I pay a lot of attention to selecting the best remedial (therapeutic) oils for my practice. From my experience, the properly chosen oils increase the therapeutic result after massage therapy. For instance, they help to reach deeper muscle relaxation and eliminate a soreness for next day after remedial/sports massage or destress and boost your mood after holistic massage or aromatherapy.
I use only organic and high quality massage oils that will impress you by their essence and scent.
What massage oils are the best for a massage therapy?
The best massage oils for remedial and sports massages:
Massage oil with arnica is the one of the most beneficial oil for remedial (medical) or sports massage therapy, because it has powerful anti-inflammatory and drainage effects. Arnica is increasing blood circulation, nutrition processes and reducing a pain and an edema. These arnica's benefits help to achieve more deeper muscle relieve and eliminate a soreness after massage for next day.
Massage oil with calendula has dozens of benefits for your health, including skin, digestion, mouth health, hair etc. In terms of therapeutic massage, calendula has very good anti-inflammatory effect that helps to reduce a pain. It is one of the best oils for your skin that helps to moisturize it and also, has antifungal, antiseptic and antimicrobial actions for your skin that speed up healing of minor cuts and relieve acne or bed sores.
Massage oil with ginger has gently warming effect and they improve blood and lymph circulation deducing toxins from your body. Ginger oil has strong anti-informatory effect and reduce a pain that helps in treatment of chronic muscles issues, such as stiffness, tension and restriction of movement. In aromatherapy, ginger oil uses for destress therapy and improving a mood.
Massage oil with eucalyptus is usually associated with treatment of cold & flu symptoms, because of powerful antiseptic, antiviral , antibacterial and stimulating effects. It helps you body to reduce toxins and microorganisms that make you feel sick. However , apart of all those actions oils with eucalyptus have naturally analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect . It helps to reduce pain from muscle and joint issues. Massage therapy with oils that consist eucalyptus have amazing positive effect on your physical and emotional health.
Massage oil with cayenne pepper are magical remedy to treat wide range of chronic muscle and joint issues. It helps to relieve arthritis pain, lower back pain, neuralgia, sciatica, fibromyalgia and many more. This oil can help relieve itching and improve effected areas by psoriasis (autoimmune disease).
Also, essential oils of rosemary, camphor, juniper, gaultheria, everlasting, lemon grass, tea tree make oil for massage much more effective then simple massage oil.
I combine different oils depending on your individual needs or use already blended oils that consist arnica, calendula, ginger etc . with aim to reach the best and fast treatment result and recover.
One of the professional brand that I use in my practice is Kart AromaSage (Switzerland). KART SA Laboratories is organic and luxury massage oils that have invaluable effect on your health and unique scent.