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.
This video massage tutorial shows how to perform a Swedish massage on the chest. Proper draping technique is covered as well specific massage routines for the chest area. Watch this instructional video and learn how to do the strokes necessary to give a Swedish style massage on the chest.
In these instructional videos you’ll learn what to expect during typical Lomi Lomi massage session. Expert massage therapist Kelley Welch offers tips and advice on the benefits of Lomilomi treatment, where to find a qualified practitioner and how to prepare for your session. She also explains the philosophy of Lomi Lomi, the importance of breathing exercises and demonstrates massage techniques for different regions of the body.
This is the next best thing to having a live-in masseuse. Since your guy probably loves getting a rub down, why not do it right the next time you treat him to one by giving him this relaxing body massage?
Are you terrified of massages because of the deep pressure applied to your body? Don't be afraid. There are gentler ways of removing tense knots from your back. In this video, Athena shows you how to gently remove knots without using deep pressure.
Massaging the knees and thighs is part of most leg massages. A massage is not complete if you don't massage this area, so make sure not to forget it. Learn the art of giving massage on the knees and thighs in this health how-to video.
Petrissage strokes are a special technique of massage. Petrissage is mostly kneading like you're kneading bread. Just like if you had a big loaf of bread and you're just kneading that bread, all that flour coming in. I'm using the bottom V, corner V of your palms, wherever your pinkie comes in to touch with your thumb, and that's basically what I'm using with my hands. Learn the art of giving petrissage massage in this health how-to video.
The clavicle is a V shaped bone that makes up the shoulder area. Massaging the clavicle, or collar bone, relieves tension in clients. Learn the art of giving massage in this diet and health how to video.
Learn the best techniques for giving a sensual foot massage as well as tips on massaging heels, arches, and toes with expert sensual foot massage tips in this free online massage therapy video series.
Learn how to locate scalene muscles trigger points for massage.
Learn how to give a Californian massage.
Not feeling your best? Tired of all the stress piling upon you at work or school or home? Take a few minutes, breathe, and relax. Licensed massage therapist Athena shows you how to properly massage the lower back and hips so you can relax.
In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a back massage routine. This massage can stand on its own or be incorporated into a full body massage routine. The more you know about massage, the better you'll be at giving them. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.
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.
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 ...
In this clip, we're going to be talking about how to massage away a headache. There are certain different types of headache. So after you've asked your body where the headache is specifically, if it's on the left side or on the right side, if its starting from the base of the neck, maybe even the shoulders, then that way it will gear you to where you need to be a little bit more specifically. Try massage for headache relief. Learn to treat headaches with massage in this health how-to video.
Massaging the foot benefits the entire body. It is very important to know the proper massage technique and have the right equipment. Learn the art of giving massage in this health how-to video.
The hands are one of the more overworked parts of the body. Watch this video to learn massage techniques that can be used to relieve aches, pains and knots in these regions while the client is relaxing on a chair. A word of advice though, use lotion instead of oil because most clients go back to work after a massage and you do not want to leave their hands greasy.
This video demonstrates how on can relieve intestinal pressure, also known as flatulence, using hand reflexology. Relieve flatulence using hand reflexology.
Learn how to locate the pterygoid muscle trigger points for massage.
Self proclaimed massage nerd briefly explains the technique of cross fiber friction massage (as opposed to a longitudinal friction massage).
In these instructional videos you’ll learn what to expect during typical 30 to 60 minute lymphatic drainage massage session. Expert massage therapist Patricia Coffman offers tips and advice on the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage and the frequency with which you should receive treatment.
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.
Having someone run his/her fingers through your hair is one of the most relaxing things you can feel, especially when you're stresed out. Most of the de-stressing qualities of scalp massage comes from stimulation of the scalp, which increases blood flow (and also makes your hair grow faster!).
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.
In this video, we learn how to give a professional hand massage. First, spread oil onto the hand with your hands, which will prevent you from sticking together. After this, open the hand up and interlock your fingers with theirs and start to massage the inside of the hand. Open the hand up and work your fingers into the sensitive muscle areas. Go slowly, but apply enough pressure around the hands to make a difference. After this, work the tendons on the front and work your hands around each o...
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...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to de-stress with a self massage for the shoulders and neck. This process can be done anytime of the day and only takes 5 minutes to do. Begin by squeezing the sore shoulder with the palm of your hand. Now raise the massaging arm up and hold the elbow. Now start massaging the back of the shoulder blades. Then use the palm of your hand and press it against the neck. Continue squeezing the neck and shoulders until the pain is relieved. This video will b...
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 ...
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 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.
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.
Hamstrings are an important muscle and hamstring injuries are common. Massaging hamstring injuries can soothe hamstring sprains. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this how-to video.
The quads are an important muscle to stretch and care for. Those get kind of tight sometimes. And one thing you really want to do when you have somebody laying on their back is you want to put some kind of pillow or bolster under their knees. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this how-to video.
We carry the most tension in our shoulders. This is why the shoulder massages can relieve tension and relax your whole body. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this Diet & Health how-to video.
This video massage tutorial shows how to perform a Swedish massage on the back. The massage techniques are performed twice to demonstrate the detailed techniques, including biomechanics, as well as to show proper flow of a massage. Watch this instructional video and learn how to give a back massage using the Swedish style.
This video massage tutorial shows how to perform a Swedish massage on the abs, chest, neck, and face. The massage techniques are repeated a few times, to allow thorough explanation of how to flow through the moves, as well as detail about the biomechanics of massage. Watch this instructional video and find out how to give a Swedish massage.
This three part video shows you how to give a calf massage. Start with two different warm-up techniques and then get into the full massage!
You can reach most of your own body, so why not give yourself a massage! This video shows you how.
Learn how to pamper your partner with these simple relaxation techniques. This two part video shows you how couples can do Thai massage at home.