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A 31-year-old member asked:

does it make any difference to you what type of cream is used on you when getting a massage?

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Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 42 years experience
Yes !!: The best cream must be menthol iced-hot that produces vasodilatation and improves irrigation of the affected areas.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Massage cream: If you have an allergy to something in the massage cream it can make a big difference. Please let your MT know about known allergies. Also, the cream will be a bit more cooling, while massage oil can be a bit more warming. Peace and good health.

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