Relax your body and relieve stress with Swedish Massage! Learn how to do the Swedish Massage petrissage technique with expert tips in this free massage therapy video.
What we are going to be doing now is a petrissage. It is like I am using the palms of my hand and I am squeezing. I am not using my fingers. So using our hands it is like we are going to be kneading dough. So using that and on my feet I am going to be doing the same motion. Okay. So I am pushing with my body and kneading and pushing in with my body and kneading with the palm of my hand and making this in a continuing motion and using my feet to push me in. I am not using my arms, not using my shoulders and I just kneading. My fingers are relatively free. I can do this lunging forward or I can do this looking at the actual body part. But I don’t want to be too far on top, I don’t want to be too far away. If I am on top, it is not going to be doing much use because I am using my shoulder. I don’t want to be too far away because I am using my lower back so I want to be close enough to the table where I can get in a good solid knead and I can knead on the bottom of the leg as well. We can knead all over the arm; we can do this on the back. This is called Petrissage.