Massage 101: How to Give the Best Back Rubs

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Harness the healing power of touch with these quick at-home massage tips!

The spa experts at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North know how to make a girl forget about life's stress. Here, they share their tips on how to give a good at-home massage.

  • Always use oil or lotion when massaging!
  • Never straddle over the low back of your partner. This creates an involuntary response of tightening, which makes it difficult for your "patient" to relax.
  • In the case of massage therapy, your pinky is useless. Yes, it's true. You should only use your first three fingers, the heel of your hand, and your thumb.
  • The power in your massage actually comes from your legs, hips and upper body. So put some oomph into it!
  • Keep the lines of communication open and be receptive to your partner's feedback.
  • The art of massage is all about balance. So, anything you to do one side, you should do to the other.
  • Start by focusing on the 3 areas people carry stress most, which are the neck, shoulders and back.

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