There are numerous benefits to smearing chocolate all over your body rather than simply eating it. No surprise to chocolate lovers is that cocoa induces the production of endorphins making you feel altogether happier. Although what might be surprising is that at certain concentrations, these substances can activate the natural process of fat elimination—which certainly wouldn’t be the case if you just shoved it in your gob. So finally, chocolate to make you slim. Marie Teather see what chocolate treatments London has to offer.
1 The Hilton on Park Lane
With a number of chocolate treatments on their menu a good place to start is with The Choco Scrub, a full body exfoliation. Tiny, real chocolate pieces will make your skin glow with health and restore its youthful radiance. If that’s still not enough chocolate for you move onto the Deluxe Chocolate Body Wrap with Hot Stones. The smooth and warm wrap caresses the skin, awakens the senses, and provides sensations of pure pleasure. Choco body heaven.
22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE
020 7493 8000
2 The Mountcalm
Just over from Park Lane, the Mountcalm’s luxury spa offers a choice of pampering treatments included the Hot Chocolate Body Wrap. A cocoa and paraffin wax mixture is smeared all over your exfoliated body before you are cocooned in hot towels. Lie back and enjoy the sensation of what a Cadbury’s Rose in a wrapper must feel like while enjoying a de-stressing Indian Head Massage. Once washed off, skin will be rejuvenated, detoxified, and utterly smooth.
34-40 Great Cumberland Pl, London, W1H 7TW
020 7402 4288
3 May Fair Spa
The Cleopatra Steam Bathing Experience allows you to lather yourself with an indulgent selection of cocoa and natural sugars, whilst relaxing in your own private steam chamber for two. Based on an ancient Egyptian cleansing ritual, experience this for yourself or with a partner. Following the steam bath relax with a warm chocolate back massage and then the Champagne and strawberries.
May Fair Spa, Radisson Edwardian May Fair Hotel, Statton Street, London, W1J 8LT
020 7915 2826
4 Savana Urban Spa
The chocolate Body Wrap and massage at Savana Spa, features ultra-hydrating properties of pure cocoa butter with the exfoliating qualities of natural sugars. Whilst the body wrap warms and conditions the skin, you get to enjoy a hydrating chocolate face masque and relaxing head massage. A luxurious hot towel cleanse and body massage with warm cocoa butter follows, leaving your spirit soothed and your skin smooth and smelling yummy.
45 Hereford Road, Notting Hill, London, W2 5AH
020 7229 8300
5 Eleven Hair
The intensive Brazilian Chocolate and Keratin Treatment from boutique hair salon Eleven Hair in Mayfair is a conditioning technique which penetrates the hair to repair damage and splitting. After being treated with keratin and cocoa solution, the hair is 'ironed' to seal in the keratin. The treatment lasts up to four months and takes around two-and-a-half hours.
Eleven, 11 Blenheim Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1LL
020 7491 2390