THE ART OF MASSAGE Handout I Jardel Bassi 1. The Massage 2. The History of Massage 3.

Before you begin a session of massag e, 4. Types of Massages 5. The Basic Moves 6. Massage 7. Oils For Massage 8. Res earches, Sources. INTRODUCTION The Booklet 'Art of Massage' is composed of several personal tips provided by lo vers of massage techniques disclosed in the Community Massage Orkut (Topic Bookl et Massage). Therefore, the present material, besides being a compilation of sev eral suggestions - as well as surveys completed via the Internet - is intended t o guide the initiation, implementation techniques of the basic level. DISCLAIMER The contents of this material has the function to advise on the techniques of ma ssage, sent by personal experiences and / or research in books or on specific si tes. For this reason the participants - both the community and my person (in the form of completion of this project) - will not be responsible for damages resul ting from inaccuracy, quality and / or outdated information made available. Any claims of legal liability are excluded, whether it relates to material or ideal damages caused by using or not using the information provided, errors or omissio ns that may have been incurred, or alternatively, the use of faulty and incomple te information. Note also that the use of names, trademarks, service marks, gene ral descriptive names, etc.. Contained this material, even if not specifically i dentified does not imply or guarantee that these names are protected by relevant laws and regulations. 1. MASSAGE The sense of touch is a form of intense communication and play should be a natur al relationship between people. The act of touching is instinctive to human bein gs. The act of massaging, ditto. When you get hurt, massaging the spot instincti vely, trying to relieve pain. Physiologically, massage the painful area improves the circulation and consequent oxygenation than warm the affected area. All the se effects result in pain relief. There are several types of massage, with many different purposes: relaxation, stimulation, postural correction and improvement of sexuality are among them. But most of the massage is premised on promoting t he health of the massaged and can be applied in several areas of medicine: probl ems, cancer, respiratory, digestive and rheumatology few. In such cases, massage should be applied by professionals in physical therapy or who have made some pr ogress in specific techniques such as Ayurvedic, shiatsu, tui na, reflexology an d rolfing. Physical therapy uses massage as a diagnostic tool and therapeutic. T his professional knows that the touch be it profound or subtle, provides local a nd general effects on the human body. Both physical and psychological effects, s ays the physiotherapist Simone Lima. But the privilege of receiving a massage ne ed not necessarily be enjoyed in a clinic or in the hands of a professional. If, after a full day at work, you are hungry for a good massage to relieve tension, you can be massaged by the hands of a layman. "How touching is a natural instin ct to massage to relieve tension can be applied by anyone, provided that careful ly," says the physiotherapist Simone Lima. In cases of relaxing massages, one sh ould stimulate the muscles of the shoulder (trapezius) to release the toxins and , consequently, relieve tension.

2. HISTORY OF MASSAGE The history of massage is as old as man. Archaeological studies indicate that ev en in prehistoric times, man promoted the general welfare and acquired protectio n against injury and infection through friction in the body. Would be the beginn ings of what today is meant for massage. There are also records that the ancient civilizations such as Egyptians, Hindus, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Japanese, about 300 BC, made references on the benefits of massage for the well-being. But the first to recognize the healing properties of this technique of rubbing the body were the Chinese, who signed the earliest literature that has news: the med ical text Nei Ching, written in 2800 BC The word massage comes from Greek and me ans kneading. After the Chinese, the father of medicine, the Greek Hippocrates, made use of the therapeutic properties of massage, which he called anatripisis, meaning to rub pressing tissues. The phrase was translated into Latin as frictio and remained in use in the United States until 1870. Frictio means rubbing or s crubbing. In India, the term used to describe massage was shampooing. In China, it was Cong Fou, and in Japan, ambouk. 