MASSAGE OILS – THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTERNAL OLEATION.
- 1 July 2016
The word for oil in Sanskrit, sneha, is also the word for love. So massage ritual is essentially spreading love and nourishment to all of the tissues in the body, as well as to the mind and senses.
“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age”
Charaka Samhita Vol. 1, V: 88-89
(One of the Great ancient texts of Ayurveda)
External oleation of the skin is becoming more important as our population ages.
The main reason to massage the body with the oil is to remove toxins from the deep tissues. It also works to purify, nourish, and tone the body on a deep cellular level.
How should we use this information to achieve our aims?
|Dry/Mature Skin||Avocado, Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Olive, Rosehip Seed, Sweet Almond, Evening Primrose, Calendula, Camellia Seed, Olive, Sesame, Macademia, Argan, Tamanu|
|Normal Skin||Apricot Kernel, Peach Kernel, Jojoba, Sunflower, Sweet Almond, Sesame, Hazelnut, Pomegranate, Perilla|
|Oily/Acne Prone Skin||Jojoba, Neem, Apricot Kernel, Tamanu, Sesame, Hemp Seed, Black Cumin Seed, Rosehip Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Perilla|
A full body massage with oils calms the mind, leaving you feeling grounded yet focused and alert, and balances emotions.
When I was in India, studying Ayurveda, I also learnt how important it is to massage a baby from its early days.
Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby’s body with your hands. Use pure, unrefines, cold-pressed oils only on your baby’s skin. As part of your massage routine, you can gently manipulate your baby’s ankles, wrists and fingers. You can talk softly, hum or sing to your baby while you are massaging.
Massage may help your baby to: