Quick Slimming Treatment for a Mom-on-the-go
Reviewed by Nonhle Thema
Being a mom is my number one priority, but with that goes looking good and feeling great as I am constantly in the public eye. I had the opportunity to visit a spa called Urban Bliss, and was met with the unassuming entrance. To my surprise, it was beautiful and serene, an oasis in the city.
The one treatment that caught my ear was the Sculpt Zone Wrap (AKA The Fat Wrap, as it better known) by Phytomer. I was intrigued to hear I could do express treatments: one treatment a day for three days and loose centimetres! My excitement grew when I found out that I could lose up to a dress size in six to eight treatments. Let’s do the maths. That means two treatments a week for three to four weeks. In a month I could fit into that dress I have always wanted. This was music to my ears, because that very weekend I had a celebrity function to go to and needed to look my best.
With my busy schedule, I still manage to find time to go to the gym. I have a set goal weight I would like to reach and I am working hard to reach it. The only problem that I have been experiencing is what I have been told is a ‘plateau with my weight’ and could not seem to shift my weight, no matter what I did. So, I thought, what do I actually have to lose other than the weight and reach my goal? Sign me up for the very next appointment, I need express help!
My experience was wonderful. The treatment started with a warm salt scrub all over the body. This was to remove a few layers of dead skin cells so that the wrap could work better, and more importantly to improve my blood circulation to the skin, especially around my thighs.
Then the wrap, mixed with warm water, turned into a mousse consistency and warmed up on its own. It was applied to specific areas of the body, mainly where I hold my cellulite, the back ‘love-handles’ area, stomach where all the post-baby fat remained, the thighs and buttocks. The wrap tingled and I could literally feel the bubbles popping on my skin. And it kept warm. What a magical feeling! And all this made possible by two very active ingredients: the Pepper SlimActive and the Self-Heating Complex. The purpose of the wrap is to detox the body of the toxins that create the fat in the cellulite cells and also break down fat.
After a good 20 minutes of being in the wrap, I was massaged with a gel-like medium which was said to help move the lymph, and also contour my body into shape. This was followed by a serum called Celluli Attack. My spa therapist at Urban Bliss said the serum would continue to combat the cellulite long after the treatment.
To my delight and surprise I could already see a big difference in the texture of my skin just after the one treatment. It was brighter, smoother and felt a lot softer. After the second treatment, which was the very next day, I went to the gym and jumped on the scale and realised that the plateau was broken. The wrap managed to reboot my metabolism . After the third wrap, I felt like I had more energy to handle life. Yay! All a girl’s prayers answered!!!
After my whole experience, I was given a box of Bath Sachets called Oligomer Silhouette Contour Enhancer Marine Bath from a Marine brand called Phytomer to enhance the effects of the wrap. Even though I am a mom, and my daughter refuses to let me out of her sight, these bath sachets allowed me some me time. I had to run a warm bath and empty one sachet into the tub. I lit some candles and submerged my body into the bath. Closed my eyes for 20 minutes and that was my alone time for a greater good … to be a relaxed, energetic mom. Two baths later and my jeans definitely felt looser.
Visit Urban Bliss Spa and become the Yummy Mummy you want to be.
85 Barry Hertzog Ave, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa
Phone: +27 11 486 0512