If you’re one for a massage (and who isn’t!), one of the keys to a healthy and enjoyable massage is picking the right kind of oil. In most cases, the best massage oils are usually plant-based and have a light texture.
So, here is what you need to know about the best oils used for a massage:
#1: Sweet almond oil is probably one of the best massage and expensive too. However, it is well worth the cost. The other options include grapeseed, coconut, sesame, peanut, sunflower and avocado oil. All of these oils are available at your local supermarket.
#2: A degree of customization of your massage oils are a good idea, and a few drops of essential oils such as lavender, chamomile and lavender are great as choices. All you have to be careful of is that they are of a high quality.
#3: Petroleum-based oils are not good a choice as massage oils, and which includes baby oils as well. While one of its advantages include having a long shelf life, the truth is that many people in the massage profession do not believe that these oils are as healthy as plant-based oils.
#4: An important thing to keep in mind is that since plant-based oils go rancid soon, it’s a good idea to buy these massage oils in small quantities. Another thing to keep in mind is that when you are done buying these massage oils, then make sure that you put them in plastic bottles, and which will make it easier to use.
#5: Finally, never squirt oil on the person you are massaging. Since only small quantities are required to carry out a massage, make sure you use just a teaspoon of oil, which you can add to the palm of your hand before applying it.