Information for Massage Professionals
- You're looking for something different. You or your clients are
not entirely satisfied with what you're using now.
- Your practice is evolving, adapting to changing client needs.
- You're establishing your practice, and you're making choices that
will reflect your professional integrity.
Experienced massage therapists prefer HobaCare Jojoba. It's a superior massage lubricant,
and it fulfills the cardinal rule of every therapeutic discipline: DO NO HARM. We
are pleased, and proud, to report that most of our new business comes from word-of-mouth
referrals and that many of our massage therapist and esthetics customers incorporate
our product into their personal care routines. The following characteristics of
HobaCare Jojoba explain why:
HobaCare is non-allergenic. Why? First, it's a liquid ester akin to the esters
we produce in our own skin. Second, it's unadulterated. There is no formulation.
HobaCare Jojoba contains only the pure expeller pressed extract of the jojoba seed
we have grown to our unique requirements. Absolutely nothing is added. HobaCare
Jojoba is pure. Period. The product is especially useful to therapists and clients
with sensitive skin. Everyone, no matter what his or her skin type, benefits from
using the product.
HobaCare is stable. It does not oxidize or turn rancid. It has an indefinite
shelf life. Heat does not affect it. Massage Therapists in Florida, California and
other warm climates prefer HobaCare Jojoba to triglyceride oils such as almond,
grape seed, macadamia and other fragile products, which deteriorate in the heat.
Therapists performing hot stone massage are excited about HobaCare Jojoba because,
unlike oils, it can stand up to heating and re-heating. HobaCare Jojoba does not
require refrigeration. Indeed, HobaCare will congeal at temperatures below 45 degrees
Fahrenheit. If congealing does occur, simply restore the product to room temperature.
It will re-liquefy and can be used immediately. Congealing does not affect its quality.
Store HobaCare Jojoba away from direct sunlight.
HobaCare Jojoba does not clog the pores. It is non-comedogenic. Aestheticians
give facial massages with jojoba. They value the silky quality it gives to facial
skin and its ability to cleanse the skin.
HobaCare Jojoba does not stain. It washes out of clothing and linens with
hot water and detergent. If used appropriately, the product will stay in the skin
and will not come out on linens or clothing. For more on this, see our Laundering Instructions.
The key to understanding the use of HobaCare Jojoba is to heed the admonition, "less
is better". A little really does go a long way. You can use as much as you
wish, but using more than you need is wasteful.
Remember, HobaCare Jojoba works by conditioning (not moisturizing) the skin. Determine
the amount you use by balancing the needs of your client's skin with the requirements
of your methodology. Experiment. Apply a couple of drops to the back of the hand.
Massage it in. Gauge the degree to which the product has conditioned the skin. You're
looking for a very soft, smooth, silky feeling, one that evidences reduced friction
but keeps you in total control. Always work in increments of drops, not dollops.
If the product is coming out on your linens, you're probably using too much. Please
review our Laundering Instructions.
Your clients will appreciate HobaCare Jojoba. It leaves their skin feeling soft,
smooth, and conditioned, not greasy, oily or sticky. They won't feel compelled to
take a shower when your therapy session is concluded. They will feel secure in the
knowing exactly what you are using. And they-and you-will love the fact that it
does not stain. Why? First, when used appropriately, it stays in the skin and doesn't
come out onto linens or clothing. Second, if you use too much it washes out with
hot water and a good detergent. Synthetic or dyed fabrics may require a pre-wash.
(We use "Shout".)
Finally, you won't need to towel your clients off when the massage is over.
You will find yourself using measurably less HobaCare Jojoba than other products.
A therapist giving 30 to 35 massages a week customarily uses three to four gallons
of our product a year. Hot stone modalities will require more.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy, a relatively new introduction to U.S. spas,
virtually mandates the use of HobaCare Jojoba. The procedure requires the heating
and re-heating of massage lubricant. HobaCare Jojoba is the only massage lubricant,
which survives such intensive use. Oils cannot withstand repeated heating and quickly
turn rancid, creating an undesirable odor, an impression upscale spas and massage
practices can ill afford to tolerate. La Stone Therapy (www.lastonetherapy.com) endorses and uses HobaCare Jojoba
in their stone therapies.
As for the day-to-day cleaning of the stones, themselves, we recommend a good dishwashing
detergent. If for some reason you notice a build-up on the stones, laundry detergent
eliminates it. We recommend wearing gloves if you're using laundry detergent. It
can be harsh on skin.
To enhance your client's experience, add
essential oils to HobaCare Jojoba. It is the best "carrier"
or "base" for essential oils. It extends their shelf life and ensures
their absorption into the skin.
Aromatherapy has been cheapened in recent years by mass marketers' attempts to cash
in on a renaissance of appreciation of plants and our connections to them. There
are now many so-called "aromatherapy" products on the market that have
about as much relevance to true aromatherapy as tin does to gold. Most of them carry
synthetic fragrances, which do more harm than good. None of these counterfeit products
get to the true character of aromatherapy, which is not just about smelling something.
Genuine Aromatherapy is more ethereal and diffuse. It goes to the heart of the chemistry
of the plants and their effects on our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
Massage Therapists interested in integrating aromatherapy into their practices need
to do more than cursorily review available, pre-packaged aromatherapy products.
They need to educate themselves about the aromatherapeutic effects of specific plant
essences on the emotional, psychological, physical, and mental states of their clients.
We encourage all massage therapists with a genuine interest in aromatherapy to read
deeply and to learn as much as they can about this increasingly important field.
Our Bibliography is a good
place to start. A second starting place is the National Association of Holistic
which is a wonderful source of knowledge.