3. BEFORE YOU START A MASSAGE SESSION As the touch is part of the human condition, laypeople are also able to do massa ges, being a sensitive and intuitive practice. One tip is to massage someone, im agine where you'd like to be massaged. That when treating a massage to relieve t ension. Now, if you want more concrete effects of a massage session, the ideal i s to seek a specialist. It is also essential to remember that you will receive a massage and did not attend a session of torture. Some techniques such as reflex ology, are even a little painful, but pain should only stay during the procedure or some little time later. "If your body is aching for two, three days, is a si gn that the massage is being applied incorrectly," says physical therapist Simon e Lima1. It is for those who are applying the technique to realize the limits of pain of every person. There is a myth, a legacy from Germany of the 18th centur y, that the massage had to be applied with force, or did not work. Not true. Acc ording to Simone, "a massage done with excessive force can break the blood and l ymph vessels, hampering movement and the person may be more tense than it alread y was." RECOMMENDATIONS • • • • Avoid a heavy meal and drink alcohol until one hour befo re the massage. If you are pregnant, see your doctor; Use comfortable clothing, bathing suit or undergarment for those who use massage oils, massage is not reco mmended in the following cases: fever, infectious diseases, post-operative infec tions and skin cancer. 4. TYPES OF MASSAGENS2 The numerous massage techniques developed in East and West can have the most div erse purposes, benefiting the health and well-being. To facilitate the choice of the type best suited for the desired goals relate to some types of massage offe red and their benefits: ANMA Anma means to push (An) and rub (Ma). It is one of the oldest forms of massage in the world. ANMA therapy is based on the principle s of Oriental medicine, using special techniques (pressure, massage, kneading, s tretching) to stimulate key points, promoting a natural healing of the body. Whe n these points are stimulated, relieve muscle tension which facilitates blood ci rculation and energy (Ki), the main goal of this massage. ANMA uses no oils and can be done on the clothing of the patient. Benefits: reduction of tension and s

tress, promoting relaxation huge, normalization and balance of bodily functions, rejuvenation, combating different diseases, such as pain-decabeça, influenza, a sthma, dizziness, abnormal blood pressure, colic and menstrual irregularity, lac k of sexual vitality and insomnia. Contra-indications: fever, infectious disease s, skin infections and cancer, and after any surgery. AYURVEDIC This technique f orms part of an ancient Indian system called Ayurveda. The system understands th e human being in its entirety, and state of health as a state of inner harmony a nd external. Recognizing the man as part of nature, as well as animals and plants, which includes health and balance go through a life in harmo ny with nature and its laws. The Ayurvedic massage is important in any healing p rocess, acting not only in physical but also the emotional, psychological and en ergetic. Uses maneuvers throughout the body with the aid of oil, which facilitat e the movements, doing stretching and twisting exercises similar to yoga. The th erapist can use both hands, such as elbows, knees, wrists and feet. The massage is done with the person closest in costumes or bathing. Benefits: activation of the blood, removing toxins and stress, is relaxing, promotes stimulation of the immune system and opening the chakras (energy points). LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE This m assage performed with gentle manipulation promotes the drainage of lymphatic ves sels. Recommended: For people suffering from fluid retention and bloating. In th e long run, using camphor-based creams can reduce cellulite. It is also quite su itable for pregnant women after the third month of pregnancy. CLASSICAL MASSAGE A classic massage, developed in the West, promotes relaxation of muscle tension, relieving local pains. It can be done with or without oil, with the patient in intimate attire or bathing. Four Hands Massage Four Hands Massage is applied by two therapists, combining synchronized movements, pressure, manipulation and str etching. Movements are used in Shiatsu, Reflexology, Classical, and Thai massage ESAL. Benefits - Improves circulation and flexibility, promotes immediate relie f of tension points, and also€deep relaxation. QUICK MASSAGE technique developed by the Americans, whose maneuvers are utilized in the muscle groups most affect ed by stress and the Dort (RSI). The areas are massaged: spine, shoulders, neck and upper limbs. A person sits comfortably in a special chair getting a massage without the need for despirse. Indications: Stre ss, physical and mental fatigue, localized muscle tension. Contraindications: