I have the task of writing a report contrasting the use of 3 differing massage mediums (oil, talc & cream). Do you have any input on this subject. Also how the differing mediums effect clients that are both hairy & non hairy. Thanks TIm
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Oil is the best medium to use in massage i think. Even with clients that are hairy it just gives you a good slide. Talc might feel better to a client with a lot of hair but they are not going to get the complete benefit of a massage as the therapist can't put the same amount of pressure on than they could with oil. Cream can be ok but soon absorbs into the skin and doesn't have the same effect and if they have no hair at all it can be too slippy.
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Hi Tim, To be honest, I mainly use oil so I can't really comment on talc and cream. But definitely using oil will make it easier to massage hairy person, and it works perfectly well for non-hariy person. I believe talc can be too dry and make it harder to massage hairy ones. Hope that helps.. Joon's