The Fine Art of Massage

There's a definite healing power in your hands, as you'll discover when you practice the art of massage.



art of massage - head
"Bonding" with the subject is essential to the art of massage. Cradling the head is a good way to start.
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art of massage - neck
Apply pressure to the indentation at the back of the neck to refresh the eyes.
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art of massage - arm
Effleuraging the arm.
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art of massage - toes
Working the toes.
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art of massage - torso
Massaging the torso.
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art of massage - abdomen
An abdominal massage will stimulate and tone the digestive tract.
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art of massage - small of back
Apply friction to each side of the spine.
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art of massage - shoulder blades
Work the shoulder blades with your thumb.
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art of massage - heels
"Release" your subject by gently holding onto his or her heels.
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art of massage - calves
Tapotement on the back of the calves.
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