I really love massages, and considering I have a chronic pain disorder, they can be very helpful. Professional massage therapists who are knowledgeable about this condition really are the best option, but not always affordable. For this reason, I find it’s a good idea to keep some massage products laying around in case of emergency. Anyone wh9o has ever had a really good massage, professional or otherwise, can tell you that you’ve got to use a good oil or lotion to diminish skin on skin friction. For at home massages, oils tend to work well and are easy to work with so I thought I would try a massage product I haven’t used before, JO Warming Massage Glide.
JO Warming Massage Glide comes in two sizes, 1 ounce and 4.5 ounces. I have the larger 4.5 ounce bottle, which is generally the better deal cost-wise. However, as this massage oil is silicone-based, a little goes a long way, so it might be a good idea to start with the smaller size until you decide whether or not you really like it. The 4.5 ounce bottle is a typical plastic bottle with a pop-up cap, which makes it easy to dispense the Massage Glide without it getting all over the place.
I find JO Warming Massage Glide to be extremely slick and smooth. The texture really is great for a massage and the word “glide” describes it very well. The multiple types of silicone in the massage oil make it feel soft and pleasurable against the skin. It also allows for multiple uses. You can use JO Warming Massage Glide as a sexual lubricant, both for anal and vaginal penetration, with a partner or on your own. Just keep in mind that you don’t want to use it with silicone sex toys as the silicone in both products can react negatively with each other and damage your toy. However, it is latex-safe so it can be used with many brands of condoms. Silicone is a good skin moisturizer, so not only are you receiving a great massage (hopefully), you are conditioning your skin at the same time.
As I mentioned above, a little JO Warming Massage Glide goes a long way because it does not evaporate like a water-based lotion. So, you always want to start out with a small amount and add to it rather than begin with a huge glob and end up slipping and sliding too much. As a general rule, silicone-based products do not totally absorb into the skin so JO Warming Massage Glide really will last as long as you need it. If you use a lot, you may need to wipe/wash it off when you are done with your slippery activities. If you are more cautious, you may be able to pop clothes on immediately afterward.
JO Warming Massage Glide contains the following ingredients:
Polydimethylsiloxane, Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, Octamethylcyclotetr-asiloxane, Dimethylsiloxane, Hydroxy-terminated Capsium, Peppermint
I decided to go with a warming massage oil because I figured the warming factor would be extra good for sore muscles, especially as my pain tends to be rather deep. I suppose different ingredients can be used to create a warming sensation, and JO Warming Massage Glide uses Capsium. It also has peppermint in it, which I expect is meant to provide a tingling feeling and add to the warming sensation. The peppermint also creates a nice, mild, minty scent that I find pleasant.
When it comes to the warming sensation, JO Warming Massage Glide really disappoints. I don’t feel much of a warming sensation at all. In fact, I wonder if the little bit I do feel is actually due to the Capsium or just the friction of having the oil rubbed on my skin. In this sense, JO Warming Massage Glide is no different from another silicone-based product without the added warming sensation.
Due to the ingredients, JO Warming Massage Glide does a good job at moisturizing the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky. As a matter of fact, I have had several tattoos for a number of years and I must say that JO Warming Massage Glide makes them sparkle like they’re practically new. However, a few of the ingredients, such Octamethylcyclotetr-asiloxane and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, have less than perfect safety ratings, which is a concern for some people.
JO Warming Massage Glide Pros:
• Pop-up cap
• Good scent
• Moisturizing for the skin
• Can be used as lubricant
JO Warming Massage Glide Cons:
• No significant warming sensation
• Some ingredients don’t have the highest safety ratings
• Caution must be used when using with silicone toys
When it comes to silicone-based massage oils, JO Warming Massage Glide is fine, but it’s nothing to write home about. Like most other silicone-based products, it moisturizes the skin well, can be used in water, does not dissipate quickly, and is latex-safe. However, if I want all those qualities, I would most likely prefer a higher-quality product, like my favorite silicone-based lubricant, Pjur Original Bodyglide, which can do all of these things as well, but has only three ingredients making it more pure and less chemically-enhanced. Of course, Pjur Original Bodyglide is quite a bit more expensive than JO Warming Massage Glide, but I guess you get what you pay for. It’s not that anything is terribly wrong with this massage oil (other than it being a big liar about the warming aspect), it’s just not that great either.
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