Health Benefits of Olive Oil Massage

Olive oil massages are favored by Aegeo Spas guests for their proven benefits for the health of the skin as well as for wellbeing.

Olive oil has been used for millennia in Greece and other Mediterranean regions. It is the base for many cosmetic products, as well as for massage oils of all kinds. In Greece, the first olive oil jugs were discovered in a tomb on the island of Naxos, and, during the Minoan civilization from 2600 to about 1100 BC olive oil production was one of the main activities on the island of Crete.

Based on this traditions, Aegeo Spas developed massage therapies that take advantage of the unique healing properties of olive oil. Here are some of the benefits derived from an olive oil massage in an Aegeo Spa anywhere in the world. On Crete, you can visit the flagship Thalasso by Aegeo Spas to enjoy a professional olive oil massage.

Thalasso by Aegeo Spas pool

Thalasso by Aegeo Spas pool.

Here are some of the health benefits of olive oil massage:

Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, omega 3, omega 6, and iron. According to studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the high concentration of monounsaturated fats in a daily diet may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The same fats and vitamins have a positive impact on your skin too.

Relieves muscle pain and inflammation

A warm olive oil massage can aid in relieving muscle pain and helps soothe inflamed joints. It may also be used to soothe arthritis pain.

Moisturizes dry skin

Olive oil massages are safely used to moisturize dry skin. Many people rub olive oil on their skin instead of expensive cosmetic creams to keep it soft, elastic, and smooth. The fatty acids in olive oil can help with problems like itchy or cracked skin too.

Slows down skin aging

Olive oil is also used for skin care by many people. A gentle facial olive oil massage could help reduce wrinkles and crow’s-feet.

Reduces stress

Olive oil massages – and massages in general – are great to help you reduce the stress of the daily chaos. Just relax under the skillful hands of the massage therapist and you will feel a lot better. The scent of the olive oil will soothe your senses, helping you to unwind in no time.

Helps you sleep better

After a relaxing olive oil massage, your muscles are relaxed, your blood circulation is improved, and you are likely to sleep better at night. Some experts claim that olive oil massage can also be used to treat sleeping disorders and insomnia.