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Hi everyone, my name is Nina Baker and I'd like to welcome you to my site, Body Wraps. As a licensed esthetician and a trained massage therapist, I've had a lot of experience when it comes to body wraps, slimming wraps and other types of modern and classical health and beauty treatments. I know there is a lot of information out there. Some good and a lot of it, well...not so good. I created this site as a place where we can all share tips and insights that will make us feel younger and look more youthful. Please feel free to leave a comment or question as I want you to feel like this site is yours as much as it is mine. Enjoy!

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Body Wrap Recipes

Professional salons charge an arm and a leg to carry out body wraps. This is completely justified as the procedures uses special ingredients and body wrap recipes and lasts for about one hour. If you want to save money, you can prepare your own body wrap recipes at home and do the body wrap at home.

Good Body Wrap Recipes:
There are thousands of websites online that offer good body wrap recipes to choose from. A few of the most popular body wrap recipes that are commonly used include the following:

1-Algae body wrap recipes are easy to make. You can make algae based body wrap recipes by combining spirulina powder that is commercially available. Combine the spirulina powder with kaolin or white clay, sea clay and aromatherapy oils of your choice. If you do not want to use spirulina, you can also use kelp powder in the body wrap recipes .There are many more algae-based body wrap recipes that you will find but most body wrap recipes follow a 2 parts powder to 1 part liquid ration to hydrate the solids in the mixture.

2-Detoxifying body wrap recipes will usually contain mineral salts like Epson salts or Dead Sea salts that are rich in minerals. These salts are also skin tonics and they draw toxins out of the body along with extra water. Mineral based body wrap recipes will contain about 1 cup of mineral salts with 3 cups of water, honey powder or aloe vera to hydrate skin and skin hydrating oils like shea, olive and sunflower. A few body wrap recipes will also contain glycerine instead of oils.

3-Herb-based body wrap recipes will contain aromatherapy oil and herb extracts along with actual herbs to improve skin texture and health. For example, some herbal body wrap recipes will contain neem leaves that are antibacterial, alfafa leaf powder to reduce muscle pain, parsley powder to reduce redness and swellings, peppermint leaf to stimulate and soothe skin, rosehip powder to provide nutrients. Along with these herbal powders, the body wrap recipes will also contain essential oils like lavender essential oil, patchouli essential oil and sandalwood oil to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind.

Ideally, before you do the body wrap you will have to do an entire body exfoliation. Exfoliation can be done with a simple sugar, salt and honey mixture which is excellent for toning the skin and removing dead skin cells. However, you can use any combination of ingredients in your body wrap recipes to do exfoliation as well as for the wrap. Do remember to do a patch test 24 hours in advance to rule out allergies to the body wrap recipes.

Weight Loss Body Wraps: How Do They Work?

Weight loss body wraps are specifically designed to help a person lose weight. Different mineral ingredients, healthy weight loss masks and clay cellulite weight loss body wraps can be combined in different combinations to encourage a person to lose weight.

How Do Weight Loss Body Wraps Work?
Weight loss body wraps are wrapped around the client’s body and held in place with thick or thin bandages. The client is then wrapped with plastic sheets and thermal bandages. The thermal bandages generate heat which opens up skin pores and encourages toxins to be flushed out of the body in the form of sweat. The ingredients in the weight loss body wraps also percolate into the skin pores releasing their beneficial properties into the skin. The heat generated by the ingredients and the thermal blanket also cause vasodilation, increased metabolism levels and blood supply and melting of the cellulite inside skin resulting in weight loss.

Where Can I Find Good Weight Loss Body Wraps?
There are several spas that deal exclusively with weight loss body wraps. We suggest you find good spas that also have a medical consultant to help you choose and use the weight loss body wraps.

Are There Restrictions To The Use Of Weight Loss Body Wraps?
Yes, there are and you should inform your spa technician immediately if you are pregnant or if you have medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart conditions, claustrophobia, low blood pressure, eczema, psoriasis and allergies. Please inform the technician especially if you are taking medications for chronic medical conditions.

How Should You Prepare For Weight Loss Body Wraps?
After you make the appointment with the spa, you will be provided with a list of instructions on how to prepare for the weight loss body wraps. A few general precautions you have to follow include the following:

-Ingredients of weight loss body wraps are difficult to wash off. As a result, most salons will ask you to wear simple disposable clothing for the appointment. You can wear disposable underwear or swimwear and some salons will provide you with clothing for the weight loss body wraps appointment. A few salons will also provide supportive underwear that you can wear after the weight loss body wraps for the next two days to prevent the weight from coming back.

-Remember to take a bath before the appointment but you should avoid shaving or doing any kind of intensive skin treatment before weight loss body wraps. Avoid tanning and sugaring as well before the weight loss body wraps.

-Hydrate yourself before the weight loss body wraps, during the appointment and after it as well.

-After being wrapped, you will be left alone for one hour. If you are not comfortable with being left alone make sure that you inform the salon technician beforehand.

Make sure that you measure yourself before the weight loss body wraps and after to register the weight loss.

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