If your partner enjoyed yesterday’s scalp massage, s/he’s going to love today’s forehead and temple massage. This forehead work is very calming, and I often use it on clients to slow them down, to get minds to let go and allow relaxation to begin. It’s also a great trick to induce sleep for children, pets and insomniacs. Simply run your fingers up the midline of the forehead as I demonstrate here and you’ll put them right to sleep.
How would you like to give a spouse, friend or family member a massage as a gift? I can help with that. I’m starting a video series that demonstrates how to work on a partner. In the video series, you’ll learn how to work on the scalp and face, on the forearm and hand, and on the ankle and foot. By the end of the series, you’ll know enough to give about a 15-25 min massage.
I’ll publish one video a day, and link them together in a playlist. Once we’re complete on the 24th of December, you’ll have a playlist that you can play on your laptop or phone to follow along with a partner while I demonstrate the massage.
By Christmas Eve, you’ll have a gift to give someone that’s priceless: a massage of the head, hands and feet. You’ll be able to pull up the playlist on YouTube, turn it on with a headset or earbud in and follow along while your partner relaxes on the table.
(I decided not to do a full body massage because this is a massage that you can use on more people than just your spouse. This will feel good on children, friends, moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas. I wanted this massage to be as accessible as possible because the goal of this massage is the gift of touch.)
Louisville massage therapist Heather Wibbels, LMT has been showing clients how massage helps since 2003. Her Saint Matthews massage therapy practice is centered around chronic pain, stress-relief and injury work.
This blog is Heather's way to reach a wider world than those she can lay hands on, and self-massage and partner massage videos are a large part of that. View her YouTube Channel at MassageByHeatherW: