Body treatments is a blanket term for a whole gamut of different holistic, non-medical, physical procedures aimed at helping you achieve something specific for your body. A “body treatment” could involve all sorts of things.
You might be:
- massaged or scrubbed with a particular oil, cream or mineral
- wrapped or enveloped in something – perhaps mud or seaweed or even plastic
- immersed or soaked in a liquid, such as water or algae
- stroked, treated with or exposed to something external – like brushes, magnets or electric current, or lights.
The term ‘body treatment’ refers to facials, massages, belief-related therapies, rubs – any non-medical procedure that you go to a spa or centre to have.
A spa ritual or spa experience describes a package of different body treatments that you get on the same day: a massage, a facial and reflexology, say, followed by use of the facilities and a light lunch.
What is a body treatment good for?
Different body treatments are good for different things and they are usually clear about their goals. You may have a massage to soothe your muscles and help relieve your stress. You may have a fairly rigorous scrub to exfoliate, moisturise and reduce cellulite.
You could choose to firm up your stomach muscles and bottom by, for example, having a series of electro-magnetic pulses passed through your body. You might decide that you want to pay penance for unhealthy eating by being wrapped in algae for a few hours to be detoxified, or