At Massage and Relax we use Organic Argan Oil in the oil-based massage sessions. One of our favourite essential oil that is used with the Argan Oil is organic sweet orange, which make wonders for relaxation. However, if you are on any homeopathic treatment, no essential oils will be used as this may limit the efficiency of the homeopathic treatment.
One of the essential points in our practice is to use organic products during the massage sessions. We have a holistic view of how things should be done, and for such a relaxing, soothing moment it would be contraindicative to use toxic products on your body. The benefits of the massages that we specialise in are all aimed at relaxation and Argan Oil is indeed well known to have this effect. It soothes body muscles and improves the blood circulation in the body, as well as improving the elasticity of the skin, moisturising and revitalising the skin. It is also known to slow down tissue and joint damage, which makes it good for use or those who suffer from arthritis.
This oil has its origins in Morocco and has been used for several hundred years for different purposes, such as culinary, medicinal and cosmetic. It contains linoleic and oleic fatty acids, which are known to support good health. It is composed of a healthy dose of vitamin E, and contains both antioxidant anti-inflammatory properties. Often it is referred to as liquid gold.
There are studies that set out that using it on the skin may reduce inflammation and that it is effective in preventing several skin conditions and some illnesses. Research cannot definitively prove this but many people report positive results after using it.
Today it is relatively common to find Argan in cosmetic and skin care products. It has a moisturising effect thanks to the vitamin E which it contains. It may have an impact of repairing and maintaining healthy skin, which diminishes visible signs of the skin aging. It has also been proven to increase the skin elasticity and hydration. Research shows that this can be achieved by using both oral supplements and applying the Argan Oil directly to the skin.
Hair and Skin
Argan Oil contains vital nutrients for keeping your skin and hair healthy. As it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components, in cases of acne due to dry skin or general irritation, this may be the solution to a smoother complexion. It has also been proven to protect the skin from sun damage, helping against burns and hyperpigmentation. It is extremely hydrating for dry skin and may strengthen skin tissues which reduces and prevents wrinkles. For the hair, it can be used as a leave-in conditioner, which is very effective on split ends and tames frizzy hair, as well as protects it against the heat of hair dryers.
Organic Sweet Orange
Sweet Orange is a mixture of pomelo and mandarin and was brought by Portuguese travellers from China to West Africa and then Europe in the 15th century. To start off with, the smell of it is so soothing and enjoyable and puts you in a warm, summerlike feeling. It is a powerful essential oil which works well with the Argan Oil as it also has properties that are effective with acne problems, helps alleviate inflammation and improve skin conditions. It can also alleviate muscle pains cramps and abdominal discomfort. One of the extremely appreciated properties is its power to boost energy levels and improve mood together with other health benefits, as its ability to reduce stress levels and fatigue.
Both Argan Oil and Sweet Orange essential oil have so many positive benefits in helping with pain inflammation, skin conditions, moisturising and so many more benefits that using these in your everyday life can be nothing but beneficial.
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