Life Hack: you don’t have to spend lots of money on massage appointments. You can do it yourself to achieve similar results. That’s right, you are a self-reliant person.
While we can all agree that massage feels sinfully good and it makes you feel so relaxed, there are undeniable health benefits. Even that doctor who staunchly disagrees with alternative medicine and treatments will admit to the health benefits of massage. That says A LOT about the effectiveness of massage.
The Mayo Clinic states that there are some studies that indicate that massage is effective in:
- Reducing stress
- Combating headaches
- Relieving insomnia related stress
- Easing myofascial pain syndrome.
The above list is to name a few of the benefits of massage therapy.
Effective massage is not about a rub down of your muscles. Rather, there are several techniques and targets spots that will reduce you to a pool of putty. Buzzfeed offers 11 easy self-massage tips that will make you feel great.
I am a huge fan of reflexology because it gives me fast relief of muscle tension and can be done at my desk, while I’m in the throes of stress and pain. The Toronto School of TCM displays the best pressure points for sleep and relaxation.
Some items you should have at your home to help you with self-massage are:
- Rolling pin
- Head massager
- Tennis balls
- Resistance band.
These tools can be found in your local dollar store.
After your bath (add some epsom salts or a few drops of lavender essential oil for added calming benefits) or a hot shower, remember to do your own TLC by trying out the massage and reflexology tips in this post.
Instead of going into panic mode or gritting your teeth out of frustration at your work place, don’t forget to try out these quick reflexology tips and or using the head massager. It might save your job and prevent jail time.