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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
I don't know what we would have done if we had not had ScripHessco as our supplier. From the days before opening until now, they have been here for us. The promptness of your services have been fantastic. The array of products is phenomenal and the great pricing you just can't beat. I want to say a great big "thank you" to Brenda as well she has been the best rep that anyone could ever ask to have call on an office. She is so knowledgeable and has the expertise to help you through from opening to anytime you may need her.
Dr. Roby Taylor Myers, Owner & Lead Chiropractor at East Coast Elite Chiropractic-Sports Performance & Rehab
I appreciate all the support over the last 2 years while setting up my new practice. I have had successful results with over 90-95% of my patients with disc injuries/ neck/ back pain in utilizing the DTS table as a stand alone treatment. I will be honest- it was a tough decision initially because of the financial investment/ commitment while I was starting practice. I am glad that I decided to integrate the DTS into my practice from the start because of the referrals and the wonderful response from my patients. Thanks again for all your help over the last 2 years and continued support.
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Oils, Creams & Lotions
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MASSAGE LUBRICANT
A massage therapy without any lubricant is quite dry and can be downright uncomfortable. Massage creams, oils, and lotions offer a quality, relaxing experience while leaving your skin moist and fragrant. But it's important to know that these lubricants have different qualities that make them well-suited for specific massage sessions. For instance, massage creams have varying grades of friction — lower friction grades are often used by therapists for effleurage sessions while higher friction grade creams are used for deep tissue massages.
Massage lubricants, in general, create a more pleasurable experience for clients while also making it easier for therapists to glide over the skin. Dry skin contact can be difficult for both parties involved and can even cause chafing.
Aside from acting as a lubricant, massage creams, oils, and lotions also have aromatherapeutic benefits. Aromatherapy involves exposing the nose to different fragrances to stimulate specific responses in the brain. Of the three types of lubricants, oils are the most popular choice for aromatherapeutic massage sessions. Oils can be easily altered in terms of scent without requiring vigorous or complex mixing.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OILS, LOTIONS, AND CREAMS
Massage creams are often thicker than most products that massage therapists use on their clients. It offers less slippage and is perfect for targeted massage sessions where the therapist is working on a specific body part. It's quick to absorb into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy feeling after application the way that many lotions and oils do. And unlike gels, creams are also less likely to leave stains or discoloration on articles of clothing and sheets.
Massage oils are the most commonly used type of lubricant for massage therapy sessions. Oil creates a great slide and leaves a warm and comfortable feeling on the therapist's hands and client's skin. Oils are also generally more cost-effective since it doesn't require constant reapplication like lotions and gels.
Some of our most popular massage oils include CBD CLINIC™ Deep Rub Pain Relief Massage Oils, Soothing Touch® Herbal Therapy Massage Oils, and BIOTONE® Clear Results® Massage Oil with Jojoba Oil & Aloe Vera.
Perhaps the cheapest option among lubricants on the shelf is massage lotion. That being said, lotions require constant reapplication as they are quickly absorbed by the skin.
The upside to lotions is that they are a good basic lubricant that many clients may already be using on a daily basis. That means it is less likely to cause any irritations or allergic reactions like gels or creams. There is also little to no greasy residue left behind.
An important thing to consider when choosing which type of lubricant to use is if it contains any allergens that could potentially irritate your client's skin. Being a massage therapist or chiropractor, it is your responsibility to ask if your client has had an allergic reaction in the past to certain products. If so, it is best to use massage lubricants that are labeled "hypoallergenic" like BIOTONE's Advanced Therapy Massage Gel.
Your professional experience as a massage therapist or chiropractor is only the first ingredient to a relaxing or healing massage; what lubricant you use can make or break that experience as it completely changes the amount of glide or friction that you have to work with.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need massage oil to give a massage to my patients?
The short answer is yes... However, while massage oil is necessary to lubricate the skin for Swedish massages, different massage techniques have different requirements. Some modalities are better with massage gel, others with massage lotion, while massage cream is suitable for all types of massages except for seated ones. Because seated massages are often performed on portable massage chairs in public areas, patients remain fully clothed, and no massage lubricant is used.
What kind of massage oil or lotion should I use for deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is a full-body massage that works best with a massage lotion or a massage gel. Both add a silky touch to the deep tissue massage and glide on the skin without feeling greasy or sticky. Since deep tissue massages focus more on pain relief than relaxation, the most suitable massage lotions and gels are often unscented. Some are also hypoallergenic or paraben-free. BIOTONE®, Bon Vital', and TheraPro™ deep tissue massage lotions, for instance, all base their popularity on having the perfect formula for minimum glide and deep friction, which recommends them for stimulating and neuromuscular massage techniques. Among gels, Soothing Touch® Deep Tissue Massage Gel stands out through its combination of cayenne, soothing white camphor, and cinnamon essential oils.
What type of lotion do massage therapists most commonly use?
Massage therapists often choose unscented oil blends that they can customize for each session by adding a few drops of pure essential oil. The massage lotions most commonly used in salons and spas are also unscented and usually based on almond oil, aloe vera oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, or jojoba oil, with varying percentages of glycerin, alcohol, and purified water. Massage lotions are chosen based on texture and absorption level, depending on how much the therapist wants it to glide when applying a certain modality. Scented or cooling massage lotions are more popular in small 8 oz. formats that easily fit in bottle holsters. Unscented lotions are usually bought by salons and spas in larger bottles, of 1 or even 5 gallons. They are then divided into smaller 8 oz. lotion bottles with pumps or flip-top caps and customized with different fragrances.
What is the difference between massage cream and massage lotion?
The main difference between massage cream and massage lotion is that creams are thicker and absorb less quickly, but it is also worth mentioning that lotions, of all massage lubricants, are the least likely to cause irritations or allergic reactions. Due to their high absorbency and low glide, massage lotions are usually employed for deep tissue massages that release muscle tension, whereas massage creams are gentler and more suitable for pain relief associated with muscle injuries and soreness.
What is massage gel made of?
Massage gels have a light, pleasant texture, are more lasting than oils, and have the additional benefit of being non-greasy. They typically consist of a blend of oils, essential oils, waxes, and vitamin E. Some massage gels also contain sea algae extract, green tea leaf extract, vitamin A, and dimethicone — a silicon-based polymer that keeps the skin hydrated by forming a barrier that prevents water loss.
Do massage oils, lotions, and creams expire?
All massage lubricants have a limited shelf life and each type and brand comes with its recommendations. While not exactly an expiration date, shelf life can range from as little as 6 months up to 2 years, and it is important to take it into account to prevent allergic reactions. Salt and sugar scrubs also come with limited-time usage recommendations — usually, 18 months at room temperature. Bath bombs, bath salts, body washes, and facial cleansers have a similar shelf life but make sure to check the packaging and write down the opening date. To help them last longer, store essential oils, skin care products, lubricants, and other related massage supplies in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.