Pr egnancy in the first three, high fever, bone fractures. Sokuto Reflexology - Thi s technique uses pressure and massage of the feet on specific points that reflec t in all parts of the body. This technique, like all oriental techniques, teache s that there is a vital energy that circulates throughout the body organs and th eir maneuvers are designed to dissipate energy blockages in the body. Benefits: Encourages the body to heal itself, stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic sy stem, causing the release of toxins. TANTRIC A Tantric Massage is the language of love through touch and breath. It i s the body contact that creates intimacy through touch, pressure, movement and c aresses, the tools that can lead to the discovery of the double tracks of the pa ths of sensuality and sensitivity. SHIATSU SHIATSU (shi = finger - atsu = pressure) is an oriental massage techniqu e to maintain balance between body and mind. The technique consists of a compres sion of several points of the meridians (energy pathways throughout the body) us ing the fingertips or hands. The tones stimulate or sedan accumulated energy, im proving the functioning of organs according to the need of each. Benefits: muscl e relaxation promoting the relief of localized pain. Contraindications: People w ith inflammation, anemia or weakened physically. For people who suffer from oste oporosis, the ring tones should be lighter. 5. BASIC MOVEMENTS

Movement of pressure - With one hand on the other, gently move the pressure alon g the spine. Starting from the top and pressing all points to the coccyx. The sa me moves can be made from the bottom up. Pressure with the thumbs - With hands flat, press your thumbs on the sides of th e column. According to the principles of reflexology, you will stimulate the mer idians of the bladder. Begins near the neck and ends at the coccyx. Pressure with the thumb (Part 2) - Use one hand for support and the second to pu sh with your thumb. Press until the middle of the column and, when going into th e second half, reverse the hands. Do both sides of the column. "Pinches" - This move is to "pinch" and works to stretch the skin and loosen the muscles of the back. Should be done across the surface of the back, with more e mphasis on the shoulder region. Cushion with hands - Make a kind of cushion with his hands, closing the clamshel l and letting air between them. With loose fists, gently move the percussion thr oughout the region back, with more emphasis on the shoulders. Percussion type "karate" Letting your fingers beating on each other, make quick, light percussion movements along the coasts. Shower of rain - While one hand determines the height limit, the other keeps pla ying percussion movements along the coasts. Use the face of the hand and not the palm. It feels like water falling over the back. Skirting the shores Starting with the hands placed near the neck, slide them to the coccyx and back with hands separated by sliding on the ends of the back. Mak e continuous movements. 6. MASSAGE MOVEMENT OF HANDS I - TUI OR DESLIZAMENTO3 6.1. Practice with your thumb, with the thenar eminence and with your palms. Their va riations are: Ping Tui or sliding on the line, practiced continuously in the lon gitudinal direction of the body or on a meridian. regions suitable for large and slender as the thoracic, lumbar or members. Tse Tui or lateral movement, practi ced continuously in the transverse direction of the body, as the paths of the ho rizontal meridians of the head. Pae Tui or sliding in back-and-forth, practiced both in longitudinal and transverse anywhere in the body. Shanta Tui or sliding semicircular, practiced with the distal edge of the thumb in the set speed limit of pain massaged. Suitable for ringtones along the ribs, to mobilize the spinal apophyses of the spine and the abdomen. NA clamping or vibration. Is practiced by separating a portion of muscle ("fold") between finger and thumb grip in both hands, causing it to vibrate the portion pinched between the fingers gently at first to impose an energetic vibration. Their variations, according to anatomy, are: On Shan Shuan or Rolling,€practiced with the clamping of muscle mass betwee n the thumb index and middle finger of both hands, and moving the mass back-andforth straight or circular. As a variation, you can walk to the flesh between hi s fingers, pushing and pulling. In Shin Si with clamping or stretching, practice the same way as above, but is making the move from "paper tearing" in going bac k and forth. Yo Na or clamping Vibrator, practiced with the clamping of muscle m ass between the fingers and palms, by performing an energetic vibration from con trolled spasms in the shoulders of the masseur. Suitable for chest and limbs.

