The benefits of massage with scented candles
Candle massage is a wellness concentrate for the body and mind. The precise movements of the massage, enhanced by the beneficial action of heat, relax the muscles and free them from contractures. The vegetable oils and butters that glide on the skin hydrate and nourish it, leaving it smoother and velvety.
What characterizes the candle massage, however, is the ability to achieve a state of relaxation and total serenity through a multi-sensory journey. The relaxing power of the colors of candlelight (chromotherapy) blends with the feeling of harmony and balance transmitted by the aromas of essential oils (aromatherapy). The oriental melodies that often form the background during the massage represent another ally against stress, thanks to the beneficial effects of music therapy.
The composition of massage candles
The candles used during the candle massage are made from soy wax, vegetable oils, or butters. Let’s see some of the most used substances and their benefits.
Thanks to its extraordinary beneficial properties, shea butter is probably the most widely used substance in making massage candles. It is the perfect ingredient to prevent wrinkles and make the skin smoother and more elastic.