massage oil

My hubby hhas a neck problem and i massage it nearly every night. i'm looking for an oil i can use for his massages as the one we have at the moment is reacting on his skin. any idea's?

I'd suggest something quite subtle like this: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=18250 or http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=18252 This one has good reviews: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=15682

The fruity scented one can be quite fun and erotic in the moment but can feel heavy when all your want is to de-stress. I think guys generally prefer subtle fresh smella rather than fruity.

You can also just try something light like baby oil.

This is Lovehoney's list of massage oils: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/fun/sexy-gifts/erotic-massage/

Thanx xXx ive had a quick look at them i'll have a good look later

Hi, it might be worth going back to basics for a while and using a simple almond oil. When I did my massage course that was all we used for practising as it is pretty bland but can also be a good carrier oil if you want to add a couple drops of essential oil to it (Sandalwood can be nice). Obviously it may not suit everyone and especially not people with nut allergies but it is only cheap so you wont have lost much if its not what you are after.

yes, depends if you want a sensual oil for the massage or one that works directly for cure/ailment.

my ex was a sports therapist and used to have a standard grapeseed or even a virgin olive oil and mix with a few drops of varies others. Such as sandalwood as mentioned, ylang ylang, tea tree etc.

Just have a try and enjoy it :-)

unfulfilled wrote:

Hi, it might be worth going back to basics for a while and using a simple almond oil. When I did my massage course that was all we used for practising as it is pretty bland but can also be a good carrier oil if you want to add a couple drops of essential oil to it (Sandalwood can be nice). Obviously it may not suit everyone and especially not people with nut allergies but it is only cheap so you wont have lost much if its not what you are after.

thanx for the tip my hubby loves almonds so he might not moan about the smell

dan559 wrote:

yes, depends if you want a sensual oil for the massage or one that works directly for cure/ailment.

my ex was a sports therapist and used to have a standard grapeseed or even a virgin olive oil and mix with a few drops of varies others. Such as sandalwood as mentioned, ylang ylang, tea tree etc.

Just have a try and enjoy it :-)

i wish it was sensual but its not and my fingers useually feel like thier going to drop of by the end of it!

thanx for the help

dan559 wrote:

my ex was a sports therapist and used to have a standard grapeseed or even a virgin olive oil and mix with a few drops of varies others. Such as sandalwood as mentioned, ylang ylang, tea tree etc.

I agree with this, grapeseed oil is as good or better than anything else out there, extra virgin olive oil is also great.

also fizzy, rather then give massage on bed-awkward height.i'd suggest using dining room table as it is that little bit higher you can stand and not get an aching back!

Also what often follows is fun on the table and a good height for your husband too

I'm a total convert to silicone lube for massage, as it lasts such a long time and is totally neutral in scent. It's also fantastic if the massage turns into something more.

My partner complains about massage oils (doesn't like the feel on his hands) so silicone lube is the perfect solution for us.

dan559 wrote:

also fizzy, rather then give massage on bed-awkward height.i'd suggest using dining room table as it is that little bit higher you can stand and not get an aching back!

Also what often follows is fun on the table and a good height for your husband too

Table for massage is good. For play? Make sure it's a very well made table. The lateral force isn't something they're designed for, and the legs can collapse, as I found out the painful way.

For tense muscles, a percussion style, mains powered massager is really good. They don't sell them on Lovehoney as they are not at all appropriate for sensual use (unless you're really into masochism) but my Osteopath uses one on my back and it really works well. Instead of vibrations, the little nubs pound on the muscles. It's also a good way to loosen up the muscles and then follow up with manual massage.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HoMedics-PA-MHW-Compact-Percussion-Massager/dp/B003U9VL2E

We always use baby oil! A bottle seems to last forever and it has virtually no smell. It's not expensive and leaves your skin feeling sooo soft.

baby oil, almond oil or one i love is waitrose coconut massage balm in the baby section... heat it in your hand and it smells great :D

My favourite source for organic body products is Akamuti, no petroleum-derived chems, very effective and usually less expensive than decent high street brands (organic or not). I have serious problems (including seizures) with 'fragrances', so I have to be careful. Even their essential oils are high enough quality that I'm fine with them.

Several oils here, including a lovely sweet almond oil.

http://www.akamuti.co.uk/category/tree-and-nut-oils/

At the moment I'm using a bottle of coconut oil. Simple and effective.

GingerConcubine wrote:

At the moment I'm using a bottle of coconut oil. Simple and effective.

Oh my unromantically attached OH bought some of that recently. It smells amazing and is very very relaxiing.

I also occasionally use the Durex 2 in 1 Lube and Massage Oil solution. The problem is it seems to go really dry and forms a thin skin if left.

http://www.coco-de-mer.com/Products/Apothecary/Coco-de-Mer/Hazelnut-Edible-Massage-Oil/pid-181434.aspx

and their chai spice are very good for a specila occassion!

thanx for all the tips guys, i popped into town on my dinner one day last week and got some almond oil and weve been using it for a good few nights now and its working really well and he hasnt had a reaction to it which is great. so thanx agian to the OA!