Wednesday September 9, 2015
Massage is one of the best ways to connect with your loved ones, while delivering powerful pain and stress relief. It’s a gesture of caring that can’t help but bring two people closer together.
It also has tons of health benefits:
- Pain relief
- Improved circulation
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Reduced fatigue and stress
- Relief from headaches
- Boosted immune function
- Skin health
You don’t always have to go to a professional to get a massage—many people enjoy massaging and getting massages from their friends and family. You might massage your husband, wife, children, parents, or friends. It’s a fun, relaxing, healing activity that’s always appreciated.
When you use Hawaiian Organic Noni lotions during massage at home, you’re one step closer to a professional spa setting. Many local Hawaiian spas use our lotions as part of massage or skin treatments.
Here’s how we recommend using Noni for massage!
1. Apply Liberally and Let Dry
Noni lotions are water-based lotions that nourish the skin and heal it. They are best incorporated into massage by applying to localized areas, such as the shoulders, back, neck, or calves.
Use Noni lotion to loosen and relax the area that is tense or in pain. Apply and gently rub the lotion into the skin, then let air dry. Move on to massage another area of the body to give the Noni lotion time to penetrate into the muscle tissue. After 10-15 minutes come back and begin to massage the once tense area using a combination of long, slow, deep strokes, and shorter, faster, shallow strokes. Check in to make sure you’re using a comfortable amount of pressure, and work and stretch tense muscles gently, working along the muscle rather than across it.
As you massage, you may apply more Noni lotion as needed. Don’t rub it in until it’s dry, unless you want to exfoliate the skin. Let a thin coat air dry on the skin, for maximum penetration of the beneficial nutrients.
2. Use Noni Lavender Lotion to Soothe and Nourish
A gentle, healing formula, Noni Lavender Lotion is a great option for massaging across wider areas. You can use it on sensitive skin, and it can be applied multiple times each day. The formula soothes with gentle lavender, and the beneficial compounds of noni work to relieve inflammation and pain in sore muscles.
Noni Lavender Lotion is made of organic, pure Noni pulp mixed with water to make a nourishing lotion with the ability to heal the body from the outside in. It not only works to restore skin and muscle tissue, it reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and provides the nutrient building blocks to build and repair healthy muscle.
Noni has been applied topically on Hawaii since Polynesian settlers first brought and cultivated it here. They brought Noni with them because they knew how powerful the fruit was. Eating Noni fruit and applying it to the skin promotes and maintains good health—it’s ancient wisdom.
Use Noni Lavender Lotion to bring that healing power to work on your loved ones’ aches and pains through massage.
3. Use Icy Heat Noni Lotion to Target Pain
For more intense, focused areas of pain, Icy Heat Noni Lotion or our Icy Heat Sports Formula are great for targeted work. These formulas contain menthol and camphor, for quickness of response in relieving pain and reducinginflammation. Either of these two lotions are great to apply to the area of pain 10-15 minutes prior to massage in order to help relax and loosen the muscle tissue to be more receptive to massage.
You may want to use Icy Heat Noni Lotion for the whole massage, but some people find the tingling of the menthol and camphor too intense on a larger area of skin. In that case, use Noni Lavender Lotion for most of the massage, and then massage Icy Heat Noni Lotion along the one muscle that’s in most pain.
4. Apply Icy Heat Noni Lotion to Feet First
This strange trick has been proven time and time again when we attend farmers markets and trade shows, as well as on the farm and in testimonials you send in. If you rub Icy Heat Noni Lotion on the soles of a person’s feet and then to the affected area, the menthol, camphor, and noni all take effect much more quickly. There are over 2000 nerve endings on the bottom of your feet that allow our Noni lotions to penetrate the whole body through these nerves for quickness of response.
When you or your loved ones need speedy relief from pain, remember this trick! It’s unbelievable how quickly these lotions take effect to fight pain and inflammation.
5. Massage Your Pets Too!
Don’t forget your furry friends! Pets love massage too. It’s a lot like giving them a good rubdown, but you can actually target specific muscle groups, relieve tension, and help them relax. Especially for aging pets, massage is a wonderful way to bond through caring for them.
You can use our Noni Lavender Lotion for Pets to target especially sore or lethargic muscles. It will relieve pain and inflammation in cats, dogs, and even horses. All of these animals enjoy massage. Just apply the lotion beneath the fur and rub into the skin. Remember do not use Icy Heat Noni Lotion on animals as if they accidentally got it in their eyes they do not have the recourse to get it out!
Don’t worry if your pet licks some of the lotion off. Not only is it safe to eat, the lotion actually can work just as well from the inside to promote health.
Whether you’re massaging your human or animal friends, Noni can help a good massage penetrate deep down where it’s needed. The beneficial compounds in Noni take your massage to the next level by relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and repairing muscle tissue.
Do you use Noni for massage? What have your results been? Let us know in the comments!