* You might feel most comfortable kneeling astride or standing alongside your partner.
* Your partner might find that quite a bit of nervous tension disappears after you begin with the long strokes of the back massage.
* You might find that up to a third of the time spent on a massage will be spent on the back. I doubt any of us will complain.
* The back muscles are usually massaged in three groups. A successful back rub will cover all three groups.
* The long muscles that run parallel to the spine.
* The flat muscle groups that cover the top of the back and lower neck.
* The wide band of muscles that stretches from the lower spine to the pelvis.