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Learn how to rub people the right way with the massage tips and technniques in these videos.
You Will Need
- Massage oil
- Bed or cot
Get massage oil
Get massage oil. You may need to try some out first to see what you like, but find something that is light and smells good.
Get the person ready
Get the person getting the massage ready by having them get undressed. Massage should be done on bare skin while they are laying on their stomach.
Apply massage oil
Apply enough massage oil so your hands glide over the surface of the skin, but not too much that it's a mess. You can always add more if you need it.
Begin with long strokes
Begin your back massage with long, slow strokes. Apply light pressure for a few minutes to start. It will help the person relax.
Find tight spots
Find tight spots and knots and spend time massaging those areas. You can also massage down either side of the spine to the lower back.
Continue long, slow strokes throughout the length of the back massage as well as focusing on the tight spots. Make sure to pay attention to the person's likes and dislikes as you go. Never force anything!
Feel good knowing you helped someone relax and feel better. Maybe you can even show them how to give you a back massage now.