Massage is a practice that has existed for many years, it is indicated for therapeutic purposes, for relaxation or for well-being. Different techniques have emerged depending on the needs of the person being massaged, this practice can be combined with other means such as spa, the use of hot stones, the use of massage oils, etc. Speaking of massage oil, its use is recommended to facilitate the gestures and to accentuate the effectiveness of the massage with the active ingredients contained in the oils.
How to massage with massage oil?
There are different techniques for massaging depending on the area to be massaged and the desired effect. As examples, there are pressure, kneading, palpating, rolling, friction, touching, modelling, … The massage can be done with or without oil, opting for the use of massage oil, you can apply the same techniques by applying the oil in advance. It is preferable to heat the oil as the warm oil brings a pleasant sensation on the body. You should then pour a small amount into the palm of your hand, rubbing your hands together to warm them with the oil at the same time. Then you should spread the oil over the areas to be massaged by pouring enough oil but not too much so that you can make fluid movements.
How do you make your own massage oils?
It is possible to make your own massage oil. All you need is vegetable oil and essential oil of your choice. There are many different types of essential oils, the choice of which must be made according to the desired action. For example: citrus and lavender have relaxing properties, cypress and rosemary have toning properties, ravintsara and eucalyptus have strengthening properties, etc. Regarding the preparation, you can take 50 ml of vegetable oil and add 10 to 20 drops of essential oil of your choice. It takes one to two weeks before use and you must shake well before use.
What are the benefits of using massage oils?
Using massage oils has as many benefits, on the one hand the benefits of the massage itself and on the other hand the benefits of the essential oils in the massage oils. The movements are fluid with easy identification of the areas needing massage. Depending on the essential oils used, a massage with oils brings relaxation, tonicity, sensuality, detoxification, pleasure, etc… Do not hesitate to make your own massage oils to benefit from these multiple benefits through massage.