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by Brandi Schlossberg
There are a few good reasons why professional massage therapists and bodyworkers should rely on one particular massage cream for the bulk of their session work. Here, we will examine what makes massage cream a good choice for the majority of one's practice, and the benefits of having that go-to massage cream. However, we will also take a look at the benefits of branching out and bringing new massage creams on board as well.
When it comes to finding the main massage cream you use during your daily work, most practitioners will look for a product that meets several important needs. First of all, the massage cream will need to be one that allows the massage therapist or bodyworker to apply his or her techniques in the best possible way. This means finding a massage cream that offers the right kind of lubrication for the session work at hand.
For example, touch therapists who tend to perform deeper work on their clients will most likely want a massage cream that can create the necessary friction or stick for those deeper techniques. Among massage therapists and bodyworkers who perform quite a bit of lighter work, selecting a massage cream with the best amount of glide or slick may be the main priority. However, since most practitioners tend to blend both deep and light techniques into their touch therapy routines, finding a massage cream that can offer the right amount of both friction and glide can be ideal.
Besides theway in which the massage cream performs, the other crucial factor to consider when selecting a staple massage cream will be how the product affects clients. Practitioners want to feel confident they are using a lubricant that will not cause any adverse reactions among clients. This often means selecting a product that does not contain fragrances or synthetic ingredients, so that few, if any, clients will be triggered by the massage cream.
Finding a favorite massage cream can be a great thing for a number of reasons. For starters, it makes life a bit easier for the practitioner to have a reliable massage cream on hand. This way, the touch therapist can also order the product in bulk amounts and save money on the purchase. However, it can also pay to explore other massage creams and bring those on board, along with the main massage cream you tend to use during sessions.
By selecting other massage creams for your practice, such as those that contain fragrances in the form of essential oils or those that offer some other type of pronounced benefit such as pain relief or hydration, practitioners can present their clients with options. This can be related to one's menu of services, where the client can choose to spend a little more money for an aromatherapy massage or a session focused specifically on pain relief. There's no need to ditch your staple massage cream, but consider expanding your practice with the use of other kinds of lubricants as well.