Losing weight using chocolate might sound crazy, but the hot chocolate body wrap at Body Beaute Torquay is a two hour pamper session that leaches the toxins from your body with measurable weight loss results.
Tucked away in a suburban street, Body Beaute has a number of unusual but effective services including a surgery free facelift, facials, and a contour treatment. Tamlynne Ferreira’s hot chocolate wrap takes inches off the body, leaves the skin soft and smooth, and is applied with an expert hand.
Tamlynne started my treatment by measuring each body part and noting down the centimetres.
“You can expect to lose between 0.5 and 1 centimetre off each body part, and you won’t put it back on unless you gain weight through your diet,” she said.
“Most people will lose between five and 15 inches in total.”
The chocolate mixture was soft and warm, and Tamlynne scooped liberal amounts out of the container and rubbed it onto my legs. She picked out a bandage that had been soaked in hot water and aloe, wrapping it tightly over the chocolate mixture.
“The aloe is usually used for the clay wraps, but I use it with the chocolate wrap to give the treatment an extra detoxifying element,” she said.
She repeated this process up my body until I looked look like a mummy, bound from neck to ankle in warm bandages.
“The first time you might not enjoy it because you’re nervous and constricted, and an hour seems like forever. But the second time everyone just lies down and falls asleep.”
The treatment works by leaching the toxins that fat cells fight by increasing in size. If the toxins are no longer in the body, the fat cells decrease in size giving the body a firm, toned look.
The hour passed quickly, and after being quickly unwrapped, Tamlynne measured me again. Each measurement was smaller by at least half a centimetre, with the biggest difference on my stomach, which was two centimetres smaller than before the treatment.
Overall, I had lost 28 centimetres over my entire body, which Tamlynne said was a great result.
The powdery white residue is left on to continue leaching toxins from the skin, but underneath my skin was soft from the cocoa and aloe and it smelt delicious. The hot chocolate body treatment at Body Beaute is now only $80, and can be booked by calling 5261 5281.