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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.

Lotus Touch Massage Oils

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

1. Are Lotus touch essential oils 100% certified organic?

No, not all Lotus Touch Oils are Certified Organic.  We have a limited range of certified organic oils.   If you search for item 246 0175 on our website you will see the entire range.

2. What testing do the oils undergo? Is every batch tested before bottled and sold?
What specific organizations are they tested under? (AFNOR, EC, ISO)

Our oils are tested olfactorily and visually first and then sent off for Gas Chromatography testing. We have a specialist consultant essential oil chemist responsible for interpreting the results (the most difficult part of the process). All our oils are GC tested by the producers, so we are effectively doing a double check. We are very consistent with the producers that we use and have worked with them for a long time. We like to GC test every batch but many of our suppliers have only one stock for the year and we draw from it, so we are judicious in adding the extra cost in repeating the analysis of the same oil. Our specifications surpass all those of AFNOR, EU and ISO.

3. Are any of the Lotus touch essential oils diluted with chemical and/or synthetic additives?

No, none of the Lotus Touch oils are diluted with chemicals or additives. However, some of the oils, like Neroli, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Rose, etc. are diluted with 100% pure jojoba carrier oil to make them more affordable and easier to use.

Which Massage Oil is Best?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Have you ever had a massage that left your skin so greasy, you felt like you’d just climbed out of an oil slick? It’s not a pleasant feeling, especially when you have to put on your clothes afterwards.

The amount of massage oil used makes a difference, but so does the type of massage oil used. There are many different massage oils available. Some feel more greasy, go rancid faster, or are more likely to irritate skin or cause allergic reactions.

Some commercial massage oil blends contain cheaper massage oils as the primary oil and include smaller amounts of the better oils. But there are also plenty of great blended massage oils available—this list of massage oils can help you decipher the ingredient list and choose the best massage oil for you.

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