Balms or oils?

Why should I consider using a Massage Balm instead of Oil?

There are a few aspects where Massage Balms are superior to oils:

Most importantly, Balms are far superior in providing the ideal friction required for modern body work.

On a practical level, massage oil spills easily and often runs off the hands on to the client, sheets, towels or floor. It can eventually become so concentrated on linen that it can no longer be washed out. Massage oil containers can easily splash or tip over onto the bed, table or floor. Massage oil also tends to matt body hair.


Tui Massage Balms provide a wonderful alternative to massage oil:

Tui Massage Balms are a formulation of certified organic NZ beeswax, Almond oil, Olive oil, Vitamin E, Arnica and high quality essential oils.

The semi-solid consistency of our Massage & Body Balm provides far superior friction than massage oil with none of the handling and spillage problems. Massage & Body Balm can be smoothly applied without disrupting the flow of the massage and it will not matt body hair. To remove any residue from linen, rub in some dish-wash liquid then hot wash.

Tui Massage & Body Balm is surprisingly economical to use and the golden rule is “less is best”. The client should not have any feeling of greasy residue afterwards and should not feel the need to shower.