To provide the best possible massage experience, and
also the best care for your skin, pure, unrefined jojoba oil is used at Positive Massage Therapy. For Deep Tissue and foot
massage a lotion is used.
is very well absorbed by the skin. It is an emollient, and will soften and condition your skin. Jojoba is also non-allergenic
and non-comedogenic(non-clogging). People who usually want to shower after a massage may find that jojoba doesn't leave
their skin with an "oily" feeling that needs removed. There is a slight earthy fragrance, which quickly dissipates.
Jojoba is actually not an oil- it is a liquid ester comparable
to the esters we produce in our skin. It does not contain triglycerides, a type of fat, which is present in all seed and vegetable
oils and which can turn rancid.
jojoba plants (simmondsia chinensis) are woody perennial bushes native to the Sonoran (or Gila) Desert of Arizona, northern
Mexico and arid California.
Native Americans first discovered the importance and versatility of jojoba. They
heated the seeds and then used pestle and mortar to create a salve or buttery substance. The latter was applied to the skin
and hair to heal and condition. Native Americans also used the salve to soften and preserve animal hides. Pregnant women ate
jojoba seeds, believing they assisted during childbirth. Hunters and raiders munched jojoba on the trail to keep hunger at
Of more than 350,000 identified plant species, jojoba is the only one which produces significant quantities
of liquid wax esters akin to the natural restorative esters produced by human sebaceous glands.