Seaweed Body Wrapping
A client who came to me for help with weight loss stated: “I eat when I’m depressed, I eat when I’m tired and I eat when I am lonely, but I rarely eat because I am hungry.”
Like most women affected by hormones, the pull of the moon and the usual daily occurrences, this client lived on an emotional wave of highs and lows.
Exercise releases endorphins or happy hormones into the body, lifting the spirits and increasing energy levels and motivation.
Other treatments and therapies encourage good health and well being and some, such as seaweed body wraps, can aid weight loss.
A healthy diet and increased activity can be enhanced by seaweed body wraps, a natural detoxifying inch loss treatment.
As well as being truly relaxing the seaweed body wrap nourishes the skin and deeper tissues, while producing a more toned appearance.
The client’s body is cleansed with a refreshing mint-scented product; a firming agent is then applied followed by a toning formula.
A nutritious seaweed gel is then massaged into the client’s body and finally they are wrapped firmly in bandages.
During an hour of deep relaxation (the client cannot do otherwise wrapped like an Egyptian mummy) the products penetrate the skin leaving it soft and supple.
The seaweed body wrap products soak through the pores to the inner tissues where detoxification takes place and fats and poisons are broken down and pushed into the body’s natural waste system – the lymph vessels.
After the treatment the bandages are removed and the client is advised to drink plenty of water during the next 48 hours to aid the “flushing out” of the toxins.
The seaweed body wrap products continue working for up to 12 hours so the client is also asked not to shower immediately.
The seaweed gel soaks into the skin rather than onto the bandages so the client’s skin is silky and dry and ready to be dressed as soon as the bandages are removed.
My weight-loss client could have lost a stone in a few months using will power and deprivation, but she would have felt unhappy and lacking in energy.
Also, after following such the strict regime it was likely she would have rapidly restored her body to its former wobbly glory by catching up on all those much missed calories within weeks of reaching her target weight.
The alternative was a long term programme which slowly decreased the amount of food she ate, gradually changed the type of food she cooked, silently introduced an exercise routine, and provided time for pampering which increased her self esteem and to stabilised her emotions.
A holistic mind, body and spirit approach to a better self is a healthier way to a better self.
My weight-loss client found an inner peace through the holistic approach. It evened out her emotions, boosted her self confidence and in turn caused her to eat less. This inner beauty was reflected on her healthy, smiling face, and as my grandmother always said: “Look after our face Helen, and your bottom will look after itself.”