This is the age of loving yourself. The concept of self-care has grown popular over the past few years because people have been more receptive to healing through self-love. And it doesn’t take so much to wrap your head around the thought that most of our daily woes may be alleviated by pampering ourselves. And although there are many forms of relaxation, my favorite is still getting a massage regularly.
I work a 9 to 5 job and with the responsibilities I carry, I can’t help but feel so exhausted so I see to it that I book a massage at least once a week. Because of this, I’ve tried several kinds such as Thai massages, dry massages, and even roller massage chairs! Mind you however, that nothing compares to a reflexology session with massage oils added to the mix.
I’ve been hiring the same masseuse for about a year now and I’ve gotten quite passionate about massage oils. At first, I got one from a Christmas party at work and because I didn’t want to waste it, I let my masseuse use it on me. And I was blown away with the benefits of massage oils that I started to purchase more.
Massage oils help calm my nerves, increases my energy, affects my mental health positively, nourishes my skin and many more. Over the course of the past year, I’ve developed a list of my top 4 massage oils that I every so often share with my friends who are also pamper enthusiasts and now, I want to share them with you.
Because I find it a must to be able to get a good night’s rest and I have my massages at home, I cannot reiterate how important it is for me for a massage oil to be non-staining. Often times, my dilemma would be that I want a lot of oil in my skin but I don’t want it to stain any of my sheets. So I’m so happy about this one.
My friend who has very sensitive skin also found this massage oil as the only one who doesn’t cause her any breakouts or itchiness. I personally love the fact that although Lavender can be an overpowering smell for some, it actually has a subtle scent which is just right to help you reach a level of relaxation. It’s very heightening to the senses that I am able to go through a lot of creative processes whilst getting a massage.
If it matters, it makes my skin glow as well because of its Vitamin E content.
I have a very bad back. It hurts the most when I travel and the fact that I need to sit in a car for 2 straight hours on the road does so much to it — signs of aging, am I right?
I really had to search high and low for a massage oil that can address how sore my back, shoulders and feet could get whenever I’m not on office duty and in the field. This Relax Therapeutic Massage Oil that contains lavender, peppermint and marjoram from Brookethorne Naturals is just perfect!
If I were crazy enough, I would tell you that it works like magic. Once the oil touches the skin of your sore muscle, you will instantly feel relief. At first, I was worried that the peppermint scent would be overpowering but it ended up contributing to the cooling sensation I felt while getting a massage. There are days when I even use this oil just to massage my feet and legs before going to bed because aside from its moisturizing effects, it helped with keeping my leg cramps at bay.
I’m single so, I won’t talk much about how this oil is edible. But, my couple friends swear by it! It’s fruity because Maple Holistics created this oil with the taste of a tropical island in mind — think red and yellow mangoes and it’s sweetness plus tang!
I, on the other hand, find this as one of the lightest oils ever! I have depotted mine into a smaller bottle so I can bring it around. I’ve used this as a hand moisturizer as well because sometimes, lotion isn’t enough. Imagine a DIY hand spa at home!
Whenever I have a long day and I feel like retiring for the night after a massage, I have my masseuse use this oil because it’s so thin that it doesn’t leave that sticky and icky feeling on my skin. You don’t have to wash it off with a shower!
Of course I had to include this oil from M3 Naturals in my list because part of self-care is prioritizing your physical appearance from time to time. A big reflection of how you age shows primarily on how your skin looks. In fact, you should never underestimate the power of the products you apply on your skin.
This anti-cellulite massage oil was a life save for me because I’ve such a stubborn muffin top and butt with so many cellulites. At first, I wasn’t super sold on the idea but after a while of using this religiously, I realized that it does take just regular use to get the results you want. Seriously, I didn’t expect it to work at all because initially, I bought this because of its Eucalyptus Oil content. I love anything that smells like menthol! I find it very relaxing.
For those of you who find it hard to get your pre-baby stomach back or think that your skin is starting to sag after losing weight, then this is also a must-have for you. I usually use this right after taking a hot shower. It also works best as a deep-tissue massage oil to really get the anti-cellulite properties to seep into your skin!
The best thing about owning your own massage oils is not having to worry about what spas provide. If you really love your skin, then you should definitely try any of the ones I listed above. Hope this helps in making you guys enjoy your massages more!
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