DETOX AND INCH LOSS WITH THE UNIVERSAL CONTOUR WRAP : REVIEW
Last week we tried and tested the Classic treatment Universal Contour Wrap (UCW) at Pheonix La Beaute, Palais Renaissance.
Using Dead Sea Clay, known for therapeutic and healing benefits, the UCW is badged as a detox and inch loss treatment and we were eager to learn more.
As with all salon and spa treatments, the usual weighing, BMI calculation and general medical history checks are considered, then we were ready to go and experience the UCW.
Optimum preparation and increased circulation
One must shower before the treatment can begin – this is because the skin has to be clean, clean, clean with zero trace of lotion or deodorants as these can affect the effects of the UCW. By way of optimum preparation, we step into the Sunlight mPulse Sauna. This infrared session readies the body for treatment by increasing blood circulation and triggering deep perspiration (80% water, 20% toxins as compared to traditional saunas – 97% water, 3% toxins), opening the pores to achieve the best results. This Sunlight mPulse Sauna fully prepare our skin for the detoxification clay of the UCW.
Following our 20 minutes of relaxation in the sauna, we are ready for the wrap to begin. Our therapist puts on a layer of clay on those ‘problem’ or ‘stubborn’ areas (for me – my thighs, hips and tummy). The wrap or bandages are soaking in a sterile unit filled with clay and water. Our therapist applies the wrap layers – not too tight but just tight enough for us to feel a little pressure to achieve the best results possible. It takes some time to apply the wrap but the therapist is professional and works to ensure we simply love the results!
Relax to detoxify
Once the wrap process is complete, we wear what can only be described as a space suit. This silver space suit keeps in the heat of our body and helps to keep the clay and wrap at the optimum temperature for great results.
It’s time to relax and we enjoy a 50 minute ‘snooze’ while the UCW does its work. Our therapist left me with the buzzer to alert her should I feel any discomfort. In fact, I was pleasantly comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed my relaxation time alone.
Smooth touch; Feel light
After 50 minutes, the wrap has drained the toxins from our body and the therapist will remove the wraps and wipe off any excess clay – no need to take a shower here as the clay has thoroughly cleansed our body. In fact, we were amazed at just how smooth our skin felt.
Do note : The removed wrap bandages are sent away for laundry and then fully sterilised before being used again – good to know when these material wraps are draining toxins of all kinds from our bodies.
Universal Contour Wrap for inch loss
Now, the all important measurements and results ‘ceremony’! Being a little sceptical about this whole inch loss treatment, we were absolutely delighted to learn we had lost a total of 8.1 inches from our body overall. Feeling lighter, buttoning our skirt a little easier we stepped back into the office to view our before and after images; so my buttocks and hips are marginally smaller but the biggest WOW was for my waist line. The after image clearly shows my defined waist line and gives me that much needed “you can do it” push to continue the fitness and weight loss regime which the UCW has kick-started!
No, UCW is not a weight loss treatment but it is a fantastic way to kick-start your regime, lose a few inches before a special occasion and is the perfect treatment to complement a healthy lifestyle to both shape and contour the body.
What’s more, one week on from this Universal Contour Wrap, my skin is firmer and I have an more toned appearance – perfect for keeping me focused on keeping off and losing more inches.
UCW can only be performed in salons and spa’s by a qualified UCW therapist.
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We experienced this UCW at Phoenix La Beaute is at Palais Renaissance, #03-01, Singapore 238871
*Those experiencing the UCW classic treatment for the first time are guaranteed to sustain at least a 6 inch loss for a minimum of 30 days.