Massage Tips
started by @sapphireblue 15 Apr 2011, 11.48 am
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15 Apr 2011, 11.48 am, #648
<p><strong><font>Types Of Massage Strokes</font></strong></p><p><img src="" border="0" /><br /></p><p><strong><font><strong><font>The Fan Stroke</font></strong></font></strong></p><p><font><font>In this, you put the palms on the mid-back, with the fingers away from the spine. Apply pressure on the sides of the spine, rather than directly pressing on it. Proceed upwards, until you reach the shoulder blades and neck and then move back to the ribs.</font></font></p><p><strong><font><strong><font><strong><font>The Circling Hands</font></strong></font></strong></font></strong></p><p><font><font><font>In this type of massage stroke, the hands lay flat on the back, with the fingers moving in clockwise motion on the lower back. As you move up the back, move the hands and fingers in anticlockwise motion. Make sure that the hands are directed at the sides, away from the spine. Remember, the right hand is used to massage the left side and the left hand is used to massage the right side.</font></font></font></p><p><strong><font>Petrissage</font></strong></p><p><font>Petrissage is the motion of the hands and fingers in a way that would press the flesh and muscle. Using one hand, hold a muscle group and tightly press it. When one of the portions is done, move to the next muscle group. Repeat the process, until you have covered all areas of the back, from low to high and left to right. Now, alter the hand and repeat the process.</font></p><p><strong><font>Raking</font></strong></p><p><font>In this technique, the hands rest on the shoulder, with the fingers wide apart. The hands are moved down the back, ‘raking’ the flesh. After this, one hand moves upwards and the other downwards, simultaneously. Repeat the process, altering the direction of hands<br /></font></p>
posted by @sapphireblue
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15 Apr 2011, 12.21 pm, #649
this looks good!

let me try on my bf later and let u know how it went!
maybe can get him to try on me as well.
posted by @stephy85
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17 Apr 2011, 5.43 am, #650
hey stephy, I have a friend who blends essential oils for massage/slimming etc. Let me know if you might be interested.
Cos I know outside selling definitely more expensive.
posted by @Herine
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17 Apr 2011, 1.44 pm, #651
hey herine

that sounds cool.
do let me know about your friend pls....

thanks much!
posted by @stephy85
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17 Apr 2011, 1.58 pm, #652
these sound really interesting...

am so aching for a massage now...

any other tips / techniques that can cure a quick fix?
posted by @sapphireblue
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17 Apr 2011, 3.23 pm, #653
@stephy: u can email your enquiries to my friend at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
you tell her what you need, she wil custom-blend for u. I also tried her cleansing oil which is not bad too. No chemicals in it.

@sapphireblue: If you are aching badly, it must be quite some bad aching. No quick fix. But I believe that chiropractic helps.
you may like to check out my post on my visit to Healing Hands Chiropractic:
posted by @Herine
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18 Apr 2011, 2.56 am, #654
i love massages...

can never get enough of it....

wish i can bring the ibu from bali back home...
had like a morning and evening massage everyday when i was there for a week...
was in complete heaven!
posted by @akichan
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18 Apr 2011, 8.51 am, #655
ooh... i love massages...
i wish i get one every other day.

anywhere good and reasonable to recommend?
posted by @starrynite
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19 Apr 2011, 5.49 am, #656
@starrynite: how about $188 for 6 sessions? ;-)
I went to this place and they are running the promo now.
you can check out my post previously:
posted by @Herine
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11 May 2011, 2.19 pm, #657

Thks!!! That's reasonable. Will check them out!
posted by @shayne