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Massage is a natural therapy which has the power to balance your body, mind and soul. A massage has the power to soothe the muscles and manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The benefits of massage on the skin as well as your health are many.
For a healthy and enjoyable massage choose the perfect massage oil for yourself. Choosing the perfect massage oil and in correct amount would give you a pleasant experience after the massage also. A smooth soft skin can be obtained with a pleasant aroma.
While choosing a massage oil not only the aroma but the greasiness must also be checked properly. Some oils may also be allergic to your skin. Different oils suit different skin types so choose one which is beneficial to your skin.
Types of Massage Oils
Given below are top 5 massage oils which come with a pleasant smell and health benefits. These oils can be used alone or in combinations for positive results.
Sweet almond oil extracted from almonds is one of the most popular massage oils. The pale yellow color of the oil and the pleasant smell makes it perfect for massage. The almond oil can be applied easily on the skin as it is a little oily.
Almond oil can also be absorbed quickly by the body but you need not reapply it on the body as it has a smoothening effect on your skin for some time.
The price charged for the oil is also quite reasonable as compared to other massage oils. It is not allergic to your skin and is healthy. Since almond is a nut people who are allergic from nuts should not use almond oil.
Extracted from the seed of jojoba plant, jojoba oil has numerous health healing properties. People who suffer from back pain on a regular basis must use jojoba oil as its antibacterial properties can cure the back pain quickly. The wax esters in the jojoba oil are similar to the sebum of the skin.
Jojoba oil is very easily absorbed by the skin and since it has a long shelf life, it need not be used on a regular basis. It does not harm your skin and the price charged for the oil is also reasonable.
Coconut oil is light and non-greasy oil which is perfect for massages. Extracted from coconut this oil has lots of benefits.
Fractionated coconut oil is used for massage as it contains only a fraction of the whole oil. Only medium chain triglycerides are kept in the oil removing the long chain triglycerides to retain the lightness of the oil.
Coconut oil is affordable since it is cheaper than other massage oils. It also has very long shelf life and also does not cause stains.
Sunflower oil extracted from the very beautiful sunflower seeds is light, non-greasy oil which gives a pleasant feeling after the massage. The three components which are important for a healthy skin like linoleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid are present in the sunflower seeds.
This oil can go rancid in very short span of time so it is suggested to purchase it in small quantities and to store it in cool dry place.
People who are allergic to sunflower or sunflower seeds must not use sunflower oil.
Olive oil is well-known cooking oil but is also used for massage purposes. The pleasant aroma of the oil and the health benefits are many.
It is heavy oil with a greasy texture but is beneficial to the skin. Olive oil when used with sunflower oil has added benefits.
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