Body Wrap

A body wrap – also known as a ‘body cocoon’ or ‘body mask’ – is a spa treatment created to enhance the health and appearance of skin, and/or reduce body measurements. A nourishing oil or mineral-rich formula is applied to the spa guest’s limbs and torso before they are wrapped in cotton, mylar bandages or a plastic film. This promotes the extraction of dirt, toxins and excess water from the skin.

While most wraps are performed on the entire body (minus the face and genital area), some – such as cellulite and bust wraps – are applied to certain areas alone.

What to expect during your treatment

  • CLOTHING REMOVAL: Before your body wrap can begin, you will need to strip down to your underwear or a bikini. You can wear a comfortable top if only your lower half is undergoing a wrap, or some shorts if you’re undergoing a bust wrap alone.
  • EXFOLIATION: Those who have selected a wrap comprising exfoliation will first have their therapist promote dead skin cell removal through dry brushing, or by using a gently abrasive scrub
  • RINSE: Those who undergo scrub exfoliation will need to rinse off at this stage.
  • FORMULA APPLICATION AND WRAPPING: Your esthetician will then begin applying a mineral and/or oil-rich formula to your body and limbs, wrapping each area in cloth or plastic film before moving to the next. When fully wrapped, some heated towels may also be laid upon you to further promote sweating and the opening of pores.
  • RELAX: You’ll then be left alone to relax for up to half an hour to allow the treatment to do its magic.
  • UNWRAP AND RINSE: Your spa therapist will then unwrap you and either rinse you off using the shower, or point your to a separate shower so you can do this yourself.
    TIP: Do not use a shower gel or any other cleansing product when rinsing (unless instructed), since this could strip your skin of the oils and minerals applied during your wrap.
  • MOISTURISATION: At the end of your treatment, your esthetician will apply a final moisturiser or body oil to all areas of your skin to protect and soften it
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