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SEAWEED
SEAWEED CLASSIFICATIONS
Brown Seaweed - Provide slimming, detoxifying, and contouring effect
Blue Seaweed - Stimulate energy and provide firming action
Red Seaweed - Promote micro-circulation and oxygenation
Green Seaweed - Use intense firming action to combat aging and regenerate the skin

Thalassotherapy (Seaweed)
Thalassotherapy, a common spa treatment, is the use of seaweed for therapeutic purposes. A
Seaweed Body Wrap is a body treatment that gently exfoliates, draws out toxins, and adds vitals nutrients and minerals to the skin. It has also been known to have a mild diuretic effect on the body, by stimulating the movement of excess interstitial fluid to the circulatory system. Some clients experience a one to three pound water weight loss.
The benefits of seaweed to the skin include re-balancing, nourishing, hydrating, cell regenerating, detoxifying, purifying, oxygenating, and re-mineralizing. These benefits are achieved due to the concentration of the following elements: Mineral salts, amino acids, vitamins A,C,B1,B12,E,PP,K, D and trace elements. Promotes tissue regeneration-Activates cell metabolism-Firming action
6 oz dried seaweed powder, 2 tsp almond oil, 2 drops lavender essential oil, plastic sheet or foil, large bowl and spoon
1. Exfoliate first and let it set in while you mix the rest
2. Mix seaweed with warm water to make it more fluid
3. Mix the rest of the ingredients to make a thick paste
4. Spread mixture over body and start with their feet
5. Cover with foil or plastic wrap to retain the heat (but if it is too hot, it will not dry)
6. Leave on for 20-30 minutes
7. Massage the face and scalp while client is wrapped (do not leave the room)
8. Rinse or wipe off with a damp rag (shower if possible)
9. Hydrating lotion can be applied
10. Drink a lot of water to re-hydrate

The basic idea is as follows:
• The abundance of minerals and trace elements in the ocean can be absorbed through the skin.
• Blood plasma and seawater have a similar chemical composition, making osmosis easy, particularly when the latter is heated to body temperature.
• The toxins move out while the minerals come in.
• Seaweed is known for its remunerative properties and has long been used for weight loss and skin maladies.
• The Seaweed body wrap is designed for a deep full body detoxification.
General indications for Thalassotherapy are as follows:
• Phlebological complaints (Varicose veins, poor circulation, heavy legs)
• Rheumatism
• Osteoarthritis
• Stress
• Depression
• Fatigue
• Certain neurological adjustments
• Asthenia
• Psoriasis
• Cellulite
• Ante-natal and post-partum therapy
• Lymphatic and cutaneous circulation.

Wraps are offered by a variety of different spas to invigorate and detoxify the skin.
• The body is usually swathed for up to an hour in herb- and seaweed-soaked cloths to aid in circulation and firm the body's contours.
• You can expect to be wrapped from chest to toe (Arms are optional) while lying on a thermal blanket to keep you warm.
• A technician then unwraps you and as a final step, massages the body to further enhance circulation, sending oxygen to blocked tissues.
• Body wraps are based on "absorption" (where a product or substance "absorbs" these fluids) and "compaction" (where the skin is compacted to be more dense and tight).

Pre-Wrap Instructions
Pre-wrap instructions include no eating preferably three hours before your body wrap for tummy comfort. A juice fast on the day of your body wrap is ideal! Try to use a juicer so you ingest the maximum health benefit from your juice. Fruit juice is especially beneficial in promoting the flushing of toxins. Avoid shaving your legs or underarms on the day of the treatment. Shaving typically promotes irritability on the surface of the skin.
Post-Wrap Instructions
Because of the amount of inch loss that has occurred through tissue compacting and tightening, it will take a total of a week or two for your skin to totally adapt to this amount of loss. You can greatly assist this skin tightening process by retaining the nourishing ingredients by not using overly harsh soap (Super fatted or vegetable soap is preferred). Furthermore, drink plenty of fluids and water to promote the flushing of toxins out of the body.
Remember, exercise and nutrition are a vital part of maintaining a healthy body.
Go for a brisk walk; eat light healthy snacks throughout the day. Follow your bliss.

