A massage is thought of being a relaxing way to sooth a tired and tense body after the trials of the day. When you feel in the need of a massage there are many different massage techniques that you can try. These massages also include the full body massage. These body massages can be done by masseuse, a friend, or even a loved one.
The main items that are needed is trust that the full body massage will help to relax the muscles. A comfortable floor mat, firm sofa, massage table or even a massage chair where the person can stay while they are getting the full body massage is needed. A selection of body lotions or essential oils to promote a sense of well being can also be used in the full body massage.
To prepare for the full body massage you will need to make sure that you are wearing loose fitting clothes or you can have a bath towel draped around your body where you dont want the body massage to be done. Lie down on the massage table comfortably and try to relax.
The person who will be doing the full body massage should apply some lotion or essential oil on to their hands. Slowly but firmly start applying a kneading motion along the sides of the spine. Work upwards towards the neck. The kneading motion should be done with the thumb but the amount of pressure should be light.
From the neck the full body massage can be continued back down the body towards the pelvis or you can give the arms, neck and shoulders a good massage. For the neck and shoulders you employ a circular kneading motion. You can use your fingers and thumbs to work any tension knots loose.
From this point you move towards the upper arms. You will need to rotate the arms in a clockwise motion. This will promote the blood that is in your upper arm to move more efficiently. Your upper arms can have the benefit of the full body massage as you use your fingertips to knead the biceps.
Once you have completed giving your upper body the full body massage it is time to head towards the legs. You will need to concentrate on each section one at a time. This means that when you give your legs a massage it can start from the top of the thighs and work down to the knees.
The thighs should have the same kneading motion as your back but the pressure can be a little harder. You can also use the flat part of your palm to knead the thigh and sides of the legs.
When the top of the legs have had the oil rubbed deep inside you will need to move to the calves and the ankles. At this moment your entire body has received the benefits of relaxation by a full body massage. This massage is the best way to achieve relaxation.