This step by step video of how to give the perfect neck massage will give you goosebumps! Lani Fisher, professional masseuse and owner of in-home massage company: Pure Knead Massage, really knows her way around when it comes to relaxation and massage therapy. But don't take our word for it. Watch the video for yourself and try this neck massage out on someone at home or, if you are a massage therapist, try it out on your next client!
Step 1 - Make sure the massage subject has removed any clothing on the upper part of the body, so that the shoudlers and upper chest are exposed. They should be lying on their back.
Step 2 - Use some lotion or massage oil and seat yourself above and behind their head.
Step 3 - Press into the top of the shoulders with open palms. Apply pressure evenly with both palms and then apply pressure back and forth from one shoulder to the other.
Step 4 - Next apply pressure with the fingertips to the base of the neck, pulling the head gently towards you. Check in with the massage subject if the pressure feels alright for them.
Step 5 - Using the fingertips, apply circuloar movements to the sides of the neck, starting at the base of the neck and work your way all the way up.
Step 6 - Now use the thumbs to apply the circular movements while cradling the back of the neck with the fingers.
Step 7 - Turn their head to the right side. Place your left hand on their left shoulder. Place your right hand at the base of the skull and gently stretch the neck. Do the other side.
Step 8 - Repeat steps 5 and 6. Then squeeze and massage shoulders in circular motion with "pincher" fingers.
Step 9 - End the massage by repeating steps 4 and then 3.
Lani's goal is to make the healing benefits of therapeutic massage more widely understood and utilized by the general public, while also helping other massage therapists realize their potential to be instrumental in the well-being of many more people than they previously thought possible. Founding the mobile massage service, Pure knead Massage was her objective to meeting this goal.
Today Pure Knead Massage offers mobile massage to homes in the Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA area as well as chair massage for office and events.