There’s nothing quite as relaxing and satisfying as a good massage. People are social creatures, and we crave touch. But massage can be expensive, so why pay someone for this kind of release when you’ve got a brother or sister who could do it for free, probably with far more skill? After all, who knows you better than your sibling? It’s a practice as old as time, and there’s nothing strange about it.
I was so happy when my sister offered to give me a back massage. I lay down on the couch, and she started to work on my muscles. It felt so good! She worked out all the knots in my back, which was a relief. I thanked her profusely, and we enjoyed some conversation afterward. It was a pleasant experience.
But enough about me, let’s talk about you. Have you ever had a back massage? If so, how did you like it? Here are some of the many benefits of back massages:
The benefits of a brother-sister massage
If you’ve never massaged someone before, I suggest hopping on YouTube and watching a few videos to start your journey of exploration.
If you and your adult brother or sister are comfortable, this will go much smoother. Communication is vital with anything involving touch, even if it’s just a simple back or foot rub with your brother or sister.
The biggest bang for your buck regarding a brother-sister massage is massaging your sibling as if you’re working a sheet of toffee instead of simply thrusting into them with your fingers. One is relaxing, and the other is just straight-up painful, even if you think you’re being gentle.
Massage oils can help reduce friction, but they’re also not necessary. If you decide to use one, I recommend going with coconut oil. It’s relatively inexpensive, moisturizing for skin (don’t squirt it on your face since it will clog your pores), and provides enough lubrication for your fingers to slide along those sensitive muscles without causing pain.
Should you watch a video to learn faster?
There are many reasons people might want to learn how to give a back massage. Maybe they have a partner who frequently complains of back pain or wants to add another skill to their repertoire.
Plenty of resources are available if you’re looking to learn how to give a back massage. You can read articles or watch videos on the subject.
Which method would be more effective for learning how to give a back massage: reading about it or watching a video? Let us know in the comments below!
What about making a video of you massaging each other?
In my experience, one of the best ways to perfect a new skill is to practice with someone else. And what better way to do that than make a fun video of the two of you massaging each other?
Not only will this help you learn more about giving a back massage, but it can also be a fun bonding experience for you and your partner. So go ahead and give it a try!
Always seek permission, and have fun…
People enjoy massage so much that they often forget it’s tiring for the person on top doing all the work. That’s why it’s essential to ensure that both parties agree on the ground rules before starting.
For example, how long will each person massage the other, and how often? What’s the safe word to stop when they’re tired? What if something pops up unexpectedly?
Ensuring that both parties are comfortable with the situation is key to having a good time. With that being said, enjoy yourselves and relax!