Sports Massage Wax is our most popular wax and is used by many therapists involved in Sports and Remedial Massage, as well as by many Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and sports professionals. It is one of the original waxes from New Zealand and has been used by professionals for more than 20 years. It is being used for massage work on players in Premiership football, international rugby, cricket, swimming, ice-hockey, softball, track athletics, rowing and on jockeys - and these are the ones we know about! It was also used at the last two Football World Cups and at the 2012 Olympics...
Another reason why therapists use the Sports blend, even those who are not practising Sports Massage, is that it has a lemony/leathery scent - making it neither herbal or floral and so excellent for use on male and female clients without the issue of a 'female' or 'male' scent.
The essential oils in this formula are Manuka (Leptospermum Scoperium) from the same plant as Manuka honey, and Lemon (Citrus limonum). We use a high quality Calendula Paste which we bring in from New Zealand. Hypericum (St Johns Wort) is also in Songbird Sports Massage Wax.
Manuka essential oil comes from New Zealand as well of course, and has a long history of use by the Maori people and is sometimes called the New Zealand Tea Tree Oil.
Songbird Sports Massage Wax is a blend which is an excellent pre and post event massage medium.
If you are looking for an even stronger grip, you could try the Fascial Release Wax, as it's similar in terms of ingredients, but has a stronger and tighter grip than Sports and is ideal for Fascial Release work and deep tissue work which needs a deeper, slower and more controlled performance.