Finding one or even several massage creams to stock your session room cabinets can be challenging, but not in a negative way. The challenge comes from the fact there are now so many massage creams available, especially when you search online. This means you have more massage creams to choose from, which can complicate the decision.
One thing that may not only help you make your final purchase but also improve the quality of your services is selecting more than one massage cream to use within your practice. In other words, instead of having to narrow down all those options to just one massage cream, you can choose several that may be able to best meet the needs of your clients.
For example, many professional massage therapists and bodyworkers feel it is crucial to keep a massage cream in the session room that does not contain any fragrances or artificial ingredients that could potentially irritate a sensitive client. This is a smart move, because it helps to have a massage cream in stock that you know you can use on any client without an adverse reaction. You might think of this as your neutral massage cream.
So, as you begin searching around for a new lubricant for your practice, you might start by only looking at those massage creams that are made without any ingredients or fragrances that could cause irritation. This will narrow down your search quite a bit, especially if you know which ingredients you specifically don’t want in this neutral massage cream.
Once you have pinned down this selection, you can begin to search for those massage creams that might have their own benefits to offer clients. For example, you might want to consider a massage cream that contains an essential oil, such as lavender, to help promote calm and relaxation, or a blend of several essential oils that aim to induce such effects. You may find a certain segment of your client base enjoys the option of experiencing aromatherapy via massage cream during their massage therapy or bodywork appointments.
Another category of massage creams that can bring their own perks to the table are those that contain pain-relieving ingredients such as menthol or Arnica montana. By keeping these types of products in the cabinet of your session room, you can feel more prepared to help those who come in with acute aches and pains. As an added bonus, being able to offer the benefits of a pain-relieving massage cream to those clients who may need it can help create a sense of greater value within the session.
Knowing the positive aspects of having so many massage creams to choose from, you can go about the search for your next several massage creams with your own needs and the needs of your clients in mind. After all, making a few wise decisions in terms of massage cream can serve to bump up the overall quality of your practice.