Every massage oil is best for a specific function, so you want to make sure that you are using them properly.
Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
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Olive oil is taken internally and applied topically. Being a Western herb, it does not have a long history of traditional use in Ayurvedic or traditional Chinese medicine. Olive oil can be used in Ayurvedic massage, where it is considered a warming oil that will encourage the dosha Kapha, a constitution that is oily, cool, heavy, slow and smooth. In traditional Chinese medicine, the olive is considered a neutral food, and may be used to heal sore throats, treat laryngitis or combat dysentery.