Tou Na or vibration Backed, practice with the thumb pressure on the area to be m assaged and impose vibration puntual. AN or pressure. Practices is simply pressi ng the target region, without the use of lubricants, with the thumb, with the th enar and hypothenar eminences, elbows or hands flat. The pressure must be adjust ed to limit pain massaged, so be nice. Are the maneuvers leading Shiatsu. Their variations are: Shin An, or pressure with your fingertips. Practiced with the pu lp of one or more fingers, weak to strong intensity, according to patient tolera nce. An Tienne or pressure with your thumb. It is a maneuver typical of Shiatsu. Besides the thumb, there is a variant of the indicator increased by the middle finger. Mo Fa or FA or Friction. It is friction rapid back-and-forth with the pa lm of the hand or thenar eminence. Beware of the areas. Kim and Kim Fa or Go-and -forth with pressure. This is the previous maneuver, but associated with the pre ssure. It's slower and deeper. Nieh Nieh or Kneading or Fa. A bit different from Western classical maneuver that resembles the "kneading bread," the Nieh Fa is moving from the pinch - kneading - loose muscle mass, without slipping. CHA or C ha Fa-Kneading or Friction. Typically for implementation in the States, is pract iced with both hands with fingers interlaced, attaching to the muscle mass betwe en the palms and matching pressure and friction on it. Or PO Po Fa or Percussion . Hits the region is massaged with the fingers (tamborilhamento), the palm cuppe d (cup) or open (tapping), the edges of the hand (cutlery), the back of the hand or a fist (percussion). 6.2. Tantric massage Tantric Massage Tips for those who have no experience: 1. Do not worry if the st eps are correct, you do not know the technique, in this case your intuition is w ho will guide you. 2. Give your love a special night, the surprise will be yours and theirs. 3. Prepare a comfortable place, sensual and tranquil. The lighting should be low, if you like, up candles, burn incense, perfume the sheets. 4. The oils should be pink, sandalwood, jasmine or mint, they are aphrodisiacs and act ivate the senses. (Do not use body cream). 5. Before you need a hot bath to soft en skin and relax the tensions, freeing her lover from all worries. 6. Your hand s should be warm and soft, then do before a massage with the oil you chose. 7. C ombine that with your love if you like it then later will turn to receive the ma ssage. 8. At least an hour, exploring the body of another. Do not let your love sleep. Remember that this site is as accessible as inexhaustible. After that, ta lk about the feelings and desires awakened discoveries. 9. To begin put oil on y our hands and talk with him about what you want to do but also what he would lik e to receive. Look at it always in the eye, ask him to look at your body, but do not let it play. 10.Peça he turn face down, find a comfortable way to massage h im in the legs, then go up the legs to the butt. (Many women and men do not like being massaged at that location, that inhibit their desire). But it is importan t to know that the whole body should be massaged in circles. Notice if it feels chills, waves vibration. Still does not allow sexual touches. 11.Agora stop talk ing about what is important is only the body language. If he has no problem slee ping, go ahead. When he wakes up is brand new. 12.Lentamente start touching him in his arms, chest and is held there. Explore this region. Time is important. 13 .Mude position, ask your love turn belly up. 14.Recomece massage. Go back and hold the head of your love in your lap and stro ke her face in a rhythm, making circles on the cheeks or around the chin, lighte ning the marks of concern. 15.Mude position, start by hand, go up the arms, ches t and head to the navel of his love may add confidence. This is a vulnerable are a to be treated gently.€Make a circular motion to relax physical and emotional s trains that suppress the flow of sexual energy and vital. 16.Neste point massage , the desire is to touch the genital area. Still not the time. Play just around the groin and thighs. 17.Brinque. Instigate. Prolonged contact. 18.Quando is fin ished, ask your love to sit on your lap facing you. Look in the eyes kiss slowly

and softly. Do not rush to the sexual act. Let it happen gently. Tantric massage or sensual massage partner can be a highly satisfying, relaxing, exciting, conveys affection and desire, and prepare the bodies for other sexual experiences. During the massage, it establishes a covenant of intimacy between partners, in which each focuses on giving and receiving pleasure alternately, ex tending the caresses and knowing better the more eroticized parts of the body of another. During the massage, the one who receives it can feel great sense of re lief, relaxation, discovery of their erotic points more sensitive to instruct th e partner about likes and does not cause him to comfort (see more on Sex Differe nces - Zones erogenous). There are people who reach the full consciousness of th eir own bodily reaction when they do this exercise first. Already a partner who does the massage becomes excited to see and touch the other's body, perceiving t he nuances of skin, different temperatures, muscle tone, the orientation of hair s, the erection of the pores, the secretion of sweat and exhalation odors. The p ractice of massage as foreplay