Another Seaweed Body Wrap
1 package (2 ounces) dried wakame (Japanese seaweed, available at natural food stores)
1. Reconstitute dried wakame by soaking it in warm water for several minutes.
2. Wrap the soft wet strands around your limbs or drape them across your body while soaking in a bath.
3. Soak 30 to 40 minutes and rinse.
Wakame is a mineral-rich sea vegetable with long fronds, so it easily wraps around the limbs and body. This and other edible seaweeds—kombu (or kelp), arame, hiziki, dulse—can be tossed into warm bath water to produce a smooth, healing gel that coats the skin with trace minerals. During a body wrap and soak, gently rub an emerald sea leaf over the face to revive and detoxify the skin
(Dried seaweed can also be ground into powder and placed in a small bag to scrub skin during bathing).

Actual Treatment Process (One hour and 15 minutes which includes time for consultation and clean up.)

Preparation
• Preheat your blanket for 10 minutes and adjust your temperature zones according to your client's body type and requirements. Example: you might decrease temperature to the lower zone if client is prone to varicosities or has poor circulation; decrease temperature to the middle zone if client is menstruating; the upper zone if client is not prone to claustrophobia. The best temperature setting for the average client is right in the middle - they will get maximum results, will feel relaxed, and not get overheated.
• Drape a regular sheet on your blanket, and then precut a piece of thermoplastic film at least six feet left in length.
• Organize your products being used, including your body mask, any additives chosen to enhance the mask's results during the mixing process, a *loofah, dry brush or body gommage to be used prior to the application of the seaweed (optional).
This can be an add-on to your basic treatment and is recommended in the beginning of the series
if the skin exhibits any dead cell build-up that could impede penetration. A quick dry brushing is a nice way to signature your body treatment and does aid in the stimulation and flow of lymph if you follow the lymph pathways and channels.

Application
• Once the client has been placed on the table, help them onto their side with their right leg over their left.
• Mix 150 to 200 grams of seaweed powder with hot water and add your toning plant extracts and aromatherapy blends (do not use pure essential oils!)
• With one hand, immediately spread the seaweed mixture over the legs, buttocks and back, and then help them onto their back, quickly spreading the remaining mixture on the front of the body from the ankles to their neck. Always finish with an application to the feet to prevent your client from getting chilled. It is also advisable to apply the seaweed, whether front or back, starting with the furthest side of the client away from you - to avoid getting covered in seaweed.

Wrapping
• Set down your bowl and using your clean hand, cover the client with the thermoplastic film, to avoid the client getting cold. Wash your hand that was used to apply the seaweed, and then proceed to wrap the client in the heating blanket. In doing so, make sure your client's shoulders are level with edge of the blanket, so when you fold the blanket, you don't cover their face, only the edge right at the neck. This edge should be covered with a soft towel. In addition, one should cover the shoulders and tuck the foot opening inside.
• Adjust your time between 15 and 20 minutes and then allow your client to close their eyes, relax, and most importantly, enjoy. The goal is to heighten the mental state of well-being as well as improve the physical state of well-being through relaxation. Therefore, rather than leave the room,
offer to cleanse your client's face and then provide a neck, shoulder and scalp massage. I
guarantee they'll truly appreciate the offer.

SALT GLOW
The rubbing of oil and coarse salt in circular strokes. A salt glow is a renewing hydration treatment, which gently exfoliates the skin. Using an aromatic botanical blend of sea salts, herbs, purified
water and essential oils, your skin’s natural oils are brought out while dead skin cells are gently scrubbed away.
*Always wait at least one day before or after receiving any salt treatment for shaving any parts of your body.
Loofah cloth, Oil, Sea salt, Twist tie, Dried Herbs (optional), Hot plate (optional)
1. Wet client’s skin with water
2. Wrap the Sea salt in the loofah cloth and tie it
3. Add Dried herbs (optional)
4. Add a little oil to the cloth
5. Warm up the cloth for 20 seconds
6. Scrub the body with it in the way of the lymph system
7. Wash off all salt
8. Dry client thoroughly
Salt glow formula
1/2 cup Epsom salt fine grain, 1/4 cup seal salt very fine grain & 1/8 cup sweet almond oil.Geranium, grapefruit, lavender, roman chamomile, clary sage essential oils.
Add a few drops (1-3) of each essential oil to sweet almond oil than add to the salt mixture.
Aromatic body scrub
1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup med ground cornmeal
1/3 cup olive oil
10 drops your favorite essential oil

