Best Massage Oils
Finding the best massage oils is essential for any massage practitioner.
They provide a warm, soothing touch for clients, which
promotes deep relaxation and releases stress and tension.
Many massage therapists will tell you that the most important tool they use is their massage oil.
On this page, we review massage carrier oils, along with providing their benefits for the skin.
massage oils are then reviewed by type (with links to the page of each
type), and each oil discussed in detail including uses, recommended
brands, and additional benefits.
as a musician is picky about their instrument (who touches it, plays it
or repairs it), a therapist is exactly that way about his/her massage
When a therapist chooses the oil that they will use on a daily basis, it is done with great care and caution.
consider the specific ingredients in the oil (vitamins, natural
products, enzymes, minerals) and how those products will promote healing
for their client.
Practitioners will also consider the price of the oil, of course, as well as how it warms and glides when rubbed on the skin.
Some therapists use massage gels like the Biotone Advanced Therapy Massage Gel Gallon, which is designed to provide specific therapeutic benefits like stress relief, or relief from aches and pains, but are also often used with massage stones.
You may like to read what brand of massage oil or gel therapists recommend, before purchasing any oil in bulk.
many centuries, oils have been regarded as sacred elements of the
healing process. Ayurvedic oils (like olive or sesame) were used in
India over 5000 years ago to treat many types of ailments.
most natural carrier oils are chemical-free, cold-pressed, pure oils.
The best massage oils, along with pure essential oils, can be combined
in a luxurious massage oil recipe that will enable your client to relax, rest and heal.
good quality, warm oils in the massage not only gives the smooth,
gliding motions that are known to promote the deepest state of
relaxation, but it is also great for nourishing the skin. A well-built massage oil warmer will keep your oil warm and your client comfortable throughout the massage session.
These are the purest, best massage oils and their benefits:
Nourishes dry, itchy skin, anti-inflammatory,light, Contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E
All-purpose oil for all skin types. Absorbs into skin slowly.Great alternative to nut oils. High in Vitamins A and E.
This is olive oil with arnica extract. Anti-inflammatory, nice scent, great for pain, stiffness, bruises, and sore muscles
Heavy, thick oil often used on rough, dry skin. Usually has to be warmed before using, unless mixed with other high-quality massage oils.
Great for sensitive skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, speeds healing, great for clients who have eczema, burns, abrasions, and chronic skin conditions such as Psoriasis
All-natural, light, smooth glide. Absorbs into skin easily, and contains many vitamins and minerals
Cold-press, pure, smooth, silky glide. Rich in Vitamin E, resembles the body's own natural oil
- Kukui Nut
Pure, smooth, rich, tropical smell, natural oil. Usually contains safflower, coconut, kukui nut, almond and sunflower oils. Great for Hawaiian body treatments, such as Lomilomi or Mana Lomi.
Cold-press, pure, silky glide. Warms easily, great for soreness and stiffness
Often found in Ayurvedic massage techniques, most often 100% pure and made of high-quality sesame seed. Rich in vitamins and minerals. Good for psoriasis, eczema, arthritis and as a skin softener.
You can read more about carrier oils at Mother Earth Living.
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