July 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Salt Lake City, UT – In Aesthetic VideoSource’s new Dry Room Treatments: Body Wraps (Volumes 1 & 2), Malinda McHenry, a licensed aesthetician and instructor, walks you through the steps of providing various body wraps in a dry room setting, so any spa can offer these services. Body wraps are the quintessential spa treatments featured on spa marketing materials. Mud, seaweed, and herbs – high in vitamins and minerals – are highly therapeutic, and thermal wraps help in the vasodilation and penetration of those elements…as well as define the spa experience.

In Vol. 1, McHenry demonstrates how to perform three body wraps with seaweed: a seaweed gel wrap, a seaweed sachet wrap in a steam canopy, and a peel-off alginate mask. In Vol. 2, she demonstrates how to provide body wraps with mud and with herbal-soaked linen. The three treatments include a thermal clay modeling mask, a back mud treatment, and an herbal linen wrap.

In both volumes, McHenry covers all the steps from preparation to the finishing touches. She discusses room and table set-up, supplies, available product types, client preparation, and benefits and contraindications. She also provides step-by-step instructions showing how to mix and prepare products, cocoon clients in sheets and blankets, efficiently apply and remove products in a dry room, and how to use a steam canopy and hydroculator. Throughout, McHenry provides many useful insider tips that she has acquired from years of experience to create relaxing treatments.

“The heat is a luxurious aspect of body wraps,” says McHenry. “But the main benefit is gained by the ingredients used in the wraps and their penetration into the body.”

“Malinda McHenry covers it all in this body wrap series,” says Shirley Erickson Gorospe, president of Aesthetic VideoSource. “You’ll learn all about the benefits of heat, steam, seaweed, herbs, and mud, as well as specific wraps you can offer. Your clients are going to love these.”

Malinda McHenry is a licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist with over 20 years’ experience. Co-owner of Elite Aesthetics and Academy of Aesthetic Arts, McHenry has also been instructing since 1989.

Aesthetic VideoSource produces and distributes detailed, comprehensive health and spa instructional DVDs, so anyone – with or without prior experience – can properly perform the procedures shown. Aesthetic VideoSource is the forerunner in educational media distribution, with award-winning DVDs and an always-expanding list of offerings to meet the beauty industry’s needs.

Contact Info – Dry Room Treatments: Body Wraps, Vol. 1 (DVD, 1 Hr. 38 Mins.) and Dry Room Treatments: Body Wraps, Vol. 2 (DVD, 1 Hr. 20 Mins.) can each be ordered for $69.95 plus shipping, by calling 1-800-414-2434 or visiting

Aesthetic VideoSource also offers two volumes on body scrubs: Dry Room Treatments: Body Scrubs, Vol. 1 (DVD, 1 Hr. 35 Mins.) and Dry Room Treatments: Body Scrubs, Vol. 2 (DVD, 1 Hr. 25 Mins.). All four Dry Room Treatments volumes can be purchased together for $250.00, at a savings of almost $30.