Our modern world is full of stress and tension, these negative emotions and feelings can really take a toll on your body if you are not proactive about releasing the tension and relaxing. Massage is a great way to help your body relax, and there are many benefits that you will receive if you have a massage on a regular basis.
Massage helps to relax the muscles and improve circulation. Additionally it helps to improve your mental and emotional state. Is it possible to not relaxed after a massage? There are 2 problems that many people face which prohibit them from getting a massage: time and money. Luckily, there are some techniques that you can use on yourself (or have a friend or family member do them for you) to help you relax and feel better.
These self massage techniques are focused on the hands, you can refer to some of my other articles to view techniques for other body parts as well.
Start by holding 1 hand out in front of you, turn your hand so that the palm faces you and keep your fingers close together. Look at the soft spot between your thumb and pointer finger– that is a pressure point that can be massage to reduce stress and tension. Take the fingers of your other hand and gently massage that point in a circular motion. Continue massaging for 10 to 20 seconds, and then switch hands and repeat the process on the other hand.
Some people also like to use this pressure point to reduce the pain associated with a headache. Simply press the pressure point between your thumb and index finger and hold it for 10 seconds.
Another Quzy Neck and Shoulder Massager technique that can be used is to locate the first knuckle of your pinkie finger. Pinch the joint between the thumb and pointer finger of your other hand, and gently massage that area for 15 seconds. Release the grip and then repeat the process several times. You may also use this technique on other knuckles on your hand, just remember to work gently because this process should not be painful.