Coconut oil is a marvellous gift from nature that has so many different uses – from our hair to our skin to our food. What you might not know is that coconut oil is fantastic to incorporate into a massage. When it comes to our health, massages play an important role. They stimulate blood circulation, bring more oxygen to our tissue and revitalise our muscles. Combine this with the benefits of coconut oil and it’s not hard to see why a coconut oil massage should be included in everyone’s health and wellness routine.
Coconut oil is full of saturated fats and when this is applied to the skin, it effectively traps moisture. This means that it protects the skin from feeling dry and dehydrated and stops it from cracking. These fatty acids are also safe to leave on the skin, meaning you don’t need to worry about immediately washing it off after your massage.
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E – also known as your skin’s best friend. Vitamin E helps to keep your skin rejuvenated, healthy and glowing. Not only do you receive the benefits of a massage but it’s like a facial for your skin! It’s also full of antioxidants, which work to prevent the signs of ageing. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue, making it an ideal choice.
When used as a massage oil, coconut oil penetrates the skin easily and our bodies easily absorb the goodness it has to offer. It also makes a wonderful carrier oil herbal extracts or essential oils.
A massage with coconut oil helps to soothe and relax muscles within our body, making it a great choice if you are feeling tired or sore from physical activity. It may also help with inflammation, cellulite and stretch marks. Its antibacterial properties can also help to treat a variety of skin infections and aid the skin in getting rid of harmful bacteria. Additionally, because of these anti-bacterial benefits, it can also be useful for those who suffer from back acne.
Unlike some oils, coconut oil doesn’t stain. This means that you don’t have to worry about protecting your clothes when you get a coconut oil massage or when getting dressed afterwards! It has little to no aroma, which means it is a great option for clients who may be sensitive to smells.
As you can see, there are so many benefits when it comes to coconut oil massages and they are fantastic for both your muscles and your skin! It’s no wonder the treatment is becoming so popular.
Here at Pen Pen Wellness, we offer a warm coconut massage and it’s a much-loved treatment amongst our clients. It’s an amazing way to treat your skin and muscles at the same time, so book an appointment with us today and indulge in a coconut oil massage!