Full Body Massage - Tips

    1. Create the right atmosphere/ambiance. It is important to have a cozy, quiet, warm room. Maybe you'll want to spread roses to create a loving feeling.
    2. Use heating/cooling to get the right temperature (note that during a massage most bodies are cooling down).
    3. Use lamps or candles to have a warm ambiance that is not too bright and not too dark, and to bring a nice aroma to the room.
    4. Make sure that the neighbourhood cannot observe the massage - close your curtains.
    5. Prepare massage oil - Jojoba oil is very good, Almond oil is cheap and good, Grapeseed oil is great for the skin and doesn't leave as thick a residue. *Do not use products with petroleum.*
    6. Spread a linen on the floor to protect it from oil (giving a massage on a bed or sofa is not recommended).
    7. Place a blanket or adequate cover over the linen (the person lies afterwards in between the linen and blanket).
    8. Prepare yourself - cut your nails, take a bath to relax yourself, concentrate on the upcoming massage and person, relax with yoga, mental methods or breathing techniques, put on some comfortable clothes
    9. Have your partner take off his/her clothes and lie between the blanket and linen on his/her stomach. If the partner takes all clothes off it will feel more relaxing. If partner doesn't want to then it would be fine to stay in underwear, opening the bra during the back massage and closing it before turning over.
    10. Pull the blanket covering the right leg away (only reveal the body part that you are massageing at that time, this keeps them warm and secure).
    11. Place yourself on the right side next to your partner on the thigh of the lower leg.
    12. Use your flat hands to smoothly slide from the foot to the bottom on top of the back of the right leg and slide again down.
    13. Knead the right leg from the bottom to the top in 3 parts (inner, middle, outer part of the leg).
    14. Use your flat hands to smoothly slide from the foot to the bottom on top of the back of the right leg and slide again down. Repeat the same process for the left leg.(Avoid the back of the knee, there is no muscle there to massage and it can be very sore)
    15. Put the blanket back
    16. Repeat on other leg.
    17. Reveal the back of your partner by moving the part of the blanket that is at the head onto the bottom.
    18. Place yourself at the head facing the legs. Use your flat hands to smoothly slide from head to the bottom. Each hand is close to the spine, one on the right and the other one on the left side of the spine. Slide over the edge of the bottom to the side and slide on the sides upwards and just underneath the scapulas(shoulder blades) you slide back to the spine and move the rest back up to the beginning of the shoulders. Do this 3 times.
    19. Place yourself onto the side of the back of your partner and with your left hand, do a full circle on his or her back. With your right hand, do a half circle beginning away from your left going clockwise. You should do this very slowly, smooth and sensitive. Start at the bottom and circle your way up to the shoulders.
    20. Cover the back again
    21. Let your partner turn onto his back.
    22. Massage the left leg using smooth motions over the front of the shin and deeper pressure over the thigh. A foot massage using circling motions with your thumbs starting at the heel and working your way to the toes can feel great but many people will not allow you to touch their feet so check first.
    23. Repeat on the right leg
    24. Lift the left hand and hold it up so that the elbow is clear of the floor using your left hand. With your right slide your hand along the back of the forearm and up the tricep(back of the arm)and around the shoulder and back the way you came. When your right hand is back at the wrist change over and hold the hand up with your right and slide with your left down the inside of the forearm, up the bicep and around the shoulder and back. Do each of these three times. Put the arm down and knead the forearm and upper arm.
    25. Take the hand into yours and massage the palm with your thumbs in small circles. Take each finger in turn and slowly slide from the knuckles to the nail holding it firmly in your hand without pulling it painfully.
    26. Cover this arm and repeat on other arm
    27. Move to the head, sit facing the feet with the head directly in front of you
    28. Rub your hands and place them slowly over your partner's eyes - do not touch him/her just a bit above his head - try to stay like this for 1 - 2 minutes.
    29. Again touching your partner, slide your thumbs from the part between the eyebrows to the point where the hair starts.
    30. Place your thumbs a bit higher and move them apart.
    31. Do it again until you reach the beginning of the ear.
    32. Do the same starting below the eyes moving over the cheeks.
    33. Do the same on the upper lip (between nose and lips).
    34. Do the same underneath the lip (between lips and chin).
    35. Place each of your hands onto one shoulder and relax. This is a time for the tow of you to connect, share the moment and allow them to come awake in their own time.