Ephi Gravette is a Client Coordinator at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. A place of relaxation, rejuvenation, and transformation, the spa’s unique bodywork and aesthetic services are designed to help clients look and feel their best. Services include massage, body wraps and scrubs, Reiki, facials, chemical peels, skin rejuvenation (eMatrix, IPL, Co2 Resurfacing), BOTOX® and dermal fillers, laser hair removal and more.
Body wraps can yield many benefits – some hydrate the skin, while others detoxify. There are even body wrap treatments that can help to slim your figure. While all body wrap treatments are performed by a trained provider and begin with a brief exfoliation, here are the key differences you should know:
Hydrating Body Wraps
Cold winter weather and dry indoor air can be harsh on your skin. With the seasonal influx of dry, itchy skin, the fall and winter months are the perfect time to indulge in a hydrating body wrap. During a hydrating body wrap treatment, the skin is exfoliated and moisturized with rich creams to soften, soothe, and hydrate the skin. If hydration is your goal, try our Warm Shea Butter Body Wrap. Optimize your body wrap results and the quality of the service by pairing the treatment with a massage.
Detoxifying Body Wraps
Detoxifying Body Wraps like our Marine Algae and Mud Body Wraps incorporate certain ingredients – such as mineral-rich algae and mud – to help rid the body of toxins. The Marine Algae Body Wrap stimulates the lymphatic system and reduces bloating. Both of these body treatments may even ease some discomfort associated with arthritis, rheumatism, and other minor skin conditions.
Slimming Body Wraps
Slimming body wraps aren’t found everywhere. With this treatment, small strips of material are wrapped tightly around the body to help reduce excess fluid and water retention. Once removed, you will enjoy a tightened appearance. The downside: results from slimming body wraps are temporary and typically only last a day or two. These are great before a special event or trip to the beach – but they won’t yield long-term weight loss.