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How To: Work the arms in massage

When you're doing a massage, certain areas may tend to get neglected. Don't forget about the arms! In this video, licensed massage therapist Athena shows you how you can work the arms in massage and help your massagee to relax.

How To: Massage the feet when giving a full-body massage

In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates how to give a foot massage. 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.

How To: Drain the lymphatic system with an abdominal massage

In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a stomach massage routine which she purports works to drain the lymphatic system. 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.

How To: Drain the lymphatic system with a face massage

In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a face massage routine which she purports works to drain the lymphatic system. 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.

How To: Drain the lymphatic system with a back massage

In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a back massage routine which she purports works to drain the lymphatic system. 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.

How To: Massage the legs when giving someone a full body massage

In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a leg massage technique to work, soothe and relax leg muscles. 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.

How To: Do a Chinese cupping back massage

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a Chinese cupping back massage. Cupping is an old technique that is still practiced in China and eastern Europe. First, set fire to some cotton balls. Now, place them into the cup and pull the air out of the cup. Quickly place the cup on the body and then push it around on the skin. This brings the muscle up to the top of the skin, leaving marks on the body temporarily. As you move them around, it's like you are getting a reverse massage that will make you...

How To: Do a stretching massage to improve flexibility

If you have a partner or spouse who loves you then wrangle them in to doing this extremely relaxing stretching massage. As the name implies, this massage involves another person helping to stretch out your muscles so the tension pent up inside disappears as quickly as a Stephanie Meyer vampire.

How To: Do a DIY facial massage to prevent wrinkles

In their quest for staving off signs of aging, lots of women mistakingly believe that doing a facial massage will lead to stretching the skin out, which leads to wrinkles. But when done correctly, a facial massage can stimulate fluid drainage (which means no puffy eyes) and help increase circulation in the skin, increasing collagen and creating a youthful glow.

How To: Do a therapeutic aromatherapy massage

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.

How To: Perform a great neck and shoulder massage for anyone

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.

How To: Use tense release technique and self-massage to cure headache and stress

Stress, migraines, headaches, sounds like life to me. When life gets too fast and stressful for us, you may think that you do not have the time, or the money, to get a professional massage, or take care of ourselves. But it's easier than you think, with these amazingly relaxing videos you will learn various holistic solutions to some of the most common problems such as stress, migraines, and headaches through self-massage and tense release techniques.

How To: Massage the feet

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...

How To: Give a full body lymph node drainage massage

First, open the nodes under the clavicle which opens the rest of the system. Begin with nodes beneath the clavicle, follow the neck chain up and down. Drain the face, chin, nose and cheeks. Open the upper portion of the lungs. Open the axillaries, which are under the arm pits. They go to the heart and liver and cast away toxins to the kidney, bladder and excrete. Next, work on the arms. Open proximally then distally. Open the nodes along the rib cage and open the abdomen. Work in that quadran...

How To: Give a professional hand massage

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...

How To: Give a Swedish massage

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...

How To: Give a full body massage properly

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!

How To: Perform an aromatherapy massage

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.

How To: De-stress with self massage for your shoulder and neck

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...

How To: Perform and give a good back massage

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...

How To: Give a professional style back and shoulder massage

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 ...

How To: Give yourself a foot massage with a tennis ball

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...

How To: Give a good, personalized head massage

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.

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