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.
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!