Woodlot Rituals // Self-Massage

Treating ourselves to a massage is one of our favourite ways to relax and rehab sore muscles or a stressed mind. But sometimes, finding the time for regular massages is a luxury that seems unattainable. We have good news - practicing self-massage for even 5 minutes a day can work wonders in your beauty routine - promoting a radiant, cared for glow from the inside - out.

Inspired by Abhyanga, an ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda which targets layers of tissue by covering the body head to toe in warm oil, a self-massage with our favourite Woodlot Nourishing Body Lotion is a daily ritual we always look forward to.

How To: Abhyanga Inspired Self-Massage Ritual

Working to apply even pressure with your whole hand, including palms and fingers, massage your favourite Woodlot lotion over your entire body. Begin with limbs first, and massage in towards the middle of the body, pumping more lotion into the centre of your palm as needed.

Now begin massaging around neck, earlobes, jaw and shoulders. Work down each arm all the way to fingertips and under armpits, then down butt and legs, to knees, calves, ankles and feet. 

We like to keep this simple rule of thumb in mind: Use longer, steady strokes up and down big muscles and limbs, and circular massage strokes on your joints, abdomen and chest.

All Natural Ingredients for Silky Smooth Skin

In addition to stimulating micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage, our body lotions are crafted with a combination of healing botanicals to soothe and nourish your entire body, including:

Sunflower seed oil: Rich in vitamin E, sunflower oil is an effective emollient that nourishes without clogging pores. Sunflower also contains essential fatty acids to smooth and soften irritated skin, and beta-carotene to brighten and even skin tone.

Cocoa butter: Perfect for dry or sensitive skin, and high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, cocoa butter is a rich, protective butter that heals, soothes and deeply moisturizes skin.

Olive oil: High in a substance called squalene, olive is a healing oil that works well on irritated skin, while also protecting and hydrating thanks to its antioxidant and essential fatty acid content.

Glycerin: A powerful humectant, our plant based glycerin attracts moisture to the skin and mimics the skin's natural moisturizing factor, meaning it's great for all skin types.
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