Hot oil is used in massage therapy.
A hot oil treatment is a type of therapeutic body or hair massage for relaxation and healing purposes. For the body, hot oil is used to loosen and flush out internal impurities, which are then flushed out through the urinary and digestive tracts. Therefore, it is important to drink plenty of water after treatment.
The oil used must be cold-pressed organic. It is important to note that the skin is an organ and will metabolize everything that comes in contact with it, so only pure products should be used. Sesame oil is a good choice for hot oil treatments. For people with a lot of heat and inflammation of the skin or muscles, a more refreshing oil such as olive or coconut oil can be used. This is especially true for people with sensitive skin.
Coconut oil can be used for skin or hair treatments.
To prepare for a treatment, cold-pressed organic oil must be placed in a stainless steel pan. The person offering the treatment should heat the oil to a temperature just below the boiling point and before it starts to smoke. He or she should then let the oil sit until it reaches a comfortable temperature.
For best results, it’s good to have two technicians working in person. This should be done in unison so that the body part on each side of the body is massaged simultaneously. It is important for coaches to take long strides across the limbs and back, while making circular motions through the joints.
Oil for a hot oil treatment should be heated in a stainless steel pan.
The organs must be massaged in the direction they flow. Pressure should not be placed on the heart, and only a very light touch in a gentle circular motion should be considered. Often, a steady stream of oil is poured over the forehead repeatedly to create a feeling of relaxation. This Ayurvedic process, known as shirodhara, is believed to also balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
Olive oil is used in hot oil hair treatments.
The head should be covered with oil from the top of the forehead to the nape of the neck. The ears should be a special focus as they represent the kidneys according to ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Indian massage therapy techniques. The feet and hands should also receive special attention, as all meridians can be influenced.
Some hot oil treatment programs include an herbal oil enema to complete the elimination of toxins. It is thought that by releasing and releasing toxins, the body is prepared to continue this process and elimination is easy and natural. The techniques can also help flush gallstones. For this reason, people receiving treatment should spend the rest of the day drinking warm water and eating only healthy, simple foods while getting plenty of rest.
Hot oil treatments can be used to tame thick, unruly hair.
For hot oil hair treatments, people often use olive oil or coconut oil, as too much heat on the head can cause hair loss. The massage should be continuous and in large circular movements performed by each finger. Special attention should be paid to the neck area as this will free up the entire head.
Once the massage is completed, the hair must be wrapped with a cotton cloth and the oil must remain on the head for 30 minutes to two hours. A heating lamp can be used if the person becomes cold. At the end of the treatment, the hair should be washed with a mild, natural shampoo. With the addition of herbs, hot oil hair treatments are an excellent head stimulant and hair conditioning.