Chocolate Therapy

Most of us, at some time or another, have craved chocolate. It’s a treat, and a treat that’s brought out to celebrate all kinds of special occasions - including Christmas, Easter and Birthdays. Though eating chocolate is a luxurious and indulgent pleasure, nowadays, we can smooth, slather and slap it all over our bodies too.

Chocolate is a great source of energy and vitamins. As a food, the purer the chocolate product, the better it is for you. Go for chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa solids – 70% plus - and you’ll be ingesting a powerful anti-oxidant. An anti-oxidant is good to protect you from the harmful free radicals. If you don’t have enough anti-oxidants, these free radicals can damage your blood vessels and your heart, and are even associated with cancer. Moreover, harmful free radicals can end up breaking down the elastin fibers in your skin. And this means wrinkles, bags and sags.

Chocolate contains essential nutrients including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, B1, C, D and E. Dark chocolate is effective in the treatment of mild hypertension. Chocolate also helps your body to release serotonin and endorphins - your “feel happy” chemicals. The dark chocolate even has more “flavonoids” than any other anti-oxidant rich food, including blue berries, red wine, and green tea.

Chocolate also has many properties that make it very good for your skin. Cocoa butter is rich in fatty acids. This means that any cocoa-butter facial or body treatment can have great softening effects on your skin. It’s been a feature ingredient in body lotion for years. Cocoa contains glycerides which deliver moisturizing lipids and fats which plump and firm your skin. Since smell is apparently our most powerful evocative sense, stimulating memory and emotions, the smell of chocolate stimulates your body’s “feel happy” chemicals. Thus, indulging your body through the luxury pleasure of chocolate therapy is a complete health treatment.

Here in Bali, chocolate therapy is mostly combined with the traditional massage technique using natural stone which have an effect to clean the bacteria from inside the body. Using organic oils made from natural chocolate and herbs, this treatment is well approved for detoxification, resulting in clearer smooth skin, better blood circulation and an overall rejuvenation.

Recommended Chocolate Spa Treatments in Bali:

Chocolate Body Spa @ The Body Spa
Package: US$ 150 for 4 hours
Jl. Uluwatu No.99X, Kelan - Jimbaran
Phone: 749 7276, Fax: 764 738

Original Chocolate & Stone Therapy @ Halo Bali Spa
Package: US$ 50 for 2 hours
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.491, Pesanggaran
Phone: 723 593, Fax: 726 266

Pranalicious Chocolate Treatment @ Prana Spa
Hen’s Package: US$ 132 for 2.5 hours
Jl. Kunti No.118X, Seminyak, Kuta
Phone: 730 840, Fax: 733 751

Chocolate Treatment @ Natalie Spa
Package: US$ 55.00 for 2 hours
Jl: By Pass Ngurah Rai No.888ABC, Nusa Dua
Phone: 777 278, Fax: 777 280

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