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Therapeutic Applications for Castor Oil in Massage

Therapeutic Applications for Castor Oil in Massage

Ricinus communis, commonly known as Castor oil, has a long history of therapeutic benefits. It is used mainly for its industrial and medical applications and it is also used in manufacturing commercial skin care and conditioning products like shampoo and lipstick. When it comes to its medical uses, Castor oil is a well-known laxative, famous for providing temporary relief to constipation. It is also considered an alternative treatment to a variety of health conditions, including arthritis, hair loss, digestive disorders, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, skin rashes, insect bites and lymphatic conditions.

In this class we will explore a variety of applications of Castor oil that can be added into your massage therapy practice. Castor oil packs is the most common use for treating both digestive disorders and reproductive conditions. We will explore the benefits of Castor oil for the skin, hair and lymph system.

Plan to get oily!

In this class you will learn:

  • History of Castor oil and its uses

  • The properties of Castor oil

  • Various applications for the use of Castor oil, including Castor oil packs, scar tissue massage, facial massage, scalp rejuvenation, abdominal massage.

  • Benefits and cautions of using Castor oil

  • How to create blends with Castor oil and other therapeutic oils

  • How to explain the use of Castor oil packs to your client for self-care.

  • How to remove Castor oil from your massage sheets

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