Let us introduce you to the massage oils we use here in La Spa, and which are available for you to purchase to take home with you.

The use of oils in massage is critical, to ensure a smooth massage technique, avoiding friction between the therapist’s hands and the client’s skin. The oils used depend on the type of massage, as each has different properties.

We use two types of oils, essential oils and carrier oils, which dilute the essential oils and absorb them into the skin. At La Spa the four essential oils used are Fokienia, Citriodora, Holy Basil and Cajeput. The two carrier oils we use are Olive Oil and Tamanu Oil.

Olive Oil is most beneficial in combating the signs of aging, containing Vitamin E and antioxidant ingredients to protect the skin.

Tamanu Oil, the traditional Vietnamese equivalent of olive oil has many benefits for skin conditions including anti-aging, healing of wounds, burns and cuts.

Fokienia Essential Oil is a great addition to anti-aging formulas, is anti-inflammatory, used as physical pain relief and as an aid to psychological problems.

Citriodora Essential Oil is a natural insect repellent and can assist in destroying viruses responsible for respiratory infections. It is also used to treat skin conditions such as burns, wounds and dermatitis.

Holy Basil Essential Oil is rich in Vitamins A and C, is anti-aging and helps prevent eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Cajeput Essential Oil is a strong insecticide, an anti-inflammatory, also used in cosmetics and antiseptic creams.

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