FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you use a baby bottle warmer for massage oil?
Massage lubricants are not all created equally. Lotions and oils have varying melting, or in some instances, separation thresholds to consider. Using an adjustable temperature warmer made specifically for massage products will give you the flexibility to customize temperature for each massage lubricant as well as for each of your client’s preferences. Additionally, massage bottle warmers, unlike baby bottle warmers, have been created with long term use in mind keeping your products ready to go all day long.
How should I warm a bottle of lotion?
Warming massage lotion can be achieved with a number of different methods. Electric bottle warmers are available in single or multiple bottle capacities and typically offer variable temperature settings. Manual warmers or non-electric bottle warmers depend on an outside heat source like a hydrocollator unit. Please note that once massage lotion is warmed, the preservatives are typically no longer effective and any leftover product should be disposed of and not stored for later use.
What are the benefits of warm massage lubricants?
In addition to the obvious benefits of massage, using a warm lubricant is believed to enhance the feelings of relaxation, stimulate circulation, and improve absorption. For example, the art of ayurvedic massage, most typically done with a warmed oil, is known to not only relieve pain but strengthen the lymphatic system. Abhyanga is another form of warm massage where herb-infused oil is applied to the whole body from the scalp to the soles of the feet. This form of massage is thought to lower blood pressure, improve skin health and appearance, improve vision, increase energy and strength and act as an anti-aging agent.