What is a Hot Oil Massage treatment?
Hot oil massage treatment is a type of massage therapy that has been in use in the Indian culture for thousands of years because of the numerous health benefits it comes with. A hot oil massage session typically consists of a therapist massaging their client's head or body with heated oil.
This Massage helps increase blood circulation but when done with the proper oils, it can actually heal the body. With hot oil massage, they'll rub warm and fragrant oils into your skin, using sweeping strokes similar to Sweden Massages.
Other potential benefits of hot oil treatments
increased hair strength
reduced dryness of both the scalp and hair
help with dandruff relief
fewer split ends
increased blood flow in the scalp, which may help promote healthier hair
Is it safe?
Although hot oil treatments use plant-based ingredients, that doesn’t mean they’re safe for everyone. It’s still possible to have an adverse reaction to the oil, especially if you have "sensitive" skin. To reduce the risk of a reaction, look for oils that aren’t combined with synthetic ingredients, and are 100 percent natural. But in our AQUA SPA, we recommend that all our ingredients are natural 100%. If you’re unsure whether a hot oil treatment is safe for you, try doing a patch test a few days before using the product. To do a patch test, simply apply a small amount of the oil (unheated) to the inside of your elbow. If you don’t develop any rash or itchiness within 24 hours, then it should be safe to use. If you do react to the oil, you may need to test different oils until you find one that’s best for you. If you decide to try a hot oil treatment at home, use caution and, if using a store-bought product, follow the safety instructions. Pay careful attention to the temperature of the oil. Because the oil usually needs to be heated, you risk burning yourself if you don’t let the oil cool down enough before applying it to your hair and scalp. To test the temperature, apply a small amount of the oil to your wrist before using it. So the answer is "YES", but it depends on they are sensitive to it or not but most people's skin doesn't react at all.
Is a hot oil treatment right for you?
If your hair is dry, brittle, frizzy, color-treated, or prone to split ends, a hot oil treatment may be beneficial. By sealing the hair cuticle, the oil may help protect your hair from damage. The oil can also moisturize your hair. Hot oil treatments tend to work best for natural hair. If your hair or scalp tends to be oily, you may want to use a less fatty oil. Jojoba and almond are good choices because they tend to be absorbed quickly. This helps to prevent an oily residue on your hair and scalp. Coconut oil may work better for extremely dry hair because of its thick, moisturizing consistency.
How come hot oil massage prevents hair loss?
The application of oil provides adequate nourishment and blood flow to the hair follicles that helps retain the color of your hair. Since oil also forms a protective sheath around hair strands, they are protected from pollution and UV rays which can otherwise contribute to hair lightening.