Check out the list of best essential oils for massage

October 5th, 2019

blog-banner-3 A good massage is more than a luxury – it is a therapy that can significantly improve your health and wellness. A simple massage relieves stress, uplifts mood, soothes tired muscles and strengthens immunity. Supplementing your healthcare routine with regular massages will not only give you instant relaxation but you will experience the therapeutic benefits for days and weeks. The therapists enhance your massage experience by using assorted essential oils customized as per your needs. Though a traditional massage can naturally relieve stress and manage pain, essential oils, with their soothing and sedative properties, amplify the effect of massages. Check out the list of best essential oils that give the most relaxation during a massage:

Lavender oil:

The relaxing and sedative properties of lavender oil make it one of the best essential oils. Lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plants by steam distillation. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system and also enhances blood circulation and relieves pain. The fresh and sweet aroma of lavender oil helps reduce anxiety and calm the body and mind.

Jojoba oil:

Jojoba oil is actually a wax extracted from the nuts of the jojoba plant. It is mostly used as a carrier oil for diluting pure, concentrated essential oils to ensure they don’t irritate the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it one of the best choices for massage therapy. It helps in treating acne, dry skin and fungal infections. The essential oil also moisturizes your skin without clogging the pores and fight the early signs of ageing, including dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.

Rosemary oil:

This essential oil is extracted from Rosemary, a fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean, by steam distillation and cold-pressing. The antiseptic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the oil make it a vital component of a therapeutic massage. Rosemary oil reduces stress and nervous tension, relieves fatigue, enhances mood and helps manage pain and aches.

Geranium oil:

This sweet-smelling essential oil is extracted from Geranium or Pelargonium graveolens plant. Geranium oil is excellent for the skin as it effectively removes dead skin cells, promotes regeneration of new cells, tightens skin and diminishes signs of ageing. It also calms the nervous system, improves blood circulation and relieves muscle stress.

Clary Sage oil:

Derived from the medicinal Salvia sclarea herb, Clary Sage oil can soothe the skin. This essential oil induces feelings of relaxation and calmness, relieves stress and alleviates anxiety and irritability. The aromatic oil also promotes sleep and manages headaches. It also calms rashes, balances the production of natural oil and sebum, tightens the skin and strengthens muscles.

Coconut oil:

Fractionated coconut oil is a light, non-greasy liquid oil. It is rich in Lauric acid, Vitamin E and other antioxidants that promote healthy skin. It gets absorbed quickly leaving soft smooth skin. It can be used either pure or mixed with some essential oils. Its anti-ageing and anti-microbial properties help moisturise the skin, strengthen skin tissue and improve skin tone.

Almond oil:

One of the most popular massage oils, sweet almond oil is extracted from ripe almonds by pressing them with minimal heat. Almond oil is rich in vitamin A and its antibacterial properties help fight free radicals and treat acne. It also soothes the skin and treats minor wounds and cuts. Vitamin E in the oil heals sun damage, reduces the signs of ageing and improves complexion and skin tone. Experience the benefits of essential oils and discover inner peace and good health with a rejuvenating massage at O2 Spa, India’s most-awarded spa chain.