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How to Give a Really Good Back Massage: 6 Expert Tips to Master

Bring your rub-down skills to the next level by following these expert tips.

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1. Have Your Partner Lie Face Down

2. Use the Right Lotion or Oil

Shea Moisture’s Lavender and Wild Orchid Lotion & Oil

3. Provide the Right Pressure

4. Pay Attention to Your Partner’s Signals

5. Steer Clear of Certain Areas

6. Fast Strokes = Stimumating; Slow Strokes = Calming

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