Reduce Your Stomach Size with Body Wraps – IT Works! Or Does It?


Recently I’ve seen dozens of people all over social media and on YouTube promoting the use of wraps to reduce the size of your waist in just a few short hours or days. One particular wrap that I’ve seen numerous times is the IT Works Body Wrap aka “That Crazy Wrap Thing”.IT Works Body Wrap Results

These wraps are becoming more prevalent everywhere and I’ve even started hearing close family friends talking about them so, I decided to look more into it to see what all the hype was about.

My initial reaction was, of course they don’t work! Nothing works that quickly does it?

I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt though, so I gave it a closer look. I have to say I was surprised by what I found…and not in a good way.

I’ll admit I haven’t tried one of these and, if you keep reading, you’ll see why I never will and wouldn’t recommend them to anybody!

What are IT Works Body Wraps?

These body wraps are cloth wraps layered with a botanically based formula that is supposed to tighten, tone, and firm the area they’re applied to.

They are primarily used for your stomach but can also be used for your where can body wraps be usedarms, legs, butt, neck, and, honestly, anywhere you can figure out how to apply them.

I’m not sure how you use it on your neck because wow, that’d be uncomfortable! But it is advertised in their manual as a place you can use them.

They don’t only tighten, tone, and firm the area they’re applied to, they also claim to do the following:

  • Reduce Cellulite Appearance
  • Tighten skin and Improve its Texture
  • Doesn’t Leave a Mess Like Other Body Wraps
  • Made With Natural Ingredients
  • Easy to Use
  • Gives You Results in as Little as 45 Minutes with Progressive Results over 3 Days

You have to agree it sounds great! Especially for us postpartum moms who are prone to loose skin, flabby stomachs, stretch marks, cellulite, and more.

How Do IT Works Body Wraps Work?

I’ve done a lot of digging to figure out exactly how these are supposed to work. Any of you that read my blog regularly, know I like to do my research and I want to know exactly what I’m getting for my money.

These wraps are particularly expensive so I wanted a scientific explanation for how they work. If they were real, I knew there’d be one.

Lose Weight With IT Works Body WrapI spent extra time, looking into it, but I’ve come up empty for a reasonable explanation as to how they work. Of course their website has an explanation, but it doesn’t satisfy me.

They say that most body wraps just cause you to lose water weight but this one is different because it uses a botanically based formula that tightens and tones any area of the body it’s applied to.

It does this by hydrating  and nourishing your skin to improve the appearance of your skin by reducing stretch marks and cellulite.

That’s it, that’s how they work. To me that sounds like some magical mumbo jumbo that doesn’t even address how it helps you lose inches and weight!

In reading some explanations from promoters of IT Works, even they seem to be at a loss for how it works. However, they have to say something or people won’t buy it so they each have their own explanations.Natural Stretch Mark Remedies

Some of the reviews I’ve watched and read, claimed it reduces the size of your fat cells and that you
should drink a whole lot of water while you’re using it to keep your body and skin hydrated while the wrap works.

Other promoters state you shouldn’t drink any water while you use it or it might mess up the results. In fact, they say, you shouldn’t eat anything while you’re using the IT Works body wrap because that’ll make so you don’t see results.

I’m not kidding.

None of the promoters I’ve seen go into the actual science of how it really works. In my opinion, it’s because there is none.

If These Don’t Work, Why do so Many People Claim They Do?

The creators of this wrap and its advertisers are very sneaky about how they promote this. It really does give the appearance of working.

There’s this photo showing the results you can get with the IT Works Body Wrap.IT Works Body Wraps Results

Notice though, that you can’t see her stomach before she started. So you have nothing to compare it with. I guarantee, she already had the six pack.

If you were to buy one today, try it tonight on any area of your body, and measure yourself in the morning, there is a very good chance you will have lost inches from that area.

If you continued doing this for two more weeks, I’d be extremely surprised if you didn’t see a noticeable change.

I’ve worked at rebuilding my post baby body enough to know exactly why these give the appearance of working. They do the same thing as a girdle or splint will.

Best Postpartum Girdle

They hold in your stomach, legs, arms, or whatever it is, as tightly as they can and, yes, they definitely do make that area smaller….for a short, temporary amount of time. The results don’t last unless you continue using the wrap.

After 2-3 days, your body will start to go back to how it was because you haven’t done anything to actually lose the inches or weight!

The creators and promoters for this wrap say you’ll probably need a couple treatments before you start seeing extreme results so you should purchase the bundle that has 4 wraps in it. Use one every 2-3 days and see the results you get.

If you’re still not happy, just keep wrapping! It’s only $99 per bundle…

My opinion on this is, if I’m going to be spending $99 on something, it better be something that is going to work, have lasting results, and I shouldn’t need to buy it again. At least not for a couple years!

