Well it’s official, we’re into December; a month of Christmas parties and doing everything we love to excess. If you’ve overdone it already or you have a slinky little party dress to get into then I may just have the perfect treatment for you….
Voyeurs, I give you the Universal Contour Wrap – hugely popular in the eighties and nineties with housewives and fitness fanatics the world over, this treatment is having a bit of a revival. In a nutshell the Universal Contour Wrap is pretty similar to mummification, minus the grizzly death. You’re GUARANTEED an inch loss result globally of 6″ and anything above this is a bonus, what’s better is that if you’re sensible, you can maintain it for 30 days or more.
During my time at New York fashion Week in September and even the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London last year, the backstage buzz amongst the models was, yes, you guessed it: the Universal Contour Wrap. With models stating the benefits of the Wrap in addition to their gruelling workout schedules as skin tightening and toning.
Don’t get me wrong, these girls don’t owe their bodies to this treatment, but it’s undoubtedly used for its awesome and undeniable benefits. Whether it’s to give skin a glossy sheen, a firm touch or to shift an extra couple of inches before a big event, this treatment is about to be back on your radar in a big way.
The Classic Body Wrap is a full body treatment taking around two hours and is always performed by a therapist trained in the specific process.
- Before the treatment, your therapist will measure you at particular points on the body.
- Bandages which have been pre-soaked in a Clay Solution are then applied using specialist wrapping techniques.
- You then wear Vinyl suit to keep warm while you lie back and relax for an hour while the treatment gets to work.
- After 60 minutes your bandages are removed, your therapist will re-measure and deliver your inch loss result.
Fresh from Fashion Month, I hit up Newcastle Hair and Beauty Clinic to try out the Universal Contour Wrap and found it surprisingly relaxing. I was meticulously measured at specific points which were marked with a pen so that the exact same points could be remeasured. Then, wrapped neck to toe in bandages and wearing what can only be described as a spacesuit, I fell asleep for 45 minutes and was gently woken up when it was time to remove the bandages.
I was warned in advance that I was unlikely to see a huge inch loss result – I’m training for a boxing bout and currently shredding – but both myself and my lovely therapist Kayleigh were shocked to see that I’d actually lost a total of 7.5″ all over. Something neither of us were expecting, me out of mild skepticism and Kayleigh out of fear there was nothing to lose.
As well as the unexpected inch loss, I can honestly say that after this treatment, my skin has never felt better. All the Tom Ford Oud Wood Body Lotion in the world can’t replicate the effect this wrap has on your skin – toned, tightened and silky smooth but also with a soft sheen which lasts for days. I can see why the Victoria’s Secret Angels are hooked.
Interested? Of course you are! Newcastle Hair and Beauty Clinic in the heart of the city are offering this treatment for just £55 and better still, they have availability in the run up to Christmas. What’s that you say, how do you contact them? Give them a call on 0191 2322800 and get your party dress ready.