Your back has lots of hard work to do during the day, so you should have a day off for resting and rewarding it. The best way to give your back a great night is by seeing a massage therapist. If you can’t go to a pro, the tips below and a friend can help you.
Ask all the questions you need to. He or she will not look down on you because you have questions; in fact, they often help break the ice. You simply need to feel comfortable, and you should ask whatever questions you need in order to do so.
If you notice knots in the back while you are giving a massage, you can kneed them out with some pressure from your fists. Simply get your fists into a ball and work them over the knotted spot for a few minutes. Apply more pressure if the knots are deeper, as long as the recipient remains comfortable.
Having a massage is a relaxing time, so allow yourself to chill out while you are having one. Deep breathing techniques must be learned and practiced during massage to release tension. Take deep breaths during your massage to continue keeping the muscles relaxed.
Be aware that it may take awhile before you are an expert masseuse. Start small, practicing on people you know. After you have it down pat, you can engage in more important massages.
Certain aromas can help your clients relax during their massages. Make sure the scents are natural and mild. A strong medicinal fragrance should be avoided; use something that smells fruity or floral. These types of scents will help to melt the stress away and bring a feeling of rejuvenation.
When massaging someone, open your fingers up so that you can be more precise with the area that you massage. This helps to loosen up the muscles and is also a great technique if you are planning on giving a deep tissue massage. After you massage this way, close your hands back up and use your palms.
Before you give a massage, stretch all of the areas that you are planning to use. This means that you will need to stretch your fingers, arms, neck, back and legs so that you can reduce cramps during your massage and get all areas involved. If you are providing a long massage session, stretching is imperative.
Hopefully you now feel more confident to give a great massage. While you won’t make much your friends may learn a thing or two. A great massage at home needs only a little knowledge to make it a great one.