Body wraps have been a long standing cellulite treatment, and can be a highly effective way to reduce the swelling of the fat layer in the skin that causes the unsightly lumps. Usually comprising of a seaweed or algae based paste, the treatment supplies a concentration of nutrients, minerals and hydrating compounds that can aid in the anti-cellulite process. These type of seaweed or algae compounds have been used as beauty treatments for hundreds and possibly thousands of years.
When you visit the salon and undress, the spa therapist will then apply the paste, smearing your waist, bottom and thighs. They’ll then wrap you in a type of cling film, or gauze and you’ll be left to lie and relax for an hour. After this you’re unwrapped, cleaned, moisturised and you should have smoother, firmer skin and possibly be an inch or two smaller.
This type of treatment has a large number of positive effects on the body, including helping to balance the circulation and metabolic processes, relaxation in the muscles and healing the skin due to the antiseptic effect of seawater. The compounds are also rich in iodine which can aid in the regulation of hormones.
It’s for this very reason that so many head to the dead sea every year, it’s mineral rich waters having been a popular bathing spot since Roman times.
These marine products, whether done at home or at a spa, are considered to be great cellulite fighters on the basis that they can rehydrate the skin and boost circulation, so if you suspect the reason you’re suffering cellulite is due to water retention Body Wraps could well be a good way to go.
The use of the cling-film is to encourage sweating and dispensing of the excess fluid (hence the reason for the inch and weight loss), so be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards to make sure you’re hydrated.
Overall, the treatment can be very relaxing, and helps your skin to look and feel much better. The effects, particularly those based on the fluid reduction won’t last forever, but with other cellulite-lifestyle adjustments can make a positive impact on the dimples.