The daily routine can take a toll on you, mentally and physically. You need to have relaxation time so that the body and mind can recover from exhaustion and stay fresh. Just as meditation helps in calming the mind, you can refresh the body by massaging it.
Massage is more effective and safer than taking prescription pills. You can massage your feet, head, shoulders or the thighs. You do not need to spend a lot of money on massage as you can do it yourself.
Here are some simple massage therapies that you could do yourself. In this way, you do not have to spend money to get a healthy and fit body.
1. Relieving the Stress of Tired Eyes:
It is possible that your eyes are tired after a busy day. You can relieve the stress of the eyes with a simple therapy.
All you have to do is to close them and put your thumb under the eyebrows. You should start at the inside corner of the socket of eyes and press and gently. massage using circular movement, working slowly towards the outsides of your eyebrows. Continuing the massage all around your eyes
It is a tender place and important for relieving the stress of the eyes. The movement should end at the bridge of your nose. If you repeat the simple massage using your thumbs, you will be able to relieve the eyes strain.
2. Getting Rid of Tension and Headaches:
If you are bothered by headaches then you can use a simple massage therapy to get rid of them. You can also release tension from your body with this simple therapy.
The first step is to place the thumbs on your cheekbones. The thumbs should be placed close to the ears. Apply pressure to the area by using fingertips. Do not apply too much pressure and the fingers should be gentle.
Do not apply too much pressure and the fingers should be gentle. Rub your temples with fingertips. It is a delicate place present between the ear and the eye. You should apply firm pressure and use tiny circular motions. Move the fingers slowly along the hairline and they should meet in the centre of the forehead. This simple motion will make sure that that the whole forehead is massaged and relieved of any possible stress.
3. Keep your Hands Relaxed:
Here are some simple movements that can help relieving the strain of working all day. You can stretch the hands and fingers. You need to rub the fingers, starting from base to the tip of fingers.
You should also gently twist and pull each finger. The next simple movement is resting the left hand on your lap and make sure the palm is facing upwards. You need to squeeze the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and index finger. The movement should move from wrist to the base of the thumb. The next step is to press the web that is present between thumb and left index finger. You need to repeat the movement more than once if you find any tender spots.
You should repeat the motion with the right hand as well. Hand massages are not just good for hands but can also help in relieving you of headaches.
4. Get Rid of any Tension in the Neck:
There are easy massage therapies that can help in relieving any tension in the neck area. People spend a whole day sitting and working on their laptops or computer can suffer from tension in the neck.
If you feel pain in the neck area then it will be difficult to concentrate. You can release the tension by just moulding your hands over the shoulders and exhale. While exhaling you need to let the head drop slowly. You also need to squeeze the fingers as you glide them on the muscles of the shoulders and move towards the neck. The next movement is to put your elbows on the desk and let the head drop forward.
The movement should be slow and not jerky. You need to massage the neck starting from shoulders and going towards the base of the skull. Use the fingertips while massaging and do it with small circular movements.
5. Taking Care of the Feet:
If you have to stay on your feet whole day then you will end up with sore and painful feet. You can get rid of the pain before it becomes serious by massaging them. You can simply use a tennis ball for relieving the stress of the feet.
Place the ball under the feet, put your weight on it and roll it from heel to toe. You can use a water bottle afterwards to ice your feet.
These are some of the simple massage therapies that you can do yourself. By practising them you can give yourself a full body massage without any cost.
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