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Cold Weather Requires Warming Oils For Massage

Author: Kimberly C.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 11-16-2006
Views: 2,156
Word Count: 98
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1823-OR

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As the weather changes our midwest atmosphere, I change the essential oils I use for massages. To a base of sesame oil, which settles restlessness, add Sandalwood (3 drops), Geranium, which cools and soothes (10 drops), Juniper-heats (4 drops) or Ginger-heats (2 drops) per ounce of oil. This is especially good for low back aches that come in the winter.

There are not many I use that are good for moisture content. The ones that I know of are cooling oils, so we have to add heating or hot oils to balance the thermal nature of the oils.

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