In my last blog, I suggested that massage therapists are spoilt for choice with the number of massage oils available to them. Don’t get me wrong, having such a wide choice is really good, but therapists need to do their homework really well to ensure that they are choosing the best quality oil, with the highest grade ingredients for their clients and their own hands.
After all, when you think about it massaging oil into a client’s skin is like feeding the body with oil through the pores. The skin is actually ingesting the oil, so it’s good to know that you could actually “eat” all the ingredients in Pure Pro’s Ultra oil.
I have already discussed two of the seed oils used in Ultra, this week I will wrap up by telling you a little more about the other oils and their qualities in this unique mix.
Sunflower oil is a light, non-greasy oil that won't leave skin feeling oily. The oil, extracted from sunflower seeds, is rich in the essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid. The amount of linoleic acid in skin declines with age and can be stripped even further by soaps and cleansers. Linoleic acid also helps to stimulate cellular turnover and improves skin hydration.
Safflower oil has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids with great moisturising qualities and it is easily absorbed by the skin. However, it should be mixed with other base oils to increase its shelf life as it can go rancid quickly. It is also rich in Vitamin E which helps to diminish signs of ageing while keeping the skin smooth and supple
Avocado oil is moisturising oil easily absorbed by the skin. It is renowned for its healing, anti-bacterial, and anti-wrinkle properties. It stimulates and increases collagen metabolism in the dermis, helps with cell regeneration, retards visible signs of aging and remarkably softens the skin, while keeping it moisturised and elastic. It helps to restore sun-damaged, dehydrated and under-nourished skin.
With this impressive list of benefits it’s not hard to see why Pure Pro would include Avocado oil in its Ultra massage oil blend.
According to Dianna Dapkins, creator of Pure Pro products, “Not having water in a product is a huge advantage in that it does not require any preservatives to be added. Water is a breeding ground for all types of bacteria - mould, fungus, spores etc. If a product contains water it needs to have a preservative added and Ultra is preservative-free”.
As therapists we really are spoilt for choice, WITHOUT having to choose and buy different oils! When we choose Pure Pro’s Ultra Massage Oil it gives us all of the qualities and benefits from 5 different natural and preservative-free oils in 1 product.
A final point, this unique combination of ingredients makes Ultra Oil super concentrated. You really just need to coat finger tips and work the oil into the tissue, apply more if necessary, but always start with less and build up coverage.