Self Massage for Eczema and Psoriasis relief
A self massage with ideas for oil combinations to support healthy happy skin
Choose a an oil for ayurvedic body type:
- Kapha › Almond oil. Pitta › Coconut or olive oil. Vata › Sesame, castor or flax oil.
- If you are suffering with skin conditions, eczema or psoriasis use sesame oil, also for winter skin issues
If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis I would suggest you stop showering and or having baths more than 1 or 2 times a week. These can strip the skin of the natural oils. Have a more minimal wash with a flannel.
During cleansing we recommend you carry out a self-massage with oil either before or after your daily shower or bath, when not cleansing include this in your daily routine. It can be lovely to gently warm the oil, either with hot water or a warmer. Don’t microwave the oil as it may make it too hot and remove some of the oil’s healing properties. Enjoy massaging your body, be careful not to slip over, wipe the soles of the feet afterwards to remove any excess.
You may choose to blend your oil with some essential oils - there are some suggestions below which you might choose:
Lovely essential oils you can add: Kapha › Bergamot, lavender, jasmine, peppermint. Pitta › Sandalwood, lemongrass, lavender, neroli. Vata › Sandalwood, ylang ylang, lavender. Rose essential oil is suitable for all body types.