Contrary to popular opinion, spas offer much more than basic massages. Yes, an aromatherapy or Swedish massage can be a great way to unwind, relax and refresh, but if you want to try out something else, we strongly recommend a body wrap treatment. Not everyone understands the concept, and only selected spas offer the option. We found spas like www.stromspa.com in Montreal having all sorts of choices, and in this post, we are discussing everything you need to know about body wraps.

What exactly is a body-wrap treatment?

As the name hints, body-wrap treatments involve using a mix of ingredients to create a wrap that’s applied all over the body. The session, however, starts with some form of scrubbing or exfoliation, because the pores of the skin need to open up, so that the wrap can penetrate deep into the skin. Note that the scrubbing is not like a body scrub, or rather not so elaborate. More often than not, salt scrubbing is done.

The next step is to apply the product, or the wrap, for which the massage therapist will use specific strokes, which almost is same as a massage but not always with extreme pressure. Following the application, you will be asked to stay wrapped in a warm cloth or towel for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Sometimes, the body wrap treatment can include a head massage too during the wait period. Finally, the therapist will guide you to the shower room. Sometimes, they just help the client clean up.

Things to know

Body wrap is not a therapeutic massage, so keep that in mind and don’t expect an elaborate session with the therapist. You can, of course, combine body wrap with a massage or can choose one of the ready packages. If you are opting for a mix, it usually starts with a body scrub, followed by a body wrap and then a massage. You are required to stay alone for a while during the wrap session, and if you are not comfortable with that, let the spa guys know. There are different kinds of body wraps, so you can go for a signature body wrap offered by the spa, a relaxing one or even a slimming wrap.

It is wise to ask for an appointment in advance before you arrive, and the best spas do have packages, so you can save considerable money on other treatments too.

Jason Isaiah

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