A Good Oil is a Carrier Oil.            Massages are Good with a Good Oil.

You want to give a massage from home and not sure which oil is a good oil to use?

The main oils used in massages are vegetable oils or as massage therapists call them ‘carrier oils’.  For a massage, cold pressed oils are much preferred over the food grade quality called a ‘hot extraction’.

Cold pressed oils are extracted by squeezing the oil out through giant heavy pressing machines which in turn collects the oil drips and gives you the virgin pressed quality of oil. Exquisite!! This in turn does make them a little bit more expensive although the quality is outstanding for Aromatherapy and Massage use.

Would you believe there are many types of carrier oils and they hold some pretty remarkable properties within them? This is also why cold pressed oils are very useful in massaging.  The hot extraction method is quite a complicated refining process and most of the quality properties are destroyed through the high temperatures required for this process.

You will find that there are many oils out on the market now called Macerated Oils and these are very good for use in Aromatherapy treatments mainly you will find these oils too rich for massaging, not to mention quite expensive for a whole body treatment.  These macerated oils are a blend of plant product soaked in good quality cold pressed carrier oil for weeks then strained.  The end result is very good quality oil with amazing healing benefits.

For massaging carrier oils can be used on their own delivering goodness to ones skin or with added Aromatherapy (essential) oils can deliver some quite sensational massage blends to help with a […]