What is the difference between using oil, lotion or no oil?

When a massage uses oil or lotion, then the hands or forearms etc “glide”  across the skin.. this is great for relaxation and for the long “stripping” strokes of Deep Tissue. The oil of lotion is great for you skin, especially dry skin to make it softer and more supple and hydrated.

Not using oil, say in a Shiatsu or Thai massage, we can perform many of the same motions or techniques, but we cannot “glide” across the skin, Instead we apply pressure in more of a pulsing manner, through your loose, comfy clothing. Or pressing in and out slowly, with your breathing to achieve much the same effect as the “oil” massage.

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