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The Perfect Massage

The Perfect Massage
Learn to give a mind-blowing rubdown. (You can both thank us later). Thursday, September 8, 2011 Nothing says “I’m a keeper” like a well-executed massage. The problem? After a few thumb jabs and some lackluster squeezing, most of us run out of steam. The Set-UpHow do massage therapists manage to go all day without aching hands? Kneading Probably the most quintessential massage technique, you’ll rotate your thumbs and fingers simultaneously in circular movements. Squeezing“The muscles on either side of your shoulders are notorious for carrying stress,” says Burgess, “so you want to give this area some attention.” PercussionEssentially a hand chop, this technique is a good closer after you’ve worked a particular section of the body. CompressionThis is essentially just using the palm of your hand or forearm to lean into a muscle group. Stroking Great for smaller areas such as the back of the neck or arms, stroking is a more superficial technique. Video by Project Dstllry

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