Healing Honey For Health And Well-being
Bees and honey have been associated with health and well-being for centuries.
Fragrant honey has many health benefits, both as a food and as a beauty treatment product. The natural ingredient is a popular remedy that is used in many types of holistic and over-the-counter medicines.
Why You Should Choose Honey
Super sweet honey is not just pure sugar. Honey contains nutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium, plus essential vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and probiotics.
For eons, honey has been used for cleaning and healing wounds, and for protection against many internal and external infections.
A single tablespoon of honey contains 20.3 mg of calcium, 1.4 mg of iron, 6.8 mg of magnesium and 176 mg of potassium. Plus, it also has vitamins C and B6, riboflavin and folate.
When sticky honey is applied to the skin it acts as a humectant. This means that it attracts and promotes the retention of water, and allows vitamins and minerals to be absorbed directly into the skin.
The Perfect Massage Application
Honey can easily be blended into massage oil. A little sweet honey added to an almond base oil provides an aromatic treat that is perfect for manipulation and pressure point stimulation techniques.
The texture and natural stickiness of honey is ideal for precise hand manipulation with less gliding action. The perfect massage technique involves using the hands to pull up on the skin, in a pumping motion. This helps to stimulate the reflex zones, improve circulation and remove toxins.