Whether you want to cleanse your skin or take a break from reality, getting a body wrap is an excellent way to relax at the spa. A body wrap is a therapeutic treatment that can be personalized for your needs. It combines an exfoliant or a body masque of lotions and creams with thermal coverings or a cleansing shower. But how do you prepare for a spa body wrap and what is the process like? Let’s look at what you should expect along with the types of body wraps available.  

Types of Body Wraps


An herbal body wrap uses herbs and spices as an exfoliant or mask. Your therapist might also apply herb-infused oils to hydrate the skin. For the best results, select an herbal treatment that suits your personal needs. Eucalyptus, for example, is excellent for soothing sore muscles.   


Honey is often used in calming body wraps. As a therapeutic treatment, honey nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It also has antibacterial and antioxidant benefits, making it ideal for soothing acne-prone and irritated skin.


A coffee body wrap is formulated to enhance circulation and awaken the skin. It also helps shed dead skin cells, improving uneven skin tone and texture. Your skin will feel polished, refined and silky soft.


Designed to repair and rebuild the skin, this anti-aging wrap uses a rich collagen-boosting formula. It helps restore the youthful radiance of aging skin.


Your therapist brushes melted paraffin wax on your body, and as the wax solidifies, it locks in moisture for an intense skin-softening effect. This restorative treatment is also used to relieve achy joints and muscles.


This detoxifying spa body wrap uses mud to cleanse and purify the pores. It promotes healthy, glowing skin that’s firm yet supple.


Often used in slimming body wraps, clay can absorb excess water and firm the skin. It also purifies by drawing out toxins. The wrap can be made with a variety of clays including red, green, pink, bentonite or rhassoul clay.


Your therapist applies a paste designed to strengthen collagen and firm the skin. The treatment will include a luxurious combination of nourishing ingredients such as seaweed, coffee, vitamin C and amino acids. Usually, cellulite body wraps focus on the thighs and buttocks.

Seaweed and Algae

A purifying seaweed or algae paste is used to help the skin release toxins and excess fluids. Some formulas may include essential oils and clay for added benefits. Seaweed and algae are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids, all of which can improve skin texture and elasticity.

Now that you know what to expect with a body wrap, you can attend your appointment with confidence. We hope you enjoy the therapeutic benefits of your spa treatment!