Vibrator Massage 101

Sure, sex toys are designed to make you feel good, but they can do more than get you off. With some know-how, and preferably a helping hand, a vibrator can be used to smooth out knots and kinks in your neck, back, thighs, or anywhere else your muscles may need a bit of kneading. 

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I’ve got muscles that get tight all the time and need to be massaged. What gives?

There can be a number of reasons why muscles, in your neck, say, become tight or tense. It could be that you’re doing repetitive movements that cause them to contract, and then they never go back to their relaxed state. 

It may also come down to your sitting or sleeping posture. Being sat at a desk all day typing on a computer can put you in an unnatural position for an extended period of time, as can sleeping with too many or too few pillows under your head which will cause your neck to compensate for the elevation difference. 

That’s what Wand Massagers are for though, right?

Ultra-powerful wand-style massagers were made for this precise reason, and if you own one, you’ll surely know what it is they were really meant to do all along. Those who do use their wand massagers for the purpose of relaxing, deep-tissue massage do so for the clear benefits that a wand presents, namely its length, which helps reach those hard-to-reach areas of the shoulders and back, and their advanced level of power really gets into muscles tissues to help iron them out.

What if all I’ve got is a traditional vibrator?

If a simple sex toy is the only tool you’ve got in your arsenal, this is no cause for concern. A normal vibrator can still be used to give deep-tissue massage, as long as you’re patient, although having a partner around certainly won’t hurt when it comes to those harder-to-reach areas of the back and between your shoulder blades. 

It’s actually quite simple if we are talking about massaging the muscles of the thighs, as they’re easy to reach and provide a broad surface area to massage. Start by turning the vibrator on to full power, and massaging the vibrating end into the affected area of tight muscles. You can place your other hand (the one not holding the vibe) over the massaging end of your vibrator to push it harder into your skin as you knead the area.

To cut down on surface friction of rubbing the vibrator on your skin, this is where lube can come in handy. Just as the lube you use during intimacy adds some comfortable glide to your genitals, this is also true for your epidermis: apply some to the area you are massaging as well as the end of the sex toy to make the massage even more comfortable.

When performing a vibrator massage on a partner’s back, on the lower sides where the rib cage becomes the abdomen and the body stores more fat and muscle as padding, you can use the vibrator in the same way you would use a dough roller, rolling it sidelong along their back. Be sure, when using a vibrator as a massager, to avoid places like the spine where bone is close to the skin’s surface as it can be uncomfortable or cause some pain.