If there’s one plant whose therapeutic benefits have stood the test of time, it’s Aloe Vera. Egyptian stone carvings depicting the Aloe Vera plant have been found dating back 6,000 years. The ancient Egyptians actually called Aloe Vera “the plant of immortality” because of its exceptional healing properties.
Aloe Vera may not provide immortality but the clear gel found in the lower part of its leaves has healing and moisturizing benefits for dry skin, skin irritations, minor skin infections, wounds and burns. With its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera is the natural go-to remedy for sunburn, so much so that it’s sometimes called the “burn plant,” says Healthline.
In addition to its widespread use as a treatment for sunburn, Aloe Vera also is used in a range of skin care products because it contains several antioxidants, including beta carotene and vitamins C and E, to help improve the skin’s firmness and keep it hydrated. Because of its hydrating properties, Aloe Vera helps to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
To help clients nourish skin as well as eliminate stress, try our Thai It Together treatment. It treatment features rocking, compression and deep tissue Swedish movements followed by Thai stretches. Controlled-Glide Massage Creme, which includes Aloe Vera, is the only ingredient you’ll need.
Thai It Together
Controlled-Glide Massage Creme….1/2 ounce
Begin session with client in prone position
Perform 3 to 5 minutes of gentle rocking and compression
Perform Deep Tissue Swedish on posterior body-Effleurage, petrissage and push-pull
Perform Thai Stretch movements
Anterior chest stretch
Rotate client’s arms palms up, elbows straight
Anterior thigh stretch
Anterior hip twist
Have client flip to supine position
Repeat rocking, compression and Deep Tissue Swedish movements to anterior body
Perform Thai Stretch movement
Hip traction & Compression – straight leg and Bent Knee
Hip Rotation – internal and external
You’ll also find Aloe Vera in these other BIOTONE products.