Handi-Skill Spotlight: Massage Techniques

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Monkey and her cousin Lilly used to set up a spa in her room complete with dimmed lights, signs reminding you to be quiet, and soft music playing in the background. Oh, how I wish I had thought to teach her the art of massage.

Do you have little girls who like to play Spa? Or a darling son who like to massage his poor mother’s feet? Well, then what a perfect time to teach them how to do massage correctly. (Not to mention, how awesome would it be to get said massage?)

Sadly, the best site that I found for teaching massage techniques seems to be directed more towards couples massage, but they do a good job of showing the hand movements. You definitely want to take a look at the site before letting the kids on there – or of course you can learn the techniques and then teach them yourself.

MassageFree.com has free video tutorials on back, foot, and arm massage as well as hands and fingers and some that you probably don’t need/want your kids to learn…

If you’re looking for some baby massage techniques, Parenting.com has a good article with some how tos.

And, massage has so many proven health benefits, what could be better than the whole family trading off massage time?

What do you think? Would your kids enjoy giving massages? Getting them? Tell me about it in the comments.


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8 Thoughts on “Handi-Skill Spotlight: Massage Techniques

  1. I used to love giving foot massages to my mom when she sat in her chair after work. My girls haven’t tried this yet but I think it is a fabulous idea!

    We could have a relaxing spa weekend- where the girls and I just practiced massages!
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    • Gidget on April 4, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

      See that’s the kind of thing that proves we were sweet children :) Luckily, my son still gives me a foot or back massage from time to time :)

  2. I think it’s brilliant! wish we could come play! can you come for April 27 & 28 – it’s the (IN)RL Beach online conference & we could hang at my house for it with Jenn @Daze of Adventure – working on Rebecca too & others 😉
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    • Gidget on April 4, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

      Oh, how I wish we could, but sadly Monkey has a performance on April 26th and my play opens the beginning of May, so that is tech week for me :( You girls will have to have fun with out us this time…..but hopefully in the fall 😀

  3. haha! My husband was trying to tell my daughter he would turn off her cartoons last night if she didn’t rub his back. LOL I guess that was his dad’s rule when he was a kid.
    Evil…. but kind of funny.
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  4. Any suggestions for getting HUSBANDS interested in learning this skill…but not expecting “payment” right away? :)

    • Gidget on April 4, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

      LOL, I think that may be one of the great mysteries of the universe 😉 Definitely let me know if you find the answer!

  5. What a great idea. Thanks for linking up to “Home Education Live.” I’ll tweet about this now and post it on Facebook.
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