At Easter time there’s sure to be one recurring thought on everyone’s mind – Chocolate… all of the chocolate! But have you put your business cap on and explored ways in which to incorporate this luxurious ingredient into your spa menu? If you haven’t, you should! Chocolate provides many skincare benefits, so it’s time to revel in chocolate therapy treatments this Easter.
Why introduce chocolate therapy?
Did you know chocolate appeals to your skin as much as it does to your taste buds? Old wives tales tell us that chocolate is bad for our complexion, but it actually contains antioxidants which help fight against free-radicals – one of the key components which can lead to premature ageing. Chocolate also contains caffeine which helps to stimulate circulation, increasing your client’s blood flow. Couple these fantastic features with its mood-boosting scent and clients are guaranteed to leave your spa feeling renewed and refreshed.
How to use chocolate in your treatments
There are many ways to incorporate this versatile ingredient into your client’s treatments. Cocoa bean husks can be used in a sugary sweet scrub to provide body exfoliation before a wrap. Essence of cocoa can be used in facial products to provide skin with vital minerals without the calories. Even cocoa butter can be massaged into the skin during manicures or pedicures to add a touch of luxury and nourishment.
Why not round off your chocolaty treat with the offer of a truffle, chocolate coated strawberry or cup of hot cocoa? This will reinforce the chocolate experience and ensure your clients completely melt into relaxation this Easter.