Aromatherapy utilizes distilled plant and flower oils to affect the senses and the mood, usually with the goal of brining reduced stress and promoting calm. When combined with relaxing and stress relieving massage, aromatherapy takes you to a whole new level of calm bliss.
With constant Twitter updates, grueling commutes home, and a neverending workday, it's no wonder more and more of us have anxiety and stress on a regular basis. While you may not be able to just call it quits for a week and hit Fiji for some scuba fun, you can relive stress temporarily with a massage.
If you're anything like the rest of the world, then you're glued to the computer. It's almost impossible to get away from using the computer at work, and once you get home how do you unwind? By checking your favorite blogs and websites on the computer.
Do you have office chair back? If you work a 9 to 5 job then you know what we're talking about: That tight, tense feeling you get all over your shoulders, back, lower back, and arms that feels like you're carrying a great, painful weight.
They say we hold a lot of tension and stress in our shoulders (hence the popularity in many spas of the classic back massage), but given how often we use the computer these days, our hands are just as if not more cramped than our shoulders.
This series of videos shows you a massage routine, a massage sequence to relax someone who isn't sleeping well or are stressed out and need to be de-stressed. This is a soothing back massage that promotes sleep and relaxation, which is a great gift to a tensed friend.
If you are the proud owner of a foam roller and back pain from stress and lost sleep, watch this video. It will show you one way to give yourself a deep tissue massage with the foam roller, dramatically reducing your pain.
Whether male or female, being able to give someone a massage is great for making that certain someone like you just that much more, or helps to relieve stress in a stressful situation for them. If you only seem to be making them feel uncomfortable when you do it, you're probably doing it wrong. In this video you will learn how to perform a basic back and shoulder massage with tips for location and set up.
In this tutorial, we learn how to massage the feet with Vicky Letch. You want to start off by rubbing oil on your hands and on the foot as well. Bring your hands from the top of the toes going down to the ankle, then bring your hands back up. Cup the foot so there is one hand on the top of the foot and one on the bottom. Next, use your fingers to massage the bottom of the toes and along the top and bottom ridges of the foot. Work gently to avoid any sensitive areas and muscles. Use your knuck...
In this tutorial, we learn how to give a Swedish massage. First, you want to start off by making sure your client is comfortable. Next, you will start to gently rub the body, starting circulation. After this, put cream on your hands and rub them together so it gets warm. Now, rub the client's body with the cream, pushing in the body in the middle of the back. Use smooth strokes, because these will warm the client up. Now, use your elbows and place them along the spine, pushing your body weigh...
Admit it: you're all stressed out, and you could use some relaxation. Watch this 4 part video tutorial to learn all about how to give a full body massage, the right way. Now, all you need to do is find a partner who will watch this with you, and then give you the massage you so desperately need!
Being a new mom is a full time job - you get tired, swollen and achy. In this tutorial, learn how to perform a relaxing aromatherapy massage for new moms and anyone else who needs a moment off of their feet. This video is hosted by professional healer, Robert Scott. Robert works with numerous celebrities and has been in healthcare for over 20 years, so he knows his stuff.
You have to do the rising moves which works on three different sections of the body which are the sides, spine, muscles at the top of your back and the shoulders. You have to spread the oil on the back. Then you have to warm up the muscles. The first move is very straight forward. You have to start at the bottom of the spine. Then move over the spine and then down the sides. This you have to perform in three steps. First you have to massage at the top, then the shoulders and the back of the s...
In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a 15 minute neck and shoulder massage. First, make sure your customer is comfortable and relaxed. Now, start by addressing the major muscles in the back of the neck, top of the shoulders, arms, and the back. Now, apply percussive movements over these areas. From here, focus on pressure points along the back. You can use your elbow when doing this part of the massage. Lastly, finish the massage with soothing motions on the entire area. This video ...
In this Diet & Health video tutorial you will learn how to give yourself a foot massage with a tennis ball. This video is presented by Sarah Irwin from www.AustinPilatesWorks.com. Take a normal tennis ball and make sure you have a wall or a chair or a stick for balancing. Place one foot on top of the tennis ball. Begin to press the foot forward so that the ball drags down the bottom of the foot and then pull the ball back. You are pushing the tissue and pulling the tissue on the bottom of the...
