Shikha Mittal


Gift from Sea- Seaweed and Benefits of Seaweed Body Wrap

Seaweed is an organic herb. It’s what it is, really – a plant full of goodness, coming at you from way back when.  It is harvested from the depths of seas and is packed with vitamins and minerals. Seaweed is considered to be one of the richest ingredients for beauty treatments meted out to rejuvenate you and relax your spirits it helps to rejuvenate you and relax your spirits that’s why it is considered to be one of the richest ingredient body treatments. A seaweed body wrap is one that makes the intensive use of seaweed to help your skin regenerate. It soothes your skin and your mind.

What is seaweed body wrap?

A seaweed body wrap treatment is considered one of the most beneficial treatments. The colder winter months are a great time to get a seaweed wrap, as it is a treatment that encompasses removing dead cells from the body, since dead skin can accumulate more during this time of year.

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

This treatment dates back to ancient times a therapy tested and true. A beneficial 80 minutes of your time spent on delivering a greater sense of well-being to you!

  • The medicinal benefits of seaweed have been known for thousands of years. The medicinal benefits of seaweed have been known for thousands of years. 
  • Seaweed body wrap help the body to feel better and remove toxins.
  • Seaweed extract is also used in a number of beauty products for sensitive skin, as it has anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
  • For people that have difficulties with dry skin and cracking skin, a seaweed body wrap is wonderful. The skin drinks in all the minerals, amino acids and vitamins to have a healthier glow and to retain moisture better.
  • Skin has tightened in areas and that fine lines or small wrinkles are diminished from a seaweed body wrap.
  • If you have problems with aching bones, arthritis, joint pain or water retention a weekly seaweed body wraps can be beneficial to you as well. 
  • It also helps to regenerate your mind. 
  • Dead skin is something no one wants lingering around; it makes your skin look dull and stops your body from absorbing moisture. While you sweat during seaweed wrap, not only are the toxins removed from the body, but the dead skin is loosened as well. The seaweed itself is filled with plenty of proteins, vitamins, minerals and lipis that easily soak into the skin to add moisture.
  • Seaweed is rich in pantothenic acid, folic acid, niacin, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese, iodine, Vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and K, and around 60 other trace elements. If you’re not too familiar with some of these vitamins and minerals it’s because they rarely occur naturally in other plant forms, making seaweed a goldmine of otherwise difficult to find nutrients.

Steps involving in Seaweed Body Wrap

The first step is exfoliating the skin using a seaweed cleanser with essential oils. Traditionally, sea salt is used for the exfoliation process because it is most natural and does not deposit impurities into the skin cells and pores.

Next is to apply seaweed clay on the body.

After that hot towel is soaked in herbal solution, which are wrapped around the body. It will keep the seaweed clay moist.

Depending on users depth of skin toning, relaxation and sweating they wish to accomplish, they can leave the seaweed body wrap on from half an hour to an hour accordingly.

Sweating is the main process that helps to eliminate impurities from the body thus the body will go to detoxifying with the help of seaweed wrap. It is important to remember that with any type of body wrap that you do not want to dehydrate while you are sweating out the toxins from your body.

After the wrap is complete, the excess seaweed wrap mud is wiped off with warm cleansing cloths to be followed by an invigorating and stimulating shower. This is then followed with a skin toner and then moisturizers to lock in the smoothness that a seaweed body wrap gives to the skin. More refreshing drinks are encouraged to replenish the body of electrolytes and to help with energy.

Points to remember-

It is always good to seek expert advice before you opt for a treatment. You need to be aware of the pros and cons. Here is a list of tips and warnings that you should keep in mind before you opt for a seaweed body wrap treatment:

  • Excessive perspiration during the treatment might lead to dehydration; hence drink lots of fluids.
  • If you are claustrophobic, you may not like being wrapped for a long time during the treatment and hence, prior to your session, you may ask what others experience during the treatment so that you are mentally prepared.
  • Of course, you should be prepared to feel comfortable in your skin, with little or no clothes on.
  • Avoid the treatment if you have thyroid problem, varicose veins or if you are pregnant.