3. Knuckling In Circular Knuckling, often used on the upper chest and shoulders, you press your knuckles into the muscles and use a rotating motion to ease tightness and tension. Straight Knuckling, in which your knuckles are kept in a line and worked smoothly along the muscles, works well on the buttocks and thighs.
4. Friction This refers to a variety of strokes that let you use your fingers and thumbs to work deeply into muscles, using varying amounts pressure. Using the thumbs or fingertips, work slowly and firmly into the area, making tiny circular movements. Feathering is a good end move, and involves lightly dragging your fingertips down a person's back.
5. VibrationThis involves shaking the muscles rapidly, using flattened hands or fingers. Use this stroke sparingly to promote circulation.
6.Pulling This stroke can be used to pull and stretch the muscles of the trunk, and the legs.Use alternating hands in a pulling motion, gradually moving them up the body.
7. Gliding This stroke is used a great deal throughout the massage sequence and is particularly useful for applying oil to the body .Keeping the fingers together and hands outstretched, glide the hands forward along the length of the body.
8.Hacking With hands open and palms facing each other, make an alternating "chopping" motion up and down the body.As a variation on this stroke, curl the fingers into loose fists to create more of pummeling effect on the body.
9. Pinching Or Plucking Gently lift small amounts of flesh and let it slide through the fingers.