A body polish is essentially, a treatment for the skin. One can say that it is pretty much like a facial for a body. It should not be confused with a massage as body polish exfoliates and hydrates the skin, making it smooth and soft.
One type of beautification that has caught on in the recent years is that of polishing your body. Yes, the body, too, needs to be polished like our personality. It is a holistic treatment with aromatic oils to make you relaxed and beautiful. A body polish is a popular body treatment that exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.
A body polish is primarily a treatment for the skin – sort of a facial for the body. It should not be confused with a massage. Before the treatment begins, the therapist may ask you what kind of product you prefer, giving you a choice of smells, or asking whether you want to feel relaxed or revitalized by the body polish.
A body polish can be done with any number of materials – salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, pecan hulls – usually mixed with some kind of massage oil and aromatic like essential oils. If the polish uses 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.
A body polish usually takes place in a wet room, which has a tile floor and a drain. You will start face-down on a massage table covered with a towel, a sheet or a thin piece of plastic, or on a special wet table that has a Vichy shower overhead. A Vichy shower is a metal arm with five to seven shower heads that runs parallel to a cushioned treatment table, so you can get a shower while lying down.
In that case you won’t have to get up to be rinsed off. The therapist will return and start by gently rubbing the exfoliant on your back, the backs of your arms, and the backs of your legs and feet. You are draped with a towel or sheet; so only the part she is working on is exposed. Then you turn over and she does the other side. Treatment time – 30 minutes for smaller areas and 45 minutes for larger surfaces.
Treatments are carried out in weekly sessions for 2-12 weeks for maximum results. Clients often report early benefits to their skin. The price of a body polish at is Rs. 1,800 onwards.