Spa & Treatment Review: The Bodylicious Slimming Escape at Oasis on Park

Article by Cristal G. Orpilla, R.N.

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What It Is: Bodylicious Slimming Escape

Scare away cellulite and banish dull skin with Oasis Park‘s highly stimulating and detoxifying  Bodylicious Slimming Escape scrub/wrap combo. Start with a brown sugar scrub followed by a body wrap that aims to tone and slim. Upon arriving at the beautiful Oasis On Park, the sights and smells transported me from the busy-ness of NYC to a tranquil haven. After checking in,  I was brought into the locker room where I changed into a luxe, warmed bathrobe, and then ushered into the relaxation room where I enjoyed a cup of chamomile tea and given about 15 minutes to settle in.  My therapist, Holly, greeted me with the most angelic voice and brought me into the treatment room and began my treatment.

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The Process

Laying face-down,  the session began with a nice 45 minute scrub that consisted of brown sugar, milk powder, and ground coffee that was applied in relaxing circular motions.  The scrub was then removed by a warm, massaging raindrops of the vichy shower.  After rinsing off,  I was instructed to robe up and relax for a few minutes in the relaxation room so the wrap session could be set up.

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Upon returning to the treatment  room,  the seaweed/kelp/mint mask was applied to the entire body from the neck down,  and I was then wrapped in foil-like material. Afterwards,  I was covered by seven layers of thick towels and left to incubate for 20 minutes.  The wrap initially felt like a strong cooling tingle that progressed to a warm heat that felt as if it were being absorbed by my muscles.  The tingling heat continued through the entire incubation period,  but definitely lowered in intensity towards the end. I was then uncloaked from the foil,  and rinsed off with the vichy shower.

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The Beauty Goodies

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Why Use a Sugar Scrub?  Sugar scrubs not only manually exfoliate the skin, but are alpha hydroxy-rich.  Alpha hydroxy is an active substance with exfoliating and emollient properties. Using a sugar scrub helps clean skin’s surface and unclog pores, as well as stimulate cell turnover.

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The seaweed and kelp wrap also has scientific benefit. Seaweed absorbs vitamins and minerals from the ocean that help to detoxify the body. The  body absorbs the nutrients from the seaweed while toxins are extracted. It rids the body of toxins through metabolic stimulation, which is enhanced by the iodine in the seaweed. When the wrap is washed off, dead skin cells and toxins drawn to the surface through sweat glands go with it. Additionally, fatty acids in seaweed rebuild the skin’s elasticity, while proteins condition the skin.Seaweed wraps also hydrate and replace minerals in the skin, making it feel soft, smooth and toned.

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The Verdict

This was my first ever spa-wrap experience,  and I must say that I definitely enjoyed not only the entire process,  but noticed the benefits as well.  My skin felt smooth and hydrated,  and appeared brighter from the exfoliation.   I did not feel and “slimmer, ”  per se, but I definitely noticed a tighter feel of the skin.  This is the perfect treatment to shed wintery, dry skin,  just in time for bikini season! The Bodylicious Slimming Wrap is available at Oasis Day Spas. The treatment is 90 minutes total ($195).

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Cristal

Online Editor, Beauty Writer at Beauty-Goodies
As a New York City-based registered nurse with backgrounds in pharmacology, medical research, medical spa aesthetics, and cosmetic dermatology, Cristal became interested in the ways people go about achieving beauty. When she's not working full-time at Cornell Medical Center or performing aesthetic treatments at a midtown NYC medical spa, she daylights as a beauty writer, and has a penchant for scoring sample sale treasures, bellydancing, playing dress-up, and of course, chatting about beauty goodies.
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