Have you ever dreamed of receiving, from time to time, a relaxing massage without leaving home and without spending a hard time? Do you know how to convince someone to learn to give you a massage?Without a doubt, the best solution is, as it is usually said colloquially, “to practice by example”. The massage is, half art and half science but, above all, it is desire. They want to produce a general well-being in the other person and achieve the desired effect.
The benefits of massage
The benefits of massage have evolved from remote times to our days through very simple techniques to provide relaxation and promote sleep, to the specific development of some more complex and aimed at alleviate or eliminate specific ailments.
- Among the main effects that are obtained through “homemade” massages, apart from the strictly professional
- ones, the following effects can be highlighted:
- Physiological-hygienic: provide greater vigor to the body or relieve fatigue.
- Therapeutics: Optimize sensory awareness by providing relaxation and well-being.
- Aesthetic-hygienic: they relax the stress and return to the muscle its tone.
- Psychological-psychic: regulate and relieve psycho-physical tension.
The back massage, perfect!
On the back are a large number of nerve endings. In addition, it is an area of the body that develops a great physical effort to maintain the proper posture of the human being to walk erect. Therefore, it is usually a good starting point to start getting started in the massage technique.
A back massage in 5 steps
First of all, it is fundamental that you put the recipient of your massage face down, without clothes and fully stretched. A little ambient music, a dim light and a pleasant temperature will be essential for you to relax and enjoy and take full advantage of all the benefits of this practice. Keep in mind that you must have your hands clean and apply some oil or moisturizer to make the skin contact is appropriate.
Next, we detail, step by step, how you should use your hands to achieve a complete, simple and very beneficial massage. Take note! Place your hands on the edge of the shoulder blades and massage, gently dragging all your fingers, from top to bottom, firmly and gently, without pressure.Then proceed to place your hands on both sides of the vertebral column from the neck to the sacrum. It is called “kneading technique” and that is precisely what you must do: pretend that you are kneading the ends of the spine slowly and deeply. With this procedure you will lose muscle tension.Swing your fists at the sides of the spine from the neck to the sacrum. Once you get to that area, spread your hands to the sides and up, sliding the hands in an undulating way across the back.
You must make that move until you reach the shoulder, where you will slide your hands towards the neck area where you should start again.Another very pleasant practice is following the same type of anterior massage but supporting the palm of the hand from the shoulders to the hip. Through the technique of sliding, with the whole hand, across the back, from the neck to the hip, opening towards the sides, you must return to the starting position.The last movement will be the slide in neck, shoulders and down the arms to the hands.The repetitions of these steps already depend on you and the well-being of your receiver. Keep in mind that you should not do these practices in a hurry, under pressure or if it is not possible to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation since the basic principle of massage is … relax and enjoy!