Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Massage

The history of Extra Virgin Olive Oil dates back to the ancient Greeks who used it as a medicine for treating various medical conditions, skin diseases and ailments. Being rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids; it is great for many health and cosmetic benefits. It is also one of the best oils that is used by professionals for massage.

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the the healthiest fats because it is a rich source of monounsaturated fats, oleic acid, omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, A and K and antioxidants.

The benefits of Extra Virgin olive oil are numerous. A nourishing massage with Oriwa Naturals Massage Balm will help in relieving sore muscles and strained joints, and the powerful anti-inflammatory compounds present in the extra virgin olive oil may soothe arthritis pain, recover inflamed tissues and protect the skin against infection.

Relieve Pain and Inflammation
Excessive strain, sitting in front of the computer for a long time or exercise can often lead to strained or inflamed muscles and joints. A nourishing and intense body massage with Oriwa Naturals Manuka and Peppermint Massage Balm which is full of Extra Virgin Olive Oil will help relieve muscle pains and spasms.

Relieves Stress
Our modern lives are busy and sometimes stressful, with both work and home commitments. A revitalising massage with Oriwa Naturals Lime and Sandalwood massage balm will help relax and revitalise, calm the nerves, and increase blood circulation throughout the body.  For women, try our Nature’s Trio for Women or Rose & Vanilla.
Helps Relieve Stiff Necks, Shoulders and Back
The modern lifestyle is mostly sedentary, and the majority of our work is computer-centric that requires us to sit for long hours in front of the screen. This often puts strain on muscles of the neck and shoulder. Some easy shoulder and neck stretching exercises or a re-energizing warm massage with Oriwa Naturals Manuka & Peppermint Massage Balm will help in releasing the tension from the neck and shoulders by increasing blood circulation and energy flow. Research shows that the chemical compound “Oleocanthal” present in olive oil works like anti-inflammatory drugs and helps in preventing the production of pro-inflammatory enzymes CoX-1 and COX-2.

Hydrates Skin.
Oriwa Naturals Massage Balm full of Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides intense nourishment to the skin and penetrates into the inner layers to keep it moisturized and hydrated. Olive oil is rich in health benefiting antioxidants and fatty acids that help in moisturizing and nourishing the skin. The antioxidants help reduce dryness, chapped skin, itchy and cracked skin and soothes irritations and microbial skin infections. It creates a protective barrier over the skin surface that prevents further loss of moisture from the skin surface. In addition, the antioxidants also preserve skin elasticity and helps uneven skin tone and discoloration. The beauty benefits of olive oil also include providing glowing, supple and younger looking skin. 

Reduces Stretch Marks
Stretch marks may be caused by a sudden increase or decrease in weight or pregnancy. A massage with Oriwa Naturals Massage balm may improve blood circulation and hydrates, moisturizes and smoothes skin thereby making it soft and supple that helps reduces stretch marks.  Try Natures Trio for women which has a fragrance of Ylang Ylang, Mandarin & lavender.

Aids Better Sleep
Sleep is integral to human life because it provides rest to the mind and body and lets the brain reboot for the following day. A relaxing and de-stressing massage with Oriwa Naturals Massage Balm may help treat sleeping disorders and insomnia that is caused by excessive stress, muscle pain and headache. It  also helps in soothing and relaxing sore muscles, improves blood circulation throughout the body, helps lower blood pressure and heart rate and empowers the immune system- all these help in unwind the body and aids a more restful sleep.

Oriwa Naturals have 50ml tins for home use – if you have a partner or friend who will massage you. Alternatively, we do provide 500ml pots for massage therapists, podiatrists and physiotherapists, so show them this blog and ask them to order some  wholesale for your next massage with them.

Our Massage Balm is packed full of Extra Virgin Olive Oil so you will be getting all the health benefits above.

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