OBertination is a popular way of body shaping, which allows you to solve several problems: improve lymph flow, tighten, make the skin more elastic. Dermato-cosmetologist Viktoria Britko spoke about the types and features of the procedure.
Wrapping: to whom and why?
The fashion for wraps appeared a long time ago! The procedure, in which a special mixture is applied to the body that improves blood circulation, is used in complex therapy against cellulite and excess body fat. Most often, a course of wraps is prescribed in a pair for a massage.
Today there are many types of this procedure, which can be divided into several large groups: hot, cold, contrast, isothermal.
I’ll tell you about each in a little more detail. With hot wrapping, after applying the mixture, the skin is exposed to thermal effects (most often a thermal blanket is used in salons). This allows you to expand pores and blood vessels, thereby removing excess fluid and accelerating the absorption of nutrients from the mixture.
A cold wrap, on the other hand, narrows the pores and increases the outflow of blood from the site of exposure. This procedure is indicated for edema and the presence of inflammatory processes. Cold wrap has a tonic effect and is indicated for certain diseases, such as varicose veins.
The effectiveness of contrast wraps is due to the alternation of hot and cold effects on problem areas. The procedure has a good vaso-strengthening effect and helps to start the process of breaking down adipose tissue – it is recommended for weight loss.
Under isothermal exposure, the mixture heats up to 36.6 degrees (i.e., to the normal temperature of the human body). Its basis is the effect of the active substances that make up the wrapping paste. The mixture is selected individually – it all depends on the problems that need to be solved.
Wraps to try
Algal… Algae wrap is one of the directions of thalassotherapy – the use of marine products to eliminate cosmetic defects. Most often, mixtures for the procedure are prepared on the basis of kelp. This alga is rich in minerals, iodine and has good anti-cellulite properties: it stimulates lymph drainage and effective skin regeneration. Algae wrap can be done hot, cold and contrasting – determined after consultation.
Turmeric wrap… This oriental spice is legendary. The spice not only helps regulate blood sugar (when added to food), but it also helps to remove excess fluid from the body. When exposed to the skin, turmeric provides a mild warming effect. Due to the expansion of blood vessels, metabolic processes are improved – the volume of the body and the visible manifestations of cellulite decrease.
Oil… This type of wrap is perhaps the most pleasant of all: it has good antioxidant activity and completely replaces aromatherapy, allowing you to relax. The oils for the procedure are selected depending on the task. As in the case of algae, the wrap can be hot, cold or contrasting.
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Rice wrap… Rice wrapping has recently gained popularity. In the SPA menu, it is called Delizia di Riso. The procedure is carried out immediately after visiting a bath or sauna. The action is based on the ability of rice powder to absorb moisture – due to this, excess liquid is removed. In addition, rice bran oil and rice proteins soften the skin, making it firmer and smoother.
Mineral volcanic wrap… This procedure appeared thanks to the German company Babor, which has been researching the beneficial properties of volcanic lava for many years and uses the knowledge gained in practice. The main active component of the wrapping is zeolite. The substance promotes the elimination of toxins and toxins from the body, fights cellulite and loss of turgor (read about 12 products that cause cellulite on