Spa Treatments That Can Help With Weight Loss

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Spa Treatments That Can Help With Weight Loss

Can we agree that losing weight is the top priority of our New Year's resolutions every year? As much as we want to take losing weight off our checklist, it's harder than it looks!

The cycle of binge eating at special events and birthday parties and working out at the gym the next day has inevitably been a routine of our daily lives. But if you are someone like me who doesn't prefer to sweat it out at the gym and wait in line for the Stairmaster, how about sweat it out at the spa!

Here are some spa treatments that can help you with your weight loss goals. Whether you want to take the first steps in ridding your body of excess toxins, or you want to kickstart your diet with a rejuvenating and relaxing spa treatment, these are our suggestions for you.


Full Body Wraps For Weight Loss

A body wrap has been practiced in a spa for decades and is well known for many health benefits with weight loss being one of the most desired benefits in women and men. There are 4 main benefits of body wraps: slimming and/or weight loss, detoxification, body exfoliation, and relaxation.

Every spa practices body wrap treatments differently and customize them to different needs. Some of the most popular types is a herbal body wrap, a dead skin removal body wrap that uses a selection of herbs seeped in very hot water; a mud or clay body wrap, popular in the removal of excess water, impurities and large pores; and an algae body wrap, a detoxifying and cell renewing body wrap that uses nourishing, warm algae on the body.

If your priority is weight loss, the slimming body wrap is perfect for you. It starts with exfoliation to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Each limb of the body is then tightly wrapped in bandages that have been soaked in a high concentration of detoxifying solution.

This solution includes a range of detoxifying ingredients combined together to help your body sweat out any excess water and toxins, as well as tighten your skin. You will feel like a real-life mummy, but you will be able to relax for about an hour so the solution can work its magic.

When the time is up, you will be unwrapped, rinsed, and applied with body lotion. After the treatment, your body will appear tighter and you will notice improved contours of your body; however, this change is only temporary for approximately 1-2 days. This is because slimming body wrap aids in water weight loss so the results are not as long-lasting as what you would get at the gym. 


Detoxifying Massage To Promote Weight Loss

We cannot stress how important a full body massage is for the body. It increases blood circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to flow into the lungs and to the rest of your organs. Your body becomes fully relaxed, lowering your heart rate to a healthy state where it can keep you going on with your daily life.

A relaxation massage involves light, long strokes along the muscles, whereas a deep pressure massage will apply more pressure on sore spots and areas that need attention. This pressure allows the body to give off sweat, thus releasing heat from your body and defining the shape of your body from the constant movements.

A hot stone massage helps give you very similar results because the heat within the rocks along with the pressure applied on your body, helps slim the body and give you a temporary hourglass shape.


Sauna Session For Weight Loss

We have learned that sweat helps with weight loss. This is because the action of sweating burns calories in the body so simply sitting in a sauna will give you the optimal level of sweating that your body is able to emit, but this doesn't mean you should sit in the sauna for hours! A maximum of 20 minutes at a time is suggested, or head for the door earlier if you feel lightheaded or dizzy.

Sweating also aids in detoxification which also makes losing weight easily. However, after your sauna session, always remember to drink water to replenish your body and prevent dehydration. You always want to drink the same amount of water that you sweated off right after a sauna session or any other physical activity to maintain a healthy balance of water content in your body.

Most saunas are heated to temperatures between 150 to 195 degrees Fahrenheit. There are several types of saunas:

  • Wood burning: Sauna rocks are heated over wood-burning stoves which are kept at a high temperature.
  • Electrically heated sauna: The room is heated using electric heaters mounted on the floor or wall.
  • Steam rooms or "Turkish bath houses": The room consists of more surrounding steam as opposed to heat so humidity is high while the temperature is low.
  • Infrared: The room uses light waves to heat the body without warming the room.

Saunas generally work the same despite the different methods of giving off heat in the room. The decision depends on your personal preference and which type of sauna your body will respond to the most.


Detoxifying Facial

If you are looking to slim your face, a facial can help give a more defined face shape and reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks, baby fat or double chin.

With today's advanced technology, the use of microcurrent can lift the muscles in your face and give you the appearance of plump cheeks and a lifted jawline. Using the correct massage techniques, these movements can also temporarily lift the muscles in your cheeks and under the chin, perfect for a special occasion on the day.

Facial products rich in collagen-producing ingredients such as the Eminence Bamboo Firming Fluid aids in face slimming because these ingredients build collagen in your skin and reduce signs of aging such as puffiness and loss of elasticity which causes face drooping and uneven skin texture.


We Can Help With Your Weight Loss Journey!

Spa treatments can help with weight loss, but only temporarily for about 1-2 days. Water weight can be loss easily but also gained back easily with the food you eat. But if you are looking for a slim look on your wedding day, special event or just a date night, try spa treatments the day before! For more information, contact us.