is an important addition, in cases of sexual dysf unction in women - such as vaginismus, dyspareunia and anorgasmia to - and in ca ses of erectile dysfunction in men, since it helps in prolonging the excitement phase and desire or relaxation of the partner that has great tension for the sex ual act. Massage is an important moment for intimacy that requires time and quiet to full mutual dedication. When partners are preparing for this experience indicated th at seeking a comfortable, cozy and warm at a time when there are no external int erference (such as noise, presence of other people and possible interruptions). Contributes a very soft background music, dim lighting, scented candles and deco rated with flowers. The use of scented oils (essences) for massage helps in smoo ther tracking of hands by the partner's body, and infuse a delicate odor in the environment. The oil should be dripped into the hands of the one who will do the massage and not directly on the partner's body. Partners should seek the positi ons that they are more comfortable and may use a robe or towel and undress durin g the massage, or get naked already. Whoever is starting the massage should be w ith the hot hands to ensure a touch more enjoyable. Both activities are alternat ed to give and receive massage. When one partner realizes that the other is feel ing a certain pleasure in touch and body part, must seek to keep this more, whil e those receiving the touch enjoy every minute of the caress. It is recommended to start with the massage strokes and gentle exploration throughout the body, av oiding grope the genitals and breasts first. Results generally more pleasurable to men and women who touch the genitals happens when other areas of the body wer e cherished because it provides the excitement triggered most pleasant sensation s when the testes, penis and vulva are handled. Techniques Every couple is the most appropriate way to engage in massage. As bas ic orientation, indicates the use of hands and fingers should press rhythmically the partner's body. The most important thing is to keep a slow and steady pace, with enough pressure, and symmetrical movements, ensuring that your hands glide smoothly over the skin. The following are the techniques commonly used: • Roll away - it is recommended to start the massage by this technique. With your palms flat and smeared essential oil, travels to all the partner's body in long strok es and gentle. • Mixing - recommended for regions with large muscles or with hig her concentrations of fat, such as the hips, biceps, abdomen and thighs. Safe to the skin gently between thumb and other fingers, then dropping and passing to a nother nearby site. Different effects are achieved in accordance with the pressu re, speed of movement and the amount of skin covered by the fingers. • Friction - recommended to the shoulders, chest, hands and feet, this technique is to gently flex your fingers (or thumbs only) to press lightly into the skin of the partner,€circular motion and fast. • Percussion - can be applied in all p arts of the body except the back near the kidneys and spine. It consists of move ment made by coups and smooth with your hands relaxed in continuous alternation.

After applying this technique, we recommend the technique of sliding, to relax the area struck. It is important to note that in the back, the spine should not be struck or pressed with your thumbs, because there is risk of injury. In this case, massage pressure or busting restricted to the lateral column, but the smoo th sliding can be done. Always touch your partner's face gently, covering the ne ck, ears, eyebrows, forehead and lines of the mouth, jaw and hair growth. In the woman's breasts, slips with your hands gently up and down or circular motion. W hen approaching the massage of the genitals, gently stimulate your surroundings before touching delicate and rhythmically the penis and vulva. A sensual massage is not limited to digital examination. It is used other resources that cause pl easure and showing affection. Thus, during the massage as an exercise of sexuali ty, there are other stimuli such as kissing, licking, blowing, suction and brush ing hair, breast, penis, vulva and breasts between bodies. Are spontaneous expre ssions of that experience of intimacy. 6.3. ANTI-STRESS MASSAGE Foot massage I According to the theory of foot reflexology have an important role dento nervous system. Each of the nerves of the feet - and there are thousands - are connecte d to any other relevant part of the body. Now, knowing this, we can take advanta ge of the positive effects that massage the feet can bring in, besides the great relaxation. You'll notice that many people - no exaggeration - get to sleep whe n they have their feet massaged. So let's learn how to make a really nice massag e and can easily be performed at home. Please have fluffy towels, massage oil and tissue, where the oil spill. Before s tarting the massage wash the feet of the person to be massaged with warm water a nd dry thoroughly. So tight - do not smoothly, as some people have tickled - Spr ead oil on the foot. When you finish the massage on one foot, gently wrap it in towel (can be pre-heated) and let it rest. While this begins to work the other l eg, doing the same movements and involving it in another towel to end the massag e. Pressing the soles toes Stretching Using the thumb Hold