- A private treatment room will be available.waiting for treatment image by Sean Wallace-Jones from Fotolia.com
After a full body exfoliation, an experienced beauty therapist liberally applies a paste made of seaweed to the entire body. When the client is fully covered in the paste, the beautician will then wrap the client's body in warm towels and leave her to relax for up to an hour. After the treatment time is complete, the client will be asked to rinse off the paste using a high pressure jet shower. The result is soft, supple and moisturized skin.
- Enjoy being pampered.Spa treatment with flowers and water image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com
Seaweed wraps are a great way to help prevent stretch marks. The wrap is designed to remove toxins from the body, and the seaweed helps to nourish the skin and replenish its lack of elasticity, leaving it both smooth and supple. Replenishing the elasticity of the skin makes it harder for stretch marks to form and leaves your body feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Seaweed wraps are also known to reduce the appearance of cellulite and to aid weight loss, with a proper diet.
- Drink more water to help with your detox.Young woman drinking water. Woman With Water Glass. image by Monika 3 Steps Ahead from Fotolia.com
Drink six extra glasses of water before a seaweed wrap, as this will help with the removal of toxins from the body.
Rather than having a full body wrap, It's possible to target only problem areas, such as the legs or upper arms.
To see the best results, beauty therapists advise having one seaweed wrap a week for six to eight weeks.
It's now possible to give yourself a "home wrap" since many drug stores sell the paste for you to apply in the comfort of your own home.
- Book a course of treatments to save money.dollars image by Mikhail Olykainen from Fotolia.com
As of 2010, the general cost for a full-body seaweed wrap is about $100 for a 90-minute session at the spa. The cost of a home kit is $20 to $40, which will supply you with enough paste for two to three treatments.
Stretch Marks: The Facts
- Stretch marks are a common form of scaring on the skin, generally appearing when the skin's natural production of collagen is disrupted and pressure is put on the skin. Mostly due to quick growth spurts in adolescents, pregnancy or increased weight gain in adults, stretch marks can also be caused by hormonal changes that alter the skin's natural balance. Over time, some stretch marks may fade and disappear almost completely, while others remain embarrassingly noticeable---it's these kind of stretch marks that cause people to look for cures.