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Pampering for Chocoholics

Updated: Apr 30


Known as "food of the Gods" - chocolate has been around for decades. The Aztecs believed the cocoa seeds to be a gift from Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency.

Pampering For Chocoholics

Health Benefits

Did you know that there are health benefits to eating chocolate? Regular chocolate eaters will be pleased to hear that it is said to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and a lower risk of heart disease. Chocolate also releases endorphin's which work to lessen pain and decrease stress. The neurotransmitter - serotonin is also effected while consuming chocolate. Serotonin is also known as an antidepressant. Some say chocolate is even better than sex! but maybe you would like to experience the endorphin's without the calories?

Here are some chocolicious beauty treatments to keep you warm, relaxed and rejuvenated through the dark winter months.

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Waxing Treatment

A bikini wax is never the nicest beauty treamentt to endure but with the Lycon Chocolate Wax it is the closest to pain free I have ever experienced! I never smelt any of the chocolate aroma but it was a more relaxed experience. If in Edinburgh check out the Wax Bar, they have three salon's across the city.

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Back,Neck and Shoulder Massage

Enjoy a traditional oil massage before a hot paraffin chocolate wax is brushed on. This unusual relaxing treatment is one to die for! Not only is the aroma delicious the treatment has the added benefit of being hot. This allows any inflammation or painful areas to be treated with the heat, which brings the blood to the area and promotes healing. Also as the chocolate is a wax based product, there is no mess! It's just peeled away leaving you relaxed and smelling divine. Available at the Knock Castle Hotel and Spa.

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Facial

Did you know dark chocolate facial masks have been used since the days of Cleopatra? A revival has taken place with the latest being in health benefits.

The typical facial, conditions and nourish's alongside fighting the effects of aging. Facials make us feel better, reduce lines and age spots but what about trying a chocolate facial? Your skin is left feeling soft, smooth with a healthy glow. Available at the Knock Castle Hotel and Spa.

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More on "The Food Of The Gods" - Chocolate and it's benefits can be found here.

I hope I have inspired you to indulge in a little decadence and self-love, we're worth it:) x

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