For you to perform body a full body massage in the proper way there are many things that you need to put into consideration. Having some skills in massaging is a good thing even though you are not planning to do it as a career because you might use the skills on your loved ones or your partner if they are experiencing some aches or tensions in their bodies. The first thing that you should do is creating the right mood for the massage. You need to ensure that the room temperature is the same and be as comfortable as you can make it. If you can, you should also put some candles on and put on some soft music in the background. You also need to have a towel that is soft and clean ready for use.
For the massage to be easy in the way it is being done you will be required to have some oil, you can use baby oil or any natural oil and if possible, get one which is lightly scented. The individual who is to get the massage should stay in a position such that he or she is facing downwards so that the massage can be administered properly. While administering the massage, it should be started on the upper part of the body. It is important for you to see to it that you put around one spoonful of oil on your palm and rub them together until you feel some warmth. You should then apply the oil to the side of the neck as you move towards the temples.
Make sure that you also massage the muscles on the neck and shoulder but in light strokes. For the shoulders and shoulder blades, you should rub them in circular movements. The other body part that you should focus on is the area around the backbone which should be rubbed in circular movements. You should then knead and rub the sides of the body in a gentle manner as you go up to the armpits and the shoulders. It is essential for you to move from the shoulders to the hands as you ensure that you rub the biceps and triceps.
Another essential thing that you should do is knead the palms and all the fingers, one at a time. When you are focusing on the lower torso, it is important for you to use some more pressure. You should do that using the fingers and thumbs in motions which are circular and outwards. The other thing that you should do is to massage the buttocks and both sides of the body.