Numerous people use Vicks VapoRub in order to treat pain in the chest, fevers, and colds. This product has a vast number of other uses as well. Some of the less known of these other uses are for losing weight and for improving the look of some parts of the body.
Back in the ‘80s and the ‘90s, numerous spas begun offering this new type of therapy called ‘wrap therapy’. This therapy is very efficient for losing weight and tightening the skin.
In this article, we will give you more information on how to do this therapy in the comfort of your own home. To this end, you will only need Vicks VapoRub and plastic wrap. Start by rubbing the ointment onto the skin, and then finish by wrapping the skin area with the plastic wrap.
Wrap Therapy Benefits
1. Weight Loss
Camphor is the active ingredient in Vicks VapoRub. This ingredient has been proven to trigger the process of fat burning in some parts of the body.
The combination of Vicks VapoRub with plastic wrap itself does not cause fat loss, but it triggers sweating in the wrapped part of the body causing water loss. The final result of this process is weight loss.
This weight loss is temporary and it lasts for a day or two, but it can be of huge help if you want to lose that extra inch to fin into your favorite dress that you have been waiting to put on for months. Here is a video which shows how Danielle Stewart reduces her waist by an inch, only after 45 minutes of plastic wrap therapy using Epsom salt and vitamin E oil.
The president of SpaFinder, Susie Ellis says that slimming wraps work as
spray tan – they are temporary, but totally fine. Nevertheless, do not
forget an important thing – staying hydrated while doing this therapy as
your body loses water.
2. Cellulite Reduction
You can also use this therapy for reducing the appearance of cellulite and for moisturizing your skin. You just need to mix the Vicks VapoRub with some baking soda and rubbing alcohol.
3. Stretch Mark Reduction
Vicks VapoRub also contains some oils which are able to considerably reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Camphor, the active ingredient, combined with the oils in the ointment can soften even the overly stretched skin and reduce the dry look which makes the stretch mark noticeable. Nonetheless, there is no topical cream on the market yet that can provide this effect.