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Massage/Spa Tips - Self massage

Posted Aug 24 2008 1:33pm 1 Comment
Be gentle, go slow. Don't overdo it. It is not always necessary to press hard - your massage should relax you.
Do it daily. Massage yourself a little at a time, every day, with special focus on your tender areas.
Do your whole body. Massage your whole body, from the top of your head to your toes.
Find trigger points. These are sensitive, tender spots overlying or near areas of muscle spasm. Working on your trigger points may work wonders on your symptoms
Massage while talking. While talking on the telephone, massage your hands
Massage while watching TV. Massage your feet while you watch TV.
Self massage your feet. Read a suggested technique at http://www.nwhealth.edu/healthyu/liveNaturally/sm5.html
Self massage your hands. Read a suggested technique at http://www.nwhealth.edu/healthyu/liveNaturally/sm6.html
Use oil. If you are massaging bare skin, use an oil, such as coconut, grape seed, macadamia, sesame, pecan, almond, olive, or mustard oil
Use tools. A tennis ball, or other massage tools can be effective adjuncts.
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Thanks. I needed the reminder!

 

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