s carfing down an entire bag of bite-sized chocolate bars is definitely therapeutic, but true chocotherapy is far less calorific. Chocotherapy actually consists of being slathered and massaged in ooey gooey chocolate mousse, which is just as appealing as the gorging scenario, and way less fatty. The method was developed by the “skinfood” company ISHI, although chocolate’s healing properties were discovered and revered by anci
h ere’s a little food for thought: food for your skin. Those daring enough to luxuriate in a cabernet/merlot rub-down have made nourishing from the outside-in an increasingly popular way to look younger through second-hand boozing. But vinotherapy’s no fly-by-night craze. Polyphenols and reservatol are just a couple of the grape’s tongue-twisting, youth-infusing properties. In layman’s terms, the wine-massage combo’s going to make you look and feel pretty as ever.
f angotherapy, while not as self-explanatory or mouth-watering as those good eats therapies, choco and vino, is still every bit as delish to your skin. Clean forget the hooch; let slip the treats, this time, it’s all about the messy, warm soothing powers of mud. Old-world beautification of this sort shuns today’s primping principles not only because it’s organic and just so simple, but because it targets beyond the outer layer. In Europe, some governments actually cover yearly trips to the mud mine because of the good stuff’s incredible healing properties. Truly, costly anti-cellulite creams and drugstore f
i f you’re on the path to goddess type goodness, lasting welfare and all, you might try cozying on up with the planet, getting into the eco-spirit with a little green pampering. As the world gets smaller and our society bio-friendlier, some spas are getting in the mineral-spring of things, beginning to offer natural alternatives to once synthetic treatments, while others are going full-blown green, implicitly promoting health and exercising exotic treatments with long-term benefits of natural, all-encompassing beauty. No matter how small, every step towards a well-rounded wellbeing counts ocean’s full.