We all know the benefits that come with being fully relaxed. There
are many ways that you can achieve this feeling of relaxation and a body massage is just one method. The body
massage has different styles and techniques that can be used. The best way to have a great feeling body massage is
to try some simple methods first.
To reap the full effects of a body massage the person who is going have this
relaxation technique done should be wearing loose clothes or a towel that covers the areas of the body that is not
having a massage. Using a nice smelling but healing essential oil can help the massage to reach deep into the
Have the person lie full length on their stomach on a massage bed, firm sofa or
even the floor. With a little bit of oil on your hands start by relaxing the muscles in the back and shoulder
areas. You should start at the base of the lower back and gently press your thumbs along the sides of the spine
going up towards the neck.
The thumb movement should be firm but not to hard as you could hurt the spine
area. Lightly rub the shoulders and neck area with your oil coated hands in a circular pattern. Use the thumbs to
slowly press into the skin. This part of the body massage will loosen the tense muscles and knots in this part of
When the shoulders and neck area have been given a soothing massage, you will need
to move your hands down the back towards the pelvis. This part of the body massage will allow you to concentrate on
the sides of the body and the back.
You should repeat this body massage routine a few times. The other parts of the
body that are given a massage treatment are the arms. Here you will have to rotated the arms in a circular motion.
This movement will loosen the blood vessels and promote a good blood circulation in the arms.
You can work the body massage into the biceps by using your fingertips. Throughout
the entire body massage you should not lose contact with the person’s body. The next section of the body to receive
a body massage should be the legs.
For the legs you should start with the feet and ankles. As you knead this part of
the body make sure that you pay attention to the soles of the feet, as many times these parts of the body are
neglected in a massage. As each section of the leg is massaged you should move upwards until you reach the top of
A body massage that has been worked into the body will slowly provide you with
relief and a sense of comfort and well being. Relax and let yourself be pampered from the day’s hectic pace with a