Body wraps have been used in various ways over the years as they serve many different purposes. Originally, they were used as a quick way to temporarily lose body weight by quickly shedding excess water weight. Bandage wraps are wrapped tightly around the body for a period of time, and this causes the quick, temporary weight loss. These wraps can be very beneficial because they can allow people to shave off inches in a short amount of time, however results are not the same for every individual. However, spa body wrapscan also be used in a relaxing spa sense. They usually consist of being lathered in a certain kind of mask made from a variety of substances such as mud, clay and seaweed. The mask is typically left on for 20-30 minutes and then rinsed off.
Seaweed wraps have been becoming increasingly popular recently because seaweed wraps can work as a total body cleanser. In the ocean, seaweed can be thought of as a sponge soaking up potassium, zinc, copper, iron, iodine and a variety of vitamins. When using a seaweed wrap, the skin then absorbs these minerals which in turn work to break up fat deposits inside the body. Not only does it detoxify the body, but deeply moisturizes the skin as well, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Body wraps can serve a multitude of other purposes as well such as toxin release and stress relief. While body wraps should not be looked at as a permanent solution to any problem, they are a good temporary option and are much less invasive than more surgeries. Body wraps can aid in toxin release because when a person's body is tightly wrapped in bandages, perspiration occurs, causing the person to sweat out toxins in the body. Stress relief is most commonly achieved through the use of a mud wrap, seaweed wrap or clay wrap because the entire process is extremely relaxing.