How To Massage A Back
Need to know how to massage a back? Learning how to perform a back massage is actually something that you can carry over into your relationship with your partner. Nothing says "I love you and I care about how you feel" like a good back massage. A lot of people that are expecting children use back massages as a way to alleviate the strain that a pregnancy can put on a new mother.
To give a successful back massage, you will need:
- A bed or a massage table, or other firm surface
- Massage oils
- Soothing music
- Candles (optional)
- A big towel
- A comfy pillow
- Noise control is very important. A quiet room can be very soothing and fit the atmosphere you are trying to create. At the same time, the proper music can usually be the biggest contributor to a good massage. So most of the time soothing sounds, such as the sea and wind and rain, should be used.
- Place the person on the table or a firm bed. Take and rub the oil onto your hands and begin to rub the oil evenly over your subject's back. Start in a smooth and deep rubbing motion.
- Keep checking the person to see if she is comfortable. While performing the massage, make sure that the parts of her body that are not being massaged are wrapped in a warm towel to help loosen the tension on these parts. Sometimes you might actually have to knead the knots out with your knuckles and the palms of your hands.
If done right, this massage could prove to be really rewarding for both parties. You're relieving stress from her and also helping free her from potential lower and upper back stress. So take what you have learned here about massaging the back and carry it into your regular love life, if that's why you wanted to learn how to perform one.