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Three Non-Surgical Body Contouring Services Available At A Spa

by Colleen Sanders

Everyone knows that diet and exercise are the best ways to transform a body they're not happy with, but sometimes, progress is slow and a little help is needed. And while surgical body sculpting is an option, it isn't a possibility for everyone. Some people are unable to afford expensive cosmetic procedures. Others are not physically healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure. Still, others are simply unwilling to partake in elective surgery. Thankfully, there are other inexpensive, non-surgical body contouring options available at your local spa. Here is a look at popular procedures that may be right for you.

Firming Body Wrap

You can dramatically improve the look and texture of your skin with a firming body wrap. These wraps are designed to reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite as well as reduce excess water weight. The process can vary depending on the salon as well as the specific type of wrap, but basically, the body is slathered in spices, herbs, oils, or other substances and then tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or cotton cloth. Firming body wraps include the following.

Chocolate And Coffee Wraps—The caffeine and natural oils in each of these substances is ideal for softening the skin as well as toning the body, improving its overall appearance.

Seaweed Wraps—Natural seaweed and algae are wrapped around the body before covering with a plastic film. This is a great wrap for when your skin is dry and needs re-hydrating. This can reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles as well as tone and moisturize the skin.

Mud And Clay Wraps—If you are prone to body acne, a mud or clay wrap can help purify and detoxify your skin. It can also reduce excess body oils, often found in acne-prone areas such as the back or buttocks.

Slimming Body Wraps—If you have an upcoming event that you want to look your absolute best for, such as your wedding day, a series of slimming wraps will help you achieve your goal. An assortment of herbs, spices, and minerals are massaged into your body before tightly wrapping you. When used repeatedly in the weeks leading up to the event, you can expect a dramatic improvement in your skin, tone, and weight.

Salt Scrub Treatments

If your skin is dry, common in cold or dry climates, a salt scrub can revitalize your skin. The mildly abrasive action will slough off any dry, dull skin and give you a rosy glow. After the exfoliation process is complete and rinsed away, your body will be fully massaged with a rich emollient to keep your skin supple, smooth, and hydrated.

Body Firming And Contouring Treatment

If you have problem areas you want targeted, your spa can use special firming and contouring creams on specific regions. The thighs and abdomen are difficult to treat by exercise and diet alone, making these areas common sources of unhappiness. With the use of special creams and massage techniques that get the blood flowing, they can gradually improve.

For more information about body contouring services, reach out to a local spa.