Body Wrap Indulgence

Luxurious body wrap in a day spa in Goa, India.
(Image: Wikipedia)
Luxurious body wrap in a day spa in Goa, India. (Image: Wikipedia)

There are many different beauty treatments at health spas now, like  massage, hot stones, manicure, pedicure, facials… but what is a body wrap?

Body wraps have been around since the ’80s, only now they tend to use plastic wrap instead of cotton bandages. But the goal is basically the same: a warming, relaxing treat for your skin and body.

Some claim that pressure wraps can help you detoxify the body and reduce cellulite, but there is little scientific evidence to support this.

Body wraps commonly use clay, which contains minerals to benefit the skin. Sometimes salt, herbs, and essential oils are added.

On visiting a health spa, you want to feel relaxed and pampered—a body wrap does just that. Here’s what you can expect:

  •  First-things-first. Exfoliation and a warm shower to open up the pores.
  • Apply the clay and other ingredients to the skin, and slowly wrap up your body, starting from the ankles, and working up to your neck.
  • A thermal blanket is then applied to warm up your entire body—mmmm… must feel good in winter!
  • Finally, unwrap and rinse off the ingredients of the wrap, and apply moisturizer. Your skin will feel silky smooth!

 

 

 

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