How to Give a Massage

Before starting...

  • Make the room pleasant and fitting the mood, clean and uncluttered.
  • If you are using a fragrant oil, don't fill the room with competing fragrances. Keep the mood.
  • Make sure there aren't any children or pets around to interrupt.
  • Don't subject them to any drafts. The room must be at a comfortable temperature.
  • Dim the lights and close the curtains or blinds, so there are no distractions.
  • Put on some relaxing music at a comfortable volume.

The Massage ...

  • Lie down on a hard surface so that all her muscles are adequately supported.
  • Allow enough space for you to be able to circulate around.
  • Have towels on hand to cover the areas that you have already massaged so that the body heat you will have generated won't escape.
  • Neck, shoulders, back, and legs are what you should mostly work on.
  • Don't focus on specific muscles to avoid doing any damage.
  • Hand pressure should be even and firm.
  • Use your entire hand: fingers and palm, heel and fingertips.
  • Begin with the shoulders then work your way to the neck, and then down the arms all the way to the hands.
  • Return to the upper and lower back, and over to the buttocks (if allowed).
  • Then down the thighs to the calves and ending off with the feet.
  • Backtrack to the starting point with a lighter touch.

2012-09-09 21:59:00

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