The entire body is warmed and massaged with Arnica & Ivy Extracts. Arnica is famous for its anti inflammatory effects and its efficacy in soothing sprains, and rheumatic muscle and joint pain. Paired with this Therapeutic Touch Massage Cream, this massage uses classic combinations of sports stretches, compressions and deep tissue work to restore mobility, vitality and body comfort: perfect for ensuring optimum performance at work and at play.
One of the benefits of Arnica Sports Massage is that it can provide relief for injured muscles with inflammation and pain due to muscle sprains, swelling, trauma, insect bites, and bruising.
One of the best massage oils for any massage oil recipe, arnica (botanical name: Arnica montana) has anti-inflammatory properties, making it perfect for sports massage (and sport injuries) because it helps to relax overworked muscles, but also reduces inflammation.
Arnica oil is made from the arnica plant found in the central and northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
It is an herb with a rich history of use in Russian and Swiss Alps natural medicine.
The arnica plant often grows 1-2 feet, and looks like a daisy with it’s yellow/orange color and round green leaves. It’s fresh or dried flower heads are used to make an infused oil that can be used as a carrier oil in massage therapy.
Today, many plastic surgeons recommend that their patients use arnica creams to reduce post-surgical bruising.
Arnica oils and creams are known to be herbal medicines, with dramatic results if used immediately after an injury, as this oil helps to speed the healing process by moving waste-filled fluids out of the body, and moving cleansing fluids into the affected area.
One of the benefits of Arnica, or massage oils that contain arnica, is it’s unique ability to reduce inflammation and bruising, which is why it is so popular in the massage therapy profession.