Showing posts with label sports massage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports massage. Show all posts

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ginger Oil For Pain Relief

It's no secret if you read my blog posts that I adore essential oils and all things aromatherapy. What I love most, aside from lovely aromas, is the therapeutic benefits associated with the oils.

I was just reading an article in Massage Magazine on a study done on the effectiveness of ginger oil combined with Swedish massage or traditional Thai massage on chronic lower back pain.The group conducting the study monitored both the short and long term effectiveness of the ginger oil and compared it against the baseline pain level at the start. Both modalities (although Swedish proved to be more effective) led to significant improvement in pain levels and disability.


Ginger oil is also known for increasing circulation making it a great oil for sports massage and client's with poor circulation.

Want to give this natural pain relief combo a try? Here are a few options to get you started:

ESS® Ginger Pure Essential Oil 
Lotus Touch Ginger Essential Oil

Like making your own lotions, oils, scrubs?

SPA PANTRY Ginger Root Powder / 1 Lb
Organic Ginger Root
Organic Ginger Root Powder

I never tried ginger oil with any of my clients, but I am excited to give it a try!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Massage Therapists: Take the Strain Out of Deep Tissue Work!


Deep tissue massages are straining and a lot of hard work, right? Well, there is a way to deliver an effective deep tissue or sports therapy massage that won't leave you so drained. Interesting! Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil will do the hard work for you! You and your client will both feel great. This massage oil contains 100% natural, botanical essential oils and over 20 natural pain relieving and muscle relaxing compounds. It also contains no parabens, chemicals, nut proteins or animal products and does not have a medicinal smell to it like most similar products. The Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil works great for spot treatment of localized acute or chronic pain areas. It relieves painful nerves, joints, muscles, arthritis, headaches, post surgical pain, shin splints, and sore feet. Great for improving range of motion when used before sports! This massage oil reduces the effort in any massage and provides faster, deeper, longer lasting results!

Also, something awesome to know about this item is that just one 2 oz. bottle is good for 300 applications! And the 8 oz. bottle will provide just as many applications as a 1/2 gallon of most other products! Can we say...cost effective?

Ingredients: 
  • Pure essential oils (triple certified): peppermint, nutmeg, lavender, clove, black pepper. 
  • Pure oils of: jojoba gold, olive, grapeseed, apricot. 
  • Flower essences: self heal, oak, sunflower, pine, vervain.

Useful Tip:
Extremely effective with hot stone therapy. Apply oil before massage to the area, place hot pad or stones on for 5-10 minutes. Come back to area to work deeply.