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How to Place Stones for a Buttocks Massage

Learn where and how to place the stones for a buttocks massage from celebrity massage therapist Meagan Holub in this Howcast massage video.

Transcript

I'm going to be showing you how to work on the glutes, often referred to as the buttocks. I've selected two different kinds of stones. One's palm sized, and one's a little bit bigger in case I need a little more deeper pressure.

I'm going to start with this one. You can see we've got a nice amount of oil. I'm actually going to start at the base of the leg, work my way up, just to get the tissue expecting me, get the muscle prepared. Do a couple of nice circular motions with that hot stone in one hand. You can use two stones in the hand as well. Where you can really access in there some deep tissue go ahead and lift the leg up here. You're going to sink right down in there. You'll find there are often some trigger points in that area, and you can work those out quite nicely with the stone. You can rotate the stone just a little bit.

You're going to want to work with a stone that is a little bit lighter temperature for this, maybe about 135 degrees. This can be an area that's a little more sensitive than, say, the back. Do a couple more pass overs. You can switch your stone. This one starts getting cold. Use the next. This is a broader based stone, so you're going to cover more of that area. When the stones are smaller you can typically access deeper areas of the muscle because you get a sharper edge to the stone. When it's larger and broader like this you're going to cover more area and not go quite as deeply.

As always, you're going to want to communicate with your client. Found out what their needs are and what they want. That way you'll be able to give them the best hot stone massage they've ever had.

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