A body wrap is a spa treatment that was created to enhance the health and appearance of the skin, and/or reduce body measurements. A nourishing oil or mineral-rich formula is applied to the limbs and torso before they are wrapped in cotton, mylar bandages or a plastic film.
However, there are three different types of body wraps for different purposes, so it's best you know which to go for to get the best experience and results.
Below are the three types of body wraps and their distinctive functions:
For a slimming wrap, each limb is tightly wrapped in Ace bandages that have been soaked in a high-concentration mineral solution to detoxify and remineralize the entire body. It's recommended that you walk around, exercise, or spend some time in an infra-red spa. Your weight and size are measured before and after to track weight loss.
Hydrating Body Wraps
These types of wraps make use of rich creams and gels to soften, soothe, and hydrate the skin. It is important to get a body scrub beforehand so the rich cream doesn't sit on the outermost dead skin cells. Hydrating wraps are perfect for the middle of the winter when your skin is all dry and flaky. Aloe vera wraps can also help the skin recover from too much time in the sun.
Detox and Mineral Body Wraps
These wraps use a variety of products such as algae, seaweed, mud, clay, or gel to help get rid of the body toxins. After the product is applied, you are wrapped in plastic and covered with a blanket for some time. These products stimulate your circulation, drawing out impurities, and giving your body minerals it might be missing. Afterwards, the body mask is washed off and then a lotion is applied by an esthetician.
Below are several benefits of body wrapping:
Quick Cellulite and Weight Fix
People who sign up for weight-loss or cellulite-elimination body wraps are most times trying to improve their appearance for a special occasion. This wrap temporarily makes your skin look tighter or causes you to lose a few pounds of water weight.
If you're getting a body wrap treatment that includes a scrub before the wrap, your skin is going to be exfoliated. Doesn't matter what kind of exfoliating agent is being used, it will scrub away dead cells on the surface of your skin, which will set the stage for the next step in the wrap.
Regardless of the exact ingredients in wrap solutions, they are always moisturizing. No matter the kind of body wrap you get, your skin will end up nice and moisturized. Wrapping them against your body and adding heat will only intensify those effects. Also, a lotion is usually applied after the solution has been rinsed off, which will aid in further moisturizing of your skin.
Although, there is no scientific proof to support the idea of full-body detoxification, many estheticians have claimed that toxin is pulled out of the body when certain minerals such as clay, mud, seaweed and algae are used in the body wrapping process. You can have an improvement in acne and skin purification.
Book an appointment at ORÍKÌ and enjoy the best body wraps. From the Eucalyptus Body Wrap based on green clay and essential oils to promote relaxation and aid silky, soft and comfortable skin; and the Body Brightening Wrap based on orange, papaya, cinnamon and rice powder to energize and revitalize your skin; to the Body Wrap Contouring based on cocoa and rice powders to help refine contours and leave your skin feeling soft and firm.