A lot of my clients have sensitive skin. Other massage mediums I have tried with a variety of added ingredients tend to be irritating. I always go back to jojoba oil for gua sha for this reason. I like something plain and simple. HobaCare Jojoba oil provides the perfect slip and it actually calms the skin. Clients often say they like the smell!
When our stones arrive in the US we finish them off with a final sanding and sealing with HobaCare Jojoba – we find that the qualities of the Jojoba seeds delicate waxy nature helps to seal and smooth the salt stones far better than just a traditional oil.
What I explain to my clients about jojoba when they ask “what is it?” is that it’s a seed extract and I let them know its non-toxic, it’s non-allergenic, I use it safely on myself and I use it safely on clients that have sensitive skin, auto immune disorders, pregnancy – anyone who is highly conscious of what goes onto their skin, as everyone should be.
Probably the best reason I know of for choosing 100% Jojoba Massage Oil is for the way it feels. There are so many reasons that I use the product, but for me the bottom line is how it works for massage. I like the sheerness of the product, meaning, I get a really good feel for the tissues beneath my fingers. I feel that I can easily regulate how much glide or friction I can achieve. With oncology massage, it’s a lot about the glide, but not a light and tickly touch. There needs to be full contact with a gentle, smooth glide, and I can get that using jojoba.
Another article by Ginne Fanelli BS, RN, LMT, our massage therapist that writes article for the blog and travels to massage shows with us. Photos courtesy
*Jojoba is technically a wax ester and not an oil, to learn more about that see our in depth page with information about Jojoba. We
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