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FEBRUARY 10, 2009

The perfect Valentine's Day gift: a hand-massage!
For many people, 14 february - Valentine's Day - has become a day of massage: giving, getting, asking. Our Valentine's Day idea: surprize your love with a hand massage - you only need to learn some easy basic hand reflexology techniques.

Author: Chantal Lamers


Trouble is, massage, as simple as it sounds, can be fraught with expectation. Will it be just right? How can it set the mood? What's the best pressure per square inch when 1972 Motown (or 1772 Mozart) is played at level three on the in-home stereo?

Whoa, people. It's supposed to be ... fun!!!


Surprize your love with a Valentine day hand massage.



Valentine hands




But Rekha Von Ehren, a massage therapist at Bellagio Spa in Newport Coast, Calif., says a lover's massage doesn't feel great because of fancy technique or position. Instead, she says, it's all about touch. So load Al Green's "Greatest Hits" into the iPod and get the candles a-flickering. Here are 9 tips to giving your Valentine on 14 february the sensation of relaxation:

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 1:

    Make sure the massage oil or lotion is warm. You can warm lotion by rubbing it between the palms of your hands.

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 2:

    Be inconsistent. Touch your partner with your fingertips, knuckles, elbows, the full palm and the heel of your palm. Likewise, while touching, use a variety of strokes - from deep rubbing and kneading to tickling and light scratching. And feel free to lean in close, using your body weight to add force.

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 3:

    Kissing is considered a natural part of massage. According to Chinese reflexology, arousal is tied to being touched on the spot just above the lip and the nose.






  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 4:

    The brain, said to control our sexual impulses, can make or break potentially steamy moments. Temples, and the point just between the brows, are unsexy tension cesspools. So lay your lover's head in your lap, rub these spots in a circular motion and let the endorphins flow.

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 5:

    When the chemistry is right, nibbling on, rubbing or kissing ears can trigger stimulative and sedative reactions.

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 6:

    Run your fingers through your partner's hair and pull gently to stimulate the scalp.






  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 7:

    Movements should always go toward the heart. So if you want to reach your lover's thighs, start at the toes and move your way up.

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 8:

    Reflexology also says hands and feet are microcosms of the body. When tenderly caressed, hands and feet can signal the interior of the body. So, in theory, you can touch a person's heart by massaging the ball of the left foot, or tap into your beloved's brain by massaging the big toes.

  • VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 9:

    Hands, full of nerve endings, are incredibly sensitive. So massage each finger along the joint to the tip with your fingertips or, perhaps, lips and mouth.


    Source: Sun Journal

    Dutch version of this article: De perfecte Valentijnsdag verrassing: een hand-massage!


    Additional Valentine's Day massage tip:

    IDEA: Surprize your love/valentine with a Spa day-treatment - some excellent suggestions (usually are the costs: between $10 to $50 euros) for a healthy hand massage are: 'Hand Reflexology', 'Palm Therapy', 'Spa Manicure', 'Hand Paraffin Treatment', 'Hand Therapy Treatment', 'Hand Massage', or for men: a 'Men's Hand Treatment'.


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