These next two photos show you what your hands should look like while completing this technique. Note that you would not place your client in this position to do this stroke; these photos are simply to illustrate how your hands are placed.
Tip: Get feedback from your client. If it feels as though she is holding her head up for you, then reevaluate your position and how comfortable you are. You must perform this process smoothly to get the results you want. The three key points are to move from your legs; maintain straight arms; and relax, or drop, your shoulders.