Chocolate Body Wrap & Benefits

Most of us absolutely love chocolate, because of its taste, texture, appearance, and how it makes us feel.

A few researches claim that this food can increase your sense of happiness and well-being.

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Certain varieties of dark chocolate are also said to decrease the risks of stroke, improve heart health, protect the skin from sun damage and enhance the flow of blood. Fortunately, you can enjoy the benefits of chocolate, without consuming huge amounts of the food. Many salons and health spas have now introduced the Chocolate Body Wrap Treatment to detoxify the body internally and externally.

The first step of a chocolate body wrap treatment is exfoliating the skin. A mixture of cacao bean and sweet almond oil scrub helps get rid of all the dead cells accumulated on the surface of the skin.

After exfoliation, your skin needs to be covered completely, in chocolate cream. Every spa has a different recipe for the chocolate cream base they apply on to the skin.  Often, mineral-rich sea clay is infused with a combination of various ingredients, like dark chocolate oil, essence of cocoa, nut oil, milk, honey, citric acid, jojoba oil, ginseng and vitamin extracts. You can use a clean brush to apply a layer of chocolate cream on to your skin; always start with your feet and work your way up to your neck.

Once the skin is smothered in the chocolate, your body needs to be wrapped in a thermal blanket, so that the impurities can be drawn out. To maximize the relaxing benefits of the chocolate wrap, lie down while you stay within the wrap for at least 20 minutes. Once you remove the blanket you can wash off the chocolate with lukewarm water.

After this, some chocolate oil or cream may be applied on to the skin, using a relaxing massage technique.

Undergoing the chocolate body wrap treatment on your own may be quite a challenge. Make sure that you have someone to help you with those hard-to-reach places, even if you administer the procedure at home.

Benefits

There are many health benefits associated with the chocolate body wrap treatment, some of which include –

  • The body gets a thinner and leaner look than before the treatment
  • Wrinkles get plumped out as moisturizing lipids are added to the skin
  • The polyphenols in cocoa delay the ageing process, causing you to look younger
  • The skin takes on a smooth glow as it gets moisturized and hydrated during the procedure
  • Dead skin cells are exfoliated
  • The scent of chocolate releases endorphins and causes you to feel happy
  • The pores of the skin get detoxified

Though there are several health benefits associated with a chocolate body wrap treatment, it is best to check with a doctor before trying one.

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