You’re probably already familiar with some types of massages like the Shiatsu and Swedish massage. After all, massage in Montreal is very popular due to its numerous benefits to the mind, body and spirit. But while getting a massage in a spa is a great experience, perhaps you’ve also considered giving your spouse a good massage in the comfort of your own home. Not only is it relaxing, it’s also very intimate and arousing.
Are you ready to learn how to give your partner a really good rubdown?
Let’s get started.
Creating the Perfect Environment
You need to prepare the room carefully. It should be very relaxing, with no distraction like pets and kids around. The temperature of the room should not be cold because your partner will be undressed and you want him or her to be comfortable. Dim the lights and pull the drapes shut. You can also light a scented candle and play relaxing music to enhance the mood even more.
Preparing the Things You’ll Need
Your partner will lie down on a hard surface to support his/her muscles adequately. So you should prepare a futon or firm mattress for this. Moreover, you’ll need towels and a small pillow for the head.
To enhance the experience, you should get lubricants like fancy massage oils that you can easily buy online or in specialty stores. If none are available, you can opt for coconut oil.
If this is your first time giving a massage, target large muscle groups like the back, legs, shoulders and neck. Don’t focus on any specific muscles to avoid causing damage or injury. Keep the pressure even and firm and use your entire hand when kneading and rolling muscles. Keep your strokes graceful.
Start with the shoulders and work your way up to the neck and then down the arms. Then massage the upper and lower back. Continue with the rolling and kneading motions until you reach the buttocks. Then go down to the thighs and legs and finish with the feet. Ask your partner to roll over so you can massage the front of the body.
The following are the techniques used by the pros:
- Effleurage: Fluid and steady strokes applied on the body using the palm of the hand. It’s a relaxing technique that stretches the soft tissue and it’s a good one to use at the start of the massage so the body can get used to your touch.
- Fan Stroke: Place hands on either side of the spine just above the hips. Let your fingers face the head and slide your hands to the blades of the shoulders applying some pressure. Move outward to the shoulders in a curved direction and move down to your initial position.
- Circling Hands: Use your right hand and place it perpendicular to the spine. Make semi circular movements counterclockwise with your fingers in the same direction. Then do the same thing with your left hand.
- Kneading: This technique consists of rhythmically squeezing the muscles for a minute or so in slow motion.
Once you’re done, wipe the entire body with a towel to remove any oil. You can also put talcum powder to soften and refresh the skin.