5 Common Types Of Massage Oil Used By Spas & Their Benefits

5 Common Types Of Massage Oil Used By Spas & Their Benefits

Spa massage treatments often seem like a good option when it comes to getting some relief from the stressors of work in Singapore. It is common knowledge that a good massage starts with the right type of oil. Massage oils reduce the friction between the hands and skin during a massage. It also moisturises the skin, and depending on the oil used and desired effect of the massage, can also provide many therapeutic benefits. Beauty Garage carries a range of massage supplies, and this article will touch on the common types of massage oils used by spas and their many benefits.

Carrier oils

Different scents of essential oils

Carrier oils are often used to provide a soothing, moisturising sensation during a massage. It acts as an additional medium in which essential oils can be blended together and applied to the body. Carrier oils are also usually unscented or lightly scented to avoid interfering with the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Benefits include nutrients that improve the look and feel of skin by softening, adding moisture and soothing irritation. Different types of carrier oils in the market are coconut oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond. Used by many professionals, Natural Selection: Platinum Label’s jojoba oil and sweet almond oil are great options as carrier oils.

Water soluble oils

Water soluble massage oils are light, non-sticky oils, containing nourishing minerals which soften and moisturise the skin. These oils facilitate exceptional glide across the skin while releasing an uplifting aroma which both clients and practitioners find pleasant. Unlike other massage oils, water soluble oils rinse off skin, clothing, towels, and linen more easily, leaving no unpleasant odours and residues. Check out Natural Selection’s Water Soluble Oil. It is unscented and works for head massages as well.

Blended oils

Lavender essential oil

While essential oils form the foundation of spa massages, they cannot be used directly on the skin as they are too highly concentrated. They must first be diluted or blended using a diffuser or a carrier oil. A good massage oil blend uses all-natural, pure essential oils and brings about many benefits. Some specific studies have found that a combination of blended essential oils can help ease many symptoms such as menstrual cramps, among other ailments. These blended massage oils are also especially useful as they can be customised according to the needs of customers, preferences, and skin conditions. Try Natural Selection’s blended oils that include Rose, Lavender and Grapefruit, formulated with healing properties and aromatic scents.

Baby oils

Baby oil works by forming a semi-breathable barrier over the skin, with gentle properties that help to plump, smooth and moisturise skin. Natural Selection’s baby oils are infused with high quality mineral oils, making it smooth and silky in texture. To use baby oils, first do a patch test using a small amount on the person's skin to see if the skin reacts and becomes irritated.

Unscented oils

Unscented oils are great for people who are sensitive to smells. Should any of your clients have a sensitive nose, scented choices can be extremely distracting and uncomfortable for them, impacting the effectiveness of your treatment. In addition, treatment may even become more unenjoyable for those with allergies and sensitive skin that reacts negatively to particular chemicals. Fret not as Beauty Garage carries a range of blended unscented mineral-based massage oils to beautify skin and are suitable for all users.

Beauty Garage are professionals in massage supplies and massage oils. We encourage you to give our products a go if you need an oil that won't distract or distress anyone during your treatments. You may also contact Beauty Garage at center@beautygarage.sg or at +65-6557-0909 to find out more.

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