A body wrap is a spa treatment designed to enhance the health and appearance of your skin. During this rejuvenating treatment, a nourishing mixture of vitamins, minerals and essential oil-rich ingredients is applied to your body. An experienced therapist then wraps your body in a mask, or cocoon, of special bandages, plastic film or cotton cloths.
Popular variants of this skin formula include the use of algae, seaweed or a selection of herbs as well as mud, clay and aromatic oils. The heat will relax your muscles and open your pores. Usually taking approximately an hour, body wraps have several health benefits.
A body wrap releases excess water and removes toxins, which travel to the surface of your skin when you perspire. A wrap also helps to exfoliate dead cells that can prevent your skin from absorbing moisture. The treatment provides the vital proteins, vitamins and minerals that your skin needs to remain moist and healthy.
As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, or the ability to stretch, and returns to its normal shape. This eventually leads to the development of wrinkles and stretch marks. Body wraps help to improve your skin’s elasticity and encourage rejuvenation. The body wrap may contain vitamin A, essential fatty acids or antioxidants that help restore your skin’s elasticity. These nutrients increase blood flow to the skin, which makes it supple and helps to regenerate new cells, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
A wrap can also help contour your body if you have recently lost weight and have excess skin. The treatment provides a direct infusion of vitamins and minerals that redefine loose skin so that it is smoother and less noticeable. Body wraps can help to reduce the undesirable dimples and bumps of cellulite as well. After you emerge from the cocoon, you will shower to rinse off the toxins released during the treatment and any remaining skin formula. Our therapist can then massage moisturizer on your soft, refreshed skin.
Body wraps can improve and heal several skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, while detoxifying and sculpting your body. The treatment promotes weight loss by eliminating excess water and mobilizing fat so that your body can eliminate it naturally. In addition to relieving muscle and joint pain, body wraps can improve circulation and encourage skin rejuvenation.
At New Beauty Wellness in Westport, Dr. Erlich and his staff are committed to helping you look and feel better. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to experience the benefits of pampering your skin with a healing body wrap.