Body Oil Best for Massage


For body massage body oil is the best choice. Some of the body oils are available in health stores and some of them are available at spa shops and in skin care as well. If we analyze the features of the body oils we can effectively come to the conclusion that body oils are the best for massaging.


1. Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet Almond Oil is extracted from almonds and is yellow in color. It is absorbed so quickly and hence all the massage therapists prefer using this body oil. It will not irritate the skin and it is pricy.


2. Apricot Kernel Oil:  Apricot kernel oil is bit pricy than almond oil. It is rich in Vitamin E and it is best used in aromatherapy massage. It is alternative for sweet almond oil. Makes a rich nutrient for the skin making it healthy and shiny.



3. Jojoba Oil: Jojoba is actually a wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. As it is thought to have antibacterial properties and contains long chain wax.


4. Fractionated Coconut Oil: Fractionated coconut oil is actually light, non-greasy, liquid oil. It is called fractionated coconut oil because it contains only a fraction of the whole oil. It is less pricey. It has a very long shelf life and is very popular because of its affordability.


5. Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is light, non-greasy oil that won't leave skin feeling oily. The oil is extracted from sunflower seeds and is rich in the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, palmitic acid &stearic acid.


6. Other Massage oils:


Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is pressed from the avocado fruit. Deep green in color, avocado oil is heavier oil and is usually mixed with lighter massage oils such as sweet almond oil render a soft and healthy glow to the skin.


Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is very rich and has a distinct chocolate aroma. It is solid at room temperature and has a heavy texture, so it needs to be blended with other oils or used only for very small areas.



Kukui Nut Oil: light, thin, non-greasy oil. Native to a Hawaii, kukui nut oil is typically used on all skin types, including oily skin and sun-damaged skin and very popular as a massage oil.


Wheat Germ Oil: Wheat germ oil is too thick to use on its own as massage oil, but it can be blended with lighter oils. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E and so nourishing for the skin.


Sesame Oil: According to Ayurveda, sesame oil is especially useful for nourishing and detoxifying and for ailments associated with the vata type, such as anxiety, poor circulation, constipation, bloating, and excessive dryness and is used extensively for massages.

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