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A Few Good Massage Tips

Feb 22, 2008
It is important to remember that when you are doing massage therapy on someone that it should be a relaxing experience for them. You are aiming to help alleviate the stresses and strains that modern living is placing upon the body. In this article, we offer a number of good massage tips that can help to ensure that the person having the treatment finds it enjoyable as well as safe.

1. It is important that the area you use for the massage therapy sessions is one that will enable the person to relax in. If you can ensure that, the room is warm and use soothing colors on the walls. Also, if you can have the facility to play some kind of music, which will further help the person to relax whilst undergoing the massage. But only put the music on if they allow you to.

2. It is crucial that once every session with a person has been completed you replace all towels and sheets with new fresh ones. A person is far likely to relax when they know that the person treating them respects them and maintains the equipment they use to a high standard.

3. Although you may think your breath smells okay, do not take any chances. Remember you will be in close proximity to the person you are treating and they will find it somewhat difficult to relax and enjoy the treatment. Even more so if they can actually smell that you have bad breath or it smells of certain foods. Therefore before each session pop in a couple of breath freshners or clean your teeth regularly.

4. There are going to be times when you have people to give a massage to who are actually self conscious about the way their bodies look and so may be unwilling to actually remove any items of clothing initially. Therefore, it is best in the beginning that you use a massage technique that enables you to treat their problems without actually having to remove clothing. Then over time as they become more comfortable in your presence then you can suggest that they start to remove odd items in order to feel the full benefits of the massage therapy you are giving to them.

5. When you are actually carrying out any form of massage you should start it off using only light pressure on the person's body. Then as time passes during the massage session you can slowly increase the amount of pressure on the body as the person becomes more relaxed. The more relaxed they are the person will be far more pliable and so the treatment will be that more effective.

6. Another thing you must do is constantly change the part of your hand that you are using. Otherwise you may find that during the massage session certain areas of your hand will tire quickly and so the effectiveness of the technique you are using will be loss.

What is most important of all when carrying out any kind of massage therapy on a person is that you keep the person's comfort and happiness in mind? By keeping the above good massage tips in mind you should actually be able to ensure that the session is the person undergoes is the most enjoyable and relaxing one they could ever possibly have.
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