Massaging The Back

SWEDISH MASSAGE - A relaxing massage of medium pressure
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Do you want to give someone you care a good back massage? Then you should keep in mind that there are some majorly important universal tips that are required to give or to have a good back massage. These tips will help you to give a better back massage to the recipient.

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Some techniques for back massage:

There are some really quick techniques that will help you to give a better back body massage, they are as follows:

Raking technique:

Raking massage technique is considered to be one of the best Back massage techniques. The Better Massage Therapy advises to start the back massage with raking, which is also best technique for the beginners.  For this technique you should you use the fingertips of your both hands, and spread it apart, covering the shoulder to the spine area of the body. The therapy recommends that “Start at the shoulder area and move your hands down the back in a raking motion.” This exercise allows you to cover large area of the muscles, massaging it at once. In the raking motion, your one hand should move up the spine while the other should move down the spine simultaneously. Apply minimal pressure while doing this massage. Repeat this whole procedure again and again for several minutes.

 

SWEDISH MASSAGE - A relaxing massage of medium pressure

SWEDISH MASSAGE – A relaxing massage of medium pressure

Massaging the back can effectively relieve mentally related stomach pain

Massaging the back can effectively relieve mentally related stomach pain

 

Using the tennis ball:

Using the tennis ball for massage is a very good technique that helps to relieve the back and neck from pain and stress. The tennis ball provides enough pressure and resistance that the body needs and rolls easily along the spine. Ask the person you are massaging to lie down on the belly, and then roll the ball applying the pressure he/she wants, along the back. This massage technique is best for neck, legs or it can be applied to massage any part of the body.

 

Using the elbows:

Using elbows is an effective way to reach much deeper into the tissues of the back, hence releasing the pain and giving relaxing effects which last long. MassageTherapy.com recommends using your elbow or any other instrument instead of using hands. Use your elbow and lean forward slightly on the person’s back, and gently apply pressure. The elbow targets the hard to reach areas, increasing the effect of the massage.

 

Communication:

Have a good open communication with the person having the massage. Ask the person which areas paining more and to give his/her feedback. That will make the massage more effective and long lasting.

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