Understanding The Body Wrap
There is so much controversy and debate about body wraps. Which ones work? Do any of them really work? Are they safe?At the Body Wrap Spalon, we believe you should know the truth, and be well-informed before making a decision to have a body wrap of any kind. Below you will see answers to most of the common body wrap questions.
Body wraps have been around for many years, dating all the way back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Body Wraps are therapies that can detoxify and heal the body, remove excess fat and fluid from tissues, restore minerals, reduce joint pain, tighten and tone the skin, and nourish and soften the skin. Over the past 30 years, with the increase in science in the cosmetic industry, body wraps now top the list of spa treatments that offer cosmetic and therapeutic benefits for the entire body.
Just below the skin, there are three layers of fat. Within each layer of fat, there are individual fat cells which are surrounded by interstitial fluid. This fluid can accumulate in excess within the cells and between the cells because of a lack of exercise, aging, diets high in salt and sugar, and a build up of toxins. Body wraps contain ingredients designed to draw out these excess fluids and toxins while restoring nutrients to the body.
Three Different Types of Body Wraps
There are essentially three different types of body wraps on the market today. All three types employ a large emphasis on moisturizing, healing and conditioning the skin. However, the primary function of the three types is drastically different
We fondly refer to these as “foo-foo” wraps. They are more along the lines of a glorified massage where some sort of mud, cream or oil is applied to the body. You are then wrapped in a nice, warm blanket and relax in a darkened room while listening to soft music. This type of wrap is wonderful for moisturizing the skin and helping you to de-stress.