Massage Balms v Massage oils

Massage balm

Why you should use Massage Balms instead of Massage oils for therapy?

Massage balms and oils are similar in that they are oil-based therefore they provide good glide in massage treatments and are nourishing to the skin. So why might Massage balms be better than Massage oils?

Advantages of using Massage balms

  • They are less messy

Unlike massage oil which is liquid and can spill easily; a Massage balm|wax is solid at room temperature but melts quickly into the skin. You don’t need to worry about a massage balm leaking in your bag or being knocked over and spilling on the floor. This also means fewer stains on towels. Although it is solid at room temperature, massage waxes warm up quickly, making them very easy to use.

  • They last longer

The viscosity of Massage balms makes it much easier for you to control how much balm you take. You can use them sparingly and easily take more when needed. A little goes a long way meaning one tin will last you a long time. On the other hand, massage oils can spill easily, wasting some of the carrier oil. You may also take too much massage oil, which then needs to be thrown away and is money wasted.

  • They provide more grip

Massage balms|waxes are made with beeswax meaning they have better friction in comparison to massage oils. Because the wax|balm is thicker than oil there is less slip and more grip. This means that Massage and Physiotherapy treatments can be controlled and the therapist can do deeper manipulation of the deep tissue and fascia. This is perfect for a variety of massages including Sports massage, Physiotherapy, and also Deep Tissue massage.

They also have the perfect consistency to use in Reflexology, Indian head massage, and Thai Foot Massage treatments.

  • Their packaging may be better for the environment

Massage balm|wax is solid at room temperature so it can be packaged in recyclable packaging such as tins. As they don’t require a pump or a plastic cap they also often need less packaging overall than oils.

Me Time Massage Balms are in aluminum tins that can be reused or recycled so therefore kinder to the environment.

Me-Time Massage|Reflexology Balms

You have a choice of 3 different Massage Balms|Waxes made by Me-Time Therapies

Relaxing Massage|Reflexology Balm

Muscle Relax Massage|Reflexology Balm

Invigorating Massage|Reflexology Balm

Me Time Massage balms
Me Time Massage Balms


If you are looking for the glide and nourishment of oil but want a little more grip, massage balms might be the perfect alternative for you.




Me Time Massage balms

Me Time Massage balms

Me Time Massage balms

Me Time Massage balms are made with 100% natural ingredients – Sweet Almond oil, Olive oil, Beeswax, and high-quality Aromatherapy Essential oils.

The Aromatherapy Massage Balms are suitable for

  • Massage – Sports, Deep Tissue, Remedial & Myo-fascia Release
  • Reflexology – Feet and Hands
  • Indian Head Massage – to massage the neck & shoulder & upper back area
  • Thai Foot Massage

Me Time Massage balms Range

The Aromatherapy Massage Balms available are

Relaxing Massage Balm ( Lavender, Bergamot & Geranium)

Muscle Relaxing Massage Balm (Lavender, Marjoram, Black Pepper & Juniper Berry)

Invigorating Massage Balm (Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange)

The Massage balms can be purchased on Me-Time Therapies Store Amazon UK.

If you are an Amazon Prime Customer, you will be eligible for Free delivery.

Me Time Massage balms - Geraldine McCullagh creater

The beeswax Aromatherapy Massage balms have been created by Geraldine McCullagh, the owner of Me-Time Therapies. Geraldine is a qualified Clinical Aromatherapist and has over 25 years of experience in blending Aromatherapy Essential oils.  The Massage waxes are made in small batches to retain freshness. They have been tested to ensure that they are safe to use topically on the skin.

Geraldine uses her own Massage balms in her own clinic with clients for Body Massage, Reflexology, and Indian head Massage. Clients love the smell of the Aromatherapy balms and the feel of them on their skin. They also like that the Massage balms do not stain their clothing.

The Massage balms are also proving popular with other professional Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, and Physiotherapists throughout the UK.

This is my first time buying the product. And I’m not disappointed at all it’s everything what need. It’s provides enough glide but with good grip when needed. Brilliant for reflexology. I love the brands ethos and quality. And they can tell you exactly what in the product. 100% my new top reflexology balm.

Meet The Maker: Me-Time Therapies

Meet the Maker - Eco products by Me-Time Therapies

Meet The Maker: Me-Time Therapies

I was featured as Meet the Maker in the Green Parent Magazine as a result of winning for the third year in a row,  ‘Best Buy’ for my Vegan Body Butter.

I started Me-Time Therapies in 1996 offering Complementary therapies. Over the past 25 years, I have expanded the business by offering short 1day/2day therapy courses in Aromatherapy, Hand Reflexology, Indian head massage, and Self-Care. In the past 4 years, I have also added teaching Mindfulness classes along with adding an Eco- Beauty product range. My product range is Make your own Body butter & Lip Balm kit, Self-Care kit, Vegan Body Butter, and a selection of massage balms. I enjoy making products as combines my love of cooking, being in nature, using Aromatherapy oils, and also be eco-conscious.

