Buying massage oils can be tricky business. Massage spas must offer a good selection of massage oils in order to please all client tastes. However, therapists also must take customer skin type, age, sensitivities, the time of year and allergies into account when buying oils. After all, the last thing a spa wants is to have clients breaking out in rashes. This leaves a bad taste in the client’s mouth and is bad for business.
There is no single best oil to buy; rather you must stock a cornucopia of oils. There are some tips massage spas can follow to ensure your valued clients receive the absolute best oil. First, be mindful when it comes to nut based oils. Be sure to ask your clients about nut allergies, before you apply the oil. While applying sweet almond oil may sound like a good idea, discuss it with your client to avoid skin rashes and other more serious allergic reactions.
Some clients want to be massaged with strong scented oils. These oils are standardized, and are easy to use. Yet, unscented oils are useful too, because you can use the unscented oil and add your own scents to produce your own unique oils. In addition, this approach allows you to carry fewer inventories, yet you are still prepared to meet your client’s needs.
Many people are into all natural products, and you must carry natural oils, creams, and lotions to meet this need. Oils can be preserved with vitamin E instead of harsh chemicals. It is a good idea to state this fact in all of your brochures so your client’s know you carry all natural products. In addition, be conscious of product shelf-life. No therapist wants to apply rancid products onto a patient.
Natural News says there are many essential oils which are extracted from trees, plants, and flowers that possess anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties. These oils can relieve the pain associated with muscle soreness, aches, and reduce swelling. Even joint and menstrual pain can be reduced from being massaged with essential oils. Most of these oils are too concentrated to be used directly on the skin and must be diluted with carrier oils before applied. Examples of carrier oils include jojoba, grape seed, sweet almond, and coconut oil
The oils you use in your massage spa business are very important and are a reflection of you. This means you should take care when choosing a supplier. Therapists need to choose their oils cautiously, because many are filled with synthetic materials, and these materials can cause allergic reactions and headaches. Oils that are mass produced are sometimes produced with low quality base oils. Dealing with a reputable supplier is the best way to avoid this problem. Using only quality oils is the best way to build repeat business.