Seaweed (or kelp) from the sea has been harvested for thousands of years. It is one of the richest foods found on this planet, improving health as well as boosting the immune system. It is packed with minerals and vitamins, and considered by many to be the key to good health as well as beauty and rejuvenation.
Seaweed therapies were first used to treat arthritis rheumatism and joint pain. Over the years those who have been faithful followers of this therapy have noticed a marked improvement in the overall condition and elasticity of the skin’s surface. This has brought about a great interest in spas introducing seaweed wraps into their menus. No plant can compare to seaweed when it comes to the list of active, beneficial ingredients.
Traditionally the benefits relate to detoxifying the body. When the seaweed mask is applied all over the body, this is where the process of osmosis (movement across a semi-permeable membrane , in this case skin) occurs, pulling out metal and toxins while also stimulating the metabolism, which can aid in weight loss. Seaweed also aids skin regeneration, increasing firmness through collagen production and aids in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
A seaweed body wrap treatment is considered one of the most beneficial treatments we provide at Fountains Day Spa. 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. The dead skin is removed first with micro buffing beads. Then the warm mud is applied, after that the body is wrapped up to maintain body heat and enable the mud to work it’s powerful magic delivering copper, magnesium and zinc minerals to name a few. Seaweed is also rich in an array of antioxidants, protecting skin against pollutants such as cigarette smoke and UV rays.
While the body is being bathed in warm seaweed, experience further relaxation with either head or foot therapy, your body is simply being pampered from head to toe. After showering the body is bathed with warm rich emollients, hydrating the surface and protecting the newly delivered plant extracts.
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!