Massage oil or massage lotion which do you prefer?

Sensual husband Sensual husband
Let's see who prefers what kind of product.
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I prefer massage oil
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I prefer massage lotion
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other (please explain)
Alicia , Jobthingy , PlayfulPisces87 , Emma (Girl With Fire) , idunshire , MeliPixie , vegan.guy , potstickers , lainebug
9
Total votes: 82 (79 voters)
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10/22/2010
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Alicia Alicia
Actually I just tried a massage balm which is basically like an oil, but it's in solid form before it's warmed. I found it to be less greasy than an oil but lasted a lot longer than massage lotions normally do. Lotions tend to absorb too quickly for me. My husband on the other hand prefers a lotion becuase he hates to feel any kind of residue left on his skin.
10/22/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
If it is an oil that absorbs well then I don't mind it but I hate feeling greasy. So I tend to reach for lotions for this reason
10/25/2010
ScottA ScottA
Oils seem to last longer, at least for me. Something with a coconut oil base helps to prevent spills.
10/25/2010
butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
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Originally posted by Alicia
Actually I just tried a massage balm which is basically like an oil, but it's in solid form before it's warmed. I found it to be less greasy than an oil but lasted a lot longer than massage lotions normally do. Lotions tend to absorb too ... More
What is this called?
10/27/2010
Taylor Taylor
I prefer oil. I'm a professional massage therapist and use oils for my work, so that's what I keep around the house. I'm also pretty partucular about what ingredients are in whatever product I'm using. I've never really liked lotions because at least the ones I've tried using kind of ball up on me if I've been massaging an area for awhile and then you get gross little lotion/skin goobers on them.
11/05/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Taylor
I prefer oil. I'm a professional massage therapist and use oils for my work, so that's what I keep around the house. I'm also pretty partucular about what ingredients are in whatever product I'm using. I've never really liked ... More
They just disappear - really fast.

I'm amateur and I really like coconut oils. You can scent them yourselves and if the bottle gets knocked over nothing happens (unless you're in a hot place (over 75)).

Professional massage therapists tend to use liquid oils it seems, don't know what their reason is.
11/06/2010
Taylor Taylor
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Originally posted by ScottA
They just disappear - really fast.

I'm amateur and I really like coconut oils. You can scent them yourselves and if the bottle gets knocked over nothing happens (unless you're in a hot place (over 75)).

Professional massage ... More
With the massage therapists I know it seems to depend on the type of work they do that leads them to prefer oil, lotion, or whatever.

I mostly do a relaxation type massage so I want the glide to last as long as possible so that's why I prefer oils, but a lot of people who do deep tissue work prefer lotions since they aren't slippery which is better for that type of massage
11/18/2010
lamira lamira
I prefer lotions, to help moisturize my skin, and I do not enjoy the greasy feeling of oil.
11/27/2010
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I tend to reach for coconut oil for massage. It absorbs quickly and is easy to clean up if a mess is made. It also doesn't make me break out like some oils do.
12/14/2010
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I prefer oil. It seems to last way longer than lotion.
12/14/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I prefer oil!
12/14/2010
CynicallyYours CynicallyYours
i had a bf who's roomie was a massage therapist and we used to use his good expensive oils. ever since then lotion just doesn't do it for me!
12/14/2010
toxie m toxie m
Oil it is just so excellently slippery
12/14/2010
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by Sensual husband
Let's see who prefers what kind of product.
Definitely oil Slicker!
12/20/2010
The Awesome Penguin The Awesome Penguin
Oil is defiantly more slippery...
01/07/2011
NuMe NuMe
Lotions soak in too fast. And oil is just more fun!
01/07/2011
PlayfulPisces87 PlayfulPisces87
I'm a licensed massage therapist as well. For massaging my boyfriend in the bedroom, I prefer a thicker creme over a thin lotion or a heavy oil, though coconut oil is very nice. I use lotion professionally because I do a lot of deep tissue. Either way, I'm not find of anything too greasy.
01/07/2011
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
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Originally posted by Sensual husband
Let's see who prefers what kind of product.
As a professional I use oils. It gives a better coverage and the lotions absorb in way to fast requiring you to keep using more. I have found that if someone has REALLY dry skin I like to use a little bit of ultra moisturizing lotion to start with and then the oil. The lotion soaks in so that the oil is able to stay on top of the skin a little longer giving better glide.
01/11/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I find oil to be messy and lotion stays put better.
01/22/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I like a butter/oil combo such as cocoa, shae or mango butter and an oil and fragrance mixture. The butters (like coconut which I also like)stay in a solid form and melt on contact. The benefit to using these over coconut oil is that they are better for natural skincare, each having its own special abilities and they do not melt as fast as coconut oil meaning that the bar will last a while
01/23/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Double post. So I will tell you a bit about the benefits of the butters

