Massage Techniques: Lower Back
The trick to giving a lower back massage is targeting the right spot. Learn how to find and work out those knots.
A trick to giving a lower back massage is targeting the right spot. Here are the keys to finding and working out those knots. First, have your partner lay down flat on his stomach. Use your thumbs to feel where your partner's hips round up and where the bottom of his ribs fall to find a small space where you want to focus your attention. Find the top of the hip with your thumbs and gently move up the muscle from there until you get to the rib. Then, using your palm, press down and away from the spine. You can use your body weight here. You can also use both hands. Repeating this motion on the other side will complete the massage and ease unwanted lower back tension.