Head massages are great releases after a long day. They are easy to learn and easy to give once you know how. When giving a head massage, it's important to remember that personal preference for the amount of pressure used varies greatly from person to person. Learn about giving a good head massage with help from Gretchen Rivas, a massage therapist from Relax Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Learn these professional secrets from a masseuse in one of America's loveliest cities.
Everyone loves a massage. In this tutorial, learn how to help someone relax after a long day at work. A good chair massage involves work that is mostly done along each side of the spine. Find out how to work around the scapula in a chair massage with help from Gretchen Rivas, a massage therapist and owner of Relax Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Check out these great techniques from a professional salon in one of America's most beautiful cities.
Pregnancy is a rough time on a woman's body. Everything hurts and you need to relax. Check out this tutorial and learn how to massage a mother-to-be and be her hero! Surprise your hubby with this relaxing massage and make her 9 months feel a little shorter.
Even if you are not a trained pro, you can still give a fabulous massage to your partner. In this tutorial learn some great tips for how to prepare the room and mood for a partner massage. Your lover will appreciate it after a long day at work, and if you're lucky maybe they'll return the favor! Prepare for a massage with your partner.
There are a lot of little things that need to be right in order to ensure a relaxing massage. One of those is oils. Different people require different types of oils and scents. In this professional video, learn how to choose the right oils for the right people and ensure a tranquil and incredible massage every time. Choose the right oil for your massage.
Our feet take a beating in daily life. Who wouldn't want to lay down at the end of the day and receive a foot massage? Follow this three part, professional style tutorial and learn how to really take a load off those aching toes. This tutorial covers everything from ankles, to stroking the whole foot and down to the individual toes. Practice makes perfect and I'm sure your partner will appreciate the effort! Give a professional level foot massage to your partner - Part 1 of 3.
Our legs take a beating every day. Whether it be from working, exercising, lifting, or a variety of other causes, our legs are the most used limb on many people's bodies. This nine part tutorial will show you how to work on every part of your legs from the glutes down to the ankles, for a relaxing massage that releases tension and pain. Follow along with this tutorial and help your partner feel rejuvinated after a long day on their feet. Give a professional level leg and glute massage - Part ...
A long day of typing can lead to locked up fingers and hands. In this three part tutorial, learn how to massage your partner's hands and fingers at home, or apply these techniques on yourself. These professional level massage moves will leave your hands feeling more loose and less painful. Relaxing your hands is key to preventing bone and muscle problems later. So, check out these tutorials and rub away! Massage your hands and fingers like a professional - Part 1 of 3.
People tend to carry a lot of tension in their head and neck. Throughout the workday our necks take the brunt of the stress. So, why not offer your partner a relaxing massage when they get home? Watch this 9 part series with your partner and learn techniques you can use to relax each other and make them feel great. You will love these professional level massage moves so much, you will never want to leave the table! Give a professional head and neck massage - Part 1 of 9.
Want to help your partner relax after a long day's work? In this in depth 13 part series, learn how to give a professional style back massage. This video will take you through all of the steps you need for a great massage. Your partner will be thanking you for days after you learn these techniques. So, get some oil and start practicing - I'm sure it won't be hard to find a willing guinea pig! Give a professional back rub massage - Part 1 of 13.
You start the Swedish back massage first by putting lotion in your hands to warm it. You first use long fleeting strokes and work your way into shorter spinal column strokes (remembering of course to keep even pressure). You then move to the petrissage stroke running your hands smoothly interchanging the openness of your fingers alternately all across the back. You then go back to work on the trapezes remembering to push outward from the spinal column. The video also brings up the concept of ...
A trigger point is a group of knots in your muscles. When using a trigger point release you use firm pressure and have the person inhale and then slowly exhale. That allows the muscles to contract when they inhale and then relax as they exhale through their mouths. As they relax you can go deeper into the tissue. If it's a true trigger point the muscle will twitch when it begins to release. Use your thumbs and start at the base of the neck on both sides of the spine pressing outward about two...
