As more massage therapy professionals learn about ostrich oil, it's popularity in the massage industry increasingly grows, as well, as one of the best massage oils to use in bodywork.
Historical documentation reports widespread use of Ostrich Oil by ancient Egyptian, Roman and African cultures well over 3,000 years ago. It is said that Cleopatra and Nephrites, the Queen of Sheba used ostrich oil to maintain their beauty. Ostrich oil is now being widely recognized for it's highly effective anti-inflammatory properties which promote faster healing of burns and skin irritations.
Ostrich Oil supplements contains both Omega-3.Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids which are good for the heart and the stabilization of good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. Because this oil is also great topically for pain relief, it is an excellent oil to use in massage therapy.
Safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin, ostrich oil is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog the pores.
This oil has been recognized by massage therapists as one of the best massage oils because of it's natural healing qualities and contents of Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Oleic acid.
The oil will absorb well, but works great as a massage oil too, especially for those who have sensitive or highly inflamed skin.
Because this oil increases blood supply when applied to ailing areas, it helps increase circulation, which speeds healing time for burns, wounds, and irritation, which only enhances it's value in use for massage therapy.
Another reason why massage therapists consider it one of the best massage oils is because it takes so little oil to have a smooth glide and workability. It may cost a bit more, but you really only need a small amount for an entire full body massage session.
Urban Renewal is a state of the art multidisciplinary Massage Therapy Clinic, offering Registered Massage, Bio-Flex Laser Therapy and Active Release Technique.
This letter reviews our therapist's experiences and interactions with Ostrich Oil used primarily by our clinic as massage oil and secondarily as lubrication to eliminate friction while performing Soft Tissue Mobilization.
Initially hearing of Ostrich Oil at a trade fair we were impressed by its high quality and possible medicinal applications. We knew that this was something we wanted to offer in our clinic, and became the first clinic in Alberta to be able to offer this unique product to our patients.
Since April 2009 we have primarily used Ostrich Oil as our main source of massage oil. We have found that it is superior to other products on the market in that it, though easily absorbable it doesn’t require reapplication, is water soluble, maintains its consistency and unlike 90% of all available commercial massage oils is nut free. This alone is greatly advantageous with the rising amount of individuals with nut allergies. With this we can offer a nut free zone with is safer for our clients as well as their families.
In addition to massage we use this oil as a medium for Soft Tissue Mobilization, this treatment requires the use of a specialized tool to break down scar tissue and realign muscle fibers. Most creams and oils congeal on the skin and cause chaffing and petechiae with the amount of friction that is required to successfully carry out the treatment. The use of Ostrich Oil has all but eliminated the skin irritation caused by the excessive friction and in fact seems to lessen the redness and post treatment discomfort.
As a continued commitment to quality and innovation for our patients we plan on extending our use with this superior product.
Sherry Routledge R.M.T., ART©, LLLT