Whole Body Wraps and How They Detox

  • October 4, 2018 /

Experiencing a Body Wrap

For something that sounds more like a sushi roll than spa treatment, you’d be surprised to know just how beneficial a whole-body wrap is for your health. Body wraps use an assortment of natural ingredients to help the body and skin receive the nutrients it needs and release the toxins it doesn’t. Though there are several different types, most wraps use a variety of products such as seaweed, algae, rosemary, butter, clay, honey, and eucalyptus. Sounds like the ingredients to a delicious meal meal you might order at a restaurant. In reality, body wraps were a health trend that began in ancient Egypt; they were used to beautify the skin, heal and detox the body, and sooth the spirit.

In present days, body wraps start with exfoliation. The different products are then applied to your body. This is called a body mask. You are then wrapped in plastic and covered with a thermal blanket and sheets for about 30 minutes, which is the body wrap. Afterwards, the body mask is washed off and a hydration lotion is applied, leaving your body fresh and new.

How Do They Detox?

The key to the detox is in the natural ingredients used. Within the wrap, your body is held within a closed environment, allowing important biological and chemical processes to occur. The products work by stimulating your circulation, drawing out impurities, and giving your body minerals it might be missing. Different materials can greater facilitate different results. Body wraps can be specific for weight-loss, cellulite-elimination, moisturizing, exfoliation, detoxification, or even relaxation. You can expect each of these benefits, however, from almost any wrap.

The different layers of the detox serve different purposes.

  • Exfoliation Cream the exfoliating agent may be sea salt, pumice, sugar or some other natural ingredient. This will scrub away dead cells on the surface of your skin, which allows the body wrap to have the greatest influence on the body.
  • Treatment Ingredients – applied to entire body to deliver proper nutrients.  
  • Plastic Wrap – one of the most important elements of the treatment. The plastic wrap creates a closed environment to ensure full stimulation and delivery of nutrients.
  • Thermal Blanket and Sheets– allows your body to hold the heat it needs for accurate circulation and nutrient absorption. Also used to aid toxin excretion through sweat. For weight-loss wraps, thermal blankets also allow the body release excess water weight.
  • Moisturizing Lotions – leaves the body smooth and healthy.

The whole-body wrap process has been scientifically refined in the last few decades to maximize health benefits and functionally bring the body to a balanced biochemical state.

How to Get a Whole-Body Wrap

Whole-body wraps are increasing in popularity and, therefore, are available at many beauty salons around the world. Many salons have incorporated body wrap treatments in other signature spa treatments. In addition, body wraps are now being sold by factories direct to consumers to expose the products to more and more people. This allows customers to easily enjoy the miraculous effects of this treatment at an affordable price.

With the demands of life, you might just owe it to your body to regain the balance it needs to sustain itself. The physical and mental relaxation provided by whole-body wraps is amazing. Beautification of the skin, healing and detoxification of the body, and soothing of the spirit can all be done in a single treatment. And now, more than ever, this treatment is easily available.