Becoming Your Own Masseuse

Massages are a wonderful thing if you are sore, achy, or have tight muscles. Massages also help reduce stress and anxiety. If you don’t have the time or want to spend the money for a trip to a masseuse, you can give yourself a relaxing massage and enjoy the same benefits. Here are 10 tips on how to relax and relieve your body.

  • To relieve tired eyes, gently massage the area below your eyebrows, and below your eyes with your thumbs. Start from the inside of each eye socket, and work your way out to your temples and jawline.
  • Another way to relieve tired eyes is to rub your hands together until they are warm, and then place each hand over an eye so the heat will transfer back to your eyes.
  • To relieve foot pain, put golf balls into a box, and rub your feet over the balls to rejuvenate and relax your feet. You can also use a tennis ball, and roll it with your feet so it massages them.
  • For headaches, run your hands through your hair. Grab a handful in your fists, and pull your hair gently away from your head for a few seconds, and then release. Do this with different clumps of hair. This will help relieve the headache tension.
  • Another way to relieve headache tension is to bend at the waist and put your head on your chair for 30 seconds.
  • Each morning and night, gently hit your body with your fists to help relax your muscles and rejuvenate your blood circulation.
  • If you are working on a computer a lot, make sure to have a tennis ball or something to squeeze with your hands.
  • To massage your hands, you can rub the heels of your hands together, use your thumbs to massage the muscle below your thumbs and in your palms, and then gently massage the rest of your hand and gently pull on each finger to stretch them.
  • To massage your neck, clasp your hands behind your head and use the heels of your hands to massage the both sides of your next. Then you can use your hands to massage your shoulders and the back of your neck.
  • To loosen and relax your back, stand up and put your hands on your back with the thumbs on your back and your fingers on your sides. Gently press your thumbs into the sides of your spine, and move your hands up your spine while still pressing your thumbs into your back. As you do this, move your back up, down, and then around in a circle.