50 Connect | 7 massage tips for a good massage: Massage lightly and effectively
7 massage tips for a good massage: Massage lightly and effectively
Posted on: 30 August 2018 by Andrea Hankins
Do you feel like massaging and getting valuable massage tips?
You love to be massaged and massage yourself, but do not know what makes a good massage?
Or are you already a massage expert and wish you new inspiration and great massage tips?
Are you planning an excellent massage exchange with a favorite person and you spoil each other?
My 7 massage tips make your massage a great gift.
A massage exchange is a unique gift for you both in giving and taking.
A holistic massage not only helps you to relax on a physical, mental and emotional level and to find a healing balance.
A massage is also an excellent way to experience precious closeness: playful, comfortable and joyful.
Mindful touch to melt away
Massage and let yourself be massaged! A careful massage will melt you away.
In the case of stress, nervousness, tiredness, difficulty falling asleep or muscle tension, it creates a sustainable balance.
If you are all right, massage will help you feel better, stronger and happier.
Note a few things:
Only massage if you are both healthy. If you have a fever, inflammation, varicose veins or if you are just unsure, you should not give or receive a massage.
Also, never put pressure on the spine and joints.
Now I wish you a lot of fun with my 10 massage tips:
1. Preparation - create an atmosphere
Prepare a warm, quiet and sheltered space where you are undisturbed.
Decorate the room with candles, scents, flowers and favorite items. Wear comfortable, feel-good clothing and remove jewelry and watch.
If you like, put on great relaxing music.
Think about how long your massage lasts. I recommend you 20 - 40 minutes for the beginning.
Use natural massage oil. High quality are the products of Weleda or Alverde.
Alternatively, you can also massage with cold-pressed organic olive, sunflower or rapeseed oil.
2. Preliminary talk - let the body, mind, and soul speak
Ask how your partner is and listen carefully.
So you both can dive into the first relaxation over the speeches. Question about physical tension. As a result, you know which parts of your body you might be massaging longer and more consciously.
Learn more about the current life situation: Is there stress in specific areas?
Or a particular feature, like ticklish or cold feet? Or does your partner like being massaged on the neck? Just give room for the verbal arrival.
3. Relaxed position for both - experience double blessing
Create a relaxed position for both of you!
The more relaxed you feel when massaging yourself, the more that feeling is transferred to the other person.
If you do not have a massage table, prepare a well-being place on the floor.
Not on the bed! It is too uncomfortable for you to massage.
For your partner:
Prepare a cuddly place on the floor, with a mat, a blanket and a sheet as a base and a blanket to cover.
For relaxed storage, put a pillow under the hollows of the knees and in prone position under the foot strip.
If necessary, you can put a pillow under the abdomen to relieve the lower back or under the chest for a relaxed neck position.
Pay attention to your well-being as well!
When massaging, consciously feel your body. Often change your massage position on the floor.
In between, take a break by gently resting and feeling your hands on the body.
Long exhalation helps you to feel your body consciously and to pay attention to your feel-good attitude.
4. Arrive - join in together
Take enough time at the beginning of the massage to allow both of you to arrive in peace.
Let your hands rest consciously on your partner's body. Feel your breathing and that of your partner under your hands.
5. Feeling empathy - feel conscious
Self-massage, conscious touch, space for consciousness Leave your hands in a soft, full contact so that you become one with your partner's body.
Be playful with your touch. Follow your touch impulses. Enjoy your special quality.
Dare to explore and invent your massage strokes.
6. Massage - enjoy the art of conscious touch
Take your time!
Perform your massage strokes calmly and consciously.
Trust your touch quality. Allow yourself to be present in the present moment.
Feel aware of what you can feel with your hands.
Feel the many subtle movements under your hands, such as breathing, heartbeat, torrents, tingling, stretching, etc.
Discover the wonder of the body in a new way!
Rub the oil in your hands and distribute it dose on the skin. Follow the impulses of your hands.
With each exhalation, relax more and more into your massage strokes.
➢ full, careful and respectful skin contact
➢ the entire palms
➢ the palm of your hand
➢ fingers and thumbs
➢ long gentle and deep strokes
➢ circular strokes
➢ reciprocal deletions
➢ long-short and deep-gentle massages
➢ Rhythm and tempo: slow, fast, dormant
Relax with each long exhales into your massage strokes.
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7. Breath - be alive at the moment
Breath is the key to a soothing massage, for both sides. Long exhalation means relaxing.
In doing so, run away from yourself and at the same time sink into the depth, by giving your body weight dosed on your hands.
With the inhalation, gently stroke towards you and give room.
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