Hot oil massage

To really step up while giving a massage a hot oil massage is a great way to treat your partner. With a few basic steps you are able to give him or her a nice, pampering experience in the comfort of your own bedroom. By using hot oil during the massage you partner will feel the need to relax and drift off while you are treating him or her with a great massage. Hot massage oil can be used with every massage technique. Sticking with the technique that you are familiar with might be a good idea, especially if you are trying hot massage oil for the first time.

There are many choices you can make while buying massage oil. If you want to heat up the oil it is wise to ask the sales clerk how the oil can be heated best. It might be difficult to pick a type of oil while there are so many things to choose. Keep in mind you partner should not get distracted by the scent and if he or she tends to have allergies it might be wise to buy anti allergy massage oil. Some people have a thing for aroma therapy or certain scents. A good store or online shop can help you pick the right massage oil for you and your partner.

To start of a proper hot oil massage it is important to have a clean, private and relaxed area you can perform the treatment in. This means switch your phones off, lock the doors, make sure you are alone in the house and don’t have any appointments on your calendar for the next few hours. That way you both will have enough time to relax and enjoy each other without being disturbed or rushed. Also having the needed material within reach is very helpful. Make sure you place enough towels near the massage area which can be used to absorb the oil when needed or cover your partner when he or she tends to get cold.

Most massage oils can be heated in a microwave shortly. This is a fast and easy way to heat your oil, but make sure it’s not too hot before you pour it all over your partner. First pour a bit of oil on your wrist to test the temperature and put a bit on your hands to warm them up. That way you are sure you won’t burn your partner with oil that is way too hot.

Make sure you choose a massage technique that you are familiar with. Trying to use hot oil for the first time can add to the experience for both your partner and yourself. This means it is very handy if you know some tricks so you can focus on enhancing the massage by using the oil instead of thinking about the technique. You can apply the massage oil slowly during the whole massage, that way you are sure not to use too much oil at once. You can use a knitted or electric mug warmer for example to keep the oil nice and warm during the treatment.

A good hot oil massage is a massage in which both the one receiving the treatment and the one giving it are able to relax and enjoy. The massage can help to relax muscles, treat tense muscles and muscle aches, help with tiredness and stress related issues. Of course the massage is a nice treat to both yourself and your partner, some real quality time you can spend together. The best part of it is, after this it’s your turn!


Shiatsu massage

What is Shiatsu massage

Shiatsu massage is a Japanese treatment which comes across as a combination of Western knowledge about anatomy and physiology combined with eastern practices as acupressure and using the energy flow of the body. This treatment has been developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi and refined by his son Toru Namikoshi. This massage technique is based on the idea that only hands, fingers and thumbs are needed to give a client a massage. The massage therapist does not use any force while treating the body, the body weight of the client is used to apply pressure on the pressure points. The massage therapist will use their bare hands for the massage and usually both therapist and client keep on their clothes. Because the shiatsu therapist will not apply a lot of pressure and will treat the surface there is no need to undress for this massage. Shiatsu massage has its focus on treating small health issues. Most Shiatsu masseuses will be clear that they do not treat severe health issues like cancer, but for example muscle aches or headaches can be treated very well.

Treat health issues

Shiatsu massage can be very beneficial for people dealing with stress related health issues, sore muscles and tiredness. There are quite some issues that can be treated by relaxing the muscles and applying pressure on the pressure points. A big difference between Shiatsu and acupressure or acupuncture is that Shiatsu massage treats all pressure points. This treatment does not focus on particular pressure points in order to treat a certain issue; all pressure points will be treated during a massage. People dealing with back pains, migraine, stress related headaches, stiffness, mobility issues, tiredness and tense muscles can benefit greatly from a Shiatsu massage. Also people dealing with stomach issues, pain in the intestines, PMS, menstrual pains, whiplash, knee issues, dizziness, insomnia and hyperventilation can benefit from this treatment. Although there is no scientific proof this massage helps to treat the mentioned health issues, clients are feeling much better after they have had a Shiatsu treatment. The massage can be part of a bigger health plan including western medicine, or it can be a nice way to treat yourself with a relaxing massage. For some people it will be a great advantage that pressure points are used to treat issues besides muscle aches, and that they can be dressed during the massage.

The Shiatsu treatment

There are different styles of Shiatsu massage and many teachers that have grown into their own ways to perform a treatment. Depending on your wishes a modern or classical Shiatsu treatment can be more of use for your personal preferences. The massage parlor or massage therapist can inform you best about the differences between the treatments they offer. All massages do respect the same basic. A Shiatsu massage is performed on the floor where the client is lying on a little Japanese mattress called a futon. The massage therapist will use his or her hands as the only tool to perform the massage and will not apply pressure by force; the body weight of the client is used to apply pressure to the pressure points on the body. The energy of the body is important to this technique. This energy called Ki can be disrupted or blocked, the main focus of Shiatsu massage is to restore the free energy flow and help the body and mind get balanced. By applying pressure to all the recognized pressure points in the body the energy flow is restored and minor health issues can be treated. Not only will tense muscles and stress related headaches have disappeared, the client will feel energized and relaxed after a well performed Shiatsu massage.


How to massage your partner

Relax and enjoy

After a long week of hard work, travel and being busy it is very important to have some time to relax and enjoy. One of the best ways to relax is to give your partner a great massage and receive a massage from your partner afterwards. There are many advantages in giving a massage to your partner such as the ability to relax in your own comfortable environment and the opportunities to end the massage just the way you and your partner like. It can also boost the relationship and trigger sexual feelings that might have been ignored for a while. Also it is a cheap, easy and comfortable way to relax, spend quality time together and invest in your relationship.

Learn the needs of the body and mind

There are many reasons to spend some time on giving each other a massage; rather than lay on the couch watching television. It is important to learn what your partner likes in a massage and of course what you like in a treatment. By paying attention to the body and directions of your partner you can learn this quite fast. Besides that the preparation is very important to give a great massage. It is key to decide beforehand what your main focus will be, that way you can create the vibe and atmosphere that is needed as well as creating the opportunity to lead your partner towards the state you decided on. Trying to get your partner relaxed needs a different approach then when you want your partner to get aroused. Music, scented candles, essential oils and massage techniques can help accomplish the best massage treatment possible in the privacy of your own home.

Prepare a massage

To really pamper your partner after a busy week you can surprise him/her with a nice relaxing massage in the comfort of your own bedroom. When you decide on giving a relaxing massage there are many tools that can help. Firstly it is very helpful to search for a simple step by step manual on the kind of massage you are willing to give to see if there are any tips and tricks you don’t know about yet. By using candles and music you can create a nice atmosphere in the bedroom. Make sure the temperature is okay and have towels near you to cover up after or during the massage. Use massage oil which is of good quality and smells nice, scents can set the tone easily.
When choosing for a more sensual or sexual massage it is important to make sure the atmosphere is comfortable, relaxed and private. Make sure that when using candles you are not able to knock them over and you can consider massage oil that can also be used as a lubricant also. You can search for some tips and tricks to tease and seduce your partner during the massage to get him/her aroused and turned on without going too fast or too slow. You can choose to use your body and massage oil only to stroke, kneed, touch and tease your partner. You can also decide to use extra tools to spice it up a bit. You can think of sex toys for example, or you could think of tying your partner up before or during the massage to increase the tension. This all depends on your personal preferences and how you think you can treat and pamper your partner. The most important things to think about are to provide your partner with a safe, comfortable, cozy warm environment where you will not be disturbed during the massage so he/she can completely relax. Try to focus on the needs of your partner to give him/her an unforgettable experience, with perhaps a ‘surprise’ ending.