You probably already know that a good massage has many benefits think pain relief, relaxation and improved circulation.
But what you might not realise is that adding hot oil to the mix gives a lot more; it brings the whole massage experience up another level.
The reason is that it just feels so incredibly good. Warm oil on parched skin has a nurturing sensation to it. Some people describe the whole experience as heavenly.
At Diamond Thai, we combine the soothing effects of warm oil with the healing techniques of Thai and Swedish massage to turn our thai hot oil massage into a luxurious spa experience.
These days we all lead busy lives, work, kids, and all those other responsibilities. But sometimes you’ve just got to take care of yourself.
And there’s no better way to do it than with a Thai hot oil massage. It’s one of the best ways to unwind after a long day.
Not only will you leave us feeling refreshed, but you’ll also enjoy all the physical and mental benefits a massage has to offer.
But before you book with us, you might like to know a little bit more about our hot oil massage and exactly what’s involved.
What Makes a Thai Hot Oil Massage so Special
What sets a Thai hot oil massage apart is its unique blend of techniques and, of course, the use of hot oils.
Our therapists use herbal-infused oils to soothe and relax the muscles while applying pressure to specific points on the body to release tension and improve circulation.
Unlike many other types of massage that rely solely on manual manipulation of the muscles, We borrowed techniques from traditional Thai, like stretching, yoga, and acupressure.
When combined with the use of warm oils, this helps to increase circulation and enhance relaxation for a more holistic and balanced experience.
What Types of Oil We Use
You might be surprised to know that the best massage oils are some of the same ones you’d cook with. Sesame, almond and avocado work great for massage because they easily penetrate your skin, so you don’t feel so greasy.
At Diamond Thai, we use a blend of some of the more popular massage oils listed below. Each has slightly different properties and benefits, but all are guaranteed to nourish and hydrate your skin.
Coconut oil: Lightweight coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin and provides a soothing and nourishing effect.
Jojoba oil: Rich in antioxidants. Jojoba oil and has a similar composition to the natural oils produced by the skin, making it a great option for massage.
Sesame oil: Known for its warming and energizing properties, sesame oil is often used in traditional Ayurvedic massage.
Almond oil: This light, non-greasy oil is rich in vitamins and minerals and is easily absorbed by the skin, making it a popular choice for massage.
Preparing for Your Hot Oil Massage at Diamond Thai
To get the most out of your hot oil massage, try to arrive a bit early so you can get settled in.
We can also have a chat about what oil you might like to use, areas of concern or any muscle groups you’d like us to focus on without cutting into your massage time.
Stay hydrated, so you respond better to the therapy and don’t eat too heavily.
The Techniques Our Therapists Use (What to Expect)
We like to take a very customised approach to each client and tailor your massage to your specific needs.
However, you can expect your therapist to use some of the following techniques, most borrowed from traditional Thai massage.
Acupressure: Applying pressure to specific points on the body, such as the sen (energy) lines, to release tension and improve circulation.
Yoga-like movements: Gentle stretches and movements that help increase flexibility and range of motion.
Compression: Applying pressure to specific areas of the body using the hands, elbows, or forearms.
Friction: Rubbing or kneading the muscles to release tension and improve circulation.
We always like to end the session with a brief relaxation period so that you can enjoy the sensation of warm, nourishing oils on your skin.
How we Incorporated Oil into massage
Oil is an integral part of the experience, and we use it in several ways during your massage:
Your massage typically starts with your therapist warming the oil to the desired temperature. It’s then applied to your skin, helping to relax the muscles and prepare your body for what’s to come.
Your therapist will use the oil to glide their hands over your skin, applying pressure and working the muscles. The oil helps to reduce friction between the skin and hands, allowing for a smoother and more relaxed massage experience.
The oils we use are rich in vitamins and minerals, and as they are massaged into your skin, they help to nourish and hydrate.
Depending on the oil you choose, there might be a couple of extra benefits. For example, ginger-infused oil is well known for its warming properties, while lemongrass is said to have a calming effect.
Some of the oils we use have a pleasant, soothing aroma, and we can diffuse them in the room during your session, turning the massage into a complete aromatherapy treatment.
Why is the oil hot?
The oil is heated to warm the skin and increase circulation. Once hot, it can also penetrate more easily.
Warm oil helps relax muscles, making them more pliable and manageable for our therapists to work on. While Increased circulation helps bring oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, promoting healing and recovery.
Warm oil also has a relaxing and soothing effect on the mind. The sensation on the skin can help to reduce stress and tension, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
All our therapists at Diamond Thai are trained to carefully monitor the temperature of the oil and adjust it as needed to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout your treatment.
The 10 Health Benefits of Thai Hot Oil Massage Plus 1 Big One
When you book a Thai hot oil massage with us, you’ll get the best of both worlds—all the advantages of a more regular massage, like:
Increased energy levels
Headache and migraine relief
A boost to athletic performance
An enhanced sense of general wellbeing
Plus, the biggest benefit of all. The nourishment it gives your skin. You should really think of a Thai hot oil massage as a moisturising session on steroids.
It improves the quality and texture of your skin. While also helping unblock troublesome pores, reducing dryness and creating a barrier, so there is less loss of moisture from the epidermis.
Most of the oils we use are rich in vitamins and minerals, which can help to nourish and hydrate skin.
Others contain those all-important fatty acids like linoleic, which gives your skin a soft sheen and a supple and smooth finish while also giving protection from harmful UV rays.
Of course, your skin will get a bit greasy, but in a good way and to most people, it feels incredibly pleasing.
A good hot oil massage, particularly during winter, often feels like you’ve put on a second skin.
The next thing you might be wondering is….
How do we remove the oil?
After your massage, your therapist will help remove the oil using warm, moist towels, gently wiping away the excess leaving the skin feeling clean and refreshed. Sometimes, we also use mild soap or shower gel to help remove any remaining residue.
We want you to leave us feeling relaxed with gleaming skin, ready to face the day.
A Thai hot oil massage is a powerful way to chill and escape from the stress of daily life.
Our experienced therapists at Diamond Thai are dedicated to providing each and every client with a personalised and effective massage experience.
So if you’re looking for a way to relax, rejuvenate, and improve your overall health, why not treat yourself to a soothing Thai hot oil massage with us at Diamond Thai?
It’s the perfect place to experience the many benefits of this unique and effective form of massage therapy.