A body wrap is an all-natural way to enhance and moisturize the skin. A body wrap treatment can hydrate or firm the skin, and relax and soothe the body. The benefits of a therapeutic body wrap may include:
- Relaxing the body
- Soothing aching joints or muscles
- Easing inflammation
- Moisturizing the skin
- Flushing toxins from the body through sweating
Body wrap treatments are very relaxing and may reduce stress, therefore lowering blood pressure.
Prior to the body wrap treatment, the skin may be exfoliated. A solution of varying substances is then applied to the skin. After the solution is applied to the body, the individual is wrapped in a heated wrap such as a sheet or thermal blanket and left to rest. During this time the heat relaxes the muscles and opens the pores. Sweating may occur which in turn flushes toxins from the body. Individuals are then unwrapped and the solution is rinsed from the skin. A moisturizer is then applied to the skin.
Body wraps that use algae, seaweed, mud, or clay may help rid the body of toxins through metabolic stimulation. Body wraps that use shea butter and rich lotions are hydrating treatments geared towards softening the skin.
A relaxing body wrap treatment may have positive effects on your skin, health, and sense of well-being.