Best Massage Oils, Creams, Lotions & Gels

Massage Warehouse offers a complete selection of quality massage oils, lotions, creams and gels for every modality. Choose from industry leading brands such as Lotus Touch, TheraPro, Massage FX, Biotone, Bon Vital, Soothing Touch and many more. Take advantage of our wholesale prices and 110% Price Match Guarantee! Not sure where to start? See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Massage Oil, Cream, Lotion and Gel FAQ:

What are massage oils?

Massage Oils:
Generally speaking, a massage oil is used in treatments which need a great deal of glide. Massage oils can be derived from seeds, nuts, plants and grain. These massage oils can be used singly or in some cases they are combined to maximize the workability for a specific treatment. Massage oil is thinner than most other massage lubricants, Lotion or Cream and takes a while to absorb into the skin. They have a tendency to cause challenges with staining of massage sheets, however Fractionated Coconut massage oil is a great oil with lesser staining issue. Additionally there are massage detergents on the market containing ingredients specifically addressing the botanicals that can often be deposited on the fibers of massage sheets.

What are massage creams?

Massage cream:
A massage cream is generally used when you want to a richer product that provide a nice glide, but will also allow for grip when needed once worked into the skin. Massage cream has a tendency to have a longer workability, yet absorbs well into the skin, leaving it feel soft and supple. Massage Cream or Creme is also more laundry friendly, leaving less laundering concerns for the massage therapist. Some massage creams are pumpable, but many are not due to the viscosity of the product. These too are made of oils and other ingredients that are beneficial to the skin.

What are massage lotions?

Massage lotions:
Massage lotions are used when you would like the medium to reduce friction, but also absorb quickly. These are pumpable and are widely used across many of the more common modalities. Usually comprised of combinations of oils, the largest ingredient is usually water. This makes a massage lotion a good choice if massage laundry staining is a concern. Massage lotions provide a nice glide, but also absorb enough to provide the ability to perform deep tissue work as well.

What are massage gels?

Massage Gels:
A Massage Gel is a product that can give you the glide of an oil, but without the residue remaining on the skin. This is a very light alternative to other massage lubricants as the weight is less, as is the feel on the skin. These are generally used in relaxations type massages, but can be formulated to provide grip when needed. One of the many advantages therapists have reported when using massage gels is the economy of use. It takes less massage gel to accomplish the same effect as when using an massage oil. Using less can mean saving product and money. Massage Gels are generally water dispersible, and are predominantly laundry friendly.

How do I choose a massage lubricant?

View our MODALITY CHART for more information.

Is oil or lotion better for massages?

All massage lubricants have their advantages and disadvantages. Selecting the right one for you is based on a number of factors including massage technique employed and client or therapist preference. Massage lotion provides hydration to the skin, often contains beneficial vitamins and mineral compounds, and can repair damaged skin. This lubricant is perfect for full body massage and in situations where fully moisturized skin is the main goal. Lotions however, also tend to contain more synthetic chemicals and feel cold when applied to the skin if not previously warmed.

Oils tend to protect the skin’s lipid barrier helping to retain moisture but will not add moisture; they offer extended glide time for longer treatments; and are simple to warm just by rubbing between hands. Oils are highly customizable. Therapists can easily create new client experiences just by adding a few drops of essential oils to their favorite massage oil. Conversely, oil’s slick quality can make for a slipping hazard if spilled and many clients are adverse to the greasy feeling some oils leave behind.

What is the best use for massage gels?

Massage gels are often considered the happy medium between oils and creams. They tend to be less greasy than oil but with only slightly less glide. With a higher consistency of water, gels are often used in deep tissue massage treatments or sports therapy where the therapist can generate friction or heat to penetrate muscles and relieve pain. As gels typically lack moisturizing qualities, creams or lotions are better alternatives for full body massages. Consider purchasing sample packets or small bottles of gel and other lubricants to compare products.

What is the difference between massage creams and lotions?

The words ‘creams’ and ‘lotions’ are often used interchangeably in common vernacular. To massage therapists, however, creams and lotions are quite different. Both lubricants are a mix of water and a thickening agent such as wax or emulsifiers; and both offer decent absorption rates. The difference is in the ratio of water to oil in each product. As creams contain a higher concentration of oil, they offer a longer workability and are better suited for soothing extremely dry skin and for treatments that require extended time. Lotions offer a shorter working time, and as a result, less glide, but quicker absorption rate.

What does paraben-free mean?

Parabens are chemicals often used as preservatives in cosmetic and health & beauty products that extend shelf life and prevent harmful bacterial and mold growth. As some people prefer to limit their exposure to these types of chemicals, ‘paraben-free’ products that replace those chemicals with naturally derived alternatives are becoming increasingly popular.


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