I moved house last September so my new morning routine is sitting in my conservatory on my green velvet rocking chair and admiring my flowers in my garden and listening to the birds. I am very fortunate that I can have a slow mindful start to the day. I find this helps me stay calm throughout the day which results in me getting more achieved.

As I will be celebrating 25 years in business in April 2022, I will mark this anniversary by offering different promotions with 25% off on therapies, courses, and eco-beauty products.

My brand is

1. being a heart-based business where my primary aim is to help and be of benefit to others

2. using only natural ingredients in my eco-beauty product range

3. offering ‘me-time’ by coming for therapy or on a course and also offering ‘me-time’ at home by using the Self-Care kit, Massage Balms & Body butters. the Maker – Me-Time Therapies


Me Time Therapies Beauty Secrets Article

Beauty secrets Green Parent Article – Sept 2020  

Extract from Me Time Therapies Beauty Secrets  Article

I started out offering Complementary therapies and over the years have branched out into teaching short courses in Indian head massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. In the past 3 years, I have trained as a Mindfulness teacher and now offering 8-week Mindfulness classes. I have also created a natural skincare range over the past 3 years .

The natural skincare products are

· Vegan Body Butter

· Relaxing Massage Balm

· Invigorating Citrus Massage Balm

· Make your own Body Butter & Lip Balm kit (Vegan)

Even though I have been in business for over 20 years, I only started to focus on my brand three years ago when I was creating my first product; Make your Own Body butter & Lip Balm kit.

By offering Wellness therapies, courses and products, my brand is about helping others and being of benefit to them by sharing my knowledge and skills.


1. An Epsom Salt bath with Neroli & Geranium Aromatherapy oils followed by lying on top of my bed with a cosy blanket and doing a Mindfulness Body Scan.

2. Getting out into nature either into my garden or a walk by the sea helps me calm down when I feel overwhelmed by my ‘To-Do List’.

3. I also use Hand Reflexology when I am feeling anxious by massaging the Diaphragm, Solar Plexus and Head reflexes. I can do this anywhere (travelling or at home) as my hands are easily accessible.


I am about to launch a Muscle Relax Massage Balm which is suitable for Body Massage, Indian head massage or for achy muscles post-exercise.

I teach a Self-Care Wellbeing Day and I am formulating a plan in how to create this as a Self-Care Kit to launch in October to sell as a Christmas gift.


1. Food – buying fresh ingredients, bulk buying nuts, pulses& rice and avoiding processed, over-packaged foods.

2. Organic gardening – having a compost bin and by avoiding pesticides it has encouraged bees & butterflies into my garden.

3. Making as many natural skincare products myself and buying natural skincare products that are free synthetic chemicals & preservatives.


Plastic free mission at Me-Time Therapies

Meet the Maker - Eco products by Me-Time Therapies

Plastic free mission

My Plastic free mission when creating the Make your own Body Butter & Lip Balm kit in 2017  was to make it as ethical as possible and to help you cut down on 1-use plastic packaging.

Make your own Body Butter &Lip Balm kit

The kraft Cardboard Box:   you can reuse it  for e.g. store jewellery, hair accessories, craft accessories or Aromatherapy oils

The aluminium tins: you can reuse them when you make a new batch of Lip Balms & Body butters. You can also use them to decant sun lotion, aloe gel, after sun when going on holiday.

Bottle: the bottle is 100ml so you can reuse it for lotions to put into hand luggage/handbag to meet airport restrictions of the size of liquid bottles.

Tissue paper:  you can reuse it for wrapping presents.

Making your own skincare helps with going plastic-free

By learning to make your own natural skincare, you are cutting down on purchasing one-use plastic skincare containers and bottles.  By following the Recipe Cards and video tutorials, you will see how easy it is to make your own natural skincare in your kitchen. You can reuse the aluminium jars provided in the kit over and over again for your Body Butters and Lip Balms.

Massage Balms & Vegan Body butter

In 2018, I added to the natural skincare range and now offer

Relaxing Massage wax
Relaxing Massage Wax|Balm

Relaxing Massage Balm





Invigorating (Citrus) Massage Balm

Citrus Invigorating Massage wax
Invigorating Citrus Massage Wax|Balm


Muscle Relax Massage Balm

Muscle Relaxing Massage wax
Muscle Relax Massage Balm|Wax







Vegan Body Butter

whipped body butter vegan

I use aluminium jars for the Massage Balms and the Body butter rather than hard plastic containers or 1-use plastic skincare jars/bottles. Once the balms and body butter have been used, the aluminium containers can be washed and reused or repurposed e.g. storing seeds to sow in the garden, storing paper clips or coins.