the foot with your hand with the palm of the hand, Work on the entire sole and press left, press with th e fingers of the foot with both strength, the joints of the feet and hold back thumbs at the same fingers of right hand in this position - count to time and co vering the whole of the sole of the foot. December sole of the foot in motion wi th small circular Repeat this movement and press the circular motion over 3 time s. This is really hard. act on the entire sole of the foot helps stretch. toes. Among the instep tendons Ending With your thumbs on the top of the foot and hold the foot between its circular movements, divided by two tendons rub hands and i magine that the upper reach of each finger. Your hands are the leg, do not apply much support the foot in one of transferring energy to pressure, this is an are a and hands with the thumb of the foot. more sensitive. other hand placed betwee n Then, slowly, When you are the tendons, slide it in your hands in the slip next to avoid heel toward the toes toward the toes massaging the bone, feet from the heel. until yo ur fingers just slide your hand Make this move your fingers touching the fingers lightly over the separation between the foot. At this time take a heel bone. te ndons. long pause and stay in this position just touching the tips of your finge rs, then slide your hand up losing contact with the foot. ON FOOT MASSAGE II 1. A fist of one hand and hold firmly with the other person's foot. With the knu ckles massage the entire sole, circular motion, including the heel, 2. Then, the sole work with your thumbs in small circles - slowly and carefully 3. Also usin g the thumbs massage the instep ... to get around the ankle using the fingertips . I circle around the ankle bone several times between the two sides at the same

time 4. When you reach the lower end of the heel, start to work their lower edg e with your fingers and thumb, 5. I go around the tendons that run from the base of the ankle for each finger and slide the tip of the thumb down€in each of the "valleys" between the tendons 6. Secure the leg with both hands, thenar and hyp othenar eminences against the toes and fingertips pressing the middle of the sol e. The eminences to play each other, like the fingers of both hands. press down towards the toe. Repeat three times 7. With one hand firmente secure the foot an d hold each other with the toe and gently pull, moving from Corkscrew, letting i t slip through our fingers, 8. Finish involving the foot with both hands, one pa lm over the back and another on the sole, and stand there for a while. I concent rate on breathing and let my energy to follow the course and mingle with the ene rgy of the person entering into synergy. FACIAL MASSAGE If you take the time to pass the cream on your face to do a massage, the results could be much better. 1. Hold the scalp in the forehead region with firmness wh ile passing the cream with the other hand from one side to another, horizontally in one direction. Take a few repetitions and then reverse hands. Do the same nu mber of repetitions with the other hand. 2. Hold the side of the face near the e ar and slide your hand from the temples to the nose. Repeat on the other side wi th the same number of repetitions. 3. Lift the face staring at the ceiling and p ut the cream on the neck alternating both hands in the direction upwards, agains t gravity. 4. Use your index and middle finger and down the inner corner of eye to the cheek. Do not forget to make the other side of the face. True for men and women. Men can enjoy the moments that pass the post shave lotions. MASSAGE IN THE EAR OR AURICULOTERAPIA4 Auriculotherapy can be performed with man y instruments, eg needle, finger, heat, seed, magnet, electricity, light and col or to the laser beam. The most important thing is to follow the principles of Ch inese philosophy: to achieve a balance between Yin and Yang polarities. Through simple massage the ear, many health problems can be alleviated. The doctor "Paul Nogier" father of Auriculotherapy, described in the 60's two very simple techni ques and efficient: massage points and general massage. Both techniques can be c ombined in the same session. Treatments can be performed daily, if necessary up to several times a day. Check out the tips: MASSAGE ITEMS a. Objective - Reflexology Treatment aimed directly to alleviate health problems and diseases. b. Instrument - Tip There are several ways to stimulate the ear, which can be chosen according to the therapist's experience or according to the therapeutic response of the patient. Usually seeds are used, filiform needles an d / or semi-permanent needles. They can also be used beads of gold, silver, stee l, glass, electrical stimulation, massage or laser ear. c. Map - Consider the di stribution of body parts according to the classic map - child in a fetal positio n inside the uterus (upside down). d. Diagnosis - Press with medium pressure (neither too light nor too strong) the area corresponding to their complaints. To press with the same pressure every p oint. Treatment - When you find any sore spot, massage for one to three minutes the place alternately in two directions: clockwise and counterclockwise. As mass age is a little painful because the point is more sensitive, use a strong pressu re, but comfortable. You may feel warm to the ear, tingling or heaviness. Often, as you turning the pen, the pain point decreases until it disappears when you s top the massage. d. Note - If you find a lot of sore spots, choose the most sens itive to massages. MASSAGE FOR HANDS The hands are made up of hundreds nerve endings in each square centimeter of skin. These nerve endings are the hands and fingers points of hig

