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Having Trouble With Getting A Massage? Think Over These Things First.

Jul 5

Having Trouble With Getting A Massage? Think Over These Things First.

If you've always want to give and get massages, but know little about the subject, fret not. There are definitely a lot of things to be learned, but they are all within your reach. The article below has the information that you need to make informed decisions about the art of massage.

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If you often experience chronic muscle pains, do some research on trigger points or find someone who can give you some information on neuromuscular therapy. Trigger points, or tiny knots, often reside in tight muscles. It is these points that send pain signals through the whole body. You can learn about the proper way to massage these areas by reading books about trigger point therapy.

 

Don't eat just before a massage. After eating, you will likely feel bloated; therefore, you probably won't feel as comfortable during your massage as you should. Make sure that any food you have eaten has been digested. By waiting an ample amount of time, you will be comfortable during your massage.

 

Scented candles are a great addition to any massage. Calming smells will help the patient relax and feel safe during the massage. Those factors provide a great environment.

 

One simple way to give a massage is to use a "raking" technique. This is done by spreading your fingers and using your fingertips. Start in the shoulder area then move your fingers in a raking motion down the back. Make sure the fingers move along the spine not on top of the spine. While one hand moves up move the other one down in alternating motion.

 

Try to limit all background noise when you are giving your massage, as the environment should be as quiet and calm as possible at all times. You will want the person you are massaging to relax their muscles so that your massage technique will work, as a quiet atmosphere helps to facilitate this.

 

A popular back massage you can try out on someone is called a "Raking Massage". With this technique, you spread your fingers apart and use your tips to give the massage. Begin in the shoulder area and work your way down the back using a raking motion. Then, you move your fingers down the spine without actually touching it. Move one hand down as the other hand moves up.

 

A foot massage can be used for more than tired, achy feet. You can search online and find foot maps that show which area of the foot can be massaged to experience relief from a myriad of symptoms throughout your body. For example, pressing on the big toe is known to relieve sinus pain and pressure.

 

You will use different amounts of pressure to accomplish different things in massage. If your loved one has many knots, you may want to apply pressure moving slowly in order to release all the tension. Don't overdo it though. Deep tissue massage adheres to these tenants.

 

As you can now see, there are a lot of interesting variables that go into giving and getting great massages. Apply what you've learned here, and you will be an expert on the subject in no time. Going forward, enjoy the wonderful world of massage and what it can do for you.