Tip of the Day: Steps for Giving a Good Back Massage

Everyone likes a good back massage but not everyone can afford to go to the massage therapist when their back hurts.

Here are some tips on how you can improve your massaging skills and give a great back massage:

One easy way to give the massage is to do what is called “raking”.

Here you use your fingertips with your fingers spread apart. Start at the shoulder area and move your hands down the back in a raking motion.

Move your fingers alongside the spine but not on the spine.

Alter the motion so that one hand is going down on one side while the other is going up on the other side.

The fan stroke is another popular massage stroke and uses oil to eliminate friction on the skin.

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