By Kiyora Spa Jaipur
Does your body feel relaxed? Is your skin smooth and firm? Does it give off a healthy glow? If the answer to any of those questions is no, maybe it’s time to consider a body treatment. Whether you’re being wrapped in seaweed or massaged with an energizing scrub, these soothing treatments simply feel good. What’s more, they offer health and beauty benefits and give you a chance to let out a much-needed ahhh — something we all need from time to time.
Once you’ve chosen a therapy that appeals to you (you’ll find there’s no shortage of options), talk to your practitioner before your treatment to share any physical body issues or discomfort you’re experiencing. Let her know if you’re pregnant and tell her about any medications you’re taking; this will help her avoid using ingredients that you might be sensitive to. And if something doesn’t feel right during your treatment, don’t hesitate to speak up.
BODY SCRUB This treatment is all about exfoliation. Your therapist will vigorously rub you from your shoulders down to your feet (speak up if you’d like her to skip a certain area, like your stomach) with a grainy mixture, often including ingredients like sugar, salt or coffee grounds, which slough off dead skin. The friction also helps improve circulation and leaves you feeling energized.
Most body scrubs end with a short massage that includes moisturizing oils, butters or creams that can penetrate more deeply after the exfoliation has done its work.