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  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
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Essential massage oil for the best effectiveness

 

11 best massage oils for a relaxing experience


 

For massage treatments, massage oil is considered a "connecting flow" to bring true relaxation effect. Currently on the market there are countless different types of essential oils, choosing and distinguishing between healthy products is not easy. This article will touch on the common types of massage oils used by spas and their many benefits, including home spa use recommended by massage therapists!


 

1. What is massage oil?

 

Massage oil is a product made from a combination of two ingredients: pure natural essential oils and carrier oils. Massage essential oils come in many different types for use in many areas of the body such as the face, legs, arms, and even hair care. Most good quality massage oils have a sophisticated distillation process. Therefore, they will not be mixed with impurities. Furthermore, these products also have natural fragrances and colors, non-harmful to the body if used properly.

 

 

Massage oil is considered a "connecting flow" to bring true relaxation effect


 

2. Popular types of massage oils

 

2.1. Coconut massage oil

 

Coconut oil is one of the vegetable oils widely used in food processing. It is rich in vitamins A, E and fatty acids (especially lauric acid and phenolic acid). It brings many health benefits from the inside and helps beautify the skin from the outside. 

 

There are currently 3 popular types of coconut oil: pure coconut oil, crude coconut oil and refined coconut oil. Pure coconut oil has no impurities and no added chemicals. Crude coconut oil is extracted from poor quality coconut meat and is usually dark brown in color. Refined coconut oil is oil that has gone through processing (deodorized, bleached, reduced oil solidity). 

 

The ingredients in coconut oil are effective in hydrating, soothing, anti-inflammatory and helping the skin become firmer. Therefore, coconut oil is one of the very good massage essential oils. Pleasant scent, much cheaper price than other products. Coconut oil has the effect of promoting metabolism, exfoliating, moisturizing, healing scars, and burning calories to support rapid weight loss. 

 

If you want to nourish your skin with coconut oil or use it for other purposes, you should use pure coconut oil. Many studies show that virgin coconut massage oil has the effect of reducing inflammation, anti-oxidation and increasing the ability to neutralize free radicals better than raw coconut oil and refined coconut oil.

 

Coconut oil is one of the very good massage essential oils


 

2.2. Olive massage Oil

 

Olive oil is an oil pressed from the fruit of the olive tree, a traditional tree of the Mediterranean region and widely popular around the world. Olive massage oil is rich in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for human health. In addition to the very good uses for health and skin through adding olive oil to the diet, olive oil applied to the skin is also used in the beauty field. Among them, massage with olive oil is also one of the popular options recommended by many experts. 

 

Thanks to its ingredients containing vitamins E and A, olive massage oil has the effect of regenerating the skin, brightening the skin and effectively restoring the skin due to the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. With the antioxidant properties of phenolic, applying olive oil massage will slow down the skin aging process, provide necessary moisture, and limit the appearance of wrinkles. Pure olive oil can be used as a moisturizer with surprising moisturizing effects. In particular, olive oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, can control bacteria on the skin, thereby improving acne, helping the skin stay smooth and radiant with vitality.

 

Olive massage oil is a popular option recommended by many experts

Olive massage oil is a popular option recommended by many experts


 

2.3. Jojoba massage oil

 

Jojoba oil is a liquid wax extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. This is a thin, light oil, not greasy, does not have an unpleasant odor, and can naturally treat acne thanks to the nutrients and minerals in the oil ingredients. Jojoba oil contains vitamins, minerals, and many additional essences that help clean and smooth the skin, creating freshness and shine for the skin. 

 

Many studies also show that jojoba oil has many good uses for acne-prone skin such as: 

 

  • Moisturizing, 
  • Anti-inflammatory, 
  • Anti-bacterial, 
  • Anti-aging, 
  • Reduces post-acne dark spots 

 

Jojoba massage oil is a natural beauty ingredient that contains many active ingredients that can help you prevent acne. Prevent acne and many other bad skin conditions. Therefore, it is commonly used in massage and skin care.

 

Jojoba oil has many good uses for acne-prone skin 

Jojoba oil has many good uses for acne-prone skin 

 

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2.4. Lavender massage oil

 

Lavender massage oil is widely used in beauty cosmetics and as a herbal medicine that is very good for health. The faint scent helps relax, cheer up, and improve the mood extremely well. This type is safe and suitable for pregnant women, children or people who often have headaches and dizziness. However, when using it, you should be careful. If you accidentally swallow it, you need to rinse your mouth immediately because it can easily lead to poisoning.

 

The lavender massage oil’s faint scent helps relax, cheer up, and improve the mood

The lavender massage oil’s faint scent helps relax, cheer up, and improve the mood

 

 

2.5. Lemongrass essential oil

 

Lemongrass essential oil is a very familiar name in spas and beauty salons today. Thanks to its outstanding uses, this essential oil is always popular and widely used for many different purposes. 

 

Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant - a herb belonging to the Poaceae grass family (contains many essential vitamins such as vitamins A, B2, B2, B3, B5, C and folate) to help deodorize and bring the air is fresh and pleasant. In addition, lemongrass is also an essential oil proven to have many benefits for health and the environment. 

 

The advantage of lemongrass massage oil lies in the fact that it does not cause side effects or allergies to the user. Therefore, many experts recommend using lemongrass scent in the sauna, mixed with massage base oil to treat colds, aches and pains, newly sick bodies,... to increase the body's resistance. 

 

Lavender is used widely in beauty cosmetics and as a medicinal herb that is very good for health. The faint, very pleasant scent helps people relax, cheer up, and improve their mood extremely well. This type is safe and suitable for pregnant women, children or people who often have headaches and dizziness. However, when using it, you should be careful. If you accidentally swallow it, you need to rinse your mouth immediately because it can easily lead to poisoning.

 

Lemongrass essential oil is a very familiar name in spas and beauty salons

Lemongrass essential oil is a very familiar name in spas and beauty salons


 

2.6. Rose massage oil

 

Massage is a safe and effective form of healthcare. Roses not only have the function of relaxing and treating certain diseases, but also are a beautiful method that women love very much. Since ancient times, roses have been regarded as a symbol of romantic and sweet love, a very gentle and charming scent.

 

Rose body massage oil is made from natural essential oils and pure base oils, and has been specially researched and developed by leading experts. This perfect combination creates excellent results for the product. Especially, the noble and charming fragrance of roses will bring a sense of sublimation and excitement. Rose massage oil is suitable for various skin structures and penetrates into skin cells through massage.

 

Rose massage oil is suitable for various skin structures

Rose massage oil is suitable for various skin structures


 

2.7. Sesame massage oil

 

Some spas at resorts on many major islands of the world like to use sesame oil for massage therapy. Sesame massage oil is a popular food, easy to find, has a low price but contains many minerals, protein, antioxidants, and lecithin that nourish skin cells. Sun protection, preventing aging and skin whitening are the most famous effects of sesame body massage oil. 

 

Sesame oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, which help prevent common signs of aging. Sesame oil can be used for external massage. Apply sesame oil directly to the skin and massage for 4-5 minutes. Regular massage with sesame oil will help maintain younger-looking skin. Sesame oil also tightens skin pores. Sesame oil is rich in anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce skin infections. In addition, sesame oil also helps restore damage and reduce hair loss. Therefore, massage therapy with this oil is very effective to get shiny hair.

 

Sesame massage oil prevents aging, and promotes skin whitening

Sesame massage oil prevents aging, and promotes skin whitening


 

2.8. Bergamot massage oil

 

Bergamot essential oil is a famous essential oil extracted from sweet oranges originating from Italy. Bergamot's scientific name is Citrus bergamia Risso. This fruit is characterized by its natural and elegant aroma. It is widely used in the perfume, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries. 

 

Some studies have shown that using bergamot essential oil in massage has the effect of reducing stress, soothing muscle pain, anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation. However, bergamot essential oil can cause skin irritation and minor damage when exposed to sunlight. Bergamot oil contains bergamot, an ingredient that contains phototoxins according to research in 2001. Therefore, if you have sensitive skin, when applying Bergamot essential oil to your skin, you should not expose it to sunlight. right away. Because it can cause burning sensation and skin burn. Essential oils should be diluted to avoid side effects. You should keep the essential oil concentration below 5%. Additionally, before that, you can also rub a small amount of essential oil on your elbow and wait 24 hours to see if there is any allergic reaction. If you feel itchy, swollen, or red, you should not use this essential oil.

