Body Massage at home

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If the stress of the day is getting to you or your muscles are sore and aching why not grab a partner and pamper each other with these full body massage techniques.

Be sure to dress in comfortable non-restrictive clothing. Before you start do a few stretching exercises and shake out your hands and warm them up. Massage should be done on a comfortable firm surface.
We have included some wonderful recipes below for massage.
Turn the lights down low, turn on some soft music, light a few aromatherapy candles and set the mood for total relaxation. Have everything ready. Warm-up your favorite body oil, set out your favorite towels, and get ready to enjoy. Work from the first message listed below to the last massage head to toe.

Diuretic Massage Oil
• Fennel–10 drops
• Grapefruit–12 drops
• Juniper–8 drops
Erotic Massage Oil
• Coriander 3 drops
• Frankincense 3 drops
• Lime 2 drops
• Rose 2 drops
• Add to 1 oz base oil.

Elegant Sandalwood Massage Oil
• 8-10 tsp. grape seed oil
• 6 drops sandalwood oil
• 2 drops lavender oil
• 2 drops rosewood oil
• 2 drops rose oil
This is woodsy-scented massage oil. Blend ingredients well. Pour into a small bottle and seal well. Warm up oil before doing any massage.

Fat Attack Massage Oils: combine:
• 30 drops essential oil blend
• 2 tablespoons almond oil
• 10 drops of carrot oil
Blend the almond and carrot oil together before blending in the essential oils.

Forest Nights Massage Oil
• 10 tsp. grape seed oil
• 5 drops rosewood oil
• 2 drops cedar wood oil
• 2 drops chamomile oil
This is a woodsy-scented massage oil. Blend ingredients well. Pour into a small bottle and seal well. Warm up oil before doing any massage.

Headache (Hormonal) Formula
• Chamomile Roman–2 drop
• Chamomile Blue–2 drop
• Geranium–4 drops
• Myrtle–2 drops
• Nutmeg–1 drop
• Sage–3 drops
• Spearmint–1 drop
Dilute in 1 oz carrier oil.

Manly Massage Oil
Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup of mineral oil
• 1/8 cup of castor oil
• 1/8 cup of sweet almond oil
• 6 drops of sandalwood oil
• 4 drops of bay oil
• 3 drops of bergamot oil
• 2 drops of lime oil
Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a bottle and shake well until all is blended. And shake the bottle well again before using.

Menopausal Sweats
• Grapefruit–10 drops
• Lime–10 drops
• Sage–7 drops
• Thyme–3 drops
Dilute in 2 tablespoons carrier oil. Massage all over the body and use 5 drops of the blend in a daily bath.

Pina Colada Massage Oil
• 1/4 Cup Castor Oil
• 1/4 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
• 1/2 Cup Mineral Oil
• 1/4 teaspoon Coconut Fragrance Oil
• 1/4 teaspoon Pineapple Fragrance Oil
Combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake gently until well blended. Shake before each use.

PMS Massage Oil
• Carrot Seed–5 drops
• Clary Sage–10 drops
• Fennel 10–drops
• Lavender–20 drops
• Marjoram–30 drops
• Mugwort–5 drops
• Rosewood–20 drops
Dilute in 4 ounces of carrier and massage as needed.

Post-Pregnancy Depression
• Geranium–6 drops
• Grapefruit–15 drops
• Neroli–8 drops
Use up to 25 drops in 2 tablespoons massage oil (or dab on as a perfume); 3 drops in a room diffuser; or 6 drops in a bath.

Pre-Menstrual Blend
• 10 Drops Geranium
• 15 Drops Lavender
• 5 Drops German Chamomile
• 3 Drops Cypress
Place essential oils in 4 oz of fractionated coconut or your favorite carrier oil. Rub on abdomen as necessary. Patch Test of course.

Sensuous Massage Oil
Choose 3 or 4 oils from these oils: Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine Absolute, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, and Ylang-Ylang. For your carrier oils, choose from Jojoba, Macadamia Nut, Sesame, or Sweet Almond.
The ratio is 15 drops essential oils to 1 oz of carrier oil. In a colored glass bottle, add your essential oils starting with base notes, working up to top notes. Top off with carrier oil. Gently shake the bottle to mix the oils.