I’m a huge advocate for girdles/splints, especially postpartum! However, though these body wraps, in essence, do the same thing, I don’t recommend them to anybody.IT Works Fab Wrap

I use girdles after every single pregnancy because I know they give me the extra support I need after I have a baby and they help me to bring my stomach in so much faster.

In saying that though, I recognize that using a girdle is like putting a band-aid on a hole in the wall. You might not see the problem, but it’s still there. If you don’t address the root cause, it’ll only get worse.

I always strongly encourage my readers to use a girdle in addition to a nutritious diet and a good exercise plan.

The IT Works Body Wrap creators do encourage you to do the same with their wrap for maximum results. The problem is their wrap costs 3 times more than some of the splints I’ve used!

It is pretty close to the cost of my favorite kind of girdle but, the girdle I can use for months after my baby is born. I can use it whenever I want, and, honestly, I still use it on days when I feel like I need extra support.

If I have another baby, I’ll use the same girdle. It’s very high-quality material and has lasted pretty long.

These wraps can’t be reused. You pay $99 for a set of 4, or $69 if you’re lucky. You use them every 3 days so, if we’re being optimistic, you buy a set twice a month.

IT Works Body WrapThat ends up being at least $1600-$2400 a year. That means, if you aren’t careful, you could end up spending the same amount you’d pay for surgery to improve your body’s appearance.

They do have a loyal customer program that allows you to get lower pricing on their products and points back for every dollar you spend. You can join by

  1. Making a commitment to a monthly auto-ship order that is above the minimum payment amount for three consecutive months.
  2. Paying a $50 Membership Fee and ordering a product from their website.

If you choose the monthly auto-ship payment for 3 months, you can cancel it afterwards and remain a “Loyal Customer”. If you choose to cancel before the 3 months are up, you will be charged the $50 Membership Fee.

Yes, you read that right. They’re going to charge you for canceling it, but hey you’re still a “Loyal Customer.”IT Works Horrible Customer Service

That’s how they treat their customers. If you think that’s bad, their distributors have it worse.

I wasn’t even planning on looking into what it takes to become a distributor, but every single review I read or watched, highly recommended I consider becoming part of the team. They claimed they achieved financial freedom through becoming an IT Works Wrapreneur.

I have another website that looks into programs just like this that claim to give you financial freedom to see if they really do work. I’ve found some great programs and some horrible ones. I looked into the requirements for becoming a distributor of IT Works and I felt sick.

I thought it was very appropriate to write another post about what you’ll get as a distributor of the IT Works Wraps. If you’re interested, you can read it here.

My Final Thoughts

To sum it up, I wouldn’t recommend these wraps to anybody. When I consider buying something, I look at quality, price, customer satisfaction, customer treatment, usability and more.

These wraps fail across every board. You can read their reviews on Amazon and they’re horrible. Yes, you get a good one here and there, but I think those are from people who sell them, or people who realize they’re a temporary fix and don’t care.  

An expensive, temporary fix! But the an option to slim down if you have a wedding, reunion, or special event coming up that you want to look great for.

If that’s what you’re going for, you’re better off just splinting for a couple days beforehand. You’ll get the same results and have the splint next time a special event comes up without shelling out $100.

Body Wraps for Stretch Marks

I have seen many consistent claims that these wraps do work great on reducing stretch marks. I’m more inclined to believe these reviews because of the frequency I’ve seen them throughout the research I’ve done.

However, I still wouldn’t recommend these wraps even for stretch marks because they’re way too expensive and the wraps don’t last long at all.

If you’re looking for a good way to reduce stretch marks, I have some great, inexpensive options here, that will last way longer and probably give better results.

There are so many more reasons I can give you why your money would be better spent elsewhere, but I hope this has given you enough to know what you’re getting into if you choose to invest in them.

If you’re wondering about joining their team, I highly recommend you read my post about the distributor’s side as well!

What do you think of these body wraps? Do you know anybody that has tried them? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

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  1. none of your business says:

    All false…. Jessica you obviously haven’t used the wraps…. everybody can be a skeptic if they want to, but I’ve shown a LOT of customers that it’s not all talk with ALL our products…. and I am living proof the wraps and FF works a treat, I have PCOS and I can’t lose weight… until It Works products came into my life. My belly’s lose skin is almost GONE from the wraps, unless you do surgery that just won’t happen…. results don’t lie, and I highly doubt my customers would lie and be willing to complete their 3 months commitment and continue to buy products more then once a month….
    I’d much rather spend money on my wraps then wait to be cut open, and recover my surgery with yuck scarring, no thanks.

