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Learn how to rub people the right way with the massage tips and technniques in these videos.
You Will Need
- 2 tsp. castor, jojoba, or extra virgin olive oil
- 3 drops lavender oil
- 1 drop German chamomile oil
- 1 drop geranium oil
- Small bowl
Combine all oils in a small bowl to create a relaxing and soothing oil treatment. Protect the carpet and furniture with a towel before starting.
Warm the oil
Warm the oil between your hands before working over both feet from just below the ankle to between each toe.
Rotate the foot
Grasp the heel of the foot with one hand and the toes with the other and rotate the foot clockwise, then counter clockwise several times to loosen the joints and ligaments.
Squeeze each toe with firm pressure, especially around the knuckle. Grasp and pull the toe toward the tip, loosening your grip as you go. Repeat three or four times.
Work the pads
Grab one foot with both hands like a book, and work the heel and pads in a circular motion using your thumbs.
Squeeze the foot
Finish the massage by squeezing the foot together between both hands from the heel up to the toes and back again. Now, it's your turn!