With a large variety of massage creams on the market today, practitioners of touch therapy might find themselves a bit overwhelmed when it comes to selecting a product for use inside the session room on a regular basis. Even researching products and reading reviews can become overwhelming when the list of potential purchases is so long.

Whether you’re considering a new massage cream because your current lubricant is about to run out, or you’d like to see if there is a product that could bring more to the massage table, the wide selection of creams at your fingertips doesn’t make zeroing in on a single one very easy.

Instead of allowing the available variety to send you running back to your old lubricant, get smart about how to narrow down your options. This way, you can reduce the field of potential new creams to a more manageable size and come closer to the product that will work best for you and your clients.

Your first important search criteria will depend on whether you want a massage cream with or without a fragrance. If you know you don’t want a scented cream, then you can automatically filter out all products that contain ingredients that create any kind of aroma, whether natural or synthetic. On the other hand, if you want a cream with a fragrance, then this will narrow your options down, as well, even more so if you know exactly what scent you want.

Other factors you might consider will depend on what is important to you, both personally and professionally.

For example, if you take care to avoid using products that contain chemical preservatives and other synthetic ingredients in your personal life, then that probably extends to your professional life, as well. In this case, you may use a search filter directed toward finding only those creams that are made with 100-percent naturally sourced or organic ingredients.

The more detailed you can make your initial list of requirements for a massage cream, as well as having a list of ingredients you know you do or do not want in a product, the easier it will be to narrow down your options and make a smart, informed selection.

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