Benefits of a hot oil massage

PHYLLIS LOGIE By PHYLLIS LOGIE, 10th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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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 finger tips. Hot oil massages can produce a number of 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 home made 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 grape seed 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 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 massages 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 has the ability to 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 parlours, spas and beauty salons for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.

Aromatherapy oils are on the whole too concentrated to be applied directly to the skin; it must first be placed into a carrier oil, almond oil being the most widely used because it is odourless, easily absorbed, rich in vitamin D and compatible with all skin types. The aroma oils are readily absorbed into the blood stream 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 sometime even their knee 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.


Health, Health Benefits, Hot Oil, Massage, Muscle Tension, Muscles Aches, Pain Relief, Relaxation, Stress

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I am a retired female who has been writing for the past five years. My favorite topics are history and biographies.

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author avatar Chaise Hasan
19th Sep 2011 (#)

PLEASE change the word 'masseuse' to massage therapist as the word masseuse has sexual ties to it and any massage therapist reading this article will dismiss it as soon as they get to that word.

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author avatar Much Kneaded Massage NYC
17th May 2012 (#)

I agree with Chaise - re: change the word masseuse to massage therapist. The professional title massage therapist also is not gender specific.
Regards from,
D. H. Williams - Licensed Massage Therapist

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author avatar Sue
8th Sep 2016 (#)

No not good info

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