As you might know, Honey Massage is considered a type of soft tissue massage.
The essence of this honey massage is the use of honey as a substance that has gluing qualities. Honey is poured over the area that is being massaged, and then the massage therapist puts hands onto this area and unglues the palms. Easy at first, “ungluing” the hands becomes more difficult with every move because the tension force increases. Massage lasts until the palms no longer stick to the massaged area, and the honey disappears from it. The actual duration depends on the type and quality of honey.
According to some qualified experts, Honey Massage is particularly useful in preventing and – in some extent – getting rid of cellulitis.
Honey Massage, in fact:
- stimulates skin renewal and improves blood circulation;
- stimulates skin renewal and improves the blood circulation in deeper skin layers and muscles, helps in removing cellulite and provides rapid recovery of muscle tone;
- is especially recommended in spring, because by hydrating skin it helps in the elimination of salt and toxins, and also improves skin nutrition.
To gain the benefits of this massage, you should:
- apply a thin layer on the problematic skin areas (for the thighs and the buttocks you will probably need about 2 tablespoons)
- keep pressing your clean and dry hands on the skin covered in honey.
Since both skin and hands will be sticky, this method can be slightly painful, the skin could turn red and you could even get slight bruises, but you should continue with the treatment until the honey turns completely white. At the end of it, you should wash your skin with warm water and apply some hydrating lotion.
Final, the massage should last for about 5-10 minutes every other day.
Is it really as miraculous as they say? I can’t vouch for it, but it’s certainly worth a try…