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Massage Therapy Oils: The Benefits and Best Practices

The Benefits of Massage Therapy Oils

What oils do massage therapists use?

Massage therapists use a variety of oils depending on the client’s needs. Some popular oils include sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, and fractionated coconut oil. These oils provide various benefits such as moisturizing the skin, promoting relaxation, reducing inflammation, and improving blood circulation.

What is the difference between massage oil and regular oil?

Massage oils are specifically formulated for use in massage therapy. They are designed to provide optimal glide and absorption, allowing for a smoother massage experience. Regular oils, such as cooking oils or moisturizing oils, may not have the same consistency and texture, and may not be as easily absorbed by the skin.

Can I ask the therapist not to use oil?

Yes, you can request that the therapist not use oil during your massage. However, keep in mind that massage oils provide various benefits such as reducing friction and increasing the therapist’s ability to manipulate soft tissues. If you have allergies or skin sensitivities, make sure to inform your therapist beforehand so they can choose an oil that is suitable for your needs.

Does deep tissue massage use oils?

Yes, deep tissue massage can use oils. In fact, using oils during a deep tissue massage can help the therapist apply more pressure to the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, promoting deeper relaxation and increased blood flow.

What is the best oil to use for a body massage?

The best oil for a body massage depends on your personal preferences and needs. Some popular options include sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. Sweet almond oil is easily absorbed and provides a smooth glide, while coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and can help soothe dry skin. Jojoba oil is non-greasy and is great for people with sensitive skin.

What to look for when buying massage oil?

When buying massage oil, look for oils that are easily absorbed, have a light texture, and are non-greasy. Consider your skin type and any allergies or sensitivities you may have. Look for oils that are free from synthetic fragrances, colors, and preservatives. Choose oils that are organic and cold-pressed to ensure that they retain their natural nutrients and benefits. In conclusion, massage therapy oils provide various benefits and can enhance the overall massage experience. Choosing the right oil for your needs is important, and it’s always a good idea to communicate with your therapist to ensure that the oil they choose is suitable for your preferences and any allergies or sensitivities you may have

Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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  • Avatar Kelsey Koll ★★★★★ a year ago
    Wow! My massage with Mason was healing on so many levels! He addressed the spots of tension and diligently worked to remind my muscles that it’s okay to relax. He was very attentive to my needs and comfort.
    Immerse is definitely an appropriate
    … More name for this space as you are enveloped in delightfully warm infrared heat (through amethyst crystals!), the soothing sounds of a waterfall, and a sound bath of vibrations coming directly from the table!
    The thoughtful intention put in to making Immerse Modern Massage the healing environment that is it is apparent and very much appreciated!
  • Avatar adria mooney ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Entering the space I immediately felt calm, the lighting and ambiance was perfect for relaxing. The warmth, low light and wooden ceiling made me feel like I was in a sauna. Mason greeted me and made me feel comfortable as we entered the … More massage room. The bed was heated, with weighted blanket and calming music vibrated the entire bed. I melted away as mason massaged my whole body, taking care to leave me mostly covered under the warm blanket the entire time. He also used heated towels and a wonderful essential oil blend. I felt truly relaxed and my whole body vibrated with warmth and comfort. Would definitely come back again!
  • Avatar Tracy A ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Such a lovely experience from beginning to end. The lobby was beautifully decorated with plants, and Mason greeted me with such warmth. The table vibrates with music and is so comfortable and warm. The weighted blankets helped me feel so … More cozy and relaxed. The technique and grounded presence Mason offers is excellent. I especially enjoyed the warm scented towel on my face and neck at the end of the massage. So rejuvenating and relaxing. I felt calm and peaceful. Wholeheartedly recommend!
  • Avatar Jordan Cohen ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Wow! Walking into Immerse Modern Massage, my entire body immediately relaxed right at the front door. The aromatherapy is so intoxicating and soothing, and the ambiance is very nice. Walking into the treatment room was even better. They … More really did such a good job with the place! Not to mention the massage table! Omg, it felt so incredible to be sandwiched in between healing frequencies, warmth, and high vibrations. I can’t wait to go back!!! I was impressed to say the least.
  • Avatar Olivia Guethling ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mason is awesome! I just had an amazing massage experience and loved it. He attentively addressed the tension spots in my body and worked through them. The massage table vibrates synced up to the meditative music which was sooo relaxing … More and helped me be super dropped into the moment. The weighted blanket and the warm scented towels were another highlight. Highly recommend. Thank you, Mason!

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