Healing The Hill Country since 2002
Wonderful Body Rituals
Choose Your Body Scrubs and Wraps
Experience a body scrub and/or wrap infused with organic oils mixed with with Himalayan salts or organic sugars, honey and other combinations chosen together to bring you a unique and healing experience. There are literally hundreds of combinations but I try to keep it simple and rewarding. Afterwards enjoy a shower in the beautiful blue marble room. You might also want to wind down with a deeply relaxing and therapeutic massage or start with the massage followed by an herbal wrap then end with an invigorating body scrub. Renew your spirit, clear any stress or the blues and awaken to the best you. Relax afterwards and enjoy some exotic teas or aperitif.
Scrub or Wrap w/ Massage- $135 60 min or 90 min for $165 ( both scrub +wrap add $40 )
Body Brush instead of scrub and keep the Boars head brush
Body Gloves + 60 min - $120 ( no shower necessary )
Body Brushing/Foot Scrub + Massage $140 (hot towels no shower)
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A wrap is a nourishing cocoon designed to slim and tone your body, hydrate, cleanse or heal your skin, or relax and soothe your muscles. Or enjoy laying inside a canopy set atop the massage table that allows you to move and turn. Each has your head outside.
What is a wrap or steam canopy good for?
Wraps etc., combine therapeutic masks — herbal pastes, mineral-rich muds or soothing creams — with thermal coverings. The body mask will contain a mixture of ingredients designed to have a remedial effect on your skin, while the coverings will swathe and warm your body, promoting muscle relaxation, and sweating to cleanse your pores.
Here are a few core adjectives to describe treatments: slimming, detoxifying, relaxing and hydrating are favorites, depending on the wrap you choose, you might notice: temporary inch loss, softer, firmer, hydrated or cleansed skin, relaxed muscles.
Weight-loss wraps do not make you lose weight, but they may make you temporarily slimmer. Although any initial inch loss will sadly disappear once you drink some water, the wrap experience might just provide the motivation you need to start a healthier diet or fitness program.Some wraps are designed to relieve tired or heavy legs and aching joints, and ease inflammation, and may be offered as a treatment for your lower body only.
What to expect from a wrap
You may first be treated to a gentle exfoliation or scrub to slough away any dead skin cells, or you may start with a massage. Sometimes body wraps work best when the skin is slightly damp. Once your skin has been prepped, I will apply a therapeutic body mask to your torso, and your arms and legs. The content of the mask used depends on the treatment you have chosen. Mud and clay, algae and seaweed, and herbal paste. We can create your own designed body wraps, from the exotic to the just plain edible. Could you spend an hour coated in chocolate or honey ?
After applying the mask to most of your body, I may swaddle you in a plastic sheet and towels, or a thermal blanket, and leave you to rest for around 20 to 40 minutes. If you're having a detoxifying or slimming wrap, you may be wrapped lightly in a therapeutic solution instead of a warm blanket.
The heat of the wrap will relax your muscles, open your pores and encourage sweating. So, to keep you comfortable, you might have a cold compress placed gently on your forehead.
When you're freed from your cocoon or come out of the steam canopy don't expect an immediate butterfly-like transformation. You might feel quite cold and soggy at first without the thermal effect -- so the shower afterwards will be welcome. You can scrub away any remaining algae, mud or clay before I add moisturiser onto your newly baby-soft skin.
Different kinds of wrap
Algae: A warmed mineral-rich algae to your body to help nourish and detoxify your skin. The algae comes in the form of a pungent thick paste. NOT IF ALLERGIC TO IT
Bust wrap: The aim is to firm and soften the skin. It can be especially good for women trying to tone up after breastfeeding or weight loss.
Clay or mud: A layer of soothing clay or mud is applied to the skin to detoxify, cleanse and firm. The mud is thought to ease water retention and cleanse the pores by drawing out impurities. A mud wrap might help with arthritis, rheumatism and minor skin irritations. A mud wrap can feel a bit clammy when it is first applied but soon cocoons you in warmth.
Herbal: Herbs and spices, and herbal essential oils, are often used in wraps for their therapeutic qualities. You may find lavender in a calming or healing wrap, for example. In Ayurvedic treatments, herbs are often ground into a thick, gritty paste that also exfoliates as it is rubbed onto the skin. Occasionally, pieces of cloth are soaked in herb-infused oils and layered over your body to form a wrap.
Parafango: "Fango" is the Italian word for mud. This treatment uses a warmed paraffin and mud mixture to create a mini-sauna effect, stimulating the lymphatic flow in your body and drawing out toxins.
Thalasso or seaweed: Your body is slathered in warm seaweed before you are wrapped in a warm covering. This concentration of seawater and seaweed comes in a thick paste, and doesn't always smell great, it must be said, but its effects are palpable -- it hydrates and firms the skin, and leaves it tingly-fresh.
Being all wrapped up in thermal blankets can feel very strange if you're unable to drift off to sleep. Ask your therapist if there is a choice of music, or ask the spa if you can take your own music to play in your treatment room. It's much easier to relax if you're listening to music that you find soothing. (Spa panpipes don't do it for everyone.)
Why not try a wrap on your next visit!