A hot oil massage can be an inexpensive luxury capable of relieving the aches strains and tensions of a busy the day
A hot oil massage can soothe, relax and relieve muscle tension
What can be better than after a busy day at work and the long trek home, than a long hot bath, followed by a hot soothing, and relaxing hot oil massage to relieve the stress, strains, and tensions of the day?
The answer is no further away than your fingertips. Hot oil massages can produce several benefits from head to toe. Starting with the scalp, it helps to improve circulation in both the head and neck. It relaxes the scalp and brings oxygenated blood to the roots of the hair thereby strengthening it. Massage encourages new hair growth, retards and slows the arrival of grey hair, reduces, dry flaky scalp, and improves alertness and concentration. Moreover, these results can be accomplished at home without the intervention of a specialist.
Hot oil treatments can be a very inexpensive luxury, either homemade or shop-bought. The types of oils most commonly used are almond oil because it has no smell, soybean oil, olive oil, gingelly oil (Sesame seed oil) or grapeseed oil can all be used. The oil can be heated in the microwave oven or immersed in hot water; either method yields the same results.
Once the oil is sufficiently hot, pour some in the palms of the hand and rub them together to spread the oil. Place the fingers through the hair, onto the scalp, and massage using a circular motion to stimulate the roots of the hair and scalp.
A full-body massage is another option that can bring lasting relief to tense, tired and painful muscles, relieve backaches, rheumatic and arthritic pains, with all types of headaches benefiting from a Black seed oil massage.
Aromatherapy oils are commonly used in body massage therapies. These oils are the concentrated extracts from leaves, flowers, seeds, and the roots of plants, whose properties have been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries. It is on record that Hippocrates; otherwise known as the ‘great physician’ said that aromatherapy can restore the balance of both mind and body. Aromatherapy is once again enjoying a resurgence. Today it is widely used in many ‘high-end’ massage parlors, spas, and beauty salons for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.
Aromatherapy oils are on the whole too concentrated to be applied directly to the skin; they must first be placed into a carrier oil, almond oil being the most widely used because it is odorless, easily absorbed, rich in vitamin D, and compatible with all skin types. The aroma oils are readily absorbed into the bloodstream with highly beneficial results. Full body hot oil massages cannot be undertaken without the assistance of another person. This is best left to the expertise of a trained and qualified Masseuse who understands the physiology of the human body.
Masseuses customarily use their thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, and sometimes even their knees to manipulate the soft tissues, muscles, and tendons of the body to achieve the desired results, which is to reduce pain, relieve tension and soreness, ultimately bringing about a state of relaxation.
Regular hot oil body massages might be a luxury to many, however, for others, who have no choice but to live with painful conditions, it can be the difference between living a painful existence or deriving some comfort and benefits as a result of regular hot oil massage therapy.