Which oils are best for massage?

Oil for massage was used by ancient doctors, its healing effect and ease of use are noted in ancient manuscripts of Ancient Greece.

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Today, experienced and competent massage therapists and masters of manual therapy prefer oil, rather than synthetic creams. It is an inexpensive, ecological and 100% natural product, which is highly effective and has practically no contraindications.


The use of oils facilitates the massage, and can also have different effects on the skin and muscles:

  1. Softens and moisturizes

  2. Warms up and increases elasticity

  3. Activates regeneration

  4. Normalizes lipid metabolism

  5. Relieves swelling and inflammation


The list of indications for the use of oils is quite wide. This is the recovery of the body after physical exertion, and getting rid of cellulite deposits, and rehabilitation after injuries. The oil is used to fight wrinkles and skin laxity, to eliminate stretch marks, to remove toxins and relax.


How to choose oil for massage:

It is recommended to select a specific product taking into account the following characteristics:

1. Features of the effect on the body (warms or cools, has an anti-cellulite or anti-inflammatory effect, relaxes, etc.).

2. Naturalness and quality. The organic composition is of fundamental importance.

3. Optimum consistency - the use of oil extract is designed to facilitate the masseur-master conducting the session and moving the hands over the body. At the same time, the solution should be well absorbed into the skin, and its excess should be easily removed after the procedure.

4. No individual intolerance. Before the massage, it is necessary to conduct a test on a small area of ​​the skin. It is better to start with single-component products.


The basis of each massage oil is fatty vegetable oils supplemented with the optimal amount of essential oils. The most effective and active are the mixtures extracted from almonds, grape seeds and peaches, and the fruits of the jojoba bush. Their effect is enhanced and activated with essential oils of cedar, thyme, juniper, geranium, lavender, cypress, citrus, sage etc.


The use of almond oil during massage allows you to achieve excellent results: the skin is noticeably tightened, its surface is smoothed, and the delicate oriental aroma of almonds is wonderfully relaxing.


Grape seed oil penetrates deep into the layers of the skin, saturating it with necessary minerals. Also, the skin will receive a vitamin charge, will be enriched with trace elements, will become radiant and elastic. The light, gentle oil is perfectly absorbed without causing discomfort. The skin will become smooth, elastic, and shiny.


Peach kernel oil is a magnificent oil for face and body massage, especially modeling. Also, massage with peach pit oil allows you to successfully defeat cellulite and stretch marks, as well as tighten the body and make it more attractive. Unique properties and numerous useful trace elements are aimed at the production of elastin and collagen.


Jojoba oil has a nourishing and regenerating effect on the skin, including stretch marks during pregnancy. It nourishes and regenerates dry and rough skin. The oil is similar in composition to our subcutaneous fat, and it is easy to apply evenly to the skin. Easily penetrates deep into the skin and permanently protects it from moisture loss.


Essential oils during massage not only reinforce the effect of essential oils, but also create the maximum relaxation effect and fill the air with fragrances.


We will talk about essential oils and their properties during massage in a separate article. Stay tuned!