Q & A

Q:What is Afterglow Slim Spa?

A: Afterglow Slim Spa is a new destination in Albuquerque, NM offering infrared heat body wraps in beautifully decorated, comfortable rooms for our clients to enjoy their relaxation experience while burning calories.


Q: What benefits will I experience?

A: The spa is using the most effective equipment (FIT Bodywrap System) in the industry to obtain the best results. Infrared heat body wraps provide our clients with the benefits of: losing weight, toning, cleansing, detoxing, improving cellulite and the appearance of wrinkles and relieving aches & pains just to name a few. Our clients will relax on a bed while burning 800-1600 during their 60 minute session.


Q: What equipment is used?

A: The spa is using the most effective equipment (FIT Bodywrap System) in the industry to obtain the best results. More info on the equipment can be found at: http://www.fitbodywrap.com/consumers/


Q: What can I expect from my 60 minute glow session?

A:  You’ll go through this simple, relaxing process:


Q: Is there anything I can do to ensure success with this process?

A: infrared heat works for everyone.  It is a safe, natural therapy for all living things.  Benefits will be felt and seen.  You don’t have to pick and choose what benefits you want to experience.  Additionally, a healthy diet and exercise regimen will go a long way.  The healthier you are, the healthier you’ll feel.  


Q: Do you offer any other services?

A: No, our passion is infrared heat.  This is what we believe in and focus on.  We are infrared heat specialists and want to help you achieve the results you strive for.  


Q: What is infrared heat?

A: All heat is not created equal. We use infrared heat for the long term benefits of a healthy, natural, and safe therapy. Infrared heat is a form of energy that allows you to heat your body more effectively and penetrate more deeply than other types of heat without the usual sensation of feeling hot.  This is achieved by using a specific Infrared band of energy, a level designed to penetrate beyond the skin (where heat is most acutely felt) to a depth where fat resides.


Q: Will infrared heat body wraps help me lose weight?

A: Yes, you’ll burn calories, improve metabolism, burn fat, improve circulation and tone your body. Sweating is related to weight loss.  Water weight is lost when sweat is produced by our bodies.  Sweat is produced by burning calories.  By sweating, our bodies use energy to try to cool itself the usual temperature.  Balancing a healthy lifestyle with nutrition and exercise is key to making each glow (sweat) experience the best. While relaxing at Afterglow Slim Spa, you can burn from 800 to 1600 (possibly more depending on the individual) in each 60 minute session.   Due to each glow session raising your metabolic level, your body will continue to burn calories for up to 36 hours after.  Expect to lose one clothing size within 6 to 10 treatments with two to three days between each session.

Q: What happens to my body when it’s heated to the core?

A: You sweat. When deeply heating the body, fat can be expelled along with sweat and toxins.  Often times, reducing toxins and metals in our bodies correct metabolic imbalances, poor digestion and weight gain.  Holding onto those extra toxins, fat cells and metals forces our bodies to place them somewhere causing extra weight. 


Q: Are infrared body wraps the same as working out?

A: Yes and no.  You’ll be relaxing in a bed, however during your 60 minute glow session, you’ll receive a cardiovascular workout similar to a 10-mile run and expel the same amount of sweat as a 12 mile run.  Your body produces sweat to cool itself.  Your heart pumps harder and faster which boosts circulation. Thus, producing the same benefits of strenuous exercise. 


Q: Who do infrared heat body wraps work for?

A: Everyone can benefit from infrared heat body wraps. Infrared sweating is perfect for anyone who does not have time for regular fitness exercise, suffers from an injury that inhibits strenuous activity or wants to benefit from a different kind of slimming, relaxing experience. (Those who are pregnant or nursing should not use infrared heat.  Infrared heat raises your core body temperature).


Q: What are realistic expectations of using infrared heat for weight loss?

A: Your body continues to burn calories for 36 hours after each glow session.  You should expect to lose one – two dress sizes within 6-10 treatments, with 2-3 days in between treatments.  Each individual is different but everyone will see and feel the benefits of infrared heat body wraps in some or all forms. 


Q: Will I gain the weight back when I drink water?

A: We lose fluids when we sweat (water weight).  Water can be replaced but the calories it took to expel those fluids cannot.  The energy it takes to cool your body to it's usual temperature is what causes the calorie loss.  Those calories burned will not return when drinking water.  


Q: What are some tips for before and after my glow sessions? 

A: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your glow session.  Bring clothes that you do not mind getting sweaty (preferably fitted clothing) and clothes to change into after.  We provide towels to dry off with.  Flip flops are always a good idea.  Before, during and after each glow session you must stay hydrated.  This is absolutely necessary!  Our bodies are 70% water.  We need water to maintain form, help digestion, and help regulate the temperature of the body. 



If you have additional questions that are not answered on our Q&A page, please give us a call or send us an email.  We're happy to help you achieve your goals and we know you may have additional questions.