Infrared Body Wraps vs. At Home Wrap Systems


“Body wraps” is a very broad term. It can refer to mineral spa treatments, waist trainers that can be used at home, or calorie-burning, inch loss systems. If you follow celebrities on social media, most likely you’ve seen at at least one promote something on his/her page, and many times it’s a body wrap. While brand ambassadors and celebrity endorsements sell products, the results have to speak for themselves when it comes down to it. In this blog, we’ll break down some popular “do it yourself” body wraps and see how they stack up against infrared body wraps.

There are several popular brands on the market that sell at-home body wrap systems. Many come infused with botanicals, and claim to work in under an hour. An at-home wrap is self-applied, either on the stomach, buttocks or leg area. Most are worn for under an hour, although some people choose to leave them on longer. Results are promised immediately, including a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. The average cost of an at-home body wrap ranges between $15-$25, but other supplies are often required but not included in the base price (wrap holders, creams/gel). Another downside is the possibility of user error. By applying the wrap yourself, you could be doing it incorrectly, where a professional wrapper would be able to tailor your session based on your individual needs.

Waist trainers are different than body wraps because they primarily work to contour your midsection and create an hourglass appearance. With curvaceous celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian making headlines, waist trainers have become a popular nonsurgical method for enhancing one’s figure. Waist trainers are similar to corsets and when worn for extended periods of time, can flatten the tummy with compression technology. While users of waist trainers have shown results, the entire process can be uncomfortable and restricting. Also, many customers only report seeing results after an consistent use, wearing a waist trainer for multiple hours a day.

The Formostar Infrared Body Wrap System, which is currently offered at Aztec Tan & Spa, is a safe, effective way to lose inches and burn calories--something the other systems just can’t promise. It uses infrared heat to penetrate twice as deep as other heat sources to target toxins and cellulite trapped in pockets below the surface of the skin. In just a 50-minute session, users can burn up to 1,900 calories! It’s a workout without having to lift a finger. And unlike the discomfort of a waist trainer, the entire infrared body wrap experience is relaxing and soothing. Listen to music, or take a nap, which the system goes to work.

At Aztec Tan & Spa, our sales associates are certified infrared body wrap technicians. Unlike at-home body wraps, you won’t have to worry about wrapping yourself or if you’re doing it correctly. Each treatment is personalized depending on your goals and needs, and we’ll track your progress for you as well. We’re here to help, and answer any questions you may have along the way. Call Aztec Tan & Spa for more information.