Kneading

This gives a firmer, stimulating massage to the larger muscles and begins with the hands placed palms down, fingers together and thumbs stretched out to the side.
Use your thumbs to push into, squeeze and softly pinch pinch the flesh up towards the fingers, moving your hands one after the other over the same area of the body.
This is used to relax tense, contracted muscles and to treat deep tissue after the area has been relaxed and warmed by the earlier steps.