it’s a wrap!

June 16th, 2008

You know how it feels – the stress of a full-time job, balancing family and social life, and trying to eat healthier and exercise more. No wonder by the time you finally book that exotic vacation you’re looking a little less bikini-ready than you’d like. Now you can wrap away the extra inches – along with the dreaded airplane bloat – with these restorative body treatments at hotels across the globe.


While these two ESPA body wrap treatments are available at most ESPA spas worldwide (100 and counting), we’d recommend the recently opened Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA in Scotland.

The Detoxifier Body Envelopment
Not just a body wrap but also a life enhancing experience that includes lymphatic skin brushing, body exfoliation, a full body rub with specific aromatherapy oils before the complete enveloping body wrap of Algae, which is known for its hydrating, detoxifying properties and is particularly beneficial when needing to speed up the elimination of toxins prior to the absorption of essential oils and plant extracts .

The Detoxifier helps improve circulation, speeding up the elimination of toxins and excess fluid, and helps improve the appearance of the skin, minimizing the dimpled appearance of cellulite. The body wrap is designed to comfortably raise the temperature and induce perspiration to help eliminate toxins and increase the effects and the absorption of the oils and the wrap.
60 minutes, $155

ESPA Stimulating Hip and Thigh Treatment
A specialized ESPA treatment to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems, concentrating on the areas of the body prone to cellulite, fluid retention and uneven skin texture. After exfoliation with a seaweed and salt rub there follows a vigorous detoxifying massage using stimulating essential oils and an application of warm marine algae. The feet reflex zones and pressure points are activated then pressure point and lymphatic drainage massage is undertaken to the eye area gently helping to purify and cleanse the body. A course of treatments is recommended.
55 minutes, $155

The Estate at Begawan Giri, Bali

Cleansing Programme
This powerful but safe detox program allows you to cleanse your body of toxins. Working on the premise that the lymphatic system, liver, bowels, kidney and skin must work optimally for effective natural detoxification, our consultants will prescribe regular exercise, good nutrition and daily elimination to improve lymphatic circulation and to keep these organs in top working order. Appropriate herbal cleansers may be recommended to help restore the liver, gastro-intestinal tract and digestive system. Package price includes Wellness consultation, choice of 60-minute cleansing treatments (including colon hydrotherapy), 60-minute massage, 120-minute body treatment.

Costs from $1,848 per person for a 5-night program.

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Marine Algae Therapy
This sea algae wrap contains rich minerals and vitamins to stimulate metabolism and boost circulation. The skin’s mineral content is also enhanced. During the wrap, the face and head is gently massaged. This treatment finishes with a shower and a relaxing COMO Shambhala massage.
120 minutes, $240.

The Crystal Spa, Crystal Cruises

Elemis Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap
The power of aromatherapy is combined with the riches of the ocean in this deeply warming treatment. A heated seaweed mask containing a warming blend of essential oils is applied to your body before you are cocooned in a warm wrap. As you relax, the natural ingredients will detoxify, decongest and stimulate the body systems.
100 minutes at $283

Ionitheramie Cellulite Reduction Program
This unique therapy detoxifies the body, reduces the appearance of cellulite and offers substantial inch loss. Galvanic stimuli propel rich marine elements into affected areas to drain fluid, smooth the skin and give the body more definition.
50 minutes, $160

White Elephant Spa, Nantucket

White Elephant Custom Therapeutic Massages
This massage is customized to meet the individual needs of each guest. The following blends and techniques are designed to promote therapeutic benefits and address particular areas of well-being.

Main Street Massage, Hot Stone 90 minutes
Warm basalt rocks induce deep relaxation and encourage the removal of cellular waste from the tissues. The warmth and weight of the stones induce muscle relaxation.
90 minutes, $225

The Wauwinet Spa by the Sea, Nantucket

Atlantic Seaweed Body Wrap
Relax and luxuriate in this warm and detoxifying body wrap that is nourished by an array of minerals, micronized vitamins and enzymes that are naturally abundant in this seaweed wrap.
60 minutes, $155

Wauwinet Garden Body Wrap
Let nature nurture you with Anakiri’s revitalizing body wrap. Detoxify your skin while reconditioning and toning with this blend of 22 hand-harvested flowers and herbs, including dandelion, rose, geranium, and lemon verbena. Your skin will be left feeling soft, supple, dewy and hydrated.
60 minutes, $155

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