We know that you know already that massage is a great way to reduce stress and relieve tension.But at times if you find it hard to block a block of time or if laying out $50 to $100 an hour makes you want to crawl under a table instead of climb on top of one,then our top advise is : Do it yourself.
Here are the 5 most important and satisfying mini message points :
The Temples : With your index and third fingers,rub your temples in small circles upto a count of ten.Massage increases blood circulation and so you will feel more awake and energized as an increased amount of oxygen reaches your brain
Open your mouth slightly to relax the jaw muscles.Start at your chin and walk the fingers of both hands up your cheeks until you get to the muscle at the axis point on the side of your face between your upper and lower jaws.WIth your index and third fingers,gently but firmly rub in circles for a count of ten.
The bridge between your head and the rest of your body is often the place where tension jams.Bring your chin to your chest and put your right hand on the back of your neck at the base of your skull.Massage the muscle on the left side in small counter clock wise circles,moving down to your shoulder.Do the same with your left hand for the right side of your neck.
Carrying a heavy bag or holding a phone between your head and your shoulder can contribute to serious muscle tension.Roller – Ball devices (Body Shop reflexology roller)
Are handy for kneading hard to reach spots.Slide one along the fleshy trapezius muscle on the slope between the base of your neck and top of your arm.
There are more than 7000 nerve endings on the sole of each foot.Beginning with your toes,work your way up each one by squeezing it as though it were a tube of toothpaste.
Continue down the foot ,moving from the ball to the heel,making small circles with your thumb or knuckles.When you get to your heel,give it a squeeze.Or roll your feet over the ridges of a massager to stimulate circulation.For an extra bit of indulgence,use a touch of massage oil, to reduce irritation and moisturize your skin.