Best Areas To Self-Massage For Stress Relief!!

Self-massaging the shoulder

The Best Areas to Self-Massage for Stress Relief

A full-body massage for stress relief and pleasure is highly underrated by most! Most people are looking for massages for benefits other than just relaxation, but that’s all that a lot of people really need. Massage therapycan be used in the healing of various conditions including sports injuries, circulatory problems, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, lower back pain, and arthritis. The good news is that you can still experience the benefits of a good massage without having to go to a massage therapist. There are simple self-massage techniques incorporating things as simple as pressure-point applications and soothing rubs. You can try them out over the course of your day to boost your concentration and energy levels as you go! You can also try them at night to help you relax so you can get a good night’s sleep. You never know how something will work for you until you try it.

The Buttocks

The gluteus muscles are one of the the most used and largest muscles in the whole body. Butt massages can help you counteract long periods of sitting, which are very un-natural and bad for your body actually, and you can use different techniques including deep strokes, friction, and compression to counteract that. Massage therapy for the buttocks can help with soreness, tight muscles, and acute pain from overuse by promoting proper circulation and relaxing these tissues.

gut massageThe Gut

A massage of the gut focuses on promoting your gut mobility and it is also referred to as visceral osteopathy. It aims to maximizes lymphatic and blood supply to your internal organs with the aim of restoring function to optimal levels. Most of us do not move our bodies as often as we should since we usually spend our time sitting on couches or at desks for long periods. Getting up and moving around regularly can actually have far more of a positive benefit that you may think in the long run. Belly rubs help to relieve hip flexor and abdominal tension while promoting good sleep among other benefits.

The Diaphragm

The diaphragm is the body’s main breathing muscle and it is often neglected in the quest for spinal and core stability. If the diaphragm is not in good shape then this leaves you more prone to injury and pain. This is why it is important to maintain one’s core strength.

The Wrists

hand massageWe use our fingers and wrists probably as much as if not more than any other body parts. It’s very importatnt to keep them in the best possible shape, it’s hard to do anything at all without them. Despite this fact, most people usually neglect to work on them. There is a crucial pressure point situated below the wrist referred to as the Pericardium 6 or the Inner gate. Massaging this area is best for calming a racing heart. If you suffer from anxiety, the wristband technique could be amazing for you. You wear a rubber band and snap it whenever you feel anxious to help you relax. A wrist massage helps to soothe you by massaging the area in a circular motion for a few seconds with the thumb. Clasp the hands as if praying and open them to stretch your wrists to ease wrist tension and relax the surrounding muscles. Imagine working as a typing teacher and developing carpal tunnel. There goes your whole career simply because you weren’t ergonomic and dind’t care for your wrist and hands enough.

The Thumb

We use our hands for so many activities and the thumbs are crucial in making them useful and versatile. Massaging your fingers helps to relieve tension all through the body. If you feel that your thumb is really stiff or sore, try to massage it or the whole hand to relieve painful, tight areas.

The Ears

The ears have reflex points that you can massage to alleviate mental and physical stress. Pressuring the area near the top of your ears in the rim can reduce stress, ease headaches, and help you transition into a calmer state faster. In general, not only does massaging a specific body part cