I have been using hemp oil to massage MJ's body. I am doing this twice a day. She loves it and it really relaxes her.
Hemp oil is made from pressed hemp seed and makes a wonderful massage oil. This environmentally friendly oil is jam-packed with essential fatty acids (good fats!), anti-inflammatory gamma linoleic acid (GLA) as well as a bevy of nutrients like calcium, potassium and a veritable alphabet of vitamins.
Communication is a crucial oil massage technique. Before you begin, find out where your joey is feeling discomfort or tension and make sure you are aware if they indicate anything that feels uncomfortable.
Circular motions are some of the easiest and most relaxing massage techniques to perform. Make small circular movement using your fingertips.
From heating up the oil in your hands and making sure your hands are warm enough, to warming up the recipient's muscles before getting “stuck in”, warmth is crucial to a good massage. Once the oil and the environment are at a comfortable temperature, warm up your recipient's muscles by beginning a back rub with long, slow, lightly pressured movements, moving over the neck, shoulders, spine and small of the back. Perform this movement around seven times. (very important for pinkies)
Massaging bone can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant, so it's important to avoid applying more than very light pressure to areas like the shoulder blades, spine and tailbone. Focus on soft, muscular areas like the sides of the neck, the inside of the shoulder blades and the areas just to the left and right of the spine.