What Is A Body Wrap?
Body wraps are treatments designed to tighten your skin, eliminate toxins, help with temporary inch loss and/or soothe tired muscles.
A body wrap is a way to promote excessive sweating in a particular area of the body, which can result in not only significant loss in weight, but the reduction in toxins throughout the body. In many ways, the results that you will get from a body wrap is much like what you would experience from spending time in a sauna or steam room. The only differences that a body wrap provides more substantial changes in size and weight over a shorter period of time.
What are the Benefits of a Body Wrap?
For many people the idea of getting an inch loss wrap where you can lose weight fast with no effort is just too good to be true.
The pampering experience of a body wrap can provide multiple benefits, depending on the type chosen:
►Detoxification: Body wraps featuring detoxifying can help rid the body of toxins through metabolic skin cell stimulation. As your largest organ, detoxification of the epidermis can have a significant effect on your health and overall well-being.
►Inch and/or weight loss: Wraps with detoxifying ingredients teamed with firmly wound bandages will see you sweat out any excess water and toxins, and also tighten your skin. This can improve the contours of your body.
►Dead skin removal: Wrap treatments comprising an exfoliation stage will see dead skin cells lifted, providing you a smoother complexion top-to-toe and a flattering glow. You can choose to enjoy a body polish before your wrap if exfoliation is not included as part of your treatment.
►Intensive moisturization: The vast majority of wraps comprise moisturizing ingredients to hydrate, nourish and smooth your skin for improved condition.
►Relaxation: Once you’re fully wrapped by your esthetician, you’ll be left to relax for up to 30 minutes. This will provide you with valuable - and rare - mental and physical downtime.
What Happens During A Body Wrap?
Body wraps were originally a treatment where Ace bandages or plastic wrap was tightly wrapped around the body to cause quick weight loss through vasodilation.
Often a body wrap begins with exfoliation through dry brushing or a salt scrub. You lie down on whatever you will eventually be wrapped in often plastic or Mylar, but sometimes towels or sheets.Its best when a massage therapist does the body wrap, because they naturally incorporate massage techniques as they apply the product. An esthetician, on the other hand, is not trained in massage. They are simply applying product to the skin.
Once the product is on, you’re wrapped to stay warm, usually for 20 minutes.Oftentimes the therapist leaves the room, but sometimes they stay and give you a scalp massage (much better, in my opinion!)
When the time is up, you’re unwrapped and the body mask has to come off or rinsed off. The body wrap usually ends with an application of lotion (technically not a massage). This body wrap treatment is sometimes called a body cocoon or body mask.
Things to Watch Out For With a Body Wrap:
►Don’t expect a body wrap to be a massage. You can get both treatments body wrap and massage or look for signature treatments that include scrub, body wrap and massage.
► If you have claustrophobia, this may not be the right treatment for you. You might be left alone during the treatment. If that bothers you, ask before you book the service.