Body Wraps - What Are They And What Do They Do?

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Body wraps are treatments that one can get when visiting a health spa, although home body wrap kits are also now readily available to buy.
They are designed to eliminate toxins, relax and soothe the muscles, help with treating eczema, tighten and Hydrate the skin and slim and tone the body.
Some people claim to have lost six plus inches in just one session.
Before you begin your treatment, your therapist will take a number of measurements from different parts of your body including the waist, thigh, bottom, knee, wrist, upper chest, calf, forearm, hips, neck and under the bust, so pretty much everywhere I suppose.
Your therapist will then gently exfoliate your skin, either by using a salt scrub or dry brushing, and then depending on which type of wrap you have chosen, will apply a solution to the whole of your body.
You are then wrapped with either heated cotton bandages or warm towels, and told to lie flat on a table, where you will again be covered with a thermal blanket, which will cause the body to heat up and dispose of toxins and impurities through sweat.
You will then be left to relax for around an hour or so.
Some people fall asleep during this time while others listen to music on their iPod or mp3 player.
Either or sounds good to me.
When the body wrap is removed, you may feel a little soggy and cold, but a lovely shower, followed by an application of rich moisturizer to your body will more than make up for that.
Body wraps are designed to sculpt the body by compressing soft tissue, which is why you will lose inches, but not weight, so when you are re- measured, you will find that you have lost in inch here and an inch there.
There are quite a few different types of body wraps for you to choose from, and some of these are
  • Cellulite treatment wrap: This wrap will target the cellulite around your bottom, thigh and belly as well as help to boost your circulation.
  • Herbal wraps: Cotton bandages or warm towels are soaked with oils that are herb infused and placed over your body to create a wrap that will nourish and detoxify the skin.
  • Seaweed body wrap: Your body will be covered with a concentrated mixture of warm seaweed and sea water which comes as a paste, and wrapped in a heated blanket.
    its not the best smell in the world, but it firms and hydrates the skin.
  • Mud wrap: This wrap is designed to help detoxify, clean and firm up the skin, and is believed to ease the symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Clay body wrap: This type surrounds you with a pleasant feeling of warmth.
    Oils that are used in aromatherapy are blended with clay to give off an appealing aroma.
  • Algae wrap: Your body is entirely covered with warm algae to detoxify and nourish your skin.
  • Oil wrap: This wrap is used for dry or dehydrated skin.
    Rich aromatherapy oils are used in the form of an oil based balm that is gratefully soaked up by the skin.
  • Paraffin wrap: The name of this wrap could put you off by the instant impression you derive from the word paraffin and the smell of it, but it doesn't make you smell like a petrol station at all.
    Your body is brushed with paraffin oil, and wrapped.
    This is wonderful for dry skin that needs intense moisturizing and is believed to help soothe the symptoms of arthritis.
Go on..
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why not treat yourself..
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you know you want to:-)
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