Still little known, the practice of chocolate massage is in full expansion since professionals in cosmetics and wellness recognize in it many virtues, both physical and psychological. Those who have already tried it in an institute or thalassotherapy centre will praise it for all its merits!
Benefits of Chocolate Massage
Chocolate is made from cocoa, which is known to contain natural antioxidants such as polyphenols or theobromine, which help to combat skin cell ageing. It is also a source of vitamin B and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and iron.
The chocolate cream or oil used during massages has nutritive and softening virtues. It can be applied on the face as well as on the body.
The use of cocoa essential oil during a massage has benefits for body and mind: it nourishes the skin, relieves everyday tensions and brings a feeling of happiness. It is also a plus to fight against depressive states.
Course of a chocolate massage session
Chocolate massage is a relaxing massage like any other, apart from the use of chocolate-based cream or oil.
A session takes place naked or in a bathing suit and lasts 30 minutes and 1 hour. The practitioner begins by spreading a softening cream on the body and then begins the modelling with the cream or chocolate oil. With gentle and slow movements, he will spread the chocolate all over the body of the person being massaged, first on the stomach and then on the back. After the massage, one can feel an intense sense of well-being and relaxation. And the good mood is there!
Chocolate massage is in vogue because it is an original technique that -in addition to satisfying the food lovers- brings a real feeling of well-being and happiness. It is no longer proven that chocolate has important antidepressant virtues in addition to its nutritional qualities for the skin.