With their ability to condition, detoxify, tone and tighten skin, and even take inches off your frame almost instantly, it’s hardly any wonder body wrap treatments are a steadfast spa favourite.
What is a body wrap?
A body wrap – also known as a ‘body cocoon’ or ‘body mask’ – is a spa treatment created to enhance the health and appearance of 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. This promotes the extraction of dirt, toxins and excess water from the skin. While most wraps are performed on the entire body (minus the face and genital area), some – such as cellulite and bust wraps – are applied to certain areas alone.
What health and beauty benefits does a body wrap treatment provide?
The pampering experience of a body wrap can provide multiple benefits, depending on the type chosen:
Body wraps featuring detoxifying algae, seaweed, mud or clay can help rid the body of toxins through metabolic skin cell stimulation. As skin is your largest organ, detoxification of the epidermis can have a significant effect on your health and overall wellbeing.
Temporary inch and/or weight loss:
Wraps with detoxifying ingredients teamed with firmly wound bandages will see you sweat out any excess water and toxins, and also tighten your skin. This can temporarily improve the contours of your body and see you lose a dress size or two.
Dead skin removal:
Wrap treatments comprising an exfoliation stage will see dead skin cells lifted, providing you a smoother complexion top-to-toe and a flattering glow.
The vast majority of wraps comprise moisturising ingredients to hydrate, nourish and smooth your skin for improved condition.
Once you’re fully wrapped by your aesthetician, you’ll be left to relax for up to 30 minutes. This will provide you with some valuable – and rare – mental and physical downtime.
Try one of our amazing BodyWraps at the spa:
Thalgo 3 Algea Detox Body Wrap – £57
The original marine algae wrap, harnessing all the incredible benefits of seaweed. After a relaxing welcome massage to relieve tensions, the body is exfoliated before Thalgo’s patented seaweed body wrap is applied, infusing its minerals, vitamins and micro-nutrients to the body. After the seaweed wrap is removed, a relaxing massage is carried out using an oil blended especially for detox. This treatment activates circulation, increases metabolism, relieves aches and pains and can improve certain dry skin conditions. Excellent for detox and general well-being
Frigi thalgo body wrap – £55
Discover Thalgo’s famous cool marine wrap. After a relaxing welcome massage, your therapist will apply a bandage wrap to the body, infused with a lotion containing Thalgo patented seaweed extract, Menthol and active ingredients to improve blood flow and regulate fluid balance. Frigi-Thalgo is able to significantly boost circulation, making it highly effective at eliminating excess fluid and toxins from the hip and thigh area. It is very popular as an anti-cellulite treatment or for a slimming quick fix.