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The Benefits of Sesame Oil For Thai Massage

In Ayurveda, the benefits and versatility of sesame oil have earned it the nickname “the king of oils.”

If your client is typically cold, use sesame oil, which is warming. Sesame seed oil is made from fresh seeds using the cold-pressing technique.

There are many advantages to using sesame oil for Thai oil massage. Like coconut oil, sesame oil has significant health benefits for your clients but less practical benefits for your clinic.

Health Benefits

Sesame oil is high in minerals and vitamin E and can treat skin conditions like blemishes, nourishes, acne, and scars.

Sesame oil also provides a lot of moisture to your skin and helps prevent moisture loss. Like coconut oil, Sesame oil protects your skin from the harsh forces of nature, such as wind.

The most notable benefit of sesame seed oil for the skin is its function as an emollient. Emollients are moisturizing ingredients that aid skin hydration, softening, and smoothing.

Sesame oil deeply rejuvenates your skin when applied topically. It moisturizes your skin and gives it a healthy glow. It also has skin-whitening properties, so you can incorporate it into your skin and face care routines.

Sesame seed oil contains a variety of fatty acids. Fatty acids are essential for our skin, hair and nail health. Vitamin E is one of sesame seed oil’s most prevalent fatty acids. When a practitioner uses sesame seed oil during a massage, the recipient gets the added benefit of a healthy skin moisturizer that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and age spots. Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties that can prevent aging.

Another reason many massage therapists utilize sesame seed oil is because it can help fight aches and pains. Sesame seed oil is high in nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium and manganese. All these nutrients improve bone health and density, reducing swelling and inflammation.

Some studies show that sesame seed oil reduces anxiety. Tyrosine, a component of sesame seed oil, is directly connected to serotonin activity in the brain. Tyrosine helps improve a person’s mood by stimulating the release of enzymes and hormones that make us feel happy and relaxed. So, getting a sesame seed oil massage can relieve depression and anxiety after a hard day or week.

Another nutrient in copper is sesame seed oil, which is beneficial for circulation. The body requires copper to produce red blood cells. When a person gets a sesame seed oil massage, the skin absorbs the extra copper into the bloodstream, which helps improve circulation and lets the body function at optimal levels.

Practical Considerations

Many massage therapists use sesame seed oil because it is easy to store and doesn’t require the heating that coconut oil sometimes needs. However, while the medicinal benefits of sesame oil massage are substantial, it does have quite a heavy scent that may appeal only to some people.

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