study that this product works. Detoxifying is done by drawing water out. Every single study I have researched has shown that the effect of these wraps is temporary at best. You can not replace exercise and diet.
Show me an independent and verifyable scientific study that this product works. Detoxifying is done by drawing water out. Every single study I have researched has shown that the effect of these wraps is temporary at best. You can not replace exercise and diet. I did say along with diet and exercise. And the result's from the wraps DO last as long as you keep up eating healthy and regular exercise. I myself am proof that they DO work.
I am a Mother to 4 beautiful kids and along with diet and exercise I was in need of something to help me along the way but I wanted something safe and natural. Since Plastic surgery was out of the question so I started looking into body wraps and wa la!
What you can expect from a body wrap depends on who you talk to -- a spa operator or a physician.
No one disputes the moisturizing capability of a wrap or the relaxation of lying motionless for nearly an hour.
But there's not consensus on other claims about what body wraps deliver.
"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," says Sandra Fryhofer, MD, past president of the American College of Physicians. Fryhofer is in private practice in Atlanta and is a clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
Here is a quick look at what body wraps will -- and won't -- do for you.
Can a Body Wrap Detox?
The claim sounds good, but lacks scientific evidence, doctors say. "There's never been any real scientific evidence that body wraps pull out toxins or purify your body in any way," says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, a Washington, D.C. dermatologist (who does not offer body wraps in her practice) and clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
But the extent of the ''detox'' claim varies from spa to spa. Carney of rA Organic Spa, for instance, says the body wraps detox the skin of impurities. ''When your body sweats, you are detoxing your skin," she says, ''not your liver or your kidneys."
Depending on the product uses, that might be true, Tanzi tells WebMD. "There are some benefits to, say, a clay body treatment," she says. "Those can pull out some impurities in the skin, in the pores."
Tanzi has used a clay-based mask for acne patients, with success.
But as for detox claims beyond that, forget it, doctors say. "I don't know of any scientific basis for the detox," Fryhofer says.
Can a Body Wrap Slim You?
As for the slimming wraps, "any loss of inches is going to be temporary,'' Fryhofer says. ''Wraps cannot take the place of a healthy diet and exercise."
Susie Ellis agrees. "After you take the [slimming] wrap off, there will be an appearance of tightness," she says. "It is definitely temporary." It may last, she says, for a day or two.
But if you're trying to look good for a day at the beach on your honeymoon, for instance, temporary improvement may be good enough, Ellis says. "I look at those slimming wraps like a spray tan," she says. "It's temporary, but sometimes temporary is OK."
"They won't give you long-term weight loss," Tanzi says. "They can temporarily make you feel a little thinner and when you look at the scale the pounds can go down a pound or two. But that's water weight loss. It's a temporary phenomenon."
Oh, well, back to pounding the flab and eating right!
Herbal wraps do work to help detoxify the body. They are not a 'total' cure for flab, but with the right diet and exercise, they can help you jump start the inch loss.
Exactly if you read the first line I said along with diet and exercise. And it appears some people did not read that and just assume that I was implying that these wraps work without the diet and exercise. Thank you for your post : )