Deep tissue massages can really help muscle injuries. Effective deep tissue massages go against the grain of the muscles. This helps with muscles which are always too tight or hurt often, those which are often being injured or even posture issues. Use this simple athletes’ trick for foot massages. Roll your feet over a golf ball or tennis ball. Move your foot in both a heel to toe and a side to side motion. This will help you to get out the kinks and knots in this area.
Use healing oils, such as olive and almond, when performing a massage. These massage oils will absorb much better than a lotion or gel. Lotions are okay, but oil allows your hands to move effortlessly across the skin, too. If you are thinking of getting a massage, first check the online reviews. You should look for reviews written by clients and published on sites that are not owned by a clinic or a therapist. You will better be able to narrow down your choices after reading through other’s experiences. Let your patient take a shower after a massage with essential oils. This cleanses their skin and stops oil from getting on their clothing. Also, it is imperative to get all of the oil off for the health of the skin.