Having a massage after a hard week at work is a real blessing. Oil massage is one of the most relaxing things you can get out there. So, before you book your next spa appointment to get your own oil massage, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things everyone should know about it.
1. The massage and its virtues
From newborns to the elderly, everyone can fully benefit from its many advantages. If we often associate it with a moment of relaxation, its virtues go much further. Numerous massage techniques from all over the world offer action on points that are essential to our health.
To relieve a painful area, relax muscles after effort, evacuate stress, and improve blood and lymphatic circulation, their benefits of massage are so numerous that it is almost impossible to make an exhaustive list.
If the techniques are based on very precise know-how, many massages see their action reinforced by oils. These oils are used to accentuate its effect and make it even more intense.
2. Why use a massage oil?
They are known to stimulate and tone tissues, improve blood circulation and promote the elimination of toxins. They can be practiced at will, as their benefits are so varied. Of course, they can also be done at home, even by practicing the self-massage technique.
The main thing? Use a suitable oil that has the desired benefits:
- Moisturize and nourish the skin
- Improve its elasticity
- Fight against cellulite
- Relieve pain, relax muscles
- Soothe nervousness, help to find sleep
- Evacuate tension
- To help with muscular recovery
3. How to prepare your massage oil?
Nature offers a thousand and one resource in the form of vegetable oils or essential oils. Combined, they allow acting gently to relax and escape for a few moments. We have created a neutral, dense and fragrance-free massage oil to create your homemade massage oil according to your desires and needs.
Containing a trio of natural vegetable oils, sweet almond oil, soothing and moisturizing, sunflower oil, nourishing and softening, and castor oil, soft for the skin, this neutral base leaves the skin supple and soft after the massage. All you have to do is add one or more essential oils or a cocktail of specific oils to the vegetable or neutral oil to finalize the preparation of this treatment.
4. Before use: test the product
After preparing your oil with essential oils, it is essential to perform a skin test. Indeed, essential oils are active products that must be handled with care. In a discreet place of the body, for example, on the arm, a small skin test will allow you to test a possible allergy to the product and avoid bad surprises.
To do this, apply a drop of essential oil or your care product to your skin and wait 24 to 48 hours. If there is no reaction, you can then use your new product on a larger area of skin. If not, we advise you to contact your doctor.
5. How to use your massage oil?
To begin, pour a small amount of oil into the palm of your hand. Then rub your hands together to warm the product. Once the product is warmed, apply the oil on the whole surface to be massaged thanks to fluid and continuous movements. In addition to obtaining care with a pleasant heat, this gesture will soften them for more softness.
This first contact with the skin is particularly important to prepare the body for the massage, warm it up, and identify the areas of tension to work on. From there, different techniques are used to release tension and relax the body and mind in just a few moments.
Whatever the benefits you are looking for, massage oils are precious allies in multiplying the effects of the different techniques. The main thing is to choose a formulation adapted to the expected action.
Whether it is to relax, invigorate, or make your skin more beautiful and firmer, thanks to their active ingredients, are designed to complement the techniques used. Therefore, a careful and appropriate choice is particularly recommended to fully enjoy this little interlude away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
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