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Want to Know How to Give Great Full Body Massage? Read This!

If you want to know how to give a great full body massage, keep reading…You need to make sure you create a relaxing ambiance. Dim the lights, light up some scented candles and turn on a little soft music.


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Bring in a couple of sheets or soft towels, one for your workspace and one to cover your client. This is important because once the skin is massaged, it causes blood flow into that area and that blood flow in turn, will warm the skin.


In order to avoid a chill on the skin after massaging the muscle group you need to cover up the areas. Working on muscles, causes all sorts of chemicals to be released into the body. Have some water on hand, because many people feel thirsty after a massage.


Make sure to only massage the muscles, therefore no stretching of the skin. Remember that massages are for muscles below the skin and not for the skin itself. Massage the large muscle groups of the body which are basically the neck, back, shoulders and legs. This way, aside from massaging correctly, you’re getting at the areas that store tension in the body.


Using firm and even pressure, not too hard or forceful, is good for the whole body. Pressure that is too light or inconsistent, can be as uncomfortable as too much pressure so be sure to use an even degree of pressure applied during the massage.


Always use a lubricant, like a massage oil or essential oil, because this can help to prepare and protect the skin at the same time. Start the full body massage at the shoulders by kneading the muscles and gently pulling them towards you.


Work across the shoulders to the neck using your thumbs and the tips of your fingers to work from the muscles, across and down the upper back. Watch your nails to avoid scratching your client or subject.


Work down each arm separately finding the muscle groups in the front and back and kneading them gently. When you get to the hands, use your thumbs to work the palms. Don’t forget the other arm.


Return to the upper back and work downwards to the middle of the back using your thumbs and fingertips to work from the center out and pushing upward. Continue working down the back to the hips. Massage the muscles of the upper thighs and down the back of the legs to the calves spending time kneading each one separately with both hands.


Move to the foot, start with the heel and hold it firmly while pushing up toward the leg, then down and side-to-side. Work your thumbs on the underside of the foot with deep slow pressure and also the balls of the feet and in between the toes.


So, there you go, if it so happens that your client fell asleep then you did an awesome job…

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