Massage oils: how and which ones to choose
Different types of oil can be used for each massage; in fact, massage oil is a product used to practice different types of massage (from aesthetic to therapeutic). Of course, before you go to make a message, it is good to check if the center complies with the anticovid regulations provided by law.
Always and only quality oils
Usually, these oils are fatty and have different properties depending on the one chosen: moisturizing, nourishing, firming, and so on.
In addition, they serve the masseur to run his or her hands better over the body of the massaged person, avoiding skin irritation due to rubbing.
Usually, the massage therapist already knows which type of oil to use based on the type of massage he or she has to perform or based on the disorder the client has.
In fact, when choosing massage oil, one must consider:
- the reason for undergoing the massage (so whether the massage is energizing, relaxing, revitalizing, and so on);
- if there are allergies in the client a given oil will be discarded rather than another;
- the skin type of the massaged person (if the skin is combination or oily it will be better to opt for low-fat oils, while in the case of sensitive skin it is better to choose oils with soothing properties);
- personal taste (so one will choose a given fragrance or an oil that is easily absorbed and so on);
- quality; it is always best to prefer oils with known provenance and that comply with current regulations.
DIY oils can also be made by mixing vegetable oil and oleolites or essential oils: a maximum of 50-60 drops of essence per 100 ml of vegetable oil.
When choosing the ingredients that will make up one’s oil, always evaluate skin type, preferences and presence of any allergies.
You can use coconut oil, Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil for the oily matrix, and essential oils by targeting the desired fragrance and properties.