You have heard all about body wraps. There are ads touting the benefits of this treatment in health magazines, on billboards, and even on television. It might be impossible to lose 10 pounds permanently within the thirty minutes you spend in your luxurious cocoon. However, there are more options that can make you feel relaxed and your skin feel suppler at the end of your experience. In order to know what to expect from your morning at the spa, you should know the most popular types offered.
Seaweed / Algae
The thought of wrapping yourself in seaweed or algae may not be appealing. The components can look a bit disgusting if you come upon them while walking on the beach. However, the stringy slippery sea plant works to detoxify while benefiting your skin. In fact, the plant has ingredients that help to loosen dead skin. Once the dead skin falls off, your body is able to absorb the proteins, minerals, vitamins, and lipids found in seaweed and algae.
Many people suffer from cellulite. This condition occurs as fat collects below the surface of the skin. It makes the area look dimpled due to the connective tissue allowing pockets of fat to protrude. While body wraps have been touted as a way to address the problem, you should know that it is a temporary solution. The wrap does help to cleanse, soften, and exfoliate the skin. It also serves to compress fat, making the area appear smoother. As long as you realize it is only temporary, it is a great way to smooth the skin for a night out.
Another of the more common body wraps is the slimming variety. These services advertise that you can lose weight and contour certain areas of your body. They do work, as you lose fluids during the session. It can help you tone up a little and lose a few inches for a few days. They are a nice and quick solution if you have a special event that you need to fit into a specific outfit. As with a cellulite wrap, you need to remember the effects are temporary, as it is water weight you are losing.
Arguably, the most popular types of body wraps are herbal. The herbs heal and detoxify your body as you enjoy the relaxing aromatherapy. Many clients find that this service not only helps to detoxify but in some cases, can actually help slim the body during the treatment. Many clients also find that their skin feels smoother and is tighter immediately following the service.
As with seaweed or algae, wrapping yourself in mud might not sound overly appealing. However, many clients find that this type of treatment helps to increase circulation throughout the covered area. This leads to the removal of toxins from the skin. It also helps to tighten and tone the skin. Those who have stiff muscles and suffer muscle pain also found relief during their treatment.