Not All Body Treatments Are Created Equal
We have all seen body treatments and wraps advertised at spas and salons and many of us will have tried them out, but are they all the same? How do we choose what is best for our individual needs and concerns?
I have had various body treatments in the past, including a wrap or two. I’ve also spoken to friends, family and colleagues about their experiences and what they like and don’t like in a wrap. The major dislikes were being wrapped up (unable to move) and left alone in the room, along with - having something cold applied to the skin and being wrapped in plastic which makes them feel even cooler.
Having looked at the Pevonia treatments, I was impressed to see that they include so much more than many other salons. Their therapists are trained never to leave the room during a treatment. Instead, while the products are sinking into the body and creating their magic, the therapists will perform a massage. A little more about that later.
Pevonia trains therapists, across the world, to deliver the most relaxing and effective treatments. The emphasis is on wellness – for the skin, body and mind. Natural ingredients are used to create a change in the skin and produce visible and professional results. Botanical and marine ingredients are combined with advanced technology for optimum de-ageing and unparalleled rejuvenation.
Within the Pevonia body range, you will find:
- Speciality Body Care Treatments
- Body Wraps
- Hands and Feet
- Therapy for Mums
I love the 45-minute Aromatic Moor Mud Tension Relief Back Treatment. The warmed moor mud, sourced from Northern Canada, has taken 40,000 years to develop and contains numerous vitamins, minerals and trace elements. There’s no need to be concerned about a ‘muddy smell’ either, as this beautiful product is infused with Pine Essential Oil and Rosemary, which produces a very pleasant almond-like smell.
First, the back is prepared with the Silky Skin Body Scrub, before a thin layer of the mud is applied and covered with layers of plastic, hot towels and foil to ensure warmth throughout the treatment. Once warm and covered, the therapist will perform relaxation movements to the clients back and lower legs.
Moor Mud Tension Relief is also available as a full body treatment. Here the body is wrapped, in stages, as the mud is applied. Once the body is fully cocooned, the relaxation movements are carried out on the legs and followed with a scalp massage. After 20 minutes, the excess mud is removed by showering, or by the therapist using hot towels. Pevonia’s Tension Relief Gel is then applied to any areas of tension, before the appropriate Body Moisturiser is used to complete the treatment.
The other wraps that I count amongst my favourites, are:
The Cellu-Smooth Green Coffee Wrap helps to slim and tone your body via cutting-edge cellulite treatment. 100% pure micronised green coffee; naturally rich in chlorogenic acid, polysaccharides, proteins and essential oils, smooths and enhances the skin’s overall texture. This wrap stimulates your body’s ability to break down fat, increase metabolism and eliminate water retention. It visibly reduces spongy, dimply, cellulitic areas.
After using the, deep cleaning, Silky Skin Scrub on the entire body, Cellulite Activating Gel is applied to problem areas. I had this applied to my thighs and bottom. The effect of this gel is very interesting as it prepares the skin for optimum absorbency of the Concentrate and Wrap products that follow it. The treated area gets very warm, from the Gel, and the skin turns red as the capillaries dilate and blood flow increases. My therapist warned me in advance, otherwise I might have imagined I was experiencing an allergic reaction.
The same problem areas are then coated in a Green Coffee Concentrate before the entire body is covered in the Green Coffee Wrap. The body is wrapped in the same way as mentioned previously, with the same relaxation movements and scalp massage performed.
Once unwrapped and showered, Pevonia’s Smooth & Tone Body-Svelt Cream is applied to the problem areas, as before. This lovely treatment is finished with an application of, the most appropriate, Pevonia Body Moisturiser.
Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Intensive Body Contouring Wrap is an exquisite 3-in-1 exfoliating, contouring, and regenerating wellness experience. It infuses your skin with the latest de-ageing actives and natural argan and comfrey plant stem cells, blended with green coffee, avocado, shea butter and other potent ingredients. Proven to dissolve unwanted fat and cellulitic deposits while reducing skin sagging and repairing sun damage.
The products have a wonderful fresh apple smell which lasted for hours after my treatment. The areas affected by cellulite tend to be cold to the touch and mine is no exception. I could see and feel a difference after just one treatment. My skin felt warmer and smoother.
With all wraps, it is recommended that clients have a course of six treatments so that they experience the best results. This will be further enhanced by following a healthy eating plan, taking regular exercise and completing a good home care routine. I tend to use my body brush and the Pevonia body creams at home.
By Kati Vardon PR & Marketing Executive