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Massage therapy is often done using different oils and pressing techniques comprising of various lengths of strokes to relax the muscles of the body. The oils used in therapy have special properties that make it suitable for use by massage therapists. Here are some of the important characteristics and a guide to find the right massage oil:

  1. The density is one of the most important factors of a massage oil. It is essential for the oil to have the right density. The pure oil need not be too dense and should be filtered to make it suitable for use. More factors can be examined through Sydney massage courses.
  2. The viscosity of the oil needs to be low. This is because if the oil is sticky, it becomes hard for the therapist to make the oil flow effectively to different parts of the body and gives the client an unpleasant sticky feeling. The oil should be able to easily flow along with hand movements of the masseuse.
  3. The absorption level should be appropriate. It is important to find an oil that remains during the duration of the massage and is absorbed in the skin once the massage is over.
  4. The smell of the oil should be pleasant in order to give the customer a relaxing, pleasant experience of oil massage therapy.

To conclude, it can be seen that there are various properties of massage oils that need to be kept in mind when choosing the right oil.