COCOA BUTTER
Cocoa butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture. In addition, cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma.

Pregnant women have long used to cocoa butter formulations to prevent and treat stretch marks, but this pleasant-smelling substance is added to countless other topical preparations as well. Lotions and oils containing cocoa butter are often used in aromatherapy massages to promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. Recent research indicates that massaging the skin with cocoa butter may help relieve stress, boost the immune system, and even prevent cancer. This is because cocoa butter, like chocolate, contains a lot of CMP. Researchers in Japan reported that CMP inhibits the growth of cancerous cells and tumors by reducing active oxygen levels in the body, and concluded that CMP inhibits the oxidation of LDL (good) cholesterol and the production of inflammatory cells; there is some evidence that the CMP in cocoa butter may also help prevent heart disease and ease arthritic symptoms.

Preliminary research indicates that CMP actually helps suppress excessive T-cell activity in the immune system, which could help treat conditions associated with overactive immune systems, such as psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.


SHAE BUTTER

Western countries are just beginning to recognize the considerable health and beauty benefits of shea butter, something Africans have known for thousands of years. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The high fatty acid content of shea butter also makes it an excellent additive to soap, shampoos, anti-aging creams, cosmetics, lotions, and massage oils—its soft, butter-like texture melts readily into the skin.

Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.


MANGO BUTTER
Mango butter is extracted from the shelled fruit kernel of the mango tree, which is a tropical evergreen. This butter is highly emollient, softening and soothing to the skin. Mango butter has protective effects against UV radiation and also helps treat skin rash, eczema, insect bites, and poison ivy. Mango butter can help protect and heal skin from the damage caused by sunburn and frostbite. While mango butter is excellent for skin, it is often mixed with other ingredients because it is much harder than she butter.
01/23/2011
idunshire idunshire
I like to use vitamin E oil. I have a lot of scars on my back and aside from being super moisturizing, E oil is good for fading scars. I'm looking into trying coconut oil just because it smells divine...
01/23/2011
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
we always have lotion around message oil gets messy
01/23/2011
GoodMorningSunshine GoodMorningSunshine
My friend is a massage therapist and she had this discussion with me the other day. Generally oil lasts longer and lotion kind of sucks because it dries up so fast, but she has this lotion that is absolutly devine. It's long lasting, not at all messy and after youre done, you don't have to wipe off the excess because it just soaks into your skin.
02/15/2011
darkkitty darkkitty
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Originally posted by Sensual husband
Let's see who prefers what kind of product.
Oil is much more sexy, and easier to use. Lotion is a daily thing for me on myself out of the shower.
02/19/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
My boyfriend and I don't use any massage products, or we use cocoa butter... The sensation of nothing between one another's skin is so much more intimate, and it's relaxing and invigorating at the same time. On the down side, it also means we can't massage for as long, because the friction leads to our hands tiring faster. But it's worth the trade to us
02/27/2011
shirley15461 shirley15461
cool
03/08/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
I like oils better because they typically seem to last longer, but the boyfriend doesn't like the feel of them on his skin much so we usually use lotions instead.
03/08/2011
Mr.RightNow Mr.RightNow
massage oil
03/11/2011
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