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The massage oil used at Positive Massage Therapy
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.

Jojoba 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.

Mature 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 bay.

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.

Massage with Jojoba Oil


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Positive Massage Therapy
Los Altos, California