h stimulation by touch, pressure and temperature. There are many similarities be tween the massage hands and feet, but while you are massaging the hands of (a) y our (a) partner (a) you are also massaging their own hands. But there is a pecul iarity in the massage of the hands is not found in any other type of massage - i s called "friendship" - yes friends, because on one hand the other conveys the f eelings of friendship. Who does not feel good about it? Taking advantage of all this, we show how to benefit from massage hands: Massage the palm and thumb Use your thumb to massage the area, "fleshy" in the p alm of her companion and the base of your thumb. Then go massaging in circular m otions area extending from the thumb to the index finger. Manipulation of the fi ngers with your thumb and forefinger,€go making circular movements from the base of the base of the fingers until the end, pulling it slowly. When you reach the end of the finger, do the same circular motion only now pushing it Massaging the scalp is very simple, easy and mostly very pleasant to receive. An yone can do it at home with a partner (a). She brings the two people, especially if done in a bathtub or whirlpool. This type of massage should be done with her partner (a) sitting, leaning back with his head resting on a chair with headres t, in the bathtub or in your whirlpool, always taking care to leave the neck wel l supported to avoid pain and discomfort. If you are using a chair put towels an d a basin to hold water that may run. Stand back, in line with the head of your partner (a) and with a little shampoo - enough to make foam-warm water and sprea d the shampoo by hair. Tip: Do not soak your head of who is receiving the massag e not to create "rivers" of water running down his neck and back, the secret to get lather without soaking the head of a partner (a) is to use a spray bottle of water equal to those which are used to moistened the leaves - just as you are n eeding to wet the hair is just sprinkle water. Always use warm (not hot), avoid cold water during this process. Next, the techniques step-by-step showing to the massage. Step-1 Using both hands, work distributing shampoo on the scalp. With your finge rtips gently massage the scalp for a few minutes, always in a circular motion. S tep-2 With one hand hold the head of your partner (a) or if in a bathtub, lean y our body against the body that connect the body behind a nice feel to two - then with the palm of your other hand on top 6.4. LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE This technique aims to stimulate the transport of lymph, composed primarily of i ntercellular fluid and protein. It flows through the lymphatic vessels towards t he lymph nodes, also known as nodes, which act as their deposits. Because the ly mphatic vessels are very thin and sensitive (like a hair), it is necessary that the technique, whether practiced by the therapist or even self-massage, is perfo rmed with great sensitivity and subtle touches as well. It is important to empha size that the manual lymphatic drainage will only be satisfactory if done this w ay, with movements and slow, almost imperceptible at first sight. However, it is geared for patients who, while performing the technique with a professional to practice daily at bedtime - or at least every morning - a self massage drainage in their lower limbs as the following technique. This technique of self-massage is intended for those who want to stimulate your body naturally while promoting the harmonious distribution of fluids in the legs. It is important to remember t hat this technique in any way replace the role of aesthetic professionals and ph ysiotherapists (as indicated above) and should be avoided whenever diagnosed wit h any vascular pathology in the presence of edema, injury and pain in lower limb s. Neither should be done postoperatively, except for a professional, under medi cal advice. While there are no such impediments to the practice of lymphatic dra inage through self-massage, the advice is made daily for a period of 10 minutes

on each leg, with the following guidelines: Look for a quiet place, lie down on a mat or a bed. If possible, put on soft music with a slow pace to favor the del icacy of the movements. View a bikini or shorts comfortable. Start with warming the hands by rubbing them vigorously against each other. 