Body Scrub Treatment
Body scrub treatment is like a facial for the body because it exfoliatesand hydrates the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Body scrub treatment is done with an abrasive material like salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, even pecan hulls, usually mixed with some kind of massage oil and an aromatic like essential oils. If the body scrub treatment is done with salt, it might be called a salt scrub, salt glow or sea salt scrub. The exfoliation is usually followed by a shower and an application of body lotion and it’s not a massage.
What Happens During a Body Scrub Treatment?
Your body scrub treatment will start with you facing down on a massage table that is covered with a towel, a sheet or a thin piece of plastic. The therapist will start by gently rubbing the exfoliant on your back, the backs of your arms, and the backs of your legs and feet. You may be draped with a towel so only the part he/she is working on is exposed.
When that is done you turn over and he/she does the other side.
When the therapist is finished you can have a shower to rinse off. Rinse thoroughly so you don't take little granules back to the table and don't use shower gel because it's good to keep the oil and aromatics on your skin. Then the therapist will apply body lotion or oil.
- The exfoliant may be removed with steamed towels or shower.
- You could combine your body scrub treatment with a massage. Have the body scrub first because it’s stimulating, then the massage to calm you.
- Salt and other exfoliants can be abrasive and some therapists have a heavier hand than others. Individuals also differ in their skin sensitivity. If it feels too harsh, speak up.