Olive Oil Massage
You’re probably aware of the numerous benefits of adding olive oil to your diet. Yet while it can heal your body from the inside, it also has vast benefits for treatment topically, or, on the outside.
Massage is considered a complementary medicine but is increasingly being offered alongside other modalities as effective treatment for a range of ailments from stress, anxiety, digestive disorders, insomnia, sports injuries and headaches.
Is Olive Oil Good for Massage?
Benefits Of Using Olive Oil For Massage:
Add olive oil to the recipe and you will not only feel the effects of massage but from the healing properties of olive oil.
1. Stress Relieve
We all know by now just how bad stress can be for our health. But knowing doesn’t always help the situation; in fact, it can actually make us stress about being stressed. For many people stress is best managed with scheduled periods for relaxation and one of the best ways to thoroughly relax is via massage.
An olive oil massage will help clam the nerves, increase blood circulation and give anxiety a good nudge.
2. Hair Care
There’s nothing worse than a dry, itchy scalp, especially when you look down and realise it’s flaking off all over your shoulders and back.
As it is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, an olive oil hair treatment and massage will help keep dandruff away. Simply apply olive oil to your head and hair and massage. You can even leave it sit as a treatment if you have time, then shampoo it out and style as usual, without the snowflakes.
3. Banish Pain
Massage is the ideal way to treat sore, stiff and tired muscles and joints. Add in a decent amount of olive oil (slightly warmed is best) and you will be saying goodbye to anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications in no time.
4. Removes Cellulite
When summer approaches and skirts, shorts and swimwear are the order of the day, cellulite can make your fashion choices very limited. Don’t resort to covering up every square inch of your body, get to work now and by summer you could see some definite improvements with the use of olive oil and massage.
Simply mix some olive oil with coffee grinds and your favourite essential oil to make a scrub. Have a warm shower and use dry brushing then massage in your olive oil scrub. Leave it on for up to 30 minutes and wash away for visibly smoother skin.
5. Treat Sunburn
We all know the importance of slip, slop, slapping when the Australian sun is at its fiercest. Yet sometimes regardless of the amount of sunscreen you put on, shade you seek, or clothing you cover up in, the sun can still catch you off guard.
Olive oil has some amazing properties, which can calm sunburnt skin and even help you to tan more evenly. Plant based nutrients and vitamins are great skin soothers so next time mix olive oil with water, lather onto your skin liberally and massage.
6. Skin Care
Dry, flaky skin is not just an issue on your head, during winter with extra layers, heating, electric blankets and cooler temperatures, skin will often dehydrate.
Olive Oil is rich in fatty acids, which are perfect for reducing dry, itchy, cracked skin and soothing skin infections. Massage skin with extra virgin olive oil for the smoothest and most supple skin you have ever had.
Burn Belly Fat Fast with Olive Oil Massage
1. Fat Busting Massage
- Mix 1 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons each of mustard oil and sesame oil.
- Heat the oil slightly and massage in circles on fatty area for 10 minutes.
- Leave it for 1/2 an hour and bath with lukewarm water.
- Repeat 3 times a week.
2. Flat Belly Scrub with Olive Oil and Coffee Grounds
- Mix 2 tablespoons each of warm olive oil, coarsely grounded coffee and juice of 1/2 lemon.
- Massage the mixture gently on belly in circular motions for 5 minutes.
- Dip a towel in warm water, wring out the excess and place it on belly.
- After 10 minutes, take bath.
- Repeat 3 times a week.
3. Olive Oil with Carrier Oils
- Mix 1/2 cup of olive oil, 24 drops patchouli oil, 40 drops of bergamot oil and 80 drops fennel oil.
- Massage the mixture on abdomen for 15 minutes and bath with lukewarm water.
- Alternately, you can mix any other carrier oil.
- Repeat 3 times a week.
4. At Home Body Wrap with Olive Oil
- Mix 1 part olive oil, 2 parts sugar and 2 drops of any essential oil of your choice.
- Massage gently in circular motions on fatty areas.
- Wrap the area with plastic wrap.
- Stay warm for 1/2 an hour by covering yourself with blanket.
- Bath normally. Repeat 3 times a week.
- For sensitive skin, prefer dried basil instead of sugar.
5. Olive Oil with lemon and Honey
- Combine few drops each of olive oil and lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of honey.
- Massage the mixture on fatty areas in circular motions for 5 minutes.
- Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Repeat 2 times per day for better results.