A great forearm and hand massage pays special attention to all of the muscles in the forearm that are responsible for, and most likely exhausted from, moving the hand and fingers. The extensors that pull the hand back and open are in a constant tug of war with the flexors that pull the hand closed into a fist. Connecting the elbow to the hand through the wrist opens up not only blood flow but lines of communication as well. The icing on the cake? Giving the hand, and especially the thumb, a little extra love.
Allison Denney, CMT, RMT
Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.
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