Massage Oils and Linens Do They Mix?
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What makes one massage therapy treatment better than an another? After the obvious comparing of credentials and clinical experience, the convenience of booking, getting there…and parking!
What about the smells we encounter and the sheets we slip our bodies between. One thing I really appreciate when I go for a massage therapy session is clean linen. I like the sheets to be clean and the room to feel hygienic without a clinical coldness which inhibits relaxation. When I experience a rancid oil smell from sheets or the room/office setting it is a real turnoff.
Keeping massage table linens clean and oil free has been a dilemma for massage therapists the world over. What common solutions (no pun intended) have been used and how do they measure up in my opinion.
5) My Professional Recommendation: Use pure, cold expellor pressed oils on the skin whenever possible. Organic oils are the ultimate food for the skin adding essential fatty acids and nutrients to the body as they are massaged into your muscles. If deeper tissue work is required use balms and butters from shea, olive oil, beeswax and coconut to name a few. As for the linen use the best quality linens you can afford, use basic cleaning solutions with no added artificial fragrance like our Always Kleen Detergent made especially for massage linens.with no added artificial fragrance. Replace your linens regularly when they become pilled, stained or the oil won’t come out. You can always take your linens to a professional cleaning company to remove the oil residue for you. They really know how to fold your linen too and it looks great when you get it back. Some cleaners will use professional Green cleaning products. Check in for my next blog on Massage Oils and Balms. Thanks for reading Roxanne Derkson RMT GCFP