Are you craving the experience of a good massage? Of course you do, but you probably don’t like the cost of them. Oftentimes, an expensive spa is the only place known to get a quality massage. After reading this article, you know how to make the most of your experience getting a massage, and you may have even learned how to give one, too.
Seek to have your massages done professionally. While it may be easier to ask for one from your spouse, you are certainly risking injury. If someone is not educated in how to properly give a massage. They can easily cause a muscle to be pulled or even something far worse.
One simple way to give a massage is to use a “raking” technique. This is done by spreading your fingers and using your fingertips. Start in the shoulder area then move your fingers in a raking motion down the back. Make sure the fingers move along the spine not on top of the spine. While one hand moves up move the other one down in alternating motion.
If you are suffering from back pain and traditional back massages are not alleviating the pain, try a hand massage. Firmly press into the meaty area between your thumb and index finger and gently massage. This type of massage is especially effective for muscle spasms and pulled back muscles.
Use candles to set the mood. Candles provide subtle lighting, while simultaneously creating a relaxing atmosphere. Scented candles are also a great idea. Place them evenly throughout the room, at varying elevations. It is also important to be safe when using candles. Keep them away from hanging fabric such as curtains.
Massages are helpful, but they should not cost an arm and a leg. There are different ways to get quality massages without breaking the bank. The powerful tips and advice in the article above can easily save you the cost of a professional massage.