Today I am going to talk about the most luxurious massage I have ever experienced whereby my skin was left feeling silky soft and smooth for weeks after. It is called the TDA (Terres d’Afrique) Afrique Gold Shea Butter Massage and it provides incredible benefits to your skin.
To begin, I’d like to introduce you to Terres d’Afrique (TDA), which is an organic skincare brand. There are no animal ingredients, colour additives, synthetic fragrances or any other potentially harmful chemicals used in TDA products. The difference is that the creams, fragrances, masks and scrubs are made from Africa’s broad botanical pharmacopoeia. Indigenous ingredients such as buchu, Kalahari melon and kigelia are used for their curative and restorative properties, and are harvested according to the ethical and environmental criteria of the fair trade and environmental organizations of Phytotrade Africa and Ecocert.
For centuries, African people have used powerful botanicals as traditional healing elixirs. Terres d’Afrique has studied how people use these relatively unknown ingredients and evaluated their potential. As mentioned above, I have been lucky enough to experience the TDA Afrique Gold Shea Butter Massage and now I can explain what these powerful organic ingredients do to ones skin.
The properties of the TDA Shea Butter:
The TDA Shea butter is 100% pure and unrefined, rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins E, F and K, provitamin A and allantoin. Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the nut of the Shea tree, also known as the Mangifolia tree, found in West and Central Africa. The high vitamins A and E concentration found in Shea butter help in keeping the skin supple and healthy. It also prevents premature wrinkles. Vitamin F works as a rejuvenator, revitalising the epidermis.
Why use it for the skin and massage purposes:
Because TDA is 100% organic, it is suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin and can justifiably be described as a superfood for skin. It has a lovely nutty woody smell and is absorbed quickly with no greasy residue. It has a rich skin protection meaning that it is a superior moisturizer, containing remarkable healing properties for various skin ailments.
It contains cinnamic acid, which protects the skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun. I also found out that Shea Butter restores skin elasticity and penetrates deep into the skin, absorbs quickly, heals blemishes and does not clog pores. The high vitamins A and E concentration found in Shea butter help in keeping the skin supple and healthy. The Vitamin F works as a rejuvenator, revitalising the epidermis.
When I went in for my Afrique Gold Shea Butter Massage my therapist covered my entire body in luxurious layers of organic African Shea Butter. The salve melted into a warm golden oil and she massaged it liberally into my skin, and I was in complete and utter heaven for a full 90 minutes!
Where do you get it?
We so often go for the easy options when it comes to massage such as a swedish massage or a back, neck and shoulder massage but I would truly recommend the TDA Afrique Gold Shea Butter Massage. It is undeniably the most relaxing massage and you can feel such a huge difference in your skin during and after the massage. I went to Langaro Lifestyle Centre in Camps Bay for mine and I would also recommend bringing your better half for the experience and booking out the couples room/Deluxe Room.