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"How to do therapheutic hand massage"

Updated on December 19, 2011

"How To Do theraphuetic Hand Massage"

When do hand massage, it's always best to loosen up the muscles before digging deep within.
When do hand massage, it's always best to loosen up the muscles before digging deep within.

"How to a do therapeutic hand massage"

Therapeutic hand massage is a way of relieving stress, tension and common aches and pains.I was  blessed with the gift of laying on of hands  and I have used my gift to relieve certain ache and pains and stress of some people. There is a science to the process of massage healing and you have to know what to do too obtain the most benefits for your patient.  I remove so many cricks for necks and other body pains that I cannot count them all.  my massage therapy has other benefits like putting people to sleep in the process, if you're putting people to sleep ; you know you must be doing some thing right.

I was told by a doctor friend of my that  used my services, have dangerously good hands; and I need to do something positive with them and I took him his word and started giving hand massages to my family , relatives and friends without charging them, even though the doctor would paid me a $ 25.00 fee for a massage of his neck and shoulders for a five minute massage. I even did it for some strangers if they were in a lot of pain, but that just me.  When doing a all over body massage you start form the neck and work your way all the way down to the feet and toes.

In case you don't know a therapeutic hand massage will relieve pain , stress, and tension and calm the person's nerve and relax them to the point of them completely going to sleep. Everyone doesn't know how to massage, so I will give you a therapeutic hand massage lesson for any one needed a healing massage.  Here are the instructions I promised to give you for using massage therapy.

1.Have the person strip down to his or her bottoms, Have them lie down on the bed if you 're giving a full body massage. hands by their side and head to the side. my specialty is praying doing the process and it helps me stay focuses and helps the person I giving the massage too. you can cover the top part of the body with a large towel until you're ready to perform the massage.

2. When doing a massage , you can always tell how much tension and stress the person is carry around with him and her because the muscles in the neck and shoulders will hard as a rock; and before you can even attempt a full body massage you have to relax the muscle before you start you major massage. when doing massages you always use the tips or the balls of your fingers, you start gently massing the neck and shoulder area with your finger tips until you can feel the looseness of the flesh and muscle, then you  can apply more pressure and dig a bit deeper to relieve all the tension in the muscle.  if these instructions are not done correctly, you can end up hurting your patients.

3.Make sure you use the tips of you fingers when softly massaging the outer layers of the shins before you're able to go deeper.  Once you have relieved the tension in the patient 's body, you can now proceed to go deeper into  the muscle of your patient and remove more stress and tension from your patients.

4.When you start your major massage , always start at the neck and work your way ,all the way down deeply and gently down into the muscle. massage the neck, then the back,  and legs  for about 10 minutes  and on to the feet and toes, and when the massage is over you will have a very grateful,content and happy person ; when you finish.

5. If the person need a message to remove a crick for their neck or other body pain, for the crick , they person should sit in a straight back chair with their hands n their laos and their heads hung down toward their chest; then start at the temples of each side of the head and work your way down behind the ears an on to the neck area, losening the tensio that you can feel in the  neck, when the neck muslces are losen' then you start to dig deeper into the neck muscle and massage a while , then have the patient to slowly move their neck back and forth until you finish your massage.  The crick should be  gone by the time the massage is over and their pain becomes a distant memory. remember to use the losening techniqur before each massage in order not to cause pain to your patient.

Benny Faye Douglass


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    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Restrelax,for your visit and comment, I appreciate you. creativeone59

    • restrelax profile image


      6 years ago from Los angeles CA

      I like your hub. Keep on sharing.

    • RunAbstract profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      What a wonderful article! Thanks you!

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      8 years ago

      well i really happy to read all Ur comment's

      4 me its just like magic i do my therapy all peeps i use to do they are grateful

      I will love to know more about new things in massage.

      Bless you all.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you dear, I appreciate you and your comment and feedback. have a blessed day. creativeone59

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      Ireno Alcala 

      9 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      My mom used to massage us when we were children. She can do hand theraphy and hear our pulse on the hand wrists and predict that we have muscle pains, etc. Thanks for this hub, creativeone59 or Madam Faye.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Sure why not, send me your address, or better yet I will give you mines. Thank you dear for your comment and feedback . Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Barbara Eisenberg 

      9 years ago from Titusville

      Thanks for the info, Faye. I didn't know about using the fingertips first before the palms. By the way, want my address? I think I'd like to be on the receiving end of this one!

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Livestrongaish, and Mitch king for commenting on my hub, I hope you both get enjoyment out of it. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Mitch King 

      9 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

      Thanks for the easy to understand how to. I am hoping that if I give my spouse a massage I might get one back.

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      9 years ago from ireland

      i like it

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank both you for your comments and honest feedback. I really appreciate it. Gods Blessings to you. creativeone59

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      Artemus Gordon 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for these tips. I type way to much and despite the theraputic keyboard there is times when my hands hurt from so much time at the computer.

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      9 years ago

      this was a great thing to write about! My husband gets head aches on occassion and a massage helps alot. My hands get sooo tired though! I love how you say you paray as you do it, which is awesome. To pray for them and to ask God help you hit that "just right" place must really add a double whamo in relieving the stress. And Baby oil... I never thought of that. If you could add pictures, this would be an A+++

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you again for your support and comments. blessings to you. creativeone59

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      9 years ago from MS

      great info..looking forward to trying some of this out..

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank Veronica And Bailup for your comments and feedback. god bless you. creativeone59

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      Bail Up ! 

      9 years ago

      I think I'd like to be on the receiving end of this one. Thanks for the free lesson though, It might come in handy for that pjama party .

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      This is so great. I've always wanted to know the basics of a good massage. Thanks for the tips - I appreciate how you advised one to loosen the muscles first before going deeper. It makes a lot of sense. Thank you for this. I'm going to try it out on my husband tonight.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hello hello, for your comment and input, I appreciate it. Godspeed. creativeone59

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      cr8ve1, thank you for your comment, it helps if you use lotion, I use baby oil my self. thank you for your visit and your comment and feedback

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      9 years ago

      I have a question...I apply a massage lotion on my hands prior to giving anyone a massage, and I was wondering if you used anything like that as well. I find it easier to manipulate stiff muscles if my hands are slicker, less rubbing on the skin, less irritation for the person, and it leaves their skin softer too. My boyfriend likes it when I use a Tea Tree oil and Chamomile rub when I give him massages. Thank you for this article!

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for you informative hub. It is definitely very good and can be very helpful in relieving pain.


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