Before going to different types of massages and its benefits, we will discuss about the oils and its importance in this presentation.
There are plenty of oils and lotions but not all helps for body massage.
Let’s see differences between the oils which can help you choose the best oil for body massage. We have five oils that are often used by massage therapists.
Fractionated Coconut Oil:
Normal coconut oil is heavy, solid oil but fractionated coconut oil is a light and non-greasy liquid oil and a good massage oil.
This is actually a wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. It doesn’t feel greasy and tends not to stain sheets as easily as true oils. Jojoba is good for people who are suffering with back acne.
It’s a light oil and non-greasy oil that will leave your skin feeling oily. This oil is rich in linoleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid.
Almond oil is one of the most popular massage oils among massage therapists. This oil is slightly oily, which allows therapist hands can glide easily over skin. Almond oil absorbs quickly.
Apricot Kernel Oil:
Apricot is similar texture and color to almond oil, but costs heavy. It’s rich in vitamin E.
Other Massage Oils:
Kukui Nut Oil
Sesame Oil ( Ayurvedic Oil )
Wheat Germ Oil
Massage Gels, Creams, and Lotions. Instead of oil, Usually massage therapists are uses massage gels, creams, and lotions.