Muds are used to draw out impurities in the body and to hydrate the skin. Spas will often use ingredients native to the region. After the mud is applied to the body, you are typically wrapped in a covering that warms you and allows the minerals to work with the skin. Afterwards, guests can shower the mud away themselves or partake in one of the shower therapies.
Also known as salt glows, this exfoliating process involves massaging a paste made from sea salts and essential oils or water onto the body. A fresh rinse follows. The treatment increases circulation, improves the skin’s appearance and cleans pores. With scrubs, ask your therapist how far in advance you should stop shaving your legs to prevent irritation.
Seaweed can be used in many different ways, but often is applied to the body in a paste form. Like a mud wrap, you are cocooned in a plastic sheet while the minerals are absorbed into the skin. A rinse or shower therapy follows.