Communication is key

Obviously everybody has a different massage preferences, so it’s important to ask them how much pressure they’d like before you start. Unless your partner asks for a firm massage take it as a rule of thumb not to be forceful. You want to be firm enough that you feel the muscle move under the skin, without irritating them. Be sure to go a bit harder when you find a knot for extra tension relief.

Slow and steady

Not only will rubbing too fast irritate your partner’s muscles, but they won’t be anywhere near as relaxing. Working slowly, using only the tips of your fingers and thumbs will ensure a more intense relaxation experience.

Avoid bones and joints

When it comes to relieving stress and giving a relaxing massage, you want to focus solely on the muscles. Don’t push directly on any joints or bones – particularly the spine – as this can cause pain or even injury. Does your significant other have a skinny build? You have to be extra careful as there’s only a small amount of muscle tissue separating your hands from their bones, and therefore applying to much pressure can cause bruising.

Choose your focus areas

Everybody is different when it comes to getting a massage. Ask your partner if they have any areas of preference and be sure to avoid sensitive areas which may have them jumping or uneasy. If you graze over a sensitive area, your partner may not be able to properly relax and it can ruin the entire massage.

Learn from a pro

Monkey see, monkey do! Head down to one of these Tweed Coast beauty salons and learn from the best with a relaxing massage from a qualified beauty therapist.
Kingscliff Beauty & Massage

Treat yourself, Kingscliff Massage & Beauty - Tweed Coast
Treat yourself, Kingscliff Beauty and Massage – Tweed Coast

For the last 8 years, the team at Kingscliff Beauty and Massage have been offering their customers to a range of relaxing treatments. If it’s a massage you’re after, they offer relaxation, deep tissue, remedial and ayurvedic massages – plus more! Prefer to go all out with a spa package? The 2-hour indulgent pamper package includes a lash tint, eyebrow wax, facial and facial complete with a relaxing 75-minute ayurvedic massage. Stop by Kingscliff Beauty and Massage today for the ultimate peaceful escape.
Where: 11/60 Marine Parade Kingscliff Tweed Coast NSW

Lavender Blue Day Spa
Relax for the day, Lavender Blue Day Spa - Tweed Coast
Relax for the day, Lavender Blue Day Spa – Tweed Coast

Has it been a while since you’ve treated yourself to a day of pampering? Come down to Lavender Blue Day Spa and de-stress with a rejuvenating beauty treatment. Start your day with a peaceful aromatherapy massage, then finish off with a facial or detoxifying body treatment. Has winter got your skin looking dull and lifeless? Get a spray tan from the professionals and give your skin that summer glow. What are you waiting for? Call the friendly staff at Lavender Blue Day Spa today and book yourself an appointment.
Where: 68 Murwillumbah Rd Murwillumbah Tweed Coast NSW

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