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Back Massage - The Ultimate Stress Reliever

Aug 17, 2007
As many of us are aware the lifestyles that we live tend to keep us on edge or stressed almost the entire day. To decompress or de-stress from this hectic pace there are dissimilar methods that can be used. Since our backs tend to take most of this feverish lifestyle demands having a back massage can untangle the assorted stress knots that have developed.

The back is often times the most vulnerable part of the body. Absorbing most of the stresses that we encounter on a daily basis. So, the idea is to take care of the back and it will take care of you.

To have a good back massage you can see a trained masseuse or have somebody that you know give you a simple back massage. For the best effects of the message you should be wearing a light cloth that covers your body where it is not being massaged.

When having a friend give you a massage be cautious and if something doesn't feel right stop doing it. This is especially true if they have little to no experience. This is no cause for alarm, just a friendly reminder.

Using a fragrant aromatherapy oils can help to relax any tense muscles during the back massage. You should select the oil that you like and one that has therapeutic healing abilities as well.

In a back massage you will need to lie down full length comfortably. The person who is giving you the rub down should either be upright or sitting next to your back. One hand should be placed at your lower back and the other hand is placed between your shoulder blades.

To start the back massage use the thumbs and softly press along the outsides of the spine. The back massage should begin at the base of the lower back and work its way up towards the neck. Make sure that the massage does not press into the support itself as injuries could occur.

Once the neck area has been reached a little bit of essential oil like Lavender should be poured on to your friend's hands. Leisurely in a gliding motion slide both of the hands down on each side of the back towards the pelvis. At the pelvis the hands need to be moved in an outward direction towards your hips.

Contact with the body should still be maintained right throughout this entire procedure. To continue getting the full effect of the back massage, your friend will need to start the massage up towards the neck area again. At this point a light kneading motion will need to be applied as your friend is moving their hands upwards to the neck.

This integral back massage treatment will need to be applied over the whole back area. When the back has been treated, the neck and shoulder areas can be given a massage. The massage handling for this area is applied in a circular motion.

This entire massage should be worked over the diverse areas that are deeply knotty and tense. When the entire back, shoulders and neck have been thoroughly rubbed and the oil has penetrated into the skin you will experience the restful feelings of a great back massage.

A back massage, when done properly, can rejuvenate you. Many have experienced higher energy levels after a massage. So, get back massages regularly and relieve yourself of the tension of the day.
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Bowe Packer provides free and valuable information for over 40 websites. He is also the author of several online e-books. Visit his Massage site and Discover the beneficial world of massage.
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