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Improve Your Fitness With Body Massage

Nov 11, 2007
We all know the benefits that come with being fully relaxed. There are many ways that you can achieve this feeling of relaxation and a body massage is just one method. The body massage has different styles and techniques that can be used. The best way to have a great feeling body massage is to try some simple methods first.

To reap the full effects of a body massage the person who is going have this relaxation technique done should be wearing loose clothes or a towel that covers the areas of the body that is not having a massage. Using a nice smelling but healing essential oil can help the massage to reach deep into the body.

Have the person lie full length on their stomach on a massage bed, firm sofa or even the floor. With a little bit of oil on your hands start by relaxing the muscles in the back and shoulder areas. You should start at the base of the lower back and gently press your thumbs along the sides of the spine going up towards the neck.

The thumb movement should be firm but not to hard as you could hurt the spine area. Lightly rub the shoulders and neck area with your oil coated hands in a circular pattern. Use the thumbs to slowly press into the skin. This part of the body massage will loosen the tense muscles and knots in this part of the body.

When the shoulders and neck area have been given a soothing massage, you will need to move your hands down the back towards the pelvis. This part of the body massage will allow you to concentrate on the sides of the body and the back.

You should repeat this body massage routine a few times. The other parts of the body that are given a massage treatment are the arms. Here you will have to rotated the arms in a circular motion. This movement will loosen the blood vessels and promote a good blood circulation in the arms.

You can work the body massage into the biceps by using your fingertips. Throughout the entire body massage you should not lose contact with the person's body. The next section of the body to receive a body massage should be the legs.

For the legs you should start with the feet and ankles. As you knead this part of the body make sure that you pay attention to the soles of the feet, as many times these parts of the body are neglected in a massage. As each section of the leg is massaged you should move upwards until you reach the top of the thighs.

A body massage that has been worked into the body will slowly provide you with relief and a sense of comfort and well being. Relax and let yourself be pampered from the day's hectic pace with a body massage.
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