An arm massage can provide a relaxing introduction to a complete body massage or may be performed in isolation.
The arms are prone to holding tension, so a relaxing arm massage is a good way to relieve this. It is also an excellent addition to any stress-relieving shoulder massage. Arm massage, is similar in approach to a leg massage, with the strokes adapted slightly for the upper and lower part of each limb.
The lower arms will have effleurage strokes, which combine, gentle, circular movements to loosen and relax the muscles. On the muscular upper parts of the arm, there is generally enough flesh to have petrissage and tapotment movements. These help to tone muscles as well as reduce muscular tension