Coconut Oil for Massage and So Much More

staff post 7/05/2015

Coconut oil for massage is a great choice.  It contains vitamin E and is a stable medium chain fatty acid.  This oil does a wonderful job of lubricating the skin and in dry or cold environments can help prevent cracking.  More than that it is naturally anti-microbial and will not turn rancid on the skin after application.

Some therapists and clients have concerns about the natural scent of coconut oil.  The good news is that it makes for an effective and nontoxic body deodorant.  The process of fractionating the oil removes the long chain fatty acids and leaves the medium chain fatty acids.  This improves its shelf life, reduces scent and allows it to remain a liquid at room temperature.  Coconut oil for massage therapist provides a unique medium to support the therapists' hands.  Its anti-microbial nature helps to protect both the therapist and the client from cross contamination. 

Coconut oil can be used as a carrier oil for herbs and other oils.  This will improve the presentation for the client and can add health benefits.  Coconut oil for massage improves skin quality and over time can help discoloration, sagging and slow aging. 

Coconut oil for massage has been in use for centuries many native cultures in India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sir Lanka and many Latin American cultures.  Within these cultures coconut oil is applied to the skin from birth through old age and the amazing thing is that natives in their 60's have the smooth bright skin of someone in their 30's. 

The recent rise in popularity of coconut oil for massage has motivated many massage oil manufactures to include a variety of pure and mixed coconut oil within their product lines.  It is very easy today to utilize coconut oil within any massage practice and at home to enhance its health benefits.  Take a look at a fractionated base coconut oil  on Amazon by 5 Mediums for your favorite essential oil massage blends.  This 16oz or 8oz bottle of coconut oil makes an amazing medium chain triglyceride providing a saturated cold press oil with a long self life.  This oil is as amazing as a food source.  The following video has been included as the best way to provide this important health information.  The following YouTube Videos and article from naturalnews.com give a broad spectrum look at the multiple uses for coconut oil.   

Coconut Oil for Massage and So Much More
26 Things You Could Do With Coconut Oil

By Natural News  July 3, 2015

(Natural News) Kali Sinclair    We were told saturated fats were bad for us, that they clogged the arteries. Well, new studies have shown that was a myth; coconut oil is good for your health. Common sense should have told us this a long time ago. After all, societies that eat a lot of coconut are populated with some of the healthiest people on the planet.

Now that we are no longer afraid to include coconut in our diet, we have found we can eat the meat, drink the water, turn it into milk, and squeeze out the oil. Every part is a great source of nutrition. But that's not the only benefit.

Coconut oil is also antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. It has a world of uses, from body care to health to household. Here are a just a few:

Coconut Oil and Body Care

  1. Oil pulling. Swish a tablespoon or so of coconut oil through your mouth for 15-20 minutes the first thing in the morning. This is a great practice for oral health and many claim other health benefits as well.
  2. Brush your teeth with it. Use it plain, add a few drops of essential oil (peppermint, cinnamon, tea tree, oregano), or make your own DIY toothpaste.
  3. Use as a carrier oil. Most of the essential oils are too strong to use full strength. They should be diluted with a carrier oil and coconut oil works very well for this purpose. Just add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub it on your skin.
  4. Use as a moisturizer. Plain coconut oil is great for the skin. It is said to lighten dark spots and help prevent stretch marks.
  5. Make-up remover. Removes all make-up, including eye make-up.
  6. Diaper cream. Use on baby's butt!
  7. Hair conditioner. Rub it into dry hair and leave it in for a few hours.
  8. Use as a shave cream.
  9. Use as a deodorant.

Coconut Oil and Health Care

  1. Nail fungus. Add 5 drops of tea tree oil to 1tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub into nails.
  2. Personal lubricant. Does not disrupt natural vaginal balance.
  3. Cracked heels. But remember this can be a sign of diabetes. Check your blood sugar and change your diet!
  4. Sunburn. Use after the burn cools off.
  5. Bug bites. Stops the itching and promotes healing.
  6. Chapped lips. Instant moisture. And it tastes good!
  7. Use on abrasions. Helps skin heal faster. (Also for perineum post birth).
  8. Hemorrhoids. Stops the burning and itching.
  9. Prevents and may help reverse Alzheimer's.
  10. Kills topical yeast infections.
  11. Kills lice.
  12. Soothes eczema and psoriasis.
  13. Helps to heal acne.

Household Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. Season cast iron pots and pans.
  2. Polish metals.
  3. Polish furniture.
  4. Use on scuffed leather.

There are many more health benefits from eating coconut oil. But remember to always choose organic, virgin coconut oil.

It's great for cooking and it takes very little to saute a stir-fry. But you can add coconut oil to smoothies, use it instead of butter or margarine, replace other oils in recipes, or just eat a spoonful.
Yes, it's that good for you!

Check out this Homemade Remineralizing and Whitening Toothpaste Recipe and the last source for a bunch of great DIY recipes from soaps to homemade mascara. Enjoy!

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://coconutoil.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.truthwiki.org

http://www.naturallivingideas.com

About the author:
Kali Sinclair is a copywriter for Green Lifestyle Market, and a lead editor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine. Kali was very sick with autoimmune disease and realized that conventional medicine was not working for her. She has been restoring her health by natural means and is interested in topics including natural health, environmental issues, and human rights. 

To See this article on Natural News click on Natural News above. Reposted with permission from Natural News.

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The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children's toys and other items.

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Coconut Oil for Massage or Food

Massage treatment tip for massage therapists search Amazon for fractionated coconut oil for massage and body therapy (not as widely reccommended for internal consumption) or centrifugal extracted coconut oil for preparing food and internal consumption.  Massage Treatment Tips and DIY Tips from our team of massage therapists.  At Get Massage Smart we find that coconut oil is a great massage oil for stone massage and full body relaxation massage. 

The oil absorbs into the skin well when a small amount of it is used providing a smooth gliding surface.  It is antimicrobial in nature, has a long shelf life and requires a small amount per client.  Deep tissue modalities are not as well suited for coconut oil unless using a deep tissue stone massage tool either hot or cold.  Coconut oil tends to be a little more expensive to purchase but with a long shelf life and efficient use the cost factor balances itself out. 

Abhyanga Hot Oil Massage

For those interested in at home hot oil massage such as Ayurvedic Medicines Abhyanga.  Coconut and sunflower oils are recommended for the Pitta dosha and are considered to be soothing.  Fractionated coconut oil retains the medium chain fatty acids while reducing the coconut scent making it a wonderful body treatment oil,  although many clients find the scent a part of the relaxation experience.


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