In this article we will discuss the types of massage oil and their application. This article will also cover in brief about the benefits of massage.
Massage is basically rubbing or kneading the body parts with some oil or lotion to help circulation, stimulate nerves or to relax muscles. Therapeutic message, a very popular term widely used in massage therapy is massage used for physical and psychological benefits.
Massage has a great healing effect and also relieves stress and improves blood environment. Massage when accompanied with some massage oil gives a very relaxing effect on the whole body. There are different types of oils used for massaging the body. Each oil has its own unique properties as some have healing properties; others may have relaxing, calm or even erotic characteristics.
Massage oil for general health problems
• Apricot kernel oil – useful in reducing stress and gives a great relaxation state of both body and mind
Boron massage oil – useful in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis
• Olive oil – useful in relieving stiffness and improving skin complexity
• Emu oil – useful for the treatment of arthritis, joint pain and back pain
• Kukui nut oil – has good anti-inflammatory properties • Almond oil – has good anti-inflammatory properties
Massage therapy when combined with aromatherapy has amazing effects in relaxing, stimulating and relieving stress. Body massage with sweet and exotic essential oils is helpful in making your romantic mood and boosting libido.
Massage can be used for numerous purposes such as in weight loss, pain relief and even to control hair loss (by head massage). Head massage improves blood circulation of the scalp. By massaging the scalp the hair follicles are stimulated and the texture of the hair is also improved.
Massage Oil Recipes
Massage is not only beneficial for the external parts of the body; it also enables our internal organs of the body to function efficiently. A full body massage helps to fight depression, infertility, blood pressure, back problems, diabetes etc. It also boosts our immune system.
Before applying any of the massage oil, you need to know if you are allergic to it. If so then consult a massage therapist who would be able to assist you in choosing another better substitute for that massage oil for a good massage.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.