February 19, 2008

Massage Oils for Your Massage Sessions

Posted in Category : Massage Therapy

Massage therapy oil may be effective in the relief of joint and muscle pain. Many heterogeneous types of oils can be applied including macadamia oil, grape seed and nut oils such as grape seed, pecan, sesame, almond, fractionated coconut oil, pecan oil, sesame oil, and mustard oil.

Almond Oil is the best when applied as massage therapy oil. This may also be used for aromatherapy. The smell has a calming power, which may help in the reduction of anxiety and relaxation.

The use of lavender oil can also be used to anticipate for meditation whereas it balances body and mind, encouraging a sense of stillness. It may also aid to relieve pain from headaches. It may aid in the treatment of cough and infection of the respiratory when appended to a vaporizer.

Oil from Calendula is customarily used for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and curing properties. Calendula Infused Oil is conventionally used for irritated skin due to wind, chafing, dry or cold air exposure, to aid heal dry, itchy or cracked skin, cuts, inflamed and infected wounds, difficult-to-heal sores, to constrict the inflammation of stings, sprains, and other swellings, lighten skin irritations, dynamites wound healing, and lightens pain. Calendula oil is generally used to help in lessening scarring subsequently wounds treat and after stitches is gone.

Emu Oil has a light yellow color. It is traditionally applied for anti-inflammatory purposes and it assists in collagen formation. It is used for curing keloids, bursitis, bruising, sore muscles, arthritis, and eczema.

These are the main massage therapy oils and can be used in mix or by itself. Essential Oils can be added for further therapeutic purposes. Some oils are more conceivable to leave you feeling greasy and uncomfortable after the massage, while other massage therapy oils go rancid very fast and take on an unwanted smell. Worse, some oils might cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
Choosing the massage therapy oil depends on the skin’s suitability and needs. Knowing the kind of skin you have can help in choosing the oil you can benefit from in the massage therapy sessions you have.