Sexual Energy Oil
• Cardamom–2 drop
• Ginger–4 drops
• Patchouli–5 drops
• Sandalwood–4 drops
Dilute in 1/2 oz carrier oil. Wear to attract sexual partners.

Stretch Mark Oil
• Rose–4 drops
• Rosemary–1 drop
• Camellia Oil–1/2 teaspoon
• Sesame Oil–1/2 teaspoon
• Vitamin E Oil–1/2 teaspoon
• Wheat Germ Oil–1/2 teaspoon
Massage on stretch mark area.

Hand Massage Technique
Lubricate your fingers with a small amount of massage oil from one of the recipes above or your favorite message oil. It’s Wonderful!
Start at your wrist, working towards your fingers. Follow the contours of each hand with stroking movements.
Gently and slowly squeeze and stretch your fingers one at a time by applying firm but gentle pressure to any sore or tender areas.
Rub up the fingers from the knuckle to the nail rubbing back and forth. Use your thumb to rub your palm in a circular motion. Keep moving your massaging thumb around in a circle adding a little pressure continue on other hand.

Facial Massage
Drop a small amount of massage oil onto your index fingers, lubricate them well. Start in the center of your forehead and gently slide your fingers of both hands outwards. Next, start at the center of your nose and rub gently outwards across your eyes, cheeks and lips.
Slide the fingers of both hands gently in opposite directions across your forehead, starting from the center Stroke the contours of your face from the center outwards.
Next, stroke below your eyes, along your cheeks, covering your nose and lips. Now tap along the jaw line and under your jaw with flat fingers continue to tap. Do this for about 30 seconds. Be careful to not get the oil in your eyes or mouth.

Neck Massage
To massage the right side of your neck, press the fingers of your left hand just below the base of your skull. Slowly drag your fingers down and over toward your right shoulder while simultaneously tilting your head to the left. Your left ear should approach your left shoulder as you move between your neck and your
shoulder. Repeat this motion several times, and then switch hands to work the left side of your neck.

Upper Back Massage
Loosen up those upper back muscles; lift your right arm, pointing your elbow upward. Drop your right hand behind your head.
Squeeze the three middle fingers of your left hand together, and then begin to press your fingertips against the right side of your upper back, directly below the armpit.
Continue stroking along your right side, moving downward toward your waist. Once you reach your waist, lift your hand and place it at a different location below your armpit. You can also press across your back muscles, starting from your side and moving toward the center of your back using short strokes. Switch hands and work your left side.

Lower back
Start by lying on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Stick a tennis ball directly under your lower back and place as much of your body weight as you can on the ball. Hold for a few seconds, then lift yourself and readjust the position of the ball. Continue to lift and lower yourself onto the ball, applying pressure to all areas of your lower back.
Quadriceps Massage
To limber up these big muscles, squeeze the three middle fingers of your right hand together and press them into the top of your right thigh. Place your left hand over your right to help you apply more pressure. Slide your hands down your thigh until they end up just above your kneecap.
Continue sliding from upper thigh to knee, each time starting from a slightly different location on the thigh to completely loosen the muscles. Next, grab your right thigh with your thumbs together and the fingers of both hands wrapped around your leg. Press into the leg, moving your thumbs in a circular motion as you slide your hands toward your knee. Repeat.

Calf Ankle and Shin Massage
Bend your right leg and grab the bottom of your calf muscle with both hands. Apply pressure with your thumbs and slide your hands up your leg to the back of the knee. Repeat three times.
Next, place your thumbs together at the top of your calf. Apply pressure and slowly pull your thumbs away from each other. Lower your hands about a halfinch and repeat, working down your calf until you reach your ankle. Repeat three times.
For the shins, grip your ankle with your fingers behind your calf and thumbs together in the front. Stroke up the shin and then work back down in a series of small circles. Now work the other leg.

Foot Massage
Sit with your left foot resting over the thigh of your right leg, so your leg form a figure 4. Hold your left ankle with one hand and slowly rotate the foot clockwise with the other hand in small to large circles. Reverse the motion counterclockwise.
Next, grab your foot from the sides with both hands. Begin to stroke lengthwise up and down your sole, firmly pressing into it with your thumbs. After you’ve finished with the long strokes, use your thumbs to make a series of small circles up and down the sole.
Don’t forget to keep your fingers working along the arch. Gently separate and pull each toe sideways, then forward and back. Then work the other foot.