A body massage is a great way to relax, release stress, improve circulation and it can also be an intimate experience between you and your lover. By choosing your partner's favorite aromatic essential oils and creating a calm atmosphere with music and candles, you can help ease tension, reduce anxiety, and soothe aching muscles. This creates a more positive mood and a deeper bond between the two of you.
Keep in mind that since you're not a licensed masseuse, use gentle, deliberate strokes on the body. I recommend having your partner wear nothing but undies (even that's optional) and rubbing in the oils all over with a little bit of pressure. Don't try and work out deep kinks or you could do more harm than good. The goal is to pamper your partner for at least a half an hour with your touch. Here's what you'll need:
For step-by-step instructions on how to achieve a sensual massage in the comforts of your home, read more.
- STEP 1: Place two towels down on the bed, mattress, or area where you are going to give the massage and position a pillow under your partner's head for comfort (FYI, the third towel is for clean-up). Although it's not ideal to have his/her head turned to the side, for this type of massage it will be OK. Just have them switch their head position every fifteen minutes so that their neck doesn't become stiff.
- STEP 2: Set the mood by playing soft music in the background and lighting the candle or burning an essential oil.
- STEP 3: Begin by warming the massage oil in your hands. Be generous, the towels will absorb any excess that drips. Gently rub the oil into each part of the body anywhere from five to ten minutes before moving on to the next body part. Work the backs of the legs, feet, buttocks, back, shoulders and neck first before having your partner turn over. Tip: make sure that your nails are trimmed so that you don't scratch your partner.