What criteria do you use when choosing your massage oil?
Ingredients? Purity? Spread-ability? Grip-ability?Cost? Good for clients's skin? Kind to your own hands? Suits all the different treatments you offer?
We really are spoilt for choice with the selection of carrier or base massage oils available in Ireland today. From grapeseed, rapeseed, almond, apricot, sunflower, coconut, avocado to name but a few. Each different oil offering different ingredients and qualities. In can be difficult to know which oil to chose.
Well I know a little about one massage oil – Pure Pro’s Ultra – but one person who knows a lot more is the person who created it, Dianna Dapkins, who is also a therapist and knows what we need in an oil to support our healing work. According to Dianna Dapkins, creator of Pure Pro products it took years to get the formula just right:
“I worked on the formula for three years. Just tweaking it and tweaking it. Also, I discovered in my research that there are quite a few types of Fractionated Coconut Oils ranging from Industrial grade all the way up to Pharmaceutical grade. Ultra is only made with the top Pharmaceutical grade. It was a matter of adjusting all the ingredients so that Ultra would have that "liquid lotion" texture without becoming sticky or too greasy”.
What are these ingredients I hear you ask? Well, amazingly there are 5 in this unique blend along with natural Vitamin E:
Fractionated Coconut Oil Safflower Oil Sunflower Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil Avocado Oil
Now, you don’t have to choose one base oil over another, or different oils for different treatments – you can have all their benefits in just one oil. And, Ultra is pure, all-natural and preservative-free.
For those of you who may be concerned about nut allergies, contrary to what you might think, both Fractionated Coconut Oil and Apricot Kernel oil are SEED oils, not NUT oils. Therapists who have nut allergies, or who have clients with nut allergies can safely use Ultra Massage Oil.
Another benefit of this unique blend of oil: it's water dispersible - which means that the oil washes out (at low temperatures) and does not build-up that rancid, oily heaviness in your towels, linens or uniforms. This saves you money as you don't need to replace them as frequently as when using a 'heavier' oil.
I hope this blog has answered some of your questions about choosing the right massage oil for you and your clients. For more information or to order online, go to purepro.ie/oils.
Mary - always here to help you help your clients.