Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Massage | 0 comments

Here at Sensuous London we’d like to introduce you to our top 5 essential sensuous massage oils. Massage oil helps the therapist’s hands move freely and smoothly across the body, intensifying the experience while making the body pliable and supple. Base carrier oils can be combined with naturally relaxing essential fragrances or oils, who’s beneficial properties can be adsorbed by the skin.

We’ve asked our massage angels for some of their favourites and come up with these 5 top recommendations that you can try out and experience for your-self.

Sweet almond oil
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The most widely used oil by professional masseuses and our favourite, is natural sweet almond oil. Used in a variety of cosmetics, it’s lubricating, but not penetrating, which makes it an excellent massage oil and protectant. Almond oil is especially suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin. It’s softening, revitalising and nourishing to the skin.

Grapeseed oil
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Grapeseed oil is another widely used natural massage oil. An excellent alternative for those with nut allergies as it’s naturally non-allergenic, high in antioxidants, nourishing with Vitamins A, B, C and E. Light and odourless, suitable for delicate, problem or sensitive skin. It’s a great choice as a base carrier for other essential oil fragrances. It’s especially useful for skin types that do not absorb oils well, leaving the skin smooth and silky without a greasy feeling.

l'occitane massage oil
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If you’re looking for a premium product try the amazingly relaxing and heavenly smelling l’Occitane relaxing body massage oil. It’s quite pricey but will long lasting and is well worth the money! It’s rich in relaxing essential oils (lavender, tea tree, geranium) with softening vegetable oils (apricot and grape seed). This wonderfully luxurious oil is ideal for those in need of that ultimate moment of pleasure and relaxation. Perfect to unwind after stressful day or to prepare for deep, peaceful sleep.

The Body Shop Huile De Base un fragranced massage oil
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The Body Shop’s unfragranced massage oil is a high street favourite. A versatile oil, containing birch extract, can be used alone or combined with other essential oils such as eucalyptus or citrus. Rich and moisturising, excellent for those who don’t like fragranced oils, perfect for your sensual, full body massage.

Weleda Arnica Massage Oil
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Weleda Arnica massage oil has a wonderfully subtle lavender fragrance. Weleda are a well-established Austrian brand of organic oils. Works wonders with tired and aching muscles, skin feels deeply nourished and amazingly soft. Packed with vitamin E, essential fatty acids and essential oils of lavender and rosemary, which are great for peaceful relaxation.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our recommendations. Let us know if you’ve tried out some of these products or tell us any of your own personal favourites in the comments below.