Measuring your Clients
Measuring your Clients before and after their body wrap treatment.
Measure in 1/8 increments to calculate the results of the wrap. Simply subtract the “after” result from the “before” measurement. Be careful, as same numbers are not as easy to subtract as they appear.
For example subtracting 34 3/8 from 35 2/8 is only 7/8 while it may appear at first glace to be 1 1/8. To find the total inch loss results add the numerators (the top number of the fraction) 1/8: measurements and divide the total by 8.
Example: 1/8 + 3/8 + 6/8 + 5/8 = 1 + 3 + 6 + 5 = 15 15/8
15 divided by 8 = 1.875 in.
Should you want to convert the decimal of 0.875 inches back to 1/8 in. simply multiply by 8.
0.875 x 8 = 7 or 7/8 of an inch
Therefore 1.875 inches can be converted to 1 7/8 inches if you desire.
During the measuring process you are attempting to capture the “after wrap” picture of the client. You must repeat the measurement procedure identically as you did with the before wrap picture.
As you measure mentally compare the after measurements to the initial measurements as you write them down. Should you encounter a larger measurement then the first measurement you have made a mistake in one of the measurements.
Once you learn the wrap process efficiently you should be able to measure and wrap up a body within 15 minutes.