Work slowly, dedicating time to each body part, thus giving it full care and attention and keep your strokes long, smooth and slow.
Your hands should be in contact with your client/partner’s skin for the full duration of the massage – this keeps the momentum flowing and never breaks the atmosphere of relaxation.
Communication is key throughout a massage. What feels good to you mightn’t feel good to the other person, so it’s important to ask them how they’re feeling and to really take on board their responses.
If the person you’re working on has a lot of knots in their back, it’s a good idea to work on them to try to release them.
Never apply pressure to the spine or any other bones. This will feel unpleasant and uncomfortable for your partner/client and has the potential to cause more harm than good.
A full-body massage involves massaging your whole body including neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs, feet and hands during a session. It is generally recommended that clients reserve an hour or longer sessions.