 

Bergamot massage oil has the effect of reducing stress, soothing muscle pain

Bergamot massage oil has the effect of reducing stress, soothing muscle pain

 

2.9. Grapefruit essential oil

 

Grapefruit essential oil is extracted from grapefruit peel and has a cool scent. Ingredients contain pectin, naringin (a type of glucoside), digestive enzymes peroxydase and amylase, ramose sugar, vitamins A and C, phytochemicals... used to fight bacteria and help prevent oxidation. Applying grapefruit essential oil to the body combined with massage will stimulate the liver to help detoxify, increase blood circulation, treat and eliminate pain and insomnia.

 

Grapefruit essential oil increases blood circulation, treats insomnia

Grapefruit essential oil increases blood circulation, treats insomnia


 

2.10. Sunflower essential oil

 

Sunflower oil is pressed from sunflower seeds, effectively soothing irritation and redness on the skin. Oil pressed from sunflower seeds is high in vitamins A, D, C and E. Thanks to its high vitamin E content, this essential oil will quickly give you smooth and silky skin. 

 

Essential oil pressed from sunflower seeds, similar to other essential oils, has great moisturizing effects for the skin. What makes sunflower essential oil unique is its ability to protect the skin from the effects of natural bacteria, as well as other factors that cause skin irritation that can cause acne. Sunflower massage oil is truly an essential oil that can be used very flexibly due to its ability to quickly penetrate the skin and is not allergic to any skin type, even sensitive skin.

 

Sunflower essential oil is high in vitamins A, D, C and E

Sunflower essential oil is high in vitamins A, D, C and E


 

2.11. Ginger Essential Oil

 

Ginger oil is a combination of Olive base oil, ginger essential oil, and peppermint essential oil. Olive oil is oil extracted from Olive fruits using the cold pressing method, this method helps retain all the vitamins contained in the host. 

 

One of the effects of ginger massage oil is its impact on the human nervous system and emotions. When you experience anxiety, depression and fatigue, just use ginger massage oil for effective treatment. With the unique warming ability of ginger, it can help the body have deep sleep, help enhance the feeling of strength, resolve imbalances, and bring about a feeling of relaxation and comfort. 

 

In addition, ginger contains Zingibain (a substance that can help reduce back pain and muscle pain), so it is often used to treat bone and joint diseases. If your body absorbs 1 to 2 drops of ginger oil daily, it will help treat and reduce muscle and joint pain more effectively and safely than pain relievers. Not only that, pure ginger oil also has good anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. This not only works on the surface of the skin but it can also penetrate deep into the bones and joints. 

 

Ginger massage oil impact on the human nervous system and emotions


 

3. Benefits of massage oil

 

The combination of acupuncture massage movements and essential oils brings many benefits to the body.

 

3.1. Relaxation

 

The pleasant scent from essential oils along with the pleasant feeling of being massaged will help us feel more relaxed. In addition, massage also stimulates the body to secrete hormones that bring a feeling of joy. Thanks to that, they contribute to reducing tension, stress and helping the mind to be more comfortable. 

 

3.2. Massage oil to beautify the skin 

 

Massage and acupressure movements along with the effects of essential oils during massage will help the body eliminate toxins. Thereby, they help push excess substances out of the body and thereby make the skin more beautiful. Not only is the skin rosy and firm, the skin is also noticeably smoother and more radiant. Besides, some massage essential oils also contain good vitamins and antioxidants that help prevent aging and nourish the skin from the inside. 


 

3.3. Reduce muscle pain

 

Hand force when performing massage movements combined with essential oils will help relax the muscles, tendons and joints. They will reduce muscle tension, stimulate secretions to lubricate joints, and reduce pressure on the skeletal system. Thanks to this, blood will circulate better to all organs in the body and help restore energy. 

