What is the European Body Massage?
This massage type can best be described as soft manipulation with the muscles. Petrissage (rubbing), frictions, a grip we call “scissoring” for the normal wellness massage. And a “hello body” with a effleurage (soft strokes up the back ex) to begin with.
It all comes down to one thing only; loosen the muscles soft and tender in a relaxing comforting way so the costumer (yes it is a costumer, not a client! We deal with healthy persons, they are not clients!!) can have a nice hour off relaxation. Often they fall a sleep. Something we have been debating a lot when we where students. Personally I feel it as a compliment. I do my job and the customer can get a short nap..
I don’t do full body massage. I take one part at a time to have the time to loosen what ever is tensed on that part. Often a leg massage for people working in jobs where they stand/walk a lot (or sportsmen ex. runners) or the most popular the back massage. 강남안마
The back massage is often started with a facial massage to get the customer to relax completely; they can be very stressed and need to relax a little so I can do my job.
The actual back massage starts with an effleurage where I distribute the lotion. I use lotion not oils because I need some friction so I can hold on the muscles. If the body has a layer of oil on it I can’t hold on to the muscles and my job will be much harder to do. And with a poor result!
If possible the tone in the muscle are lowered by the negative feedback function between the tendon tene and the muscle by pressing on the tendon before actually working on the muscle.
All grips are working under the skin moving the skin with the hands while working in the muscles. If you rub your hands over the skin you lose the feelings in your fingertips. You can try to rub your fingertips over your arm/leg for 10-15 sec and try to feel what is under the skin and you will find that you have lost a lot off the feelings in your fingertips. Some of the common grips are working by holding one part of the muscle with one hand and pushing with the other hand. Some grips are pushing down in the muscles with your fingertips (normally 8 working with two hands, if working with one hand (can be on the calf ex) 4 fingertips). Pressure are used on small muscle parts if needed.