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Body Treatments

Body treatments are the great overlooked spa treatment. They cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin, making it silky smooth in a way you just can't do as well -- or as completely -- at home. Body treatments are also usually part of longer "rituals" or signature spa services. Learn more about different types of body treatments, including body scrubs, body wraps, and body masks.

What Is A Body Treatment?
A body treatment is essentially a "facial" for your body. And it's just as important to cleanse, hydrate and care for your body's skin as it is your face.

What Is A Body Scrub?
Body scrubs are a popular spa treatments, and often part of spa signature treatments . Find out what happens during a body scrub.

Exfoliation During a Body Treatment
Exfoliation is one of the most important steps of a body treatment. Find out what it does, and how different materials (salt, sugar, etc.) have a different effect.

What Is A Body Polish?
A body polish is a spa treatment that leaves your skin silky smooth. Find out what happens during a body polish and how it differs from salt scrubs and other body treatments.

What is Gommage?
Gommage is a highly effective form of exfoliation sometimes used in facials and body treatments.

What Is A Sugar Scrub?
A sugar scrub is a gentler way to get your skin smooth, at home or at the spa. Plus you can easily make your own.

What Is A Salt Glow?
A salt glow, also known as a salt scrub or sea salt scrub, is the most popular body treatment at the spa. A salt glow exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it soft and fragrant.

What Is A Body Wrap?
A body wrap used to mean a little quality time in Ace bandages. Now you're more likely to be communing with algae, moor mud or shea butter. Find out more about body wraps here.

What Is A Vichy Shower?
What is a Vichy shower? And where can you get one?

Korean Body Scrubs
I've had plenty of body scrubs, but none as effective as a Korean body scrubs. You'll be amazed by all the dead skin that comes off. Find out more about Korean body scrubs and where to get them in the U.S.

What Is A Salt Scrub?
The salt scrub is the most popular body treatment at the spa, and leaves your skin soft and smooth. You can also buy ready-made salt scrubs or make your own salt scrub at home.

Home-made Pumpkin Body Scrub
Get party-dress ready with this home-made pumpkin body scrub recipe. It will smooth your skin and give you some time-out from the holidays.

Sugar Scrub Recipe
You can buy sugar scrubs for $30, or you can make your own salt scrub for a fraction of the cost. Salt scrubs are one of the easiest home spa products to make -- and great for couples.

Hydrotherapy
Today most people think spas are places to get a massage or facial. But spas originated around healing waters, and hydrotherapy is a wonderful method of reviving body, mind and spirit.

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