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    Feb 04, 2007 2:18 PM GMT
    Here is a good one to preform on your partner at the V line located on the lower back. This area is what is called the sacrum that is part of the spine. Many muscles are attached to the sacrum including the gluteal and erector spinae that support the spine.

    Your partner should be lying face down on a firm surface (not a bed) and you will kneel on the side. Place your hands one over the other and firmly plcace on the sacrum. With a bit of pressure using you upper body weight, gently move your hands in a small circular motion causing friction between the skin and facia of the sacrum. The friction should not between the skin and your hand. Do this in both directions and you will win a prize!
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    Feb 04, 2007 11:07 PM GMT
    I encourage other professionals to add some ideas to this forum. I will add on each week so stay tuned.
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    Feb 06, 2007 11:01 PM GMT
    OK guys I hope you enjoy this! This is the basic technique of effleurage, meaning a gliding stroke. It is meant to calm and warm up tissue for deeper work.

    If you don't have a table which most of you may not, with your partner lying face down on a firm surface but not a bed, straddle over your parnter on his buttock area facing his head. Place a small amount of massage oil, you could also use good olive oil and coat his back and shoulders.

    Starting at the lower back, one hand on each side of the spine (avoid any pressure on the spine) using your upper body weight, glide both hands as they are in full contact with your parnter up to the neck, keeping that full contact envolope the shoulders with your hands and coninue the stroke by moving down the sides of the back to starting position. Your stroke will be firmer as you move toward the head and if you have the energy you can squeeze your arms together with a bit of pressure on the return stroke. Do this 10 - 20 times and you can do variation of this stroke by increasing the pressure or adding body weight.

    Once you have warmed up the area you are working, you can then just use your palms and then use your thumbs for deeper work. Palms and thumbs can be used on either side of the spine up between the shoulder blades. Try using your palms but remain in the same spot for 8-10 strokes using both hands on the same side of the spine. Then you would move up a bit toward the neck. You could use both thumbs on the same side of the spine or one on each side moving both hands at the same time toward the neck.

    A good rule is to always ask your partner for feedback.
  • Rickjock

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    Jul 25, 2007 1:58 AM GMT
    Thanks for the information. I recently hooked up with a guy who gave really good massage and he had asked me politely if I can give him a massage. I told him I am willing to try but I know I am not good at it. He showed me a little bit but I have a lot more to learn. So, it is not good to give massage on a bed.?..(we were in a motel room...after the hot
  • NewDrew

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    Jul 29, 2007 3:09 AM GMT
    My shoulders are a mess to begin with. After a massage yesterday I had to medicate with alcohol. Are they supposed to hurt like that? I'm really getting some big ole knots out I think and am getting weekly massages for two weeks in a row now.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 30, 2007 1:59 AM GMT
    My bf cannot give a backrub to save his life. I've thought about getting a professional massage, but I'm too self conscious.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 30, 2007 7:21 AM GMT
    Timber go for it. You will feel great afterwards. There is nothing to be self conscious about. A buddy of mine was nevous he thought he was too fat, or what would he do if he got hard?

    I told him I guarentee you will not have the worst bod they ever worked on. Also you wouldn't be the only man gay or straight who got a chubby during massage. If it bothers you wear a jock!!

    shop wisely- find a good one!
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    Oct 07, 2007 1:59 PM GMT
    That is correct guys, as a therpist I worked on all types, young-old, fat-thin, you name it, I have worked on it. A good therapist does not even look at you when working as to have strong feelings in the hands you need to look away from your client in order to focus on what your hands are feeling.

    So yes, find someone with a good reputation in your community, relax, let go and enjoy.

    An erection during a relaxation massage is not abnormal. Don't worry about it.