    Now, on another note of becoming financially independent, if you’re going to sit on your butt and not work your business then NO, your business will flop, welcome to the real world, it’s the same in all jobs, online marketing you need to work for, other jobs in stores you need to do your job OR you get fired… BAM, welcome to the real world again deary. Nothing is dang well free ok 🙂

    But my job as an It Works! Distributor has changed my entire life even being in it for less then a year, we aren’t just an online marketing job…. we are actually one of the best, 17 years of It Works! and 22 countries, I think that says something, a lot of DTs have been able to quit their full time jobs… some work part time still, some work ONLY from It Works! and even buy their partners a business of their own to keep our of their wives hair, true story bro…

    I wouldn’t be working this job for so long if I hadn’t found a change in my life, and a change in my kids lives, I’m not just backing up my job, I’m living proof that It Works! works! 🙂

    • You’re right, I haven’t used these wraps. At the price point they sell for, I probably never will. If you read my whole post you’ll see that while I do think using these will help reduce your stomach size, my biggest problem with them is they’re very, very expensive and they are not permanent.
      You can get the same results buying a good girdle and you don’t have to shell out $100+ every month. I think if something is going to cost you $1000+ a year at the least, it better be permanent or I am not investing my money in it.

      I think advertisers of this product mislead potential buyers into thinking all they need to do to get a smaller stomach is use these wraps. In reality, whether you’re using these, a girdle, or anything else, you still need a good diet and exercise to see permanent results. Without both, these are just a band-aid that you’ll always need.

      When it comes to the business side of IT Works and becoming an actual distributor of the product, I looked at the income report on the website for IT Works and it clearly shows that most of the distributors are making little to no money selling this product. According to their own report, 97% of distributors make less than $500 a month. That’s before expenses!
      The net income on that $500 is undoubtedly much less.

      While I agree that you have to work hard to be successful, I think there are better, easier ways to get there than becoming an IT Works distributor. I don’t like my odds at 97% who are unable to make even half a living. If you’re one of the less than 3% who are successful, I applaud you and I’m glad you’ve found a job you enjoy.

      I prefer to spend my time in areas where my odds are a little better and I don’t like the idea of being the person who is always trying to sell friends and family on a product that is so expensive when I feel there are better alternatives out there.


  2. Jojo says:

    The desire to look better is just soo big and soo many people are looking for a simple solution that it seems easy to sell just about anything if you use clever marketing. All kind of things are sold all over the world but like they say: if it seems to good to be true it propably is.
    My wife is struggling to get her stomach flat again after two babies. I think that her stomach muscles has become separated from each other and this is causing the stomach to bulge. It seems like a difficult problem to fix. Do you have any suggestions.

    • Jessica Camden says:

      I personally wouldn’t recommend these wraps. This is a definite case of if it seems too good to be true it probably is.

      If her stomach muscles have split apart she could have diastasis recti. I would have her use this test to check herself and if she does have it here are some great exercises to start with.


  3. Nadine says:

    Thank you for giving us so detailed information about this product. Before reading it I was wondering whether to buy it or not. Now I know for sure that I don’t want it because it looks like a scam to me. One of the things that makes me think like that is what you mentioned about not having before pictures to compare the result.
    I think I will give a try to the girdle you recommend because I have heard other positive reviews about it.

    • Jessica Camden says:

      It really isn’t worth your money 🙁 It’s way too expensive and it doesn’t do much of the things they claim to. It’s really just an expensive stretch mark cream that may or may not work as well as other cheaper options. If you’re looking for a good stretch mark treatment cream, I’d recommend one of these.

  4. Katie says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I am so glad you wrote this post! My mom used to be a distributor for IT works and I always thought she was so crazy. She could never tell me how it works just that it did. I was like you and always skeptical, but I tried it. It worked for about 30 minutes and then I just smelled like icy hot the rest of the day. I agree, thumbs down!

    • Jessica Camden says:

      I’m glad you found it helpful. These really aren’t something worth getting into 🙁 It adds up to be really expensive pretty quick and no they won’t reduce your stomach size. The one redeeming quality these have is that they may help with stretch marks. However there are better, cheaper alternatives that work better that I’d highly recommend before trying this!


  5. Elsa M says:

    Hi Jessica, I’ve read some of your blogs and on one of them you talk about the postpartum girdle you used and still use. I want to ask what do you know about using shaping wear? I heard it helps to get inside organs back into place after pregnancies. I Would you be able to let me know if that’s true?

    • Hey Elsa, I have used shapewear as well and some of the ones I used I really liked. I actually have an upcoming post about some of the kinds I’ve had the most success with. I’ve found they work great if you have a particular area of your body that you’re working on and need extra help with.

      As always, they shouldn’t be used alone. Without exercise the results might look permanent but you’re body will quickly go back to how it was before. However, if you are including a regular workout routine they tend to help you get results much faster. Like girdles they do help bring your organs back to their proper place after a baby.

      The reason I’d recommend shapewear or a girdle over wraps like these is because they give you much needed extra support, speed up your recovery time, bring your organs back to their proper place, and you don’t have to buy them over and over like you do these wraps!