The Wrap

I engaged a Malay masseuse to do full body and tummy slimming massages for a period of 7 days.

She uses traditional Indonesian herbs to apply on my tummy, and wraps it up really tightly with a home-made girdle like this:

Then, a 6 metre long cloth is wrapped over the first girdle to hold it in place and to keep my torso in shape.

Each day this is done, I am instructed to leave the wrap on for at least 8 hours, and to wear socks so that "wind" does not escape from my ankles and toes.

The herbs have a really strong smell, and I was worried that Bubbles would be affected by it when I breastfeed her. Thankfully she seems oblivious. I guess food comes first for her!

The massage and wrap has done wonders though. My tummy is back to its original size, and I only have about 1-2kg to lose to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. I just need to tackle some loose skin and stretchmarks to be fully back in shape.

Toning cream recommendations, anyone? :)


yuling said...

Wow that's very fast! Only 1-2 kg left to lose! And Bubbles is barely a month old! I'm soooo envious!!!

mummybean said...

yes, those wraps are magic! that said, 1-2 kg is amazing!

Cindy said...

Wow I am so envious!! You'll prob lose more and beyond your pre preggie weight!!! I still have 2-3kg to shed! :(

lovexiaolongbao said...

yah man so fast. i still have about 12kg!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Don't need to envy me, girls! I'm blessed that I didn't put on that much weight to begin with, though I probably can't afford to as I am not tall and have a weak lower back!