Since our urban retreat, K Spa, had to be temporarily closed, we have decided to lend a helping hand to all of our lovely customers. Here our Spa Manager, Lyudmyla, shares her best techniques on getting that much needed back massage at home.
What are the main benefits of massage?
- Deep relaxation
- Stress relief
- Energy balance and harmony
- Improved blood circulation
- Reduced muscle soreness and fatigue
- Boosting if “happy” hormones
Our most favourite massage oils - they can be used alone or in combination:
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Grape seed Oil
- Olive Oil
Please remember not to have a massage:
- In case of abnormally high temperature or infectious diseases.
- In cases of a serious medical conditions such as cancer, heart disorder.
- Within 12 months of major surgery, or 6 months of minor surgery.
- Skin with bruising and any tender or inflamed areas. Take care with varicose veins.
Follow this massage rooting repeating each move 3 to 4 times.
Communicate with your partner if it’s comfortable and how much pressure to use.
Be creative and come up with your own moves, as there are no strict rules, as long as it’s pleasant for both – giving and receiving.
Most of all – enjoy the time spent together!
Back massage step by step guide:
1. Oval’ effleurage. Glide hands up, one hand either side of spine and across shoulders, then draw hands lightly down.
2. Circling effleurage. Starting on lower back, gradually circle your way up back to shoulders.
3. Shoulder effleurage. Glide two hands over shoulder blade towards corner of opposite shoulder, then separate hands and draw them back, lifting shoulder blade gently. Move to other side and repeat.
4. Reverse effleurage. Glide hands down back, across lower back and around hips, pull up sides of torso, bring hands back in towards spine, then separate hands to glide outwards towards arms; pivot around shoulders, completing by stroking up neck.