As you lie down on the massage table, take a deep breath and relax, you leave all your worries out the door and rely on your massage therapist to alleviate the toll outside stressors and activity has taken on your body.
And while at Balance Spa, we only hire the best of the best, a massage therapy session is actually a lot more than just the therapists themselves.
Without the right massage cream, even a therapist with the magic touch can end up massaging too rough (from sticky massage cream and friction) or irritating your skin (from massage cream containing harmful skincare ingredients).
That’s why we value not only the people on our team, but also the products we use. We’ve selected the best in gentle massage creams, lotions, and oils – Sacred Earth – so you can leave your massage therapy session feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
What We Use: Sacred Earth
At Balance Spa, we value transparency. That means telling our clients everything – including not only what products we use, but also why we use them. We invest in Sacred Earth massage cream because we believe that relaxation starts with high-quality, non-toxic products.
Sacred Earth products are:
- Environmentally Friendly
- Cruelty-Free and Vegan
- Unscented (meaning no synthetic fragrances)
When you go to the store to buy a new lotion or moisturizer, you probably skim the aisles and read the back of the bottles to make sure you’re getting something that’s actually good for your skin. And, even though you can’t skim aisles on the massage table, it’s just as important to know what’s in the cream your massage therapist uses on you.
Sacred Earth massage creams contain calming botanical extracts, fatty acids for that therapeutic moisture and glide, and hypo-allergenic ingredients for a deeply relaxing massage therapy session.
Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients in the Sacred Earth cream we use:
Skin Hydration, Moisture & Glide:
- Sunflower Oil (Organic)
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic)
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Octyl Palmitate
- Lavender Extract (Organic)
- Arnica Extract (Organic)
- Chamomile Extract (Organic)
- White Tea Extract (Organic)
- Calendula Extract (Organic)
- Sodium Carbomer
- Emulsifying Wax N.F.
- Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
- Purified Water
In our Sacred Earth massage cream you won’t find dimethicone, parabens, TEA, propylene glycol, and many other synthetic ingredients.
“Unusual” Massage Cream Ingredients Explained
You may recognize some of those ingredients, but some might look unusual at first glance such as tocopherols and ethyl hexyl glycerin. However, strange doesn’t always mean unnatural.
Here’s how these ingredients are beneficial to your skin and your overall massage therapy experience:
Tocopherols are chemicals that make up an essential form of Vitamin E. Because Vitamin E is an antioxidant, tocopherols are used in skincare products to aid in skin aging, damage, and inflammation.
Instead of using parabens, Sacred Earth uses ethyl hexyl glycerin as a natural preservative alternative. It’s derived from glycerin, which is a sugar alcohol, often taken from natural plant oils or animal products (Sacred Earth’s ethyl hexyl glycerin is vegan).
Another preservative, phenoxyethanol is a synthetic ingredient that is used as a substitute to parabens due to its antimicrobial properties. It’s an essential ingredient to ensure product safety. If you have a concern about phenoxyethanol due to allergies or pregnancy, let us know.
At Balance Spa, we care about your experience. We want you to feel a wave of relaxation as you walk into our spa, slip into a deep state of zen on the massage table, and leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
That’s why we hire the best massage therapists and use topnotch products with high quality ingredients, so you can start anew each time you get a massage.