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by Malu LujanUsing massage oils can relax the patient. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this video.
Malu works for Retreat Massage Therapy as a massage therapist. She is well versed in techniques that are particularly helpful for athletes.
MALU LUJAN: Okay, so we are going to talk a little about using oil in doing massage. It is very important that when you put something on another persons skin or even your own skin, you know what is in the product. If somebody is allergic to nuts, using an almond oil which is an extremely common massage oil is a very bad idea. This oil is an oil that I blend myself. It is hypoallergenic. It is made with grape seed oil and canola oil and olive oil which are not likely to be allergenous to anybody, and I do not put any scents in it. When you are using the oil, massage depending on the area of the body that you are workinmassageg on, I am using about, you know,New york Asian escorts a quarter-size dollop of oil and that would probably do this persons back. And what you do is you just put some in your hand. You rub the oil in and then you put it on their skin and when you get to–when you start touching them, you will–there will be a lot of oil at that end and by the time you get to the other end, there is less oil on their body. So rather than adding more oil, just go back to the beginning and do some more strokes that distribute the oil more evenly. If you put too much oil on, you will find it hard to do the massage because you will be slipping and sliding a lot. And also, if you do not add more oil but try to utilize what you have, the person will get off the massage table and not be as oily. And some of these oils are really great for your skin, so dont worry about ifHow To Use Massage Oil In Sports Massage (Video massage you use a little too much, it really does help to hydrate your skin. Oil is a really great thing to use when you are doing massage because it enables you to make the skin a little bit more supple and also it is not cold like lotion so it is very easy to use it on someone without giving them a little bit of a jolt from the temperature because it is going to be about room temperature when you use oil. So that is a little bit on using oil in massage.