Massage Tips

Back Massage Technique, Tip 1:
Whole Hand Effleurage

Warm the massage oil in your hands, and apply a modest amount with whole hand "effleurage" (definition - smooth rhythmic stroking): Use the whole surface of both hands (see diagram). Stroke reasonably firmly upwards from the lower back all the way up to the neck, then (gentler pressure), circle around and back to the lower back region (5 to 10 minutes).