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Using the Best Massage Oils Enhances Your Experience

May 10, 2008
One of the most beneficial parts of going to get a massage is the extraordinary aromas coming from the massage oils that you therapist uses during your session. But are you aware that some massage oils can trigger reactions in the brain or arouse certain moods that make your experience particularly gratifying. Here are some tips that you can use when selecting your massage oils.

Relaxing

First, you must determine if you are using your therapy sessions to better sleep patterns, to relieve muscle tension, or improve your mood as well as gain energy. This will help you to decide whether you want the scent of the massage oil to be calming and subduing, or a scent that is vibrant and induces energy.

You also should set up your spa massage to include perfumed oils that you selected when you made your appointment. You can also bring along the massage oils yourself so that your therapist can make you a customized oil combination for you.

Massage oil is applied during your sessions to make the skin soft and flexible, making kneading and the muscle stimulation more effortless and comfortable. The herbs, flowers, and plants that are used in massage oil are also related to receptors in the brain that change the mood your in, which is why you leave the spa in a relaxed and better mood.

So, if you want to calm yourself after a long day's work, you can try massage oil that integrates lavender, which has been acknowledged to relax the senses as well as detoxify your skin. Vanilla is also an excellent scent to use during a session, since it arouses the senses and provides the body with a calming, centered feeling.

Energizing

If you want to get a massage that gives you a burst of energy to your current day, you can select an oil with scents of citrus fruit, such as grapefruit, lemon, or bergamot. These oils are known to awaken receptors within the brain, making it less problematic for you to remain focused on the tasks of the day and preserve energy as well.

Oils that are instilled with ginger works excellent as well to enhance mood and gain energy, and ginger can also assist in removing pollutants from the body, because the root can take out mucus from the sinus cavities and keep harmful fluid away from your muscles.

You can find massage oils in a number of different places, for instance your local grocery, cosmetics store, health food store, or at your spa. Be sure to ask your physician about which the are the best massage oils for your skin type, and also have a skin test done if you have sensitive skin. You can even utilize your massage oils at your home to give you an immediate pick-me-up, and can they can also be used in the bath or shower to provide your skin with a boost.
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Listen to Corbin Newlyn as he shares his insights as an expert author and an avid writer in the field of health. If you would like to learn more go to Massage Therapy Degree advice and at Hand and Foot Massage information.
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