Body Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration manually or with mechanical aids – to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.
As form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation. Where massage is used for its physical and psychological benefits, it may be termed “therapeutic massage therapy” or manipulative therapy.
In commercial settings, massage techniques involve the client being treated lying down on a massage table or in a massage chair, or on a mattress on the floor. Except for modalities such as Thai Massage or Barefoot Deep Tissue, the massage subject is generally unclothed, and the body may be “draped” with towels or sheets. This also helps keep the client warm. In some jurisdictions it is required that certain areas such as the genitals on both genders and the breast/nipple area on women be draped at all times.
Due to the necessary physical contact between the practitioner and the client, sexual arousal (or signs of it) is possible, but rarely intentional. In many forms of massage, the treatment may start with the client face up or down for the first part of the session: the client then rolls over for the second half of the session. Relaxation is necessary for maximum therapeutic benefits to be achieved.
Body Wraps or a body wrap can help with the healing of various skin problems, tone and tighten one’s skin, improve circulation, alleviate muscle and joint pain, treat acne, detoxify the body and help mobilize fat so it can be eliminated from the body naturally.
It is safe for one to do a wrap every day. You can even undergo multiple wraps in any given day to quicken the effects if desired.
Body wraps work in two phases: absorption and squeezing (compaction).
During the absorption phase, a substance is applied to your body by cloth, which may be bandages or wraps. Once the pores of your skin are opened up, the internal fluids are released and absorbed by the substance and the bandage. A good absorbent is definitely needed to maximize the effects for losing inches and detoxification of the body.
The squeezing phase simply compacts the tissues together after the internal fluid has been removed. After the fluids have been extracted, empty pockets are left between the cells. Once the wrap squeezes the cells closer together, the patient should be left with a thinner looking body.
As the body’s cells of the patient are held together in this shape, which is only for a very short time, the body’s cells will begin to readjust themselves to maintain their new shape.
You will most likely perspire a lot when getting a body wrap treatment done. It is highly suggested that you should drink lots of water before, during, and after the body wrap treatment.
Feel free to drink water before, during and after the wrap. You won’t have to worry about the inches coming back, as the weight loss isn’t just water weight.
BOTOX® Botulin toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is the most poisonous naturally occurring substance in the world. Though it is highly toxic, it is used in minute doses both to treat painful muscle spasms, and as a cosmetic treatment in some parts of the world. It is sold commercially under the brand name BOTOX.
The term BOTOX is a trade name and is not used generically to describe the neurotoxins produced by Clostridia species. Besides the various cosmetic uses for BOTOX, it is also used for the treatment of various ailments that affect many people all around the world.