Demand for Organic Extends to Massage Cream
From strawberries to shampoo and nearly every item in between, organic is hot. For a variety of reasons, massage therapists are one segment of the population that is particularly gung-ho to go organic. A concern for their own health and the health of their clients, as well as the environment, are some of the frequently cited issues behind the demand for organic among touch therapists.
A natural choice
The desire to use organic products goes beyond the personal lives of bodyworkers and into their session rooms, where they may spend up to eight hours a day surrounded by and working with products, which may or may not be organic. From the linens on the massage table to the candles burning nearby and the essential oils scenting the room, some massage therapists aim to go completely organic in their session rooms.
One of the key products to purchase organic is massage cream, as a working touch therapist may find him or herself covered in this lubricant for most of the day, not to mention spreading it on many, if not all, of their clients. By selecting an organic massage cream, a bodyworker is choosing to use a product that does not contain artificial ingredients or components that were grown using chemicals, such as pesticides.
Although products that contain such chemicals and artificial ingredients aren’t allowed on the market unless deemed safe by federal regulatory bodies, certain massage therapists—and clients—prefer to go with massage creams that are completely natural. These people might not want to risk the possibility of any long-term effects of being exposed to artificial ingredients or chemicals on a regular basis, or they may simply wish to protect the environment and support sustainable companies by purchasing such products.
One organic option
Whatever the reason, it’s no secret that the demand for organic products is high among many massage therapists. And in response to this call for natural ingredients, companies that create massage products of all types are heading in the organic direction.
“We strive to give our customers, and in turn their clients, the widest range of choice possible in professional massage and spa products,” said Jean Shea, BIOTONE founder and CEO. “We heard a strong message from our marketplace about the desire for organic products, and we responded with a product we believe sets a new standard for an organic massage cream.”
One of BIOTONE’s latest organic massage lubricants is called Pure Touch Organics Massage Creme, and it contains a wealth of high-end organic ingredients in an unscented, hypoallergenic and paraben-free formula that can be used on anyone, even infants.
This massage cream is made from organic jojoba oil and organic shea butter, rich in vitamins A, E and F. It also includes organic chamomile botanicals to nourish, soothe and heal the skin. Organic sunflower and sesame oils give added skin-care benefits, along with deep hydration. The product also includes organic decyl cocoate, a unique cosmetic oil from Europe that is made from vegetable sources. This light oil offers the ideal spreadability for use across a range of modalities.
“Pure Touch is not only rich and luxurious,” Shea said, “it has the texture therapists need for optimum workability.”
A good start
Organic massage cream is just one example of the myriad ways touch therapists may choose to go organic in their session rooms. There are numerous other bodywork products that offer organic options, but because lubricants, like massage creams, are used so extensively by therapists, they are a good place to start your efforts to be safer and more environmentally friendly, without skimping on quality or luxury.