Massage has been around for a very long time. It has been proved that massage can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and create a feeling of well being. 54% of doctors recommend massage therapy. 85% of all diseases are believed to be stress related. Giving massages is fun and helps build muscle strength in the legs and arms. First you want to remember fiber direction when giving a massage. Start by warming the muscles up by kneading the tissue rather than using any techniques to really ...
Relax your sweetheart after a long day of work with a neck and shoulder massage. First, you have the recipient take a deep breath (or a few breaths) to get them warmed up. Then, you start by squeezing the neck and shoulder muscles in the way shown in the video. The neck and shoulders store a lot of tension from driving, hunching over, computer work, etc. Put your arms into it as though you are kneading dough. That will give you the right amount of pressure to relive tired muscles.
Georgia Koons demonstrates how to give a relaxing and holistic facial massage. A facial massage has many benefits. It can be anti-aging because it causes the blood to better circulate in your face. It can be relaxing by massaging in soft circular motions. Any type of massage is sure to relieve tension and a facial massage specializes in ridding the body of tension cause by squinting and straining the facial muscles. This type of massage is great for headaches or to help you fall asleep faster.
Psychetruth shows you how to give a cranial sacral massage. This therapy works with the head and the skull bones and the base of the spine. This structure is being influenced by the massage. The massage is done by placing hands on the face and apply pressure to the different parts of the bones. By applying pressure and holding them in place you will feel an expansion. By holding the pressure as it expands the bones can find their way back to a proper alignment.
This video shows the viewer how to give a lymphatic drainage massage of the head and neck. A pillow elevates the head slightly to help the drainage process. Using a light oil, she applies the oil to the neck and the face of the client. She puts her fingers inside the clavicle bone at the base of the neck and pumps to start the fluid moving down. Encourage the client to take deep breaths as this helps the fluid to move down. This is a great massage to get in the spring time when allergies are ...
A nice way to wind down at the end of a hard day is with a face massage. In this tutorial, Athena, a Cranio Sacral Therapist, licensed Massage Therapist and a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, shows you how to perform a very professional massage on someone's head and face. Follow along with Athena and she shows you step by step how to give someone a face massage and reduce their tension.
This three and a half minute video talks through the basics of hand massage. With close-ups of the action, the instructor talks through the basic technique and progression for hand massage, providing details and emphasis. All the various strokes are covered: stretching strokes, circular compression, squeezing and kneading. There's no lotion or special materials you need - just your hands, and the hands of a lucky subject. If you want to learn a new way to please your friends or partner, take ...
We've all passed by salons and kiosks where people are receiving relaxing chair massages. An quick upper back chair massage is often all someone needs to loosen up and feel better throughout the day. They are not difficult to give, and feel great to receive. In this tutorial, learn some professional massage techniques so you can give someone a chair massage at home. Save yourself the time and money of going to a salon by following these simple tips. Pretty soon, you will be ready to help your...
Danananda shows how to give easy wrist massage! For this you need to sit down in a calm place. Take the hand which you want to give a message and spread the fingers. Cross the fingers. Set your thumbs free. Get relaxed. With both of your hands do it. Give a little pressure to your thumbs and rub the palm gently. Press the thumbs into the wrist. Give a little pressure and pull the wrist against the arm. After watching the tutorial you can give a good wrist massage at home.
Make sure your hand is warmed up and you have lotion in your hands, start by stroking from the ankle toward the toes, fold the whole foot while your hand is gliding over the surfaces of the foot towards the toes.
• Start by warming and relaxing the lower back of the person you are looking to massage. Warm some massage oil in your hands, and spread it evenly over their lower back.
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Want to get rid of neck pain? Then try using massage as a pain reliever. Follow along with this diet and health how-to video to learn how to massage pain in the neck. When massaging the neck it is important to focus on all sections of the neck like the lateral and anterior sides. With a few thirty minutes massage sessions you notice the pain in your neck start to go away.