100ML SWEET ALMOND OIL
YOU MAY WANT TO COMBINE IT WITH A FEW DROPS OF LAVENDER ESS. OIL
LARGE TOWELING TO COVER THE AREAS NOT BEING WORKED ON, TWO GLASSES OF WATER, FINGER FOOD, A FEW HAND TOWELS FOR CLEANUP, A ROBE FOR YOUR PARTNER, AND SO ON
SMALL GLASS BOWL FOR POURING YOUR OIL(S)
To be In done in a well-ventilated quiet room, at room temperature. Dim the lights. Make it easy for your client to totally relax and drift off if he or she wishes. Lighting should be soft and indirect. Candlelight sets a romantic mood, as does working in darkness with the full moon streaming in through the windows (if it’s that time of the month)
CUT DOWN YOUR FINGERNAILS
Your hands should be as soft and smooth as possible, and this includes having fingernails that are filed neatly and trimmed short enough so as not to injure or be harsh on your client’s skin.
SUGGEST A WARM BATH
Your client may want to take a shower or warm bath before the massage. Warm water relaxes and softens muscle tissue, making the massage even easier for you the massager and more pleasurable for your client, and easier on your hands, as well. (in other words, less stressful)
Warmth is essential, for both the room and your hands. You’re doing all the work, but your client barely moves; thus he or she may feel chilled when you’re feeling fine or even a bit toasty. Seventy-five degrees is usually comfortable. If your hands tend to be cold, warm them first by immersing them in very warm water for a couple of minutes, simply rubbing your palms together isn’t enough.
Quiet, please. Turn off your phone. Lock the door. Hang up a *DO NOT DISTURB SIGN* ??. Make sure there are no distractions while it lasts this is your client’s special time with no distractions. Ask your client If they’ll like music, put on something classic or blues smooth and easy goes well In both an outdoor and indoor setting, Mother Nature sure knows how to provide her own soothing sounds.
Find a comfortable platform. Perform massage on a stable, relatively level surface. A small student-sized bed will do, ie, if you can’t afford a professional massage bed yet. or a thick rug will work well too. Obviously, a massage table works, too. Cover surfaces with soft sheets that you don’t mind getting oily or lightly stained. If outdoors, find a level grassy bit of ground or sandy beach, level up any lump surface, and spread it with a gracious blanket.
Use supportive pillows. If possible, in most cases, I use large-size towels inscribed on it Duchess Spa, which is also a way of advertising your brand and getting more impressions when you take photos/videos of the process, especially Instagram live videos. Place a pillow under your client’s knees while massaging the front of the body, and under his or her ankles and tummy while massaging the back.
SCENT YOUR SURROUNDINGS
You can use a long-burning electric perfume oil lamp, ie if indoors, an aromatherapy diffuser, or a candle to heighten the experience with
sensual fragrance. Be careful, though, not to assault the senses, especially if you’re already using aromatic massage oil, which would be way too concentrated (environment).
Be prepared. Have everything on hand before you start. This includes as listed previously, slightly warmed massage oil, a large towel to cover the areas not being worked on, two glasses of water, finger foods (optional tho), a few hand towels for cleanup, a robe for your client, and so on, you may also want to introduce other things, (improvising is welcome) so that the sensual atmosphere is not disturbed while you scurry off to find something.
Appropriately use your massage oil, never pour or squirt massage oil directly onto your client as it can be a jolting experience. Rather, pour the oil into your palm and gently rub your hands together so that the oil is evenly dispersed; then apply it to your partner’s body. Oiling is a delicious feeling, let your client relish it!
STAY IN TOUCH
All massage movements should blend together in a single, smooth, slow motion. Using the full surface of your hands, keep your fingers together. Touch and stroke as much as possible during the entire massage. When you move from one part of the body to another, always keep one hand on your partner’s body, making the contact seem continuous and a part of the massage. Repeat movements several times, and if your client really likes a particular place you are massaging, stick there for some minutes, you will know through their facial reactions (in most cases, they smile while their eyes are closed). Some clients may want to get dirty, be professional, and let the familiarity end while the act lasts, as this is your business, so do not jeopardize the ethics.
Massage is something you do with passion not just for the money, so, put your heart into it for the act of massage is intimate and beautiful, and you ought to enjoy doing it. You may also want to advance more in this, see me behind cameras as we have more to offer you in spa-related advanced courses which will turn you into a multi-million spa therapist if you know your onions.