Saturday, January 14, 2006

" The new way to burn fat - set yourself on fire"

"Women who want to lose weight are being offered a startling new way to burn fat - by being set on fire. Would-be slimmers are flocking to a spa in Hong Kong that promises to reduce their waistlines by smearing them with Chinese herbs, dousing them with alcohol and then setting light to them, all for £78 a session [about $138]."
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"The treatment, which lasts about 90 minutes, begins with a body scrub and a spa bath, followed by a massage in which the fatty area, the buttocks or stomach, is pummelled and kneaded like bread dough."

"Next the skin is basted with a thin mud-like solution - a concoction of Chinese medicinal herbs which includes powdered buffalo horn, Chinese angelica, ginseng and caterpillar fungus - before the area is wrapped in cellophane, covered with two wet towels, then doused with alcohol and set alight."

SOURCE: The London Daily Telegraph

3 comments:

The Phoenix said...

Gives new meaning to "Can you feel the burn?" to the world of weight loss.

I heard caterpillar fungus is good for irritable bowel syndrome and powdered buffalo horn is great for cramps.
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cramps???? I've been buying powdered buffalo horn for a whole other purpose

Nonsensical_Flounderings said...

I think you got Rhino horn and buffalo horn missed up Jim.

Mik
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so that's what I've been doing wrong! no wonder I'm home alone on a Saturday night!

ps. please send grandkid cookies

siren said...

Women do the dumbest things. I wonder how they discovered this would work in the first place?
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setting yourself on fire to lose weight is so far past dumb that the light from dumb has yet to reach there yet