Body wraps is one of the newest techniques used for getting rid of cellulite. What is a cellulite body wrap? Well, these cellulite body wraps consist of special wraps or clothing made out of rubber or plastic, and are worn around the waist, wrapping the waist, hips and thighs.
Some other body wraps can even cover nearly the complete body. Nowadays, more and more beauty salons offer body wrapping to their clients. This process is believed to remove inches of cellulite from hips, thighs and waist.
Due to the fact that cellulite is mainly water logged fat tissue, by wrapping the body in this special material, a person can lose inches, in a few hours. This is perfect if you want to go somewhere special and need to lose a few emergency inches.
Some spas even offer herbal body wraps and other natural wraps. The herbs are very diverse and can help body wrapping by increasing the circulation in your body or soothing your skin. Body wrapping can be a complex procedure, and can also sometimes be unpleasant.
The toxins which are released can even make you feel as if you have a high temperature. This release of toxins etc is due to the herb-infused sheets wrapped around your body. This way, all the toxins in your body are removed, and due to this detoxification process, the cellulite will gradually vanish from the body.
Herbal Body Wraps
Some of the higher end spas have gone to such an extent that they will grow their own herbs to use them in their herbal body wraps. Actually this is not necessary for a good body wrap experience. Herbs, whether they are fresh, or dried, which are grown organically are best.
Each herb have it’s own effect. Some increase circulation another may calm the skin and so on. The herbs are steeped in very hot water. After that special muslin sheets are soaked in that solution. It is these herb-infused sheets along with other insulating layers that wrap around the body.
Working Of Herbal Body Wraps
The working of treatments is quite interesting. The goal is to create a condition not unlike your body when you have a fever. We all know that when we have a fever, our body eliminates toxins by sweating.
The same principle is used in the herbal body wraps but the result is different. Some people report a very intense detoxification while for others it might be mild. Methods of application and content vary as well. Salt, mud and seaweed are the popular herbal body wraps.
Herbal Body Wraps And Claustrophobia
Most often, the subject is wrapped from neck to toe with the arms set close to the sides of the body. Person with claustrophobia can be uncomfortable with this type of herbal body wrapping.
One easiest way to solve this type of problem is to keep the arms free from the herbal body wrap. Most people who are claustrophobic find the works and that all they need to be able to feel free to remove themselves if they choose.
Whatever type of body wrap you select make certain that you feel comfortable with the spa and that a technician is always close at hand.
Body Wraps – Thing To Be Considered
Care to be taken when selecting a salon or spa. Some things to consider:
- Do they have a licensed clinician whose sole purpose is massage and/or body wraps?
- How long have they been offering body wraps?
- Do they offer any special pricing for new clients?
- Where do their herbs and other contents come from?
- Have they had any unresolved complaints reported by the Better Business Bureau?
- Do they have any package pricing for multiple visits?
- Will they allow a tour of their facilities prior to purchase?
Watch your local publications for coupon offers. This can be a good way to try out a service at a bargain. Ask your friends if they have had a body wrapping experience and whether they enjoyed it and what kind of results did they experience. You may even want to check for ‘two for one’ specials and try it out with a friend.
The good news is this can also be done at home, and you can wear this special type of clothing even when you’re sleeping or shopping. There are several types of body wraps.
Some of them are inflated with air from a vacuum cleaner; others use devices, such as hair dryers to blow in warm air. You can also use a cream or lotion after you use the wrap, or even use it directly on the wrap.
Many experts agree that body wrapping can lead to losing inches and sometimes pounds. However this can be simply explained by the perspiration the person has lost. This is achieved by reducing and removing excess fluids from the body.
Unfortunately, in most of cases, these reductions are temporary because the fluids etc are replaced by eating and drinking. Also the process of removing fluids etc from the body in this way can be harmful. All the dehydration that happens during this process can lead to unbalanced electrolytes in our body.
Other Body Wraps
Other favorites for body wrapping incorporate seaweed, mud and salt. These are all very popular body wraps. Generally the client is wrapped from their neck down to their toes with their arms pressed close to the sides of their body. This can be an uncomfortable experience.
Yet, if you have body wrapping done gradually, and in a reputable spa, you can achieve great results. The prices for a body wrapping session varies from $40 to several thousands, depending on how sophisticated the body wraps are and how good you really want to look.
No matter what type of body wrap you choose, make sure you feel comfortable with the spa or beauty salon you choose. Also make sure the person doing the body wrap is well trained and is always close at hand to help you. The spa that you select can really make a difference. So before you start body wrapping, do some research.