Body wraps are a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that can enhance your Client’s routine from head to toe. They provide full body relaxation as well as a range of skin care benefits for noticeable results. Today, we’re outlining the benefits of body wraps and providing a step-by-step protocol that you can use in your spa. We’ve also gathered the best of our professional-grade body wrap products, made without harmful chemicals or ingredients. Here are some of our top picks for spa professionals.
Body wraps are spa treatments that involve applying a mixture of ingredients to the skin. The Client’s body is then covered with a wrap, usually made of plastic or cloth. The wrap is secured in place while the Client is left to relax for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. The treatment works by trapping heat, allowing the ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin.
Hydrating And Moisturizing Benefits
One of the main benefits of body wraps is their ability to hydrate the skin. Dehydrated skin can look dull and feel rough to the touch, but body wraps can help restore moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. In addition to hydrating ingredients, the heat generated by the wrap encourages pores to open up so that the skin can better absorb the moisture introduced by the body treatment.
Improving Skin Texture
Additionally, some types of body wraps are designed to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, which revitalizes the look of dull skin and encourages new skin cells to come to the surface. These kinds of wraps can give the Client a smoother, more even-toned skin texture.
You can provide Clients with smoother-looking skin by choosing body wrap products with exfoliating ingredients. A product with an exfoliating acid helps remove layers of dry, dead skin to reveal fresher, smoother-looking skin beneath. For product recommendations, explore the next section below.
Minimizing The Appearance Of Cellulite
Cellulite is a common concern for many people and body wraps can help reduce its appearance. The heat generated by a body wrap stimulates blood flow, which can help improve circulation and give the skin a smoother, firmer and tightened appearance.
The heat from a body wrap may help reduce a Client's stress by adding warmth to the muscles, which releases tension from the body. As the muscle tension leaves their body, this treatment method can be very soothing and comforting.
There are many different types of body wrap products to choose from, each with its own unique set of benefits. When deciding on a product, consider the Client’s individual skin care needs and concerns. Here are our top products to consider:
Mango Enzyme Body Wrap
For Clients requiring more hydrated and smoother-looking skin, you can apply the Mango Enzyme Body Wrap. Mango is high in antioxidants and Vitamin A, along with extensive moisturizing benefits, while pineapple, lactic acid and glycolic acid gently exfoliate. The inclusion of lemon, a source of Vitamin C, helps to tone and refresh the look of the skin. This delicious mango-scented body wrap also contains a Biocomplex2™, a booster of antioxidants that restores the look of elasticity and youthfulness.
Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap
Clients will be delighted when you pull out the Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap for their treatment — the sweet aroma will make them feel as though you’re applying a decadent chocolate mousse to their skin. This wrap tightens and tones the look of crepey, wrinkled skin and provides the skin with a more hydrated appearance. Cocoa is high in antioxidants and moisturizes the skin, while almond, jojoba and macadamia nut oil soften and hydrate the skin from every angle.
Herbal Cellulite Treatment
Improve the look of cellulite on the thighs, buttocks, lower abdomen and even arms with the Herbal Cellulite Treatment. The skin will appear firmer and more elastic with paprika and skin-safe stinging nettle, which invigorate the look of the skin. The formulation also contains bioflavonoids and honey which enrich the skin with moisture. The Biocomplex2™ formulation works to bring back a look of vitality and youthfulness.
Stone Crop Restorative Body Wrap
Brighten the look of a Client’s dull skin with the Stone Crop Restorative Body Wrap. This wrap contains stone crop and aloe to hydrate and brighten. A replenishing succulent, stone crop moisturizes and rejuvenates the look of the skin. Aloe helps beautify the appearance of the skin by reducing the appearance of redness and dryness from environmental factors such as sun exposure. This body wrap also contains caffeine (sourced from coffee) to reduce the look of wrinkles and puffiness.
The following four-step body treatment protocol can be performed in a wet or dry treatment room for all skin types.
- 2 linen sheets (to place on top of the table)
- 1 wool blanket (to place on sheets)
- 1 Mylar blanket (to place on top of the wool blanket)
- 2 plastic body wrap sheets (to place on top of Mylar blanket)
- 3 hot, wet bath towels (optional)
- 7 hot, wet hand towels (for modesty towels and product removal)
- 1 spatula
- 3 bowls
- Warm water or tea
The amount of product used will depend on the Client and the area(s) to be treated.
Please note: No body lotions or body oils should be used prior to body wraps.
Step 1: Scrub
Using a circular motion, apply the Eminence Organics body scrub of choice to the entire body, working from the outer limbs toward the heart. Leave on.
Step 2: Wrap
Dispense 2 to 4 tablespoons of the body wrap of choice into a bowl and dilute with warm water or tea in a 1:1 ratio.
- Have the Client lay face up on the table with a modesty towel over the pelvic region and décolleté area.
- Apply a thin layer of body wrap to each leg and wrap with a plastic sheet.
- Help the Client sit up, holding the modesty towel with their arms across their chest, and apply a thin layer of body wrap to the back.
- Wrap the remainder of the plastic sheet around the Client’s shoulders
- For an add-on treatment option (optional): Place a hot, wet bath towel under the Client’s back for them to lie on.
- Help the Client lie down on their back.
- Apply a thin layer of body wrap to each arm, cross the arms across the chest again and wrap with a plastic sheet.
- Add-on treatment option (optional): Lay a second hot wet bath towel over the Client’s upper body and a third over their legs.
- Wrap the second plastic sheet around the Client (and hot towels, if used), followed by a Mylar blanket and finally a wool blanket.
- Perform a 10–20 minute treatment during the body wrap (mini facial or neck, face, and scalp massage).
Note: This article is intended for licensed and certified spa professionals only. Before offering any of these treatments to your Clients, it is the responsibility of all spa professionals to ensure they are trained and certified in the relevant spa treatments, prioritize the safety and well-being of their Clients and adhere to the guidelines outlined by their professional licensing and certification.
Ready to try out a body wrap treatment on your Clients? Peruse our range of body wraps here or share your experiences with us in the comments below. You can also find out how to become an Eminence Organics Spa Partner here.