There are a number of great massage oils for people in pain. The key is looking at the ingredients listed in the massage oil, namely the essential oils that have anti-inflammation properties.
Massage oils are made up of carrier oils and essential oils. The carrier oils typically help directly with the skin, while essential oils can add additional benefits for muscles and joints. Most massage oils carry a variety of essential oils (it is common to find three or more essential oils in each blend).
Essential oils that specifically help people with arthritis include Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint Cedarwood, Lavender, Nutmeg, Yarrow, Clove bud, Sage, Rosemary, Sweet Marjoram, Black Pepper, Juniper berry, Bay laurel and Cinnamon leaf. Look for massage oils that contain at least one of these essential oils, although the more you can find the better it will be for arthritis.
MassageTools has an extensive list of massage oils for purchase that can help with this type of pain.
At MassageTools, one of our best massage oils for treating pain is Biotone's Revitalizing Massage Oil. This oil combines a special blend of nut oils, including cold-pressed Sweet Almond oil, Hawaiian Kukui Nut oil and Coconut oil. This offers a great texture and an ability to penetrate into the muscles.
Because of its easy application, it helps massage therapists better massage muscles and help reduce pain. Massages help relieve pain by releasing different endorphins and chemicals from the nervous system to make people feel better. The better a massage oil, the better a massage can help with this purpose.
When looking to relive pain, look for massage oils with the essential oils listed above or look for oils that are easy to apply that can allow the massage therapist to give you a deep and proper massage.