A VISIT to the DN Skin and Body Care Clinic in Hall Green is an exuberating experience thanks to the enthusiasm and larger than life personality of owner Dee Nelson.
I popped in on a rainy Friday afternoon feeling tired and sluggish but after completing a health questionnaire, Dee, a qualified paramedical practitioner who trained under Dr Danne Montague King in Los Angeles, soon had me ready to enjoy the treatments she had lined up.
I was keen to try the Classic (Universal) Contour Wrap (£55), an inch loss treatment that guarantees at least six inches dropped in just two hours, perfect for a special occasion.
The process involves bandages soaked in a unique clay formula and a special wrapping technique used by the therapists to tighten and tone the body while exfoliating and cleansing the skin.
That six-inch loss is also guaranteed to stay off for at least 30 days or the process will be performed again free of charge.
Dee soon got to work and it’s not for nothing that she is known as the fastest wrapper – not rapper – in town as within 10 minutes I was trussed up from neck to feet and ready to lurch unsteadily to the next stage of my treatment.
Rather than lying prone while the wrap worked its magic, I hopped on to Dee’s pride and joy – a ‘power-plate’ type piece of equipment which works all the major parts of the body in 10 minutes and is equivalent to an hour in the gym! What’s not to like?
Despite feeling rather ungraceful clad as I was like a ‘mummy’, I soon got into the swing of things and certainly felt its effects.
Not stopping, I was soon whisked off to undergo a magical therapy. The Genie Complete is a slimming and toning system which incorporates a powerful non-surgical face lift machine. This 10-minute face lift (£35) technology delivers electrical stimulation and although I am sure I now know how an electric shock treatment feels, Dee convinced me that the sensation would be worth it.
She was right. My face appeared lifted, my eyes were brighter and my cheeks were much more defined. Amazing!
An exfoliating facial cleanse with Dermalogica products left me revived and glowing and then the moment of truth ! I was finally unwrapped and measured.
I had managed to shift 12 inches from my arms, legs and tummy and my skin was exfoliated and smooth.
I wasn’t planning a night out but after just two hours of wrapping, pampering and toning it seemed a shame to let it go to waste.
Now what’s the number of that little Italian restaurant........?
n Dee Nelson Skin & Body Care is located at 290 Baldwins Lane, Hall Green. Tel 0121 744 5652 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org