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Signs of stress
The bodys response to massage 5 When not to give a massage
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abdomen Achilles tendon ankle Apply firm base big toe bone breathing buttocks calm carrier oil chest circles circular motions circular strokes comfortable connection hold create ease tension effect effleurage strokes fan strokes feet fingertips foot massage forearm gentle pressure Glide hand firmly hand gently hand massage head heels and thumbs instep kneading strokes Kneel left hand Let your hands Lift lower back mattress muscles neck nerve endings outward partner partner's body partner's hand partner's side passive movements pelvic girdle pelvis petrissage strokes Place your hands posture release tension rest rib cage right hand sacrum sequence of strokes Side strokes skin Slide your hands Slide your thumbs Slip your right sole soothing strokes spine squeeze the flesh stiff stretch stroke to relax supple Support your partner's Take hold Take the stroke tendons tension held thigh thumb and forefinger thumb pads tissue touch towels ulna upper foot vertebrae warm whole body