Ever considered treating yourself to seaweed body wrap or going to a seaweed wrap spa? Nowadays, they are quite common and you can easily find a seaweed wrap spa near you. If you’ve ever hesitated about trying a body wrap, then stop for a second. A seaweed body wrap helps you regenerate both physically and mentally. In addition, the seaweed wrap feels lovely on your skin, as any body wrap does. Do yourself a huge favour and treat your body to a relaxing and comforting experience. Soon after, you’ll discover that you’ll feel more energised than ever before.
I had the pleasure of experiencing the health benefits of a seaweed body wrap firsthand during my stay in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Admittedly, the overall experience was so pleasurable and relaxing, I can’t wait to go back again to allow my body and mind to relax. I highly recommend it for all individuals who need to take a break once a while. Also, it’s an excellent idea for women who have recently given birth or are thinking about family planning. Don’t be afraid to try a seaweed spa!
seaweed body wrap
A seaweed body wrap is a type of body wrap which uses the actual seaweed plant in combination with hot water. Ordinarily, depending on the spa you visit, they also possibly combine these ingredients to the mix:
- essential oils and essences for a hint of aromatherapy
- clay for detoxing
- other creams and skin care products
- sometimes they also use volcanic stones
what to expect at a seaweed body wrap treatment
The first step calls for skin exfoliation. The massage therapist prepares a thick paste which he or she then spreads all over your body. In my experience, this is the best part of the seaweed body wrap because the therapist oftentimes gently massages in the paste.
Once you are all covered up in the seaweed paste, you are then wrapped in a sheet, which warms you up and completely relaxes your entire body and your mind goes into a zen-like state. The seaweed coating then systematically soaks slowly into your skin.
After a set time, you are unwrapped (like a present!) and you wash off. Depending on the spa, skin toner and moisturising creams may be applied to your skin afterwards. After the treatment one usually drinks a fresh juice to hydrate the body after the detoxing process.
top health benefits of a sea body wrap
There are multiple benefits of a seaweed body wrap. Firstly, the seaweed contains:
- sea salt
- amino acids and fatty acids
- vitamins – especially vitamin A
- other essential oils
To err on the safe side, I recommend consulting your doctor first before undergoing such a treatment.
seaweed paste detoxifies your body
Once the therapist applies the paste onto your body, not only does it feel good but it also serves a purpose. When your body is covered in the paste, it causes your body to sweat through its micropores. When this happens, impurities and waste toxins are eliminated from your body. The waste surfaces up to your skin, hence detoxifying your body. As such, when the paste is wiped off of your body, so are the waste toxins.
seaweed wraps for cellulite and slimming effect
A seaweed body wrap is also known as a slimming body wrap or slimming wrap. First of all, the properties of seaweed potentially helps to reduce visible stretch marks. Moreover, it helps to contour your body as it will shape excess skin, especially if you lost weight recently. The wrap will help you get that undesirable excess skin back into shape.
eliminates dead skin with the moisturising effect
Moreover, do you experience cracked, dry skin? If you do, then you are the prime candidate for a seaweed body wrap.
During the chemical process, dead skin is loosened and will be wiped off along with the toxins when the paste is washed off from the body.
Since the body wrap contains lots of protein and vitamins, it will leave your skin soft and moist. Remember, sometimes additional skin care products are added to the wrap.
reduces skin damage and improves elasticity
Thanks to the proteins, minerals and vitamins which are absorbed through the body wrap, they assist in making your skin more elastic. Meaning, your skin won’t lose its ability to stretch out, hence you reduce the possibility of stretchmarks and damaged skin. As a result of the antioxidants and vitamin A, more blood will flow to the surface of the skin. Hence, it regenerates your body and skin. Most noteworthy, it eliminates small skin wrinkles.
helps deal with illnesses
A seaweed body wrap can help in dealing with the following illnesses:
- aches, especially aching bones
- problems with arthritis
- joint pain
- high blood pressure
- muscle pain
If you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you are an excellent candidate for a weekly or biweekly seaweed body wrap.
reduces anxiety and daily stress
This is the most important health benefit. Not only does this type of body wrap cleanse you and help regenerate your body, it also helps to regenerate your mind. The warm and comforting towel will allow you to release stored up tension which you may not even know you had. Also, allow yourself to relax and let your mind go blank while you pamper yourself. It’s really important to take a break!
seaweed body wrap near me
Seaweed body wrap originated in Asia. However, the treatment has been vastly accepted in the Western culture due to its vast benefits. As a result, you can easily find spas which offer this type of service.
If you want to experience the best of the best, I highly recommend you visit the Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden during your vacation in Tenerife. This hotel has repeatedly won numerous accolades throughout the years, such as the best Spa Hotel in Europe, and ultimately making it one of the top 100 hotels in the world. When you visit, you’ll understand what I mean.
Next, time you can also try a body lymph drainage massage. It has so many health benefits too!
Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Calle Richard J. Yeoward, 1
Puerto de la Cruz
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
What are your thoughts on a seaweed body wrap? Do you have any experiences? Do let me know in the comments section below.