If you are considering using massage tools in your practice but have not been sure how to best use them, this article will help you understand how to use the many types of massage tools that are available today. First, when purchasing a wooden massage therapy tool you should consider the needs of the patient who will be receiving the treatment. Different tools require different types of strokes and techniques. For example, oils, creams, gels, and lotions all require massage techniques in order to be effective.
Next, you should decide what kind of massage treatment will be performed.
If you are using a full body rub, then you will want a variety of different tools. Depending on your needs, there are hand pieces, elbow and wrist pieces, head pieces, as well as a variety of brushes and combs.
Each of these items should be selected based on the massage style in which they will be used. You may want to start out with one item, such as the brush, and see if you enjoy it before moving on to a different item.
Different Types of Massage Tools
Some types of massage tools are used in conjunction with each other in order to produce the most beneficial results. For example, a vibration plate may be used on one hand in order to apply a light pressure to a joint. The vibration will occur throughout the whole body as the pressure is applied. A massage ball, on the other hand, is used in order to provide a kneading effect for deeper tissue. There are also attachments for many of today's massage tools. A wooden massage tool makes a great unisex health gift for friends or family.
It is important that you understand how to use these massage tools correctly. For example, in order to apply a light pressure to the back, you should hold the tool at the base of the spine and slowly move it forward. The direction of the movement should be in a circular pattern. This will help to stretch out your back muscles. It is best to focus on small areas of your back, rather than trying to massage the entire back. In addition, if you have any soreness or tenderness after the session, you should stop the process immediately.
If you are using an item such as a vibration plate, it is important that you do not move the unit while it is being used. If you do this, it will likely cause damage to the unit. If you use a device that requires you to stand while it operates, be sure that you are in a comfortable position. It is also important that you do not force the item. You may inadvertently hurt yourself.
Other Tips For Using Wooden Massage Tools
Some of the other tips on learning how to use wooden massage tools come from common sense.
If you are going to be leaning over the object, make sure you are fully supported. Never lean over an object while leaning over and must protect your body by wearing a support belt. It can also help to learn to use the devices on a flat surface and not on an uneven surface.
Another tip on learning how to use wooden massage tools correctly deals with using your hands. When using vibrators or other devices, you should never rub your hands together. This could potentially burn the skin. Also, when using the vibrator, you should apply light pressure. If you apply too much pressure, the outcome may be disappointing.
You should never only rely on massage for the overall health of your body, make sure you stay fit, eat a balanced diet and regularly practice yoga which goes hand in hand with massage.
The use of these types of products can improve the health of your back. They are easy to find and can be used by anyone. They can be purchased online or at many retail stores. If you are looking for product tips on how to use them, you can find them by searching on the internet.
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Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the wooden arts and crafts space, focussing on innovative wooden product design. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.