As if a luxurious, revitalizing trip to the spa isn’t tempting enough, you can now get spa treatments using chocolate and cocoa products! The many antioxidant benefits of chocolate, along with its sweet aroma and tastiness, make this the perfect compliment to any spa day.
A chocolate massage has many health benefits. A high caffeine content helps stimulate circulation and increase blood flow, which helps rejuvenate and heal your skin. Antioxidants help build collagen and elastin which makes your skin feel firmer. They also work against free radicals, which are stress chemicals in your body that, amongst other things, are responsible for aging skin. If you love massages and you love chocolate, this extravagant experience will melt your tension.
Cocoa butter is derived from cocoa beans. It contains high amounts of natural oils and emollients for treating dry, rough or flaky skin. Used in combination with other massage oils, such as olive oil, gives a powerful dose of moisturizer. Use this mixture all over your body, and generously on dry areas such as knees, elbows or other dry patches. Not only will it leave you silky smooth, but you’ll smell sweet, too!
Dark chocolate has incredible anti-inflammatory properties which can help tighten and sooth puffy or swollen areas. Rub a dark chocolate massage oil into your hands and let it sooth your tired knuckles and wrists. Chocolate also contains theobromine, which helps burn fat and get rid of cellulite.
Spas and massage treatments can get pricey! If you do not have the time or money to get these treatments at a professional spa, you can always research different Do It Yourself methods of making cocoa rubs online!