I remember the first time I was introduced to Biotone's Dual Purpose Massage Creme. I thought it was WAY TOO THICK to work with and what was up with that tube? How was that supposed to be handy in the middle of a session?
I thought the fact that it's not pumpable was going to be a major problem, but the tube fits in a universal holster. If you keep the cap off and have it in your holster upside down, you can single-handedly squeeze the cream out right into your hand. The fact that this is pretty silent compared to most pumps is an added bonus. (As long as you have an adequate amount of cream in the tube.)
I've been playing around with using different creams in the last year after having developed an allergy to one and looking into using paraben free products. I can honestly say that Biotone Dual Purpose has quickly become my favorite. Even for Ashiatsu.
I still use jojoba oil for hot stone massage and massage cupping, and some other creams for swedish, but deep tissue work - it's Biotone Dual Purpose all the way.
Have you tried this cream yet? What has been your experience?
Cindy Iwlew is co-founder of Bodywork Buddy Massage Software, a complete online management solution for independent massage therapists that includes online scheduling.
She continues to operate her own private massage practice of 14 years.