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Massage with Hot Oils

Lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, avocado, coconut, peppermint, and sweet almonds are some of the best ingredients to relax with a hot oil massage, reduce stress, increase energy levels, and relieve muscle tension built up after a day's work.


What is massage with hot oils?

It is a relaxing therapy to improve mood and reduce stress! 

Hot oil massage combines the benefits of relaxing massage with the benefits of essential oils with healing properties. In this therapy, the oils are heated and then applied through slow, enveloping, deep movements that help distribute and organize the body's energies and activate blood circulation.

As a result, with the action of heat, the patient becomes comfortable, peaceful, and with a sense of deep well-being.

For this reason, hot oil massage is one of the types of massage therapy in use in Indian culture for thousands of years, due to its benefits for physical and mental health.


What is the technique of relaxation massage with hot oils?

Although it relies on the feeling of comfort and the healing power of essential oils, the massage with warm oils uses the usual maneuvers of the relaxing massage.

That is, pressure movements on some points of the body to activate circulation, promote muscle relaxation and reduce tension and stress that pain, fatigue and the hustle and bustle of everyday life can cause. 


What oils are used in massage with hot oils?

First, oils that have therapeutic properties that help the patient achieve a sense of well-being and complement the relaxing massage technique. Secondly, therapeutic oils with pleasant aromas (depending on each patient's particular taste) that help to calm.

And thirdly, cold-pressed organic oils, because the skin is an organ that absorbs everything, so it's best to choose only pure products.

Furthermore, the oils used in relaxing massage with hot oils should be heated to just below boiling point and then allowed to stand until they reach a comfortable temperature for application to the patient's body.

Examples of oils used in massages

From the huge list of oils used in hot oil massages, the most recommended are:


Lavender oil

Lavender oil has relaxing, soothing, antispasmodic and analgesic properties that promote deep relaxation.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil has decongestant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties suitable for stabilizing emotions.

Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil has relaxing and antispasmodic properties that help combat physical and mental fatigue.

Chamomile oil

Chamomile oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and calming properties ideal for rebalancing energies.

Coconut oil 

Coconut oil has protective, moisturizing, and purifying properties for silky soft skin.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil has nourishing and regenerative properties to revitalize the skin.

Sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil has anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing effect to soften, brighten and nourish the skin.

Olive oil

Olive oil has incredible therapeutic properties that don't just work wonders in the kitchen! If used in massage with warm oils, it relaxes, relieves muscle pain, and improves skin texture.


What other types of massage rely on heat?

Several types of massage rely on the action of heat to leave the patient relaxed, namely:


Massage with hot towels

Using rhythmic and pressure movements, supported by moist, heated towels, the hot towel massage calms the nervous system, activates circulation, relieves tension, promotes muscle relaxation, and leads to a sense of deep well-being.

Massage with hot stones

Hot stone massage uses heated volcanic basalt stones to massage muscles, rebalance energies, and provide total harmony between body and mind. In addition, the hot stones on the stomach and abdomen leave a feeling of satiety and ultimately reduce appetite.

Candle Massage 

With hot wax spread over the patient's body, the American candle massage technique combines massotherapy and aromatherapy to combat stress, heal some types of pain, and moisturize the skin.

What are the main benefits of massage with hot oils?

It provides a magical and particularly cozy moment, yes, but the benefits of massage with warm oils go further and have more lasting effects, at least for those who receive this massage with some regularity:

  • Energetic balance.
  • Activation of blood circulation.
  • Reduction of muscle tension.
  • Relief of muscle pain and headaches.
  • Physical and mental relaxation.
  • Decrease anxiety.
  • Stress control.
  • Improved sleep quality.
  • Cellular nutrition.
  • Hydration and revitalization of the skin.
  • Reduction of the effects of aging.
  • General feeling of well-being.


What are the contraindications of massage with hot oils?

Despite being a relaxing massage that improves the health and well-being of any person, massage with hot oils has contraindications. It is not indicated for pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy or for people with infections, skin lesions, recent injuries, varicose veins, tumors, scars, severe osteoporosis and thrombosis.

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