Massage Oil Does Matter
- Published: Friday, June 22nd 2007
- in Living Well
Have you even noticed that after some massages the first thing you want to do is head to the shower to get rid of the itchy oil and after other massages you want to let the oil soak in? (not that it does)
On the last night of our vacation Peter and I had the same two therapists who gave us messages on the first day of our vacation come back to give us massages (We like to bookend our vacations.) Since Breianna and Allan are both terrific therapists, we decided to switch from our normal sequence of having Breianna give me a massage and Allan give Peter his massage. The minute Breianna started Peter commented….”Wow, what is that great massage oil?” It was the same sentence I uttered a week ago. Turns out she uses Epicuren Orange Blossom Afterbath Moisturizer. It smelled great, felt great, and after the massage you don’t want to take it off. Compare that to Allan’s massage – which was absolutely terrific in technique and pressure – everything, but there was this itchy oil I couldn’t wait to shower off.
I wonder why people don’t make a big deal out of the massage product. It makes such a difference.
Come to think of it, I am going to order some of that Epicuren product and bring it with me the next time I go to my inexpensive massage-around-the corner place in Manhattan.