Thalassotherapy, a common spa treatment, is the use of seaweed for therapeutic purposes. Seaweed is known for its rejuvenative properties and has long been used for weight loss and skin maladies. With the properties of human plasma, seaweed absorbs nutrients of the sea rich in vitamins and minerals. These transfer to the body when placed on the skin, detoxifying, hydrating, nourishing and balancing.
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. The cost of a wrap treatment ranges from $100 to $200 a session.