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Shoulder massage? No, thank you!

When I was traveling through China, I experienced something that is related to this video right here.
A young boy at a small massage studio on the streets of Beijing gave me a very aggressive shoulder massage. It was very painful and the pain lasted well into the end of my vagabonding through Asia.
It is clear to me now, that he did not know what he was doing. And I should have known better, than to go for a five bucks shoulder massage anyway.
Well, I have not thought about it in a long time, but few days ago I was reminded of it by my younger brother Denis. He told me that our mother had an upper back issue, and he rubbed her shoulders to break down the knots.
He did it quite enthusiastically and, since he is lifting weights, I can only imagine how much my poor mama screamed while getting that treatment. Needless to say, when I asked if her pain went way, the answer was NO. And then it dawn on me.

Many people give their loved ones shoulder or foot massages every now and then. That`s what we do. And more often that not, it is harder than it should be. The end result? Not a positive one. A hard massage done in a wrong way can also create micro-tears in the tissue. We do not want to hurt those we love, right?

So, I want to demonstrate how being gentle and slow can really make a difference when you give someone a nice shoulder rubbing. Plus, it`ll be easier on you too.
In my demonstration I am using a bowl of corn starch and water mixed together to a consistency of… well, human flesh, sort of.
Let`s see what I can do to it with force and then with gentle touch. You`ll be surprised how much you can accomplish with little effort!



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Time December 18, 2010 at 12:14 am

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Comment from Mila
Time December 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Thank you, Yasmine. 🙂

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