1. Start with a circula r motion, supporting the fingertips of both hands overlap, and together face dow n, in the region (groin) inguinal. Make a circular motion starting from the top outside of the groin with three laps at each point massaged, down the line of the groin for about six poi nts to reach the lower part and inner thigh. Return the same places doing the ro und in the opposite direction. Repeat this same sequence on the other side. 2. T hen, starting from the groin, gently massage the thigh towards the groin always, trying to hold it in the form of a bracelet. Make a string pressure, slowly, wi th every hand. Pulled by the whole region of the thigh near the groin, a distanc e of up to 7 cm. Repeat for five times. Fold it away and repeat the whole series until it reaches the knee. 3. In lying position€slightly bend your legs and res t your feet on the mat. Raise one leg and rest your heel on the knee of another. Massage the back of the knee trying to reach the deeper tendons, making movemen t type string guitar for about 20 seconds. Then, raise it a little more leg, hol ding it vigorously around the thigh near the knee. And, while making movements o f extension and flexion of the leg (keep your knee high), sliding your hands nat urally go for the thigh until the groin. Repeat this sequence 3 times. Then do t he same procedure on other leg. 4. Massage the knee by placing his hands cupped on either side of the knee so that the fingertips are facing the leg. Make a cir cular motion, keeping constant contact with the skin without slipping his hands, just pulled the skin should move. Press a little harder when they're going towa rd the groin. This will trigger a wave in the direction of drainage. Repeat five times in each direction and, when finished, do the other knee. 5. Rest your han ds laterally, just below the calf and make a "kneading" with moderate pressure, especially with the fingertips in the calf. Climb up to reach the back of the kn ee, rotate your hands so the fingers are on the patella (kneecap) and slide them gently back over the leg until it reaches the initial position. Recommence a ne w cycle. Make about 5 cycles on each leg. 6. Even lying down, lift one leg slightly keeping the other semi-inflected comfo rtably. Hold the ankle bracelet in the shape of the leg and let go falling in a natural way, letting his hands glide gently to the knee. Hold the leg still no c ontact with the ground and make about 3 cycles of exercise 4. Continue down the leg gently, so it reaches the ground at the same time as the hands reach the gro in. Repeat three times on each leg 7. Finally relax, trying to feel very light, as if lying on the clouds. This pra ctice may at first be performed once per day, three times a week. And may later be held up daily if you have better mastery of the maneuvers. If you have diffic ulty or do not understand any movement, do not. CONTRAINDICATIONS OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE: Lymphatic drainage is considered a "Mas sage Aesthetics" And it is because its therapeutic contributes greatly to the be auty of the body, just that there's more. The Lymphatic System plays an importan t role in the return circulation helps remove excess fluids and products that le ft the bloodstream and interacted with the local environment, has immune functio n - works like a real trash in our body. The lymphatic glands are real filters t hat clean and remove the various impurities. Lymphatic drainage accelerates the filtration in these ganglia (imagine that you're skimming an orange juice in a s ieve for coa it faster makes you use a spoon and start mixing and kneading accel erating the process, you will notice that besides the liquid will also fall to p ieces of orange pulp) with the lymphatic drainage do this: accelerate the filter ing process and decrease the efficiency of filtration for this massage greatly i ncreases the flow of lymph glands to filter by. If the person enjoys perfect hea lth that will not interfere significantly in their health. But if the person is

infected with some, even throat, oh yes she is at risk from this practice by acc elerating the movement of lymph that she can spread the infection that was in my throat throughout your body. 7. OILS FOR MASSAGE You will need two distinct categories of oils: Essential and carriers. The carri er oils are used to make the application and spraying, and they are lubricants a nd emollients. You can choose from the seed oils of apricot, macadamia, wheat ge rm, avocado, jojoba or grape seed. Essential oils are those that bring real bene fits to treat symptoms or provide benefits. Meet the top 35 Essential oils scien tifically proven effects: Popular Name Scientific Name Activity Alpine fir Abies sibirica protects the respiratory system, antiseptic, expectora nt Moroccan Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Tonic and stimulant, raises blood pr essure French basil Ocimum basilicum Helps the digestive process, antiestafa, me ntal exhaustion and depression Italian Bergamot Citrus aurantium stimulating men tal and emotional Caieputi Moluccas Melaleuca leucadendra Age against respirator y infections Cinnamon China Cinnamomun zeylacicum Combat colic and cramps,€acts against bleeding gums Virginia cedar Juniperus mexicana tranquilizer, acting aga inst bladder problems Cypress Cupressus sempervirens France Antirheumatic, sudor ific Madagascar Clove Eugenia caryophillata analgesic, stomachic, carminative he rb Lemon Balm Melissa Mediterranean officinaliis Anti-depressant, tranquilizer, antispasmodic French clary sage clary Antiseptic, melancholy, imbalance, depress ion, fear Eucalyptus citriodora Eukalyptus antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, expectora nt, anti-viral, parasitic, febrifuge 8. RESEARCH / SOURCES: 1. Writing Earth - Life and Health / Interview with Simone L ee, 2. Evoé - www.evoe.com.br 3. Points - http://www.acupuntura.pro.br/5petalas/ finder/atlas1.htm 4. Http: / / www.auriculoterapia.com.br/ 5. http://www.ser-tan tra.com.br 6. http://www.grupooriental.com.br 7. http://www.massagem.net.