Honey Detox Massage


You might be surprised to hear that honey is an increasingly popular alternative to massage oil in holistic settings, but honey massage is actually an ancient health treatment that has been around for centuries and is sometimes referred to as Tibetan or Russian/Ukrainian Honey Massage. Many people are familiar with the traditional Swedish massage method which uses a variety of oils to help the masseuse's hands move more easily and fluidly over the skin and muscles. Since honey is obviously a very sticky substance, using honey as a massage oil alternative achieves almost the opposite effect. Honey's sticky consistency offers many benefits in the massage setting.


How can a honey massage aid in detoxing the body? After honey becomes sticky when rubbed and massaged into the body, the consistency of the honey changes, turning into white grainy pellets on the skin. Champions of honey massage argue that this massage oil alternative not only absorbs into and moisturizes the skin, but also draws out toxins due to its sticky consistency and the suction created by the masseuse's special honey massage technique.


The composition of honey includes sugars such as glucose and fructose and also minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron, phosphate and vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3.