Herbal Body wraps for Cellulite

August 26, 2014

Cellulite is a common condition in women for which treatment is frequently requested. While not a pathologic condition, it remains an issue of cosmetic concern to a great number of individuals. There are various methods for cellulite removal, herbal remedies being one of them. Herbs are medicinal plants that strengthen weakened body systems and boost the body’s own healing powers. In cellulite removal, herbs have been used as creams, supplements, lotions, mesotherapy injections and also as body wraps.

Cellulite is formed due to poor circulation of blood and lymph which leads to accumulation of waste and toxic products in the body. Herbal remedies help improve the flow of blood and tone the capillary walls under the skin surface thereby improving the skin texture and reducing the cellulite. They also help in melting the fat which is absorbed by the circulation and then broken down.

What do herbal cellulite body wraps consist of

Cellulite body wraps contain natural herbal remedies such as seaweed, aloe vera, algae and even mud. The remedy is brushed on the skin before it is wrapped with linens from neck to toe. The area is covered with cellophane or any type of plastic wrap and then left for about 20 to 30 minutes, then the wrap is removed. This is followed by a gentle massage of the the area while having a rinse of the area with warm water. Body wraps can be used both in spas as well as at home. For home based wraps, warm coffee grounds and moist seaweed can be used.

How does a herbal cellulite body wrap work

The effect of each type of herb used varies, from improvement in circulation to skin soothing. Coffee is often used in these wraps as it promotes the breakdown of fat and stimulates blood flow. Algal extracts act as absorbents of toxins and waste products from the body. These herbs penetrate deep into the skin when used in a cellulite wrap. Some cellulite body wraps use a combination of compression, aromatherapy and natural herbal solutions for the process of detoxification.

How are cellulite wraps used

foods-fight-celluliteA Cellulite wrap treatment can be carried out in a spa or can be used at home. Either ways a special wrap to cover the body is used which could be in the form of plastic, special rubber or cellophane. The lotion is applied onto the affected areas of the body and left for 20 to 30 minutes. Some wraps are recommended for use while sleeping. The wrap is then gently rinsed away with warm water. A good cellulite wrap can leave you with reduced fat, reduced toxins, improved blood circulation and a relaxed body.

Dangers of cellulite body wraps

Incorrect use of cellulite wraps may lead to dehydration due to excessive loss of fluids from the body. This in turn could endanger your life. Hence it is always best to take such a treatment under the supervision of qualified personnel who will monitor your condition and the use of the wrap. Before considering the use of a cellulite wrap one must always ask about the ingredients of the wrap.

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