In this blog, I'd like to get a bit technical. I'm Rik Francis, an internationally experienced masseur specialising in man to man and gay massage in Auckland. If you want to try my pleasurable, relaxing and beneficial massage, I can be reached on 021 109 1058 and 550 4287.
There are currently over 70 massage modalities practiced. Among them are Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Reflexology, Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki (just to name a few)
A good massage course should teach the following:
Effleurage: This is the name given to gliding or stroking. This is the action I tend to use as it is both beneficial to the body and very pleasurable to feel.
Petrissage: This involves kneading and squeezing which is good for dissolving knots caused by tension.
Friction: This is the name given to rubbing and pressing, the main action for a standard massage.
Tapotement: Is beating and percussion which is good for sports massage.
Massage courses don't teach the Sensual Touch Technique: This involves 'feathering' with the fingers to stimulate the nerve endings. This heightens sensitivity and makes the body very responsive to all touch. I use this extensively during my massages and learned it from a professional in men's body work in Canada.
Depending on the requirements of my clients, I can use a combination of the above techniques or selected ones. My aim is to provide the best massage you've ever had.
Today, massage has become a cornerstone of many people's good health practice.