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Natural Body Rejuvenation Therapies
By: Jill Kohler
Posted: July 31, 2014, from the August 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Mud treatments are some of the most effective body treatments for preventive aging and antioxidant protection of the skin. French red clay is found in the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona, and is rich in kalinite, illite, montmorillonitea and calcite, which cleanse, detoxify and exfoliate the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated.
The use of the mud from the Dead Sea dates back to ancient times. The ancient use of this mud and its healing power are certainly anything but a myth, considering its high concentrations of magnesium, sodium, phosphates, bromides and other minerals that not only diminish the signs of aging, but also help alleviate acne skin conditions, as well. In addition, certain studies have shown that Dead Sea minerals can improve the quality of skin health for psoriasis clients.
The muds of the Dead Sea can also hydrate the skin, while reducing roughness and inflammation. Body wraps made from Dead Sea mud are used to nourish and detoxify the skin, and there are even claims that they can decrease stretch marks and cellulite. These wraps are some of the most popular body rejuvenating services in Israel and beyond.
During a mud wrap treatment, skin care professionals apply a mud mask to the skin, and then wrap the area in a warm, moist bandage or linen. The compression of the mud against the skin allows the body to perspire; as the body begins to sweat, the mud then absorbs, and removes the toxins from the skin and underlying tissues, while allowing essential minerals contained in the mud to penetrate into the skin, leaving it tight, firm and rejuvenated.
Herbal body wrapping has become a fast-growing craze; however, in reality, this “new” treatment has been utilized for body rejuvenation and detoxification for thousands of years. Herbal wraps use the ancient technique of an herbal solution combined with a compression wrap to help reshape and contour the body, and fade stretch marks. In addition, the level of detoxification and relaxation leads to a higher sense of well-being for many clients.