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Face & Scalp & Neck
 Use no oil (Except the neck and shoulder region, but be careful to not get it in their hair)!
 Jojoba is a saver oil that can be used on the face (For most people and with permission)
 One on the best places to start the massage.
 Have you ever heard the term: “Pain in the Neck”?
 No deep pressure on the anterior neck region (The SCM is to be pinched).
 Look at the scalp and hair as an extension of the body (They need massage as much as everything else).
 Always ask permission before you massage someone’s face or scalp.
 Most of the nervous system runs through the scalp region.


Legs & Feet

 If the client’s feet stink, use aromatherapy.
 Watch out for athlete’s feet.
 Make sure you wipe the oil off the feet, when you are done.
 More pressure towards the heart (Centripetal) and less pressure away from the heart (Centrifugal).
 If there is coarse hair on women’s legs, you might have to go with the grain.
 Make sure you use extra oil on guy’s hair legs.
 You can use compression techniques away from the heart (It doesn’t help circulate blood as good as effleurage.
 There are over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot.
 If you ever feel a pulse or lumps, don’t massage those areas.
 Most women are stronger from the waist down (Compared to males).
 If they are ticklish on their feet, try deeper pressure and more palm techniques.

Arms & Hands
 Make sure you wipe the oil off the hands, when you are done.
 More pressure towards the heart (Centripetal) and less pressure away from the heart (Centrifugal).
 Make sure you use extra oil on guy’s hair arms.
 Be cautious of the median nerve.
 You can use compression techniques away from the heart (It doesn’t help circulate blood as good as effleurage.
 If you ever feel a pulse or lumps, don’t massage those areas.
 Deeper pressure on the upper chest and arms are more then likely to produce tingling down the arm.

Stomach & Chest
 Be aware of the contraindications on the stomach.
 Perform mostly clockwise techniques on the stomach.
 Most of the back techniques can be used on the male’s chest.
 If a male has chest hair, use more oil and perform most of the techniques with the grain of the hair.
 The “No Nipple Rule” applies to males (Can be sensitive).
 If you ever feel a pulse or lumps, don’t massage those areas.
 Most men are stronger from the waist up (Compared to females).

Back
 Sometimes you could spend the whole hour on their back.
 Kidneys and spine are contraindications; also no deep pressure on boney areas.
 The back is centrally located, so you don’t have to follow the rules of: Going from Centripetal (Towards the heart).

Glutes
 Don’t aggravate the sciatic nerve.
 The gluteus maximus is at least 1 inch thick on most people.
 Don’t expose the gluteal cleft.
 Have you ever heard the term “Pain in the Butt”?
 The gluteus minimus can mimic sciatic problems.

Connecting Techniques
 Long, slow, gliding techniques are mostly used.
 Esalen/Lomi Lomi styles incorporate these techniques.
 More oil is used for smoother gliding.
 The typical Swedish massage only works on one area at a time.

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