You may not always have time to get into the spa, and you just need a little relief between massages. These five techniques can help you relax at home or at work. They can relieve stress and tension and keep you feeling loose and comfortable every day.

1) Face

Daily stress is often carried in the face. When you are worried, concentrating intensely, or just thinking, you may have a tendency to tighten your jaw, or squint your eyes. Too much of this tension in your face can cause headaches. A few quick strokes can relieve this tension and help you relax a bit. Goodnet suggest making circular motions along the jaw line. You can do this with your thumbs or middle fingers.

2) Forearms and Hands

Working at a computer all day can cause fatigue in your your forearms and hands. Give your arms and hands a quick wake-up with this technique suggested in an article by Today. Lay your forearm face up on the table. Use the palm of your other hand to press along your forearm all the way to the tips of your fingers, then do it again gliding over your thumb. After you have done this several times on one arm, switch to the other arm.

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3) Scalp

Another way to relieve headaches or tension in the head and face is a scalp massage. Simply place your fingertips at the base of your scalp. Work your way up your head with your fingers making gentle circular motions. Once you have reached the top, work your way back down.

4) Feet

You don’t need any fancy equipment to do your own massage at home. A simple tennis ball can add the pressure you need for an effective massage. If your feet are feeling tired and worn out, simply step on a tennis ball, rolling it under your foot. Premier Health and Chiropractic Wellness suggests applying additional pressure where necessary by stepping a little harder in those areas.

5) Neck

When you are bent over work or stressed about a particular project, you can carry tension in your neck. Use your index and middle finger to apply pressure in a circular motion. Start at the base of your neck and work up to where your scalp meets your neck. Work up and down as much as you need to release knots and loosen the muscles.

These are five easy places that you can reach, where you can perform massage on yourself. These massages can be done anywhere with only a few minutes of time. Prevent headaches and stress by relieving tension throughout the day. If you have a friend or partner at home, you can work out even more tension by trading full back massages. Massage shower heads or jacuzzi tubs are another great way to release tension. Don’t let tension build up when you can’t get into the spa for a massage. Instead, perform these simple massage techniques so that you can stay calm and relaxed.

Date posted: October 23, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on 5 Massage Techniques You Can Do at Home

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