Bliss Spa recently introduced FatGirlShrink, an electro-stimulation process that claims to get rid of water weight by applying muscle-stimulation electrical currents to the body. The pain-free procedure promises to spur weight loss, tone skin and muscles, and drain toxins.
It also requires the application of clay, a conductor to the electricity, as well as seaweed, which helps to detoxify and re-mineralise the skin.
At $180 for an hourlong session, the procedure is not permanent and results vary.
Not everyone is onboard with the “FatGirlShrink” movement.
Dr. Ronald Sha tells The New York Times: “Electrostimulation is one more fad for people who have spent their whole lives gaining weight effortlessly and now want to lose that weight effortlessly and quickly.”
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, a board-certified family practitioner and nutritionist in Manhattan, echoed his sentiments: “Electrostimulation is really only a reasonable option for people who are sedentary or who can’t otherwise exercise. [Everyone else] can burn much more calories working out with a trainer and following a healthy diet.”