 

The combination of massage and essential oils brings many benefits to the body

The combination of massage and essential oils brings many benefits to the body

 

 

4. Other massage oils

 

4.1. Carrier oil 

 

Base oil or carrier oil is a type of vegetable oil used to dilute essential oils used in massage. Carrier oils also help the skin absorb nutrients from essential oils effectively and safely, creating a perfect combination for the skin. Most carrier oils are odorless or have a light fragrance. One thing to note about carrier oils is that they do not affect the quality and therapeutic properties of essential oils, but also help optimize the combination to best nourish your skin. 


 

4.2. Blended oils 

 

Essential oils are an indispensable ingredient in massage at luxury spas. However, there are some essential oils whose concentrations are too high to be mixed and cannot be used directly on the skin. These massage oils will be mixed with some carrier essential oils to get the best mixture. The ingredients in the oil are completely extracted from nature. Therefore, they contain many essences that are beneficial for health. 

 

In particular, these massage oils can be completely adjusted depending on your needs, preferences and skin condition. You can also mix essential oils at home based on expert advice.

 

Blended oils are mixed with some carrier essential oils to get the best mixture

Blended oils are mixed with some carrier essential oils to get the best mixture


 

5. How to choose the right massage oil 

 

Currently, there are many types of carrier oils and most are suitable for combining with any essential oil. Some notes to consider before choosing essential oils for use: 

 

5.1. Intended use 

 

In fact, not all massage essential oil products have the same uses, but they will bring different effects depending on the medicinal ingredients. These include the following: 

 

Improves aches and pains and supports weight loss: Suitable for hot products, extracted essential oils from ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon, geranium, pine wood or wood cedar because they will have a stronger effect in reducing pain and discomfort in the body. 

 

Stimulate blood circulation and care for the skin: Massage oils used to care for the skin are usually gentle, not too harsh scents such as rose, chrysanthemum, orange blossom, lavender essential oils ... 

 

Insomnia and headaches: You should choose those with light scents to soothe your mind such as lotus essential oil, chamomile, ylang ylang, lavender, peppermint essential oil... 

 

 

5.2. Scent 

 

Depending on each user's preferences and needs, they can choose essential massage oils with scent or unscented massage oils with different properties. Accordingly, fragrant massage oils often have a stronger impact, both helping to relax the body and at the same time taking care of the skin thanks to nutrients from ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, tea tree, rose... combined with vitamins. 

 

In contrast, odorless massage oil is a product usually extracted from mineral oil and sunflower oil, and does not contain vitamins. Therefore, the level of slipperiness is not too much, the time of impact on the user's body is quite slow, the treatment effectiveness and skin care ability are also lower. 


 

5.3. Brand 

 

Finding body massage oils is not difficult, but it is important that you choose to buy from a reputable brand, strictly following quality regulations because this product will be used directly. on the body. If you are unlucky enough to buy poor quality or counterfeit products, not only will they not be effective, but they will also risk causing irritation and damage to the skin areas used. 

 

Before buying a massage oil, don't forget to carefully check the product packaging, ingredient information, production date and expiration date to ensure safety. In general, no matter the purpose of use, you should still prioritize products with completely natural ingredients, without preservatives, parabens or ingredients that cause allergies to your body. 

 

 

6. Tips using massage oil

 

As the information we have shared, massage oils are considered relatively benign and non-toxic if chosen appropriately and used properly. However, like many other natural herbal products, massage oils will have certain limitations and some notes that you need to clearly understand as follows: 

 

  • Those who cannot use massage oil are cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, asthma, dermatological problems or allergies, physical weakness, and pregnant women. If you want to use it for children and the elderly, you must get approval and specific instructions from a specialist. 

 

  • The appropriate frequency of body massage with essential oils is once a week for about 1 hour, avoiding overuse which can cause adverse effects. 

 

  • Absolutely do not drink essential oils, let the oils fall into your eyes or apply them to areas close to the eyes. 

 

  • Within 1 day after massage with essential oils, avoid direct exposure to sunlight. If you need to go out in the sun, cover carefully to avoid irritation or darkening of the skin. 


 

7. Conclusion

 

Above is the necessary information about the types and benefits of massage essential oils applied in spa massage. Hopefully this article has brought you the most useful information to choose the right essential oil. Contact Herbal Spa to receive wonderful relaxing massage treatments and attractive discounts.

 

 

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