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Choosing the Right Massage Lubricant

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Massage therapists know that their skills and techniques are always going to be developing and evolving.  A passionate massage therapist will spend time learning new methods, trying new products, and determining what works best for them and their clients.

One of the most important aspects of a massage session to consider is the lubricant being used.  Every client will have different needs and should be approached as a blank canvas.  It is very important for a massage therapist to be familiar with a variety of lubricant options so that they can cater to each individual’s requirements.  Using different brands, varieties, and combinations can yield very different results.

Massage Oil.  This is the most common and traditional choice for standard Swedish massage and any other style that involves long, gliding strokes.  Because oil does not get absorbed into the skin quickly, it does not have to be reapplied frequently throughout the session.  This enables great time doing bodywork without interruption.  Some oils come with pleasant aromas, or unscented varieties are available for those who like to experiment with essential oils and other aromatherapy options.

Massage Lotion.  For deep-tissue massage, lotions are ideal because they allow for more grip, allowing for more focus and control.  With the aid of lotions, a massage therapist can grasp and manipulate muscles and tissues firmly, without sliding too much and without too much dryness.  Lotions also don’t leave a greasy residue, so the person receiving the massage doesn’t have to worry about showering or bringing a change of clothes.

Massage oil and massage lotion are generally the two opposite sides of the gamut, with massage cream sitting right in the middle.  Creams provide more grip than oil does, but it offers more glide than lotion.  Creams tend to be slightly more versatile, and they are perfect for those times when oils or lotions are just not appropriate.

For clients who require an oil-like glide, but do not want to be left feeling greasy, massage gels can be an excellent choice.  Gels absorb cleanly, making them a cleaner alternative to oil.  Massage gels offer excellent workability and coverage while still offering similar performance to oil.

Of course, perfecting the art of choosing and using massage lubricants is going to require first-hand experience.  What works for one massage therapist may not work for another, so it is important for each person to form their own opinions and techniques based on the products they use.  The best way to become more familiar with the various options is to try a variety of  massage lubricants and then practice on a willing participant. (They shouldn’t be too hard to find!

Discerning massage therapists who want to offer the best possible treatment to each and every client consistently turn to MassageWarehouse.com for their products and supplies because they know that they will receive high-end items, without paying premium prices.

For more than 10 years, Massage Warehouse has been the leading full-service distributor of massage supplies and equipment.  Rely on Massage Warehouse for quality products at competitive prices for an unparalleled one-stop shopping experience so you can focus on serving and healing your clients.

Biotone is now available at Massage Warehouse!!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Biotone is now available at Massage Warehouse!! Visit the Biotone Brand page on our website!

Biotone, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is a manufacturer of quality massage oils, cremes, lotions and gels as well as spa body and face and foot treatment products.

Biotone is meeting your needs and developing the most asked for lubricants in the industry, Biotone products are requested by leading massage schools, therapists, chiropractors, spas and other health and wellness professionals. Strong customer loyalty is due to the product ingredients, textures, workability and lasting performance.

Choosing the Right Massage Lotion

Monday, August 16th, 2010

A massage is a wonderful way to relax, relieve tension, and get some relief from sore aches and pains. An important part of a massage session is the use of lotions, cream, and oils. These types of products are an important element of an enjoyable massage. There are many types of products that are designed for individual taste and situation. To understand which one is best for you, it is important to understand how they work.

Skin Type

Skin type can affect what kind of product that is used. Common skin types include normal, dry, sensitive, and oily. Natural and organic skincare products are made to work well on the skin. They are especially useful for people with sensitive skin. Mineral oil has a drying affect so people with dry skin should avoid products containing mineral oil.

Massage Oils

If you use massage oil, it is important to consider your own needs. Many oils stain so you may opt for a non-staining product. You should consider the consistency of the oil. There are a variety of oil textures and scents. If you have skin conditions such as acne, Jojoba oil, almond oil, and grapeseed oil are good choices because they are light. They are also good for people with acne. There are special products for feet conditions. Tea tree oil is good for fungus. Sesame oil is often used in Ayurvedic massages so they are usually thick and heavy. Olive oil is also thick and has a strong smell. Avocado oil is a great moisturizer.

If you are sensitive to scents, you should use a non-scented product. If you enjoy aromas, there are a number of oils containing pleasant scents. Oils are available as a single scent or blended together. Olive oil’s scent is too strong to mix with essential oils.

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