9 Best Massage Oil And Their Surprising Benefits in 2020

Health & Fitnessby RSL online05 March 2020

Massage Oil

What can be most relaxation feeling than having a massage in low lighting with soft music after the long tiring day? Massaging with massage oil keeps our mind, body, and soul relax. 

But there are various massage oils which you must know with their benefits. It’s not necessary that massage can only be done by the massage therapist but it can also be done at home. Massage enhances blood circulation and relaxes your muscle nerves.

There are surprising benefits of massaging with massage oil, such as it lowers blood pressure, encourages better sleep, enhances blood circulation, decreases headaches and aging effects, and many more.

9 Best Massage Oil With Their Benefits:

Knowing the purpose of each massage oil is vital and some of the popular massage oils are described below,

1. Olive Oil:

Olive Oil

Olive oil is usually yellow in color and consists of sweet fragrance. Yes, it is not only used for cooking but also as a massage oil.

The prime benefit of this oil is that it is not harmful and suitable for all skin types. On the other hand, this oil is heavy in weight and absorbs by our skin fast.

By removing the lactic acid, it promotes blood circulation throughout our body. Olive oil is excellent in reducing oxidative stress from your body. In addition, it provides us refreshments.

2. Jojoba Oil:

Jojoba oil is somewhat a wax that is extracted from the jojoba plant. This oil works best for back pain. 

Jojoba oil is rich in wax ester and anti-inflammatory properties which repairs skin barriers. This oil prevents your skin from irritation and keeps it healthy. Jojoba is mostly suitable for aromatherapy massage.

3. Sunflower Oil:

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is light in weight and has a non-greasy nature that won’t leave your skin oily. But make sure to purchase it in a small quantity because it gets rancid fast.

This oil should only be stored in cooler and darker areas. Sunflower oil is extracted from sunflower seeds that mean it is rich in stearic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, etc. This oil can also help you to extend shelf life by adding 2 capsules of Vitamin E.

4. Almond Oil: 

Almond Oil

This oil is widely used by the massage therapist because of its high benefits. This oil is extracted from almonds and is pale yellow in color.

Almond oil is quickly absorbed by your skin and is slightly oily. The excellent quality of this oil is that it does not irritate your skin and the price of this oil is reasonable. But do you know that this oil protects your skin from UV rays of the sun? Yes, it does.

5. Peanut Oil:

Groundnut oil is also known by the name ‘Peanut Oil’. This oil is widely used for massage by the massage therapist. 

Peanut oil helps in relieving tissue and muscle pain because it performs as a hydrating agent. It effectively treats your dry skin and reduces your cholesterol level. On the other hand, it gives you relief from other types of skin problems.

6. Shea Butter: 

Shea Butter

Shea butter is extracted from the seeds of the shea plant. It helps to regenerate the cells and improves blood circulation.

Shea butter is solid at room temperature and looks like heavy butter and greasy on the skin. Shea butter is excellent in reducing stretch marks and makes your joints pain-free.

7. Argan Oil:

Argan OilArgan oil has numerous benefits from promoting new hair growth to body massage. This oil is non-greasy and softens your skin instantly.

This oil is great in improving flexibility. It will also eliminate your loose and sagging skin. Massing with oil has great benefits in improving your joint pain and promotes the water carrying capacity of the skin.

8. Apricot Kernel Oil:

Apricot kernel oil is slightly more expensive than almond oil though its color and textures are similar as compared to almond oil.

It provides a longer shelf life because it is rich in vitamin E. It is easily absorbed by the skin because it is heavier in weight. This oil is great in treating those people who have various kinds of allergies.

9. Fractionated Coconut Oil:

Fractionated coconut oil includes medium-chain triglycerides in the oil. This oil has less glide, sticker, and suitable for shorter massage strokes. 

This oil is cheaper as compared to other types of oil yet has a long shelf life. But be aware, if you have allergy from coconuts then you should not use this oil for massage. This oil is the best massage oil in relieving from body stress.


So, you have come across numerous types of massage oil with their surprising benefits. Massage is vital for your body as it helps to relax your muscle nerves and makes your body pain free.

But there are some tips that you must follow while massaging such as you must not eat before massaging, don’t take bath immediately after the massage, be comfortable, relax your mind, etc.

Still, have some doubts? Feel free to ask your queries in the comment section below.
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