I know that it is always better to ask questions when having doubts. I go through this every time new things are released. After a few long days of research, I come back to the same conclusion. The more complicated you make things, the more complicated things will be. This blog will give you some insights as to which oils are best for your massage. If your therapist is using something different than what is listed on my list, it does not necessarily mean that it is not good. Furthermore, it does not hurt to ask him/her to explain the benefits of what they are using.
We primarily use coconut oil. Coconut oil is among the most used oils in the world. It nourishes our body from outside as well as inside. That means it is good for your topical applications that are used in massage and you can cook with coconut oil for the purpose of consumption, also. The best thing is, coconut oil is easily available at any part of the world, especially in coastal regions. If you are not happy with coconut oil, we have other body massage oils to use.
Here are a few top picks across the world:
Coconut oil is rich with antioxidants that protect from the adverse affects of aging, like sagging, peeling, etc. Also, it is not too expensive. Coconut oil is easily accessible throughout the world. Just keep in mind that is solidifies under 75 degrees F.
You can receive a massage that provides an overall sense of relaxation, heal dry skin, and soothe muscles. Ayurvedic doctors prescribe olive oil for swelling, gout, arthritis, muscle pains, and sprains. Do not forget that it is a great moisturizer and conditioner.
If you live in Texas, you probably already know that avocados are good for more than just eating. If not, know you do! Avocado oil is very well-absorbed, which makes it a favorite carrier oil for aromatherapy. The massage oil you use really does matter. Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and E. Avocado oil is usually mixed with a lighter massage oil like almond oil because of how heavy the texture is.
This brings up the next oil...sweet almond oil. As stated before, it is thin and light. It is probably one of the most popular. Even though it is light and thin, it doesn't absorb quickly into the skin. It is a powerful moisturizer. Just like avocado oil, it can be mixed with essential oils.
Jojoba oil does not go rancid easily, because it has a long shelf life. Jojoba is actually a wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. It is a great carrier. By itself, you can apply it directly to your face to moisturize your skin all day....making greasy skin better. When jojoba is applied to your skin, it sends the message that tells your skin you do not need to produce more sebum.
This is by no means a complete list of massage oils. There are too many. If you want to try one of these or another that is not listed, speak with your therapist. Most therapist will have a pretty good understanding of the properties of the different massage oils. Thanks for tuning in to read our blog. Check out some of our other post by clicking here. We have you covered at Walker Hands Massage. 21320 Water Wood Dr., Garden Ridge, TX 78266.