How to Give a Back Massage

Back massage

There’s nothing quite like a slow, deep back massage to help relax both the body and mind and to ease the built-up tension that we all hold on to within the muscles of the body. As the back is particularly susceptible to holding on to stress and tension, in the form of tight and sore […]

How to Massage the Front of the Legs

Front of leg massage

Massaging the front of the legs can help to ease stiff muscles in this area, especially the larger muscles of the thighs (the quadriceps). Techniques used to massage the front of the legs include effleurage, kneading, cupping, hacking, coining, friction and wringing. When massaging the front of the legs, you should use light to medium […]

How to Massage the Back of the Legs

Back of leg massage

Most people enjoy the relaxation benefits that come with a back, neck and shoulder massage, as the tight, sore muscles in this area are unknotted and any tension eased away. However, the muscles in the legs are just as likely to hold on to tension; being on your feet all day, exercising or working out […]

How to Give an Abdominal Massage

Abdominal massage

Massage of the abdomen is an important part of the massage routine as we can hold a great deal of tension in our stomachs and many people experience stomach problems of some kind when they are stressed, such as indigestion, stomach ache, constipation or diarrhea. Massage of the abdomen can help to relieve these problems […]

How to Give a Buttock Massage

Buttock massage

Not everyone is comfortable with this part of a massage routine, and some clients may ask that you skip over this section. The truth is that massage of the buttocks can be performed discreetly and is extremely beneficial. We use the muscles of the buttocks in almost every move we make whether we are sitting, […]

How To Give a Foot Massage

Foot massage

Foot massage is deeply relaxing; in fact, there is a whole style of massage that is dedicated to massing the feet alone called reflexology. Our feet bear the brunt of everyday activity and pain can be stored here, especially if we are very active, have to stand for long periods of time or cram our […]

How to Give an Arm Massage

Arm massage

The arms are sometimes skimmed over, or even neglected, during a full body massage treatment, often because most people enjoy the deeper pressure techniques that relieve tension felt in the larger muscles of the body such as those found in the back, neck and shoulders or the legs and buttocks. The truth is that the […]

How to Give a Chest and Neck Massage

Chest and neck massage

Most people are aware of the tension they hold in their neck; however, they may be less aware that areas of tension, soreness and tightness in muscles and connective tissue can also be formed in the chest. Very often, tension held in the chest is not felt until a massage therapist begins working on this […]

How to Give an Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage

Indian head massage is, as the name suggests, a type of head massage that aims to relax and reenergize the client. The benefits of Indian head massage are numerous; it can help to relieve tension held in the head and neck, improve sinus related problems, relieve headaches, increase energy levels and promote a greater sense […]

How to Give a Facial Massage

Facial massage

The effects of stress, a poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and exposure to environmental pollution very often show up on the face. A combination of any or all of these can leave our faces looking more tired or older than we are. Facial massage is an excellent way to relax the muscles […]