Swedish massage relaxes the body, releases toxins and refreshes sore muscles. Pick a partner and trade off giving each other this highly therapeutic rub.


  • Position the person receiving the massage on his or her abdomen, on a massage table or on a mat on the floor.
  • Begin with long, sweeping strokes that cover the entire back.
  • Rub your palms together, then lay them on the back.
  • Knead the back muscles deeply, for a more penetrating effect.
  • Hit the back gently and rhythmically with cupped hands or fists.
  • Move the heel of your palms or sides of your hands forward and backward across the skin to loosen the muscles.
  • Lastly, gently pull the arms, legs and head to stretch the muscles.

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