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How to Make a Simple Massage Oil

NOTE: If you’re looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift for your husband, this massage oil and a massage provided by you might be the perfect gift idea!

This makes a thoughtful and inexpensive gift!

I’ve had 2 professional massages in my life, and both were a surprise spa day paid for by someone else. I find it above my personal budget to pay for expensive massages on a regular basis, but I sure did appreciate the person who splurged for me!

If you’ve never had a good massage, you don’t know what you’re missing out on! After experiencing the stress melt away and feeling like a renewed person after my massages, it wasn’t hard to convince me how beneficial they are for good health.

Why a Massage Is Beneficial

Massage can have profound effects on the body by creating physiological and chemical changes throughout the body. Plus, during a massage, several reflex points are being pressed throughout the body. These reflex points correlate with organs in your body, and the massage helps send healing signals to the organs that may need to be repaired. Other benefits of a massage are:

  • Relieves migraines and headaches
  • Releases amino acids that work as a natural painkiller
  • Improves joints
  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • Helps immune system by stimulation of lymph flow
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces stress
  • Better air flow for asthma sufferers
  • Decreases PMS symptoms
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Prepares expectant mothers’ bodies for an easier labor
  • Helps to release trapped toxins

 

How to Do a Massage

Now, I am not a professional when it comes to massage by any means, and you don’t have to be either! Just simply massaging a person’s head {the head has several reflex points) with your hands and fingertips can do a world of good for that person’s health.

Massaging the hands and feet is also really beneficial, and who doesn’t love a good back rub?!

If you are interested in digging deeper into the subject of massage, you can check out websites like this one.

If you do enough research on this subject, you will find that a massage is beneficial for the entire body by helping it to heal and function more efficiently. When the whole body (or a part of the body) is being penetrated and soothed, any amount of healing can occur.

How to Make a Massage Oil

When it comes to a massage, anyone can use bare hands, but adding a massage oil with essential oils into the mix makes it extra special. Not only do the oils smell amazing, but they also offer positive health benefits as well.

For a spur-of-the-moment massage oil, you can simply mix a teaspoon of a favorite carrier oil with a few drops of a gentle essential oil of choice and use immediately.

Carrier oil suggestions:

Essential oil suggestions:

When choosing essential oils for a massage, the options seem almost endless! The above list is just a small example.

 

Basic Massage Oil Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. carrier oil
  • 15-20 drops of essential oil(s)

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a dark glass bottle.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Use as needed!

During my professional massages, the therapist only used one kind of essential oil on me, but many people enjoy using a combination of oils. Use your creativity and see which oils you like blending together best!

 

Have you ever given or received a great massage?

REFERENCES:
  1. How To Make Massage Oils 9 Recipes To Get Started. (2014). Retrieved February 17, 2016, from http://www.naturallivingideas.com/make-natural-massage-oils-9-recipes-get-started/
  2. Learn More About Massage and the Benefits. (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2016, from http://www.massagetherapy.com/learnmore/benefits.php
  3. DIY: Easy Massage Oil Recipes. (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2016, from http://mountainroseblog.com/diy-massage-oils/

About the author

Jill

Jill York is a Christian herbalist and a homeschool mom of 4. As a young adult, she found her health spinning out of control, and was for the first time introduced to natural medicine, where she found healing. Her desire is to encourage and empower other moms to take control of their family's health naturally. You can find her blogging at Jill’s Home Remedies and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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