Massage in London – Do You Want to Be Better at Back Massage?
Majority of people love getting a massage but very few people feel comfortable offering a massage to someone else. The possibility of causing pain to the other person is a very serious concern. The fear of not helping enough is a huge one. We get afraid that the other person won’t like what we are trying to do. Here’s the good news: it is absolutely possible to learn how to give a great massage every time you wish to do so. Here’s info on how you too can give anyone an impressive back massage.
It is important that the person be at ease while lying down. They have to be laying down on a surface that is firm yet soft. You don’t have to have a fancy massage table table but you can have them lie down on a bed. If you are going to massage the person on the floor, give them some soft towels or blankets to lay down…or even invest in a comfortable mat. If the massage-ee wishes to keep his or her shirt on, make sure that the shirt is made of a softer material to prevent accidental scraping and friction build up.
Begin with a couple of standard rubbing. Use the whole flat side of both hands to rub from the lower back toward the neck (do this gradually). Put a little pressure into this but do not use full massage pressure just yet. Begin at the base of the back and then move your hands upward, along both sides of the backbone toward the neck then move across the shoulders and work your way back down the back. As you keep on doing this, make your loops smaller and smaller so that you are able to cover the whole back.
Try using the heels of your hands to create some good and pointed pressure. Using the heels of your palms to put on pressure, begin working in tiny circles at the base of the back on either side of the backbone and then work those small circles out toward the person’s sides, up a little bit and then back across to the spine and upward until you have massaged the entire back area.
Sit at the side of whoever is receiving the massage. Then, set one hand on top of the other and drive into the back a little bit with your fingers. Begin at the spine and thrust steadily and with solid pressure across the back away from the spinal column and then lightly sort of slide your hands back across the back toward the spinal column and move up. Do this again while you work your way up the back and then do this on the other side.
Work out the spine. Start at the base of the back and work up each of the sausage-y muscles on each side of the spine with a couple of fingers or your thumbs. Rub each node at least five times each so that you can build up a little bit of friction. Rub all the way up one side of the spinal column and then massage the other side.
Something that you should remember as you use each of these techniques is that it is good to re-relax the person between each part of the massage that you give. For example, after applying one technique, perform the basic rub we talked about at the beginning of the article for a few minutes.