When giving a massage where do you start?

Where to Start. The only way to learn how to give a massage is with a willing recipient. (One probably won’t be hard to find!) Start with the recipient lying on their stomach, hands at their side. Use pillows under the chest/neck area to try to keep the neck as straight as possible.

Where should a massage start?

To maximize the relaxing effects of a massage, it should always start from the upper part of the body down to the toes. With your fingers, you should gently apply firm pressure on the scalp in a circular motion and continue down to the back of the head and at the nape of the neck.

Should a massage start face up or down?

Craniosacral therapy and foot reflexology treatments happen with the client face-up. But massage therapy clients can start face-up or face-down, and usually turn over during each session.

Can I do massage on the floor?

Assuming you don’t have a massage table, use the floor or a firm raised surface that doesn’t sink in like a bed. A bed is too wide to work around all sides and its softness causes your recipient to sink with applied pressure.

How long are massages usually?

Massages are typically 30 to 120 minutes long. I recommend at least one hour, if not more. A longer massage releases more of the toxins and tension built up in your muscles and throughout your body. For example, a full body treatment usually takes me 90 minutes on average.

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How do you give a good full body massage?

The best way to give a full body massage is to begin with the feet and work your way up the body. Alternate between press-and-release methods, kneading, and circular motion as you work your way from the legs to the back. Ask your client to turn over so you can massage their hands, arms, and head.

How do I give my husband a romantic massage?

Move to one side of your partner and begin a deeper massage with your fingertips. Splay out your fingertips and lay one hand directly on top of the other so you can apply twice as much pressure. Starting at the lower back, push down firmly, moving away from your partner’s spine out toward his side.

Should I close my eyes during a massage?

During your session close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible. Focus your attention on breathing slowly, deeply. Do not try to help your therapist move your limbs into position.

Why do they hit you at the end of a massage?

Inducing Deeper Relaxation

Possibly the most obvious reason we use percussion during massage treatments is because it helps ease your body into much deeper levels of relaxation.