Where is Selena Gómez, Demi Moore, Kourtney, Khloé and Kim Kardashian and even rapper LL Cool J going to download the books of more emergency? The answer is Shape House, a Los Angeles spa that uses aluminum blankets and infrared technology, which helps detoxify the body through sweat without exercising. "The idea of sweating helps your life in general", says Sohpie Chiche, owner and founder of the place. “You feel better physically, you sleep better, you eat better. Exercising is very valuable, but [this] is just one way that helps you detoxify [yourself] more.”
For an hour, clients are subjected to a temperature that gradually rises to 158 degrees Farehheit. The heat causes the body to sweat and help eliminate between 800 and 1600 calories.
“The big difference with the sauna, [is that] in the sauna you have your face [inside], you breathe heat. Here you are calm, comfortable, watching TV”, explains the psychologist Chiche.
The basic treatment, according to Chiche, not only helps the physical appearance, but also the emotional and psychological side.
“For me the important part is that your emotional [state] changes. There are people who come here stressed, [with] sadness or whatever. This [procedure] removes from your body what is not good,”he says.
According to the owner, the direct and immediate benefits are losing weight, improving skin and mood. The number of sessions that must be carried out depends on the goal of each client. "To [lose] weight, they come three or four times a week," he explains. "I would like people to see [this procedure] not like you have to go to the red carpet or on vacation and you want to look good in a bikini, that is not important. For me it is to change [the style of] life, to change the way you treat yourself”.
The founder pretends that this procedure is the beginning to carry out a healthier and happier life. “As a psychologist, I didn't see as much change in people [after therapy], here I see people go out as if they were on vacation. It is very holistic [the result],”said Chiche.