Rather than chiseling stone inch by inch, today's sculptors simply wind a body wrap around a block of marble and wait until it shrinks into a perfectly muscled duck. Use the artistic tradition to lose inches with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a mineral weight-loss wrap at Mary Lynn’s Massage & Day Spa in Gilbert (a $200 value).
Mary Lynn's warm mineral cocoons may shave off as many as 20–40 inches of blubber in a single 90-minute session and dismiss additional inches over the next 48 hours. Unlike thermal swathes, mineral cocoons aim to slim silhouettes by breaking down body fat, rather than temporarily replacing water weight with waffle-weave fabric. Mary Lynn provides disposable thongs for pending mummies, although clients may bring their own undergarments or ceremonial headdresses if they prefer.
Mary Lynn’s Massage and Day Spa
After healing patients as a nurse for 25 years, Mary Lynn of Mary Lynn’s Massage and Day Spa traded in bandages for body wraps and became a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician. Today, Mary Lynn helms her own eponymous day spa, where she coddles clients with 15 types of massage techniques—from deep tissue to reflexology—and a range of skin treatments, including rejuvenating chemical peels, facials, wrinkle reduction, face lifts, and weight loss therapy. Her cozy and elegant day spa welcomes clients with an inviting waiting room, complete with a cushy leather sofa for pretreatment relaxing. Inside private treatment rooms, salmon hues set patrons at ease with warm comfort like a kangaroo's velvet-lined pouch.
139 E Williamsfield Rd.
Gilbert, Arizona 85295