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I did not really enjoy the experience of spa body wraps both because of the lack of privacy and the cost, so I decided to explore doing body wraps at home. I researched body wrap formulas and settled on one that had organic ingredients. The reason I focus on organic ingredients in a body wrap is because the skin will absorb about 40 percent of ingredients applied topically. I wanted whatever went into my system to be nourishing and detoxing, not adding more chemicals.

Then, I researched infrared heat options until I found a great little combo machine that gives a infrared heat treatment at the same time as it gently exercises the legs and spine. I bought both on ebay and total cost was $350 for the infrared/chi machine and about $60 for the body wrap kit. Although I liked both, I didn't keep using either. Maybe that tells you something or maybe that's just about me, ha.

If you've got the funds, you can do what I did and set up your own body wrap studio in your home. You will need a friend or relative to wrap you but most will be happy to do that if you will, in turn, wrap them. To insure the best experience, follow all instructions very carefully, allow time before and after so that the wrap can be an unstressful, relaxing experience, and remember to hydrate well afterwards. Also, be sure you clean the wrapping bandages before they dry. Much easier if dealing with clays.

Fill a bucket with water and throw them in as soon as they come off the body. After soaking, be sure to also wash (notice any instructions on how to do that too, as to not lose elasticity in the bands) to make sure no bacteria builds up before your next wrap.

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Weight Loss and Fitness Disclaimer: Most body wraps are generally considered safe for the person who is overweight but otherwise healthy. However, if you are under a doctor's care for any known medical condition, you should always check with your doctor before doing a wrap, especially where heat is involved and especially in cases of diabetes and heart disease. Body wraps are not for those who are pregnant or nursing, unless your doctor approves. Making a decision on whether to have a bodywrap or not, based on the contents found in this educational health article is at the sole discretion of the reader. Please consult with a qualified fitness coach, dietician, weight loss specialist and nutritionist to help you develop the overall lifestyle changes that result in permanent weight loss. Also, compare the ingredients and carefully read the testimonials of those who have used a particular wrap, to help you find body wraps that work.