Of course, you can participate in the ongoing discussions on the Usenet group alt.backrubs. This newsgroup functions as a place for discussion of massage techniques and principles, and issues related to massage.
from the file foot.mas.Z I've found that giving a nice foot massage is very easy. Since the foot works s o hard during the day, and has a lot of tension on it, almost any flexing and rubbing feels great. However, I use a combination of the following motions on my SO, with her foot in my lap where I can look into her eyes and watch her smile: 1) Holding each toe between thumb and forefinger and gently rolling. 2) Kneading the ball, arch, and heel with my thumbs. Running my knuckles along the arch also works well and reduces strain on the thumbs. 3) Gently taking each pair of adjacent toes and flexing one side up and the other side down, not spreading them apart, and then switching. 4) Grasping the ball of the foot and twisting gently in each direction. 5) Holding the heel in one hand and pulling down on the top of the foot to stre tch the shin muscles. 6) Holding the heel in one hand and pushing up on the ball to stretch the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) and Achilles tendon. These maneuvers can be done with or without lubrication but if your SO has dry feet, she will appreciate some lotion to soften them. Good luck.
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