Massage in Croydon – Do You Want to Be Better at Giving Back Massage?
We all like to get massages but a lot of us are scared to give them. We’re frightened of unintentionally hurting the other person. The fear of not helping enough is a big one. We get scared that others won’t appreciate what we are trying to do. The good news is that it is possible to learn how to give a terrific massage each time you would like to do so. Here is how you can give a good back massage every time you want to.
The first thing that you have to do is make certain that the individual is comfortable when he or she lies down. The surface on which they are lying down needs to be firm but soft. You don’t have to have a fancy massage table table but you can have them lie down on a bed. If they are lying on the floor, place some soft blankets, towels or a mat so that the person will feel comfortable. If the massage-ee wants to keep his or her shirt on, see to it that the shirt is made of a softer material to avoid accidental scratches and friction build up.
Start with some simple rubs. Use the whole flat side of both hands to rub from the base of the back toward the neck (do this gradually). Put a little pressure into this but do not use full massage pressure just yet. Start 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. Try making the loops smaller as you repeat this step so that the whole back can get loosened up.
You can generate good and pointted pressure when you try using the heels of your hands. Move the heels of your palms in small circles starting out in the middle of the base of the back and then working out toward the sides, upwards and then back toward the spine until you’ve done this to all the areas of the back.
Try sitting on one of the sides of the person you are massaging. Then, set one hand on top of the other and drive into the back a little bit with your fingers. Start at the backbone and thrust steadily and with good pressure across the back away from the spinal column and then gently sort of slide your hands back across the back toward the spine and move up. Repeat this process as you try to work up the back and then do it again on the person’s other side.
Massage the spine. Beginning with the base of the back, work your way up each of the sausage like muscles on either side of the spine by rubbing in small circles with a couple of fingers or your thumbs. Knead each little node at least five times to produce some friction before moving on to the next. Rub your way all the way up one side of the spine and then repeat the same thing on the other side of the spine.
One of the things to remember as you work through every one of these massage techniques is that it is good to re-relax your person between each portion of the massage you’re giving. This means that after using the heels of your hands for specific applied pressure, you must go back to the rub you used at the beginning for a couple of minutes.