How does it work?
The treatment was developed by Dr. Richard Strem after extensive research into the minerals used in [[inspire/spa-treatments/| spa treatments]] around the world, and involves being wrapped up for an hour in bandages that have been soaked in a mineral-rich clay solution – yes, exactly like an Egyptian mummy (or an extra from a bad horror movie - you decide).
Your treatment will begin with you changing in to a highly attractive paper thong and shower cap, and getting measured at about 20 different points around your body in order to record how many inches you lose. The mummifying will then commence, and you’ll have 25-30 elasticated bandages wrapped around you from neck to ankle. They should be tight and you won’t be able to move much, but you shouldn’t feel any pain or serious discomfort (unless you get an itch...). The treatment works in two ways: The bandages compress the skin, causing the soft body tissues to compact. This means that you don’t actually lose any physical weight during the treatment, you just literally get smaller. This is different to other [[treatment/body-wraps/| body wrap treatments]] that rely on shifting water weight, which comes straight back as soon as you rehydrate. In fact, you’re encouraged to drink lots of water afterwards to flush out any toxins. The clay solution cleanses and detoxifies your skin, releasing toxins and waste from the tissues. This tightens and firms the skin, resulting in instant toning – perfect for those little black dress dramas. Once you’ve been cocooned for about an hour, the bandages will be removed and you’ll be measured again. After an obligatory period of ooh-ing and ahh-ing in front of the mirror, you’re all set to go. If you can stand it, leave any residual clay solution on your skin overnight, as this will continue the detoxification after you leave.
You’re guaranteed to lose at least six inches, but most can expect to lose 10-14 overall, and effects will last at least 30 days. Inch loss is also cumulative, so if you opt for even more treatments you’ll lose even more – you just have to wait 7-10 days between each wrap.
Is it for me?
No matter how many extra inches you’ve got floating around, a Universal Contour Wrap promises to give you instant results. It’s perfect for a quick-fix before your summer holiday (just in case those bikini diet plans didn’t quite work out...) or as a kick-start to your [[treatment/weight-loss-treatments/| weight loss]] regime. As you’ll see results so quickly, it’s also a great option if you’ve got a celeb-style event to look your best for.
Just had a baby? Universal Contour Wrap can help tone up the stomach and bust areas after pregnancy and is even said to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. If you’re breast feeding, the process can even encourage the flow of milk. Unfortunately, if you’re pregnant you can’t have the Universal Contour Wrap, but it’s something to look forward to once the baby’s born.
The treatment is also just as effective for men who want to tone that tum as it is for women – you could even go as a couple and have a giggle about how ridiculous you look...
Good to know
The treatment comes with a 6” guarantee – so if you don’t lose more than 6 inches, you’ll pay nothing at all. Even better, genuine treatments will come with an official certificate displaying a security hologram, so you know you’re getting the real deal.