Sweet Almond Oil
This one is a favourite of many masseuses: Sweet almond oil smells very pleasant, doesn’t irritate the skin and is absorbed fairly quickly. That makes it the perfect essential oil for massage. It allows the hands of massage therapists to glide easily over skin. However, if you have nut allergies you should definitely avoid it and ask your therapist to not use any oils that contain nuts.
Sweet almond oil soothes dry skin and can improve complexion. Further, it is antibacterial and can be used on your back if you suffer from acne. It is absorbed quickly and moisturizes your skin. So if you have dry skin, acne or other skin problems, you should think about getting sweet almond oil for your daily skincare routine besides oil massage.
The smell of lavender is very popular and a lot of people love it. Besides that, it is very powerful and perfect for oil massage: It is a balancing oil that helps with pain relief, insomnia and stress. So if you suffer from chronic stress, you need lavender in your life.
If you suffer from any skin disorders, like acne or eczema, lavender oil can help you treat those. If the smell of lavender is not your cup of tea, simply ask your massage therapist if they use it and if they can leave it out for you.
Coconut oil has so many benefits for your body and mind, it is hard to choose where to start. It is a very light, non-greasy and liquid oil, which makes it perfect for oil massage. Fractioned coconut oil is a bit stickier, which makes it ideal for short massage strokes. They work against sore muscles after physical activity.
Coconut oil has a long shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about storing it and it barely leaves stains on your sheets. However, if you are allergic, you shouldn’t use it. So please make sure you ask your massage therapist to leave it out to avoid any allergic reactions, turning a relaxing massage in an unpleasant experience.
There are a lot more essential oils for massage, so make sure you always ask your massage therapist what they use, to find the perfect one for you. But the oil is not only for oil massage: Essential oils can be used for your skincare, to treat headaches and wounds, or simply to make your home smell nice.
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