Massage Therapy for Complete Body Relaxation Massage Oils as far back as the ancient times dating even farther than the Egyptian civilization, man has used oil. It has demonstrated its powers in varied ways. The usefulness of oil from food, medicine and beauty products proves it has not bound on its impact in our lives.
In this generation when everyone is too caught up in spawning financial glory stress levels are sky high. Oil comes into play as an ally to help ease anxiety though oil massages and medicinal products, which has been established well by scholars in the past dating back to 1000 B.C.
Oil products come from nature mostly from plant seeds, roots, bark, flowers, and leaves. Elemental in nature they are called essential oils. Unusual characteristics of plants give distinct smells, flavors, and effects for application. To name a few are safflowers for blood purifier (easily turns sour), almond oil to minimize swelling and olive oil loosen stiff muscles. Other properties of oil are antifungal or antibacterial. Yet on the lighter side they are also used for aroma therapy, which heals the well-being and emotional state.
Smooth, soft, younger looking and moisturized skin is very woman’s desire. Castor oil can leave your skin scar free. Vitamins A and E are extracted from avocado and can be used by all types of skin for nourishment. For those stubborn pimples, Jojoba oil is the best bet. It combats oily secretion of skin pores to the least degree.
Recreational substance oils are used for sensual massages. The greasy trait in it allows the masseuse’s slithering hands to effortlessly penetrate the body’s pressure points. Though this may be good for the massage therapist it is frowned upon by the person on the massage table. That is why there are light oils that do not leave heavy grease on the body.
Aroma therapy was mentioned earlier. The combination of aroma stimulant and soothing rubdown can send the senses wild. Two of which are oil based. Spas are relying on mood like deem lights, music and enticing atmosphere to bring tranquility to their customers. They are never without oil-based products to elicit a serene indulgence.
Additives boost oil to exploit its effectiveness. Aloe Vera when added to oil restores irritated and burnt skin. For blood flow can be improved by adding cayenne to oil. Extracts form grape seeds acts as antibacterial to kill viruses dodging infections away from the body. But never use or put on oil where there is an open wound involved. This may do more harm than good.
As a responsible consumer, always check the labels for information on the oil-based products you are about to buy. Knowing the substance can help you avoid allergic reactions that can put your health at risk. Be reminded of application instructions and cautionary directions on the labels.
Storage information is also a key player to extend the life of oil-based products. Spoilage rate increases with high oxidation rate. Drops of Vitamin E can preserve your massage oil month after month. Usually, it stays longer if they were not subjected to too much hot temperature while being processed. So, it is well advice to watch out for words like cold-pressed or expeller pressed. Refrigerate your oil products to avoid premature or rapid decay.
Looking after your health is the most important aspect of living. Make sure to double check your allergens by consulting your doctor first before using any products.
Best Wishes, Coyalita
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