Today's lifestyles tend to keep us on edge or stress almost the entire day. To unwind or de-stress from this hectic pace there are different methods that can be used. Since our backs tend to take most of this hectic lifestyle demands having a back massage can unravel the various tension knots that have developed.
To have a good back massage you can see a trained masseuse or have someone that you know, perferably with good, strong fingers, give you a back massage. For the best effects of the message you should be wearing a light cloth that covers your body where it is not being massaged.
Using a fragrant aromatherapy oils can help to relax any tense muscles during the back massage. You should select the oil that you like and one that has therapeutic healing abilities as well.
In a back massage you will need to lie down full length comfortably. The person who is giving you the massage should either be standing or sitting next to your back. One hand should be placed at your lower back and the other hand is placed between your shoulder blades.
To start the back massage use the thumbs and gently press along the outsides of the spine. The back massage should begin at the base of the lower back and work its way upwards towards the neck. Make sure that the massage does not press into the spine itself as injuries could occur.
Once the neck area has been reached a little bit of essential oil like Lavender should be poured on to your friend’s hands. Slowly in a gliding motion slide both of the hands down on each side of the back towards the pelvis. At the pelvis the hands need to be moved in an outward direction towards your hips.
Contact with the body should still be maintained right throughout this entire procedure. To continue getting the full effect of the back massage, your friend will need to start the massage up towards the neck area again. At this point a light kneading motion will need to be applied as your friend is moving their hands upwards to the neck.
This entire back massage treatment will need to be applied over the whole back area. When the back has been treated, the neck and shoulder areas can be given a massage. The massage treatment for this area is applied in a circular motion.
If someone knows what they are really doing when they administer a massage, their fingers will actually be able to feel the deeply knotted and tense areas of the body. When the entire back, shoulders and neck have been thoroughly rubbed and the oil has penetrated into the skin you will experience the relaxing feelings of a great back massage. It is most important to remember: when a massage has been completed, one should not get up and start moving around again. Rather, lay still and relax for at least 30 minutes. This last 30 minutes will be half of your treatment irregardless of how long the actual massage lasted!