Body Exfoliating Treatment
1. Apply Essential Body Exfoliating to front of body.
2. Allow steam to run on front of client's body.
3. Massage the product well into the skin using circular movements or brush machine for 15 minutes.
4. Wipe Essential Body Exfoliating with a warm towel.
5. Turn client over.
6. Apply Essential Body Exfoliating to back of body.
7. Allow steam to run on back of client's body.
8. Massage the product well into the skin using circular movements or brush machine for 15 minutes.
9. Wipe Essential Body Exfoliating with a warm towel.
10. Apply Glorious Massage Cream on back of body and massage for 15 minutes. Repeat on
front of body for an additional 15 minutes.
11. Wipe excess cream with towel.

Salt Glow Body Polish
1. Light exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells, then the special salt glow mixture of salts and essential oils is applied to every square inch of your body from the neck down to your toes.
2. Once this is applied to the entire body it is sponged off by hand and is followed by a finishing lotion that enhances the detoxification effects and leaves your skin feeling like silk.
3. This finishing lotion is lightly massaged into all the areas covered in the treatment.

This treatment gently exfoliates and smoothes away dry skin, improving circulation and activating
new cell growth. Skin is nourished, refreshed and silky.

Cranberry-Date Body Polish
• 8 dates
• 1/3 cup frozen cranberries
• 1/2 cup apricot juice
• 1 teaspoon wheat bran
Place ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. While showering, massage this mix onto limbs to exfoliate and moisturize. Cranberries, high in vitamin C, act as tiny skin buffers; dates add vitamin B6 and protein; apricot juice, high in vitamin A, refines and texturizes the skin.

POULTICES
Poultices are used to apply remedies to a skin area using moist heat. Poultices can be kept warm
by replacing it entirely or using a hot water bottle on top of pack. Do not allow poultice to become cold. Do not reuse poultices. Do not use a poultice on an open wound or burn.

Preparation
1. Bruise or crush the medicinal parts of the plant to a pulpy mass and heat.
2. If using dried herbs moisten the materials by mixing with a hot, soft, adhesive substance such as moist flour, corn meal, or flaxseed meal.
3. Cleanse skin first with chamomile or Mugwort tea or hydrogen peroxide.
4. Apply directly on the skin or wrap the paste or pulp in a wet, hot cloth and wrap the cloth around to retain moisture and heat.
5. If using an irritant herb such as mustard, keep the paste between two pieces of cloth to prevent direct contact with the skin.
6. Use muslin or thin cotton towel to wrap herbs in and cover with towel or plastic to retain heat.
7. Remove before poultice gets cold.
8. A second one can be applied.
9. After removing poultice wash the area with water or herb tea such as chamomile or Mugwort.

Bran Poultice
1. Make a paste with hot water and bran,
2. Apply as hot as can be tolerated.

Used for inflammations, strains, sprains and bruises.

Bread and Milk Poultice
1. Mix together to make a paste.
Used for bringing boils and abscesses to a head.

Cabbage Poultice
1. Use raw or cooked cabbage.
2. Can use whole leaves layered over area and covered with a hot towel.
3. Used over the liver it will assist in breaking up congestion and detoxify (use only 10 minutes first time and work up to more as it can cause a strong detoxification reaction).
4. Apply to lower abdomen to promote pelvic circulation and dissolve small fibroids and cysts
in pelvic cavity.

Has a warming, detoxifying and stimulating effect. Used for ulcers, varicose veins, shingles, eczema, gout, rheumatism, infection.

Carrot Poultice
1. Boil carrots until soft or use raw and mash to a pulp.
2. Mix with small amount of vegetable oil.

Used for cysts, tumors, boils, cold sores, impetigo

Clay Poultice
1. Use clay that has been cleaned of impurities.
2. Mix with water or apple cider vinegar to make a paste.
3. Allow to dry before removing with warm water.

Use on inflammatory skin diseases, bruises, sprains, acne, drawing toxins from the skin.

Mustard Poultice
1. Use powdered mustard and mix with water to make a paste.
2. May need to add flour to hold paste together.
3. Do not apply directly on skin.
4. Wrap in muslin or cheesecloth or cotton towel between skin and paste.
5. Cover with plastic wrap.
6. Remove immediately if stinging or burning occurs.

Use with caution. Do not use on sensitive or broken skin.
Good for arthritic joints and any condition requiring increased circulation. Used to help relieve
congestion, aid asthma, relieve coughs and assists in getting rid of colds and flu when used on the chest.

Onion Poultice
1. Sauté chopped onions in oil add 1-2 tablespoons of flour and wrap in cheese cloth.
2. Apply to area.

Excellent for drawing out impurities. High sulfur content makes it good for inflamed areas.

Potato Poultice
1. Grate a raw potato & mix with boiling water.
2. Can be applied to boils or carbuncles.

Used to reduce inflammation as in arthritis. Has soothing and cooling effect.

BRONZING
Heliotherapy (Self-Tanner)
1. Exfoliate your skin - Self tanners work by dyeing the top layer of skin, so it is important to slough your entire body to remove any dead skin build-up that will "catch" the product and result in
an uneven tan. The easiest way to do this is in the shower: Use either a shower gel with exfoliating beads, a loofah or stretch bath gloves made for this purpose. Exfoliate your entire body, paying close attention to "dry" areas like knees and elbows.
2. Make sure your skin is dry - If your skin is even slightly wet, the self-tanner will not go on evenly, and you will have brown streaks! After your shower, vigorously dry your skin. Do not apply the product in a steamy bathroom.
3. Apply moisturizer - A thin coat of moisturizer will make your skin as smooth as it can be and will prepare it for the most even application possible. Let the moisturizer absorb and dry for several minutes before applying self-tanner.
4. Apply the self-tanner as you would a moisturizer - Be sure to use slightly more self-tanner than you would moisturizer, and as you rub it in, make sure you spread it evenly over your skin
(Some people advise using circular motions to avoid streaks). The trickiest spots are the backs of your legs and your back (One woman recommends using a paint roller saturated with product on those areas). Remember that the tops of your feet and backs of your hands should not be as tan as the rest of your body. Apply the product lightly around your ankles, knees and elbows. Make sure the product is fully rubbed into the skin, you will streak wherever it isn't.
5. Moisturize around the edges - To avoid distinct tan lines, apply moisturizer to areas where you did not apply self-tanner, like your feet and backside, then gently rub it into the self-tanned areas.
6. Finally, be sure to dry completely before dressing or going to bed - It may take only 20 minutes to feel dry to the touch, but the longer you can wait before putting anything against your skin, the less likely you are to get splotches.
OR
1. Light exfoliation.
2. Sunless tanning product is applied to the entire body from head to toe. The tanning product will be rubbed into the skin with a light massage-like application and will be distributed on all areas evenly, and just think, no tan-lines, and no streaks!
(Note: only areas NEVER worked are the genitals. All other areas can and may be worked. If there are areas you do not want tanned or worked on please inform the therapist so they can avoid them, otherwise everything excluding the genitals will be treated.)

OTHER WRAPS
Phytotherapy (Herbal Wrap)
5-6 long ace bandages, large bowl, herbs in a tea bag, plastic sheet or foil, heating blanket
(optional)

1. Exfoliate first
2. Soak the bandages in the bowl with the herbs and hot water
3. Wrap them from distal to proximal before the bandages cool down
4. Do not wrap them tight
5. Have the client lay on the plastic sheet and tape the sheet
6. Have the client lay supine for 20 minutes
7. Massage the face and scalp (do not leave the room)
8. Remove the plastic and have the client stand up to remove the bandages
9. Rinse or wipe off with a damp rag (shower if possible)
10. Hydrating lotion can be applied
11. Drink a lot of water to re-hydrate

Salt Wrap
5-6 long ace bandages, 6 ounces of mineral salt or epsom salt, large bowl and spoon, plastic sheet or foil, heating blanket (optional)
1. Same as herbal wrap, minus the herbs

Aromatherapy Body Wrap
Or Essential Oil Wrap, is designed to encourage the effectiveness of the specific essential oils/or herbs that have been chosen for the treatment.
5-6 long ace bandages, 10-20 drops of essential oil, large bowl, plastic sheet or foil, heating blanket (optional)
1. Same as herbal body wrap, minus the herbs

Another Wrap
1. All body wraps begin with a light dry brushing or loofah exfoliation.
2. Next, a light lymphatic drainage massage is performed with organic essential oils and botanicals. A fleece sheet is soaked in an infusion of herbs or essential oils.
3. The sheet is wrapped around the body and is kept warm for 20 minutes, letting the herbs draw out impurities.
4. While you are wrapped, a technician will treat you to a relaxing scalp and foot massage.
5. A body moisturizer is then applied, leaving the skin soft and revitalized

Dry Spa Treatment
(It's a 3 step body scrub treatment)
1. With the client lying on their front, wet the body with a sponge with very warm water, moving quickly.
* scrub small amount of body scrub (something grainy) in small, firm, circular motions.
* wipe person off with hot wet hand towel.
2. Using a loofah or other scrubby thing, wet and squeezes some body wash onto it, and then scrubs the body again in circular motions.
*Wipe off with warm wet towel. Turn person over and do the same...
3. Massage lotion onto the front of the body, something really rich for legs and feet is good; - this can lead right into a mini massage or reflexology.
* Turn person over and then massage lotion onto back of body.
Supplies needed : 4 hand towels, crock pot, body scrub, body wash, lotion, couple of large towels for person to lay on, a towel to cover breasts when lying on back, person should either wear bathing suit, or bring extra underwear, or they can be naked and draped with a towel.

Pelotherapy or Fango (Mud or Clay)
Botanical rich mud hydrates, softens, and gently exfoliates dull skin. Therapeutic use of mud, peat moss, or clay applied to the body or part of the body. The Mud body wrap is designed to detoxification the skin and is good to balance hydration/oil of skin and help with acne. Your skin is daily challenged by exposure to the sun, pollutants and even stress. As a result, it loses the ability to renew itself. The mud wrap renews the skin natural ability to rebuild and rehydrate. This professional treatment conditions and moisturizes the skin, reduces appearance of redness, eliminates impurities and is perfect for stressed and problematic skin. The mud utilized in our wraps is very rich in minerals and naturally balanced organic compounds. Since the skin is the largest organ of absorption, by applying mineral-reach mud onto the body, the skin is allowed to absorb minerals and trace elements from the mud. The mud, in turn, draws out impurities trapped in the skin's surface. In addition, the Mud Wrap helps alleviate muscular tension, aches, and cramps by relaxing the muscles and activating circulation.
6 oz earth powder (white clay for oily, light brown for dry, green for acne), 8 oz lemon or limejuice, 2 tsp almond oil, 1 tsp clear honey,
1 drop sandalwood essential oil, plastic sheet or foil, large bowl and spoon

1. Exfoliate first
2. Mix juice and mud (earth powder) with warm water
3. Stir in the rest of the mixture
4. Spread mixture over body and start with their feet
5. Cover with foil or plastic wrap to retain the heat (but if it is too hot, it will not dry)
6. Leave on for 15-20 minutes
7. Massage the face and scalp while client is wrapped (do not leave the room)
8. Rinse or wipe off with a damp rag (shower if possible)
9. Hydrating lotion can be applied
10. Drink a lot of water to re-hydrate

• Parafango - A body mask that combines wax and mud to heat, detoxify, and exfoliate the skin.
• Moor Mud - Mud taken from a 2,000 year-old Austrian moor that contains more than 700 herbs and plants. It is used for body wraps, facials and fangotherapy.
• Fango - (Fango is the Italian word for mud.) Fangotherapy involves using mud in facials and body wraps for detoxification, improved circulation, and pain relief.
• Fango Treatment (Therapy) (Fango Bath) - The Italian word for mud. Used in treatments, a highly mineralized mud may be mixed with oil or water and applied over the body as a heat pack to detoxify, stimulate the circulation, and relieve muscular and arthritic pain. Sometimes only an area such as a shoulder is covered. Otherwise the whole body is dipped or covered. "Parafango" is similar, using mud mixed with paraffin. This treatment relaxes the body, alleviates sore muscles, and softens the skin. Radioactivity is present in the mud at several spas. Pregnant women and women in their reproductive years should not risk possible genetic mutation by avoidable exposure to radioactivity. Fango creates all-encompassing, gooey warmth and works like a poultice, softening the skin. Natural ingredients, such as peat moss and sea kelp, often are mixed into the mud to help contain the warmth and increase mineral content.

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