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IN Health & Fitness ON 10 Dec, 2015
The health benefits of taking a massage can prove to be miraculous on your health. It can ease all the muscle tension after a long week of a gruelling sitting job, healing anxiety & headache to provide better sleep and immunity.
But, how to perform massage is an art to master. Here we go.
The ideal place to lie for a massage can be a massage table. But in case you don't have it, your bed can also do the job.
This way, the hygiene will be maintained and the person taking the massage will feel good.
The lights should be dimmed and the temperature of the room must be warm. With a soft music playing and aromatic candles burning, the atmosphere gets perfect.
Provide him/her with an additional towel and let them take privacy and make decisions to what to wear and what no to.
Since massaging the back is most important, this is an unavoidable step.
Ask him to tell if he ever feels pain during the process. Also, taking deep breathing helps.
Anyone amongst Coconut, Grapeseed, Jojoba and almond oils will be the best choices.
Using whole of your hands, reach up to the heart and creating a pressure, come down towards the lower spine. Remember not to forget the shoulder and neck area.
This technique uses shorter, circular strokes with more pressure than effleurage. Take 2-5 minutes to do this.
These strokes are collections of repetitive contacts of a part of hands. Use your wrists flexed and try to make quick repetitions.
The step uses your fingers and thumb while you apply pressure in a twisting and lifting motion.
Take your thumbs at the top of the back and gently push your thumb downwards towards the lower back with your pressure angled towards the person's feet and not towards the ground. Take a note that you should never massage the spine, but around it.