When it comes to feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, nothing beats a good massage—especially during a sexy night with your partner. Using massage oils is one of the best ways to take your date night to a whole new level—increase relaxation, create intimacy, and take advantage of the many massage therapy benefits.
“When we are looking at the benefits of massage, we can look at it from both a physical and mental benefit—it’s not just one or the other,” explains Monisha Bhanote, M.D., A.B.O.I.M., integrative lifestyle physician and author of The Anatomy of Wellbeing. The physical benefits include reducing muscle stiffness, improving flexibility, decreasing pain, and aiding in lymphatic drainage while the mental benefits consist of increased relaxation, improved sleep, decreased stress and anxiety, and an overall increased feeling of well-being, Dr. Bhanote explains.
Meet the experts: Crystal Bethea, licensed medical massage therapist and owner of C3 Wellness Spa; Monisha Bhanote, M.D., A.B.O.I.M., integrative lifestyle physician and author of The Anatomy of Wellbeing
All of these pros are amplified by using the right massage oil. That’s why finding the best one is key for an incredible experience. We’re sharing a slew of options, from a variety of price points so you’re sure to find just the one.
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Ahead, explore the best massage oils that provide aromatherapy, muscle relief, and skin-soothing benefits—plus the best massage oils for couples, according to the experts.