Herbal Body Wraps
Body wraps are used to pull pollutants and toxins from the body using herbs and other natural ingredients. The theory behind body wraps goes back centuries, and it has been proven that Cleopatra used clay poultices as skin treatments.
Before they had the idea for the body wraps in use today, people in medieval times relied on mustard as a way to rid their bodies of these harmful free radicals. Body wraps began to be performed in salons in the United States in 1961, because they showed great progress in reducing some inches from the body in only a few hours.
In the 70’s, on a television broadcast of "The Phil Donahue Show," they showed a body wrap actually being performed, where a 1-inch loss was documented over the course of the episode.
Body wraps steadily became popular all over the world in the first 10 years. Unfortunately, they were very expensive and mostly only used by celebrities and wealthy people, so they were still done mostly in salons.
In the 1990’s, however, the salon industry made a change in its marketing strategy and made body wraps affordable to the general public. People started getting body wraps as a quick way to lose inches and remove toxins from their bodies.
Body wraps continued in popularity and usage, and many companies came out with body wraps that can be done at home instead of in a salon. This appealed to many people as it was more affordable and convenient.
Originally, the body wrap was a treatment where plastic wrap and other types of bandages were wrapped tightly around the body in order to induce weight loss through a process called vasodilation.
While the effectiveness of this particular application of the body wrap was much debated, it became popular and remains popular to this day, although not quite so much as the new versions of the body wrap.
When people used body wraps decades ago, linen sheets were used to wrap the body; however, today there are more ways to do a body wrap. Gauze strips may be used, or thermal underwear, or you can even take a bath in the solution. If you want to improve the texture of your skin, body wraps might be good for you, as materials such as shea butter, lotions, algae, seaweed and mud are regarded as hydrating treatments that can soften your skin and rid your body of toxins.
Some people even do body wraps for their therapeutic value even more than for what they can do for their skin and body. They use them as a form of relaxation.
The Types Of Body Wraps
Body wraps come in several types, with the more prominent ones being moisturizing, detox, slimming and cellulite wraps. Moisturizing wraps use lotions to smooth out the skin. Detox wraps typically use seaweed or mud, and are meant to cleanse the body of toxins. Slimming wraps involve tightly wrapped material that claims to make a person lose weight. Cellulite wraps are done to trim down the appearance of cellulite by the use of herbal remedies.
Many body wraps are made from different ingredients like healing clays, oils, seaweed, and herbs. These formulas may differ, and not all formulas will work well for you. It is best that you test different ones to get the results you want. Also, some formulas promote detoxifying, while some are better at toning.
One thing you need to know – no matter how much you diet or exercise, you still have an unseen enemy that will rob you of those inches and pounds you are trying so hard to lose. That enemy is toxins.
Toxins are in processed foods and even in the fruits and vegetables that you buy at the store. They are in the air that you breathe. You just cannot avoid these toxins. And they get into your body through your skin.
When you do a body wrap, you should drink lots of water during and afterward, in order to get your body to flush out these toxins. This also helps keep your body clean and helps the inch loss process.
You can keep doing body wraps as many times as you want, and you may still get results each time; although, it is recommended that you wait at least two days after your previous body wrap before you do the next one. That’s because your body is still absorbing and distributing the ingredients from the body wrap into your system, and the formula is still working even a few days after the body wrap is complete.
What You Can Expect
When a body wrap is done right, it will do several things. It will introduce its ingredients into your body through your skin. These ingredients absorb toxins from your body. That’s why you’re encouraged to drink so much water along with your body wrap – to flush out these toxins.
The result of this can lead to inch loss, and as you continue to drink water over the next few days after your initial body wrap, you may experience even more inch loss, because the ingredients are still working in your body.
Body wraps use organic body oil, lotions, and other ingredients to exfoliate your skin. When it's rinsed off, a sense of refreshing feeling will be present. You can then use products such as body wash and massage oil applied to rejuvenate your body.
In order to get the most out of your body wrap, a healthy lifestyle is essential. Your body needs to be working efficiently, including your circulatory system. A body wrap can only go so far – you also need to be eating a healthy, nutritious diet and exercising for maximum benefit to your body and your health.
Like most things in life, in order to achieve maximum results, you need to be consistent. Even if you’re happy with the results of your first body wrap, don’t stop there! Weekly body wraps can/should still be done as a maintenance plan to keep the toxins away from your body.
Your Friend Michele
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