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What Body Treatments Are Right For You?

Depending on the treatment, when targeting the body, many are focused on releasing tension, smoothing, and exfoliating. Selecting the body treatment that is best suited for your skin, your needs, and your lifestyle is an intimately personal task that is heavily dependent on individual preferences and considerations.

Oftentimes when thinking of body treatments, what first comes to mind is massage. Some may have experience with more targeted procedures that are like facial care for the body. In reality, the list of available body treatments is long and dense with something for everyone. And it’s true that many common facial treatments can double as effective body treatments.

Depending on the treatment, when targeting the body, many are focused on releasing tension, smoothing, and exfoliating. Selecting the body treatment that is best suited for your skin, your needs, and your lifestyle is an intimately personal task that is heavily dependent on individual preferences and considerations.

Massage

One of the most common body treatments is massage. Of the many beauty treatments that target the body, massage is among the most complex because of how many options there are that are widely available. Some of these options include Swedish massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy, deep tissue massages, and others.

Each option best suits different needs and will require individual research and reflection. For example, Swedish massage is ideal for those that are new to massage and who hold a great deal of tension. On the other hand, hot stone massage may be better for encouraging relaxation, blood flow, and pain relief.

Acupuncture

Although a bit more unique in its process and result, acupuncture is another common body treatment. A long practiced modality of Chinese medicine, acupuncture uses hair-thin needles to correct and align the body's energy.

The belief behind the practice is that disruptions within the body's living energy will become health issues. By using ultra-thin needles in highly specific points on the body, the goal of acupuncture is to correct the energy flow while promoting relaxation and healing.

Other Options

Although massages and acupuncture are common body treatments, there are countless others that provide relief in uniquely targeted ways. Body treatments also include body facials, body sculpting, hydrotherapy, and more.

Body Facials

Body facials, like our Back Facial, are essentially just what they sound like, a facial for the body. The focus is on cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating, and polishing the skin. These body treatments lead to a refreshing and relaxing feeling while reenergizing the skin all over the body.

Body Sculpting

Body sculpting treatments target areas of the body that the client wants to tone, smooth, tighten, and more. Some body treatments that target sculpting claim to firm and tighten the skin in loose areas; some support collagen production; others target fat and cellulite. Ultimately there are many options to choose from in terms of body sculpting treatments that utilize innovative technologies to support a range of goals.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy techniques utilize water in body treatments to soothe pain and treat various medical conditions. This may be done in whirlpools, tubs, and other specific tasks.

What is most interesting about body treatments is the fact that the term covers such a vast range of care options. From pain relief to sculpting techniques, to stress relief and beyond, body treatments come in many categories prepared to target virtually any desire.

By taking the time to research and reflect on your individual needs, there is no doubt your professional aesthetician can recommend a body treatment that will help you achieve your skincare and wellness goals.

Meet the author

Katie Werbowski
Director of Brand Strategy & Development at Skin Spa New York

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