Sweet Almond Oil Benefits for Massage Therapy:
Over the years, massage therapists the world over have discovered the benefits of using sweet almond oil by itself, or blended with other essential oils in order to achieve a specific result. This oil, which has a pale yellow tint, is extracted from the seed of the sweet almond tree and leaves little residue after a massage.
In addition to aerial diffusion and direct inhalation, aromatherapists, who often also practice massage therapy, might use an almond oil blended with an essential oil, such as lemon oil, tee tree oil, peppermint oil, thyme oil or lavendar oil to help with relaxation, improve one’s mood, reduce stress and to promote better overall health.
Massage therapists like using this sweet almond oil because it is inexpensive, is easily absorbed into the skin but can be used without frequent reapplication and allows the therapists hands to glide gently and easily over the skin of her customer. When receiving a massage, people often comment on the slightly nutty scent and pleasant feeling of the oil as it is applied.
People who are allergic to nuts should not use almond oil.