There are many massaging techniques that we can try to soothe or calm ourselves after a strenuous day. A full body massage is one of them. You can have it done by a professional masseuse or even by a loved one. You should trust that the massage will help relax your body and calm your nerves. The first thing is to determine where you will be laying for the massage. A comfortable floor mat, firm sofa, massage table or chair will work. You should also be in loose fitting clothes or have a cloth that will cover the areas not being massaged.
The person doing the massage should have some lotions or essential oils to help relax you. They should start the massage in a kneading motion along the sides of the spine. They should work upwards towards your neck with slow but firm motions. They then work their way back downwards towards the pelvis. Before this, they can give your hands, neck and shoulders some attention also. They should work in a circular motion on the neck and shoulders using circular kneading motions. They can also use their fingers and thumbs to work any knots in that area. The upper arms should be rotated in a clockwise motion. This helps increase circulation.
The next step in the full body massage is to work your legs. Your masseuse should concentrate on one section at a time, starting from the top at the thighs working down to your knees. Your upper legs might require the same pressure and kneading motion as your back. Next you should work the calves and ankles. Once you get a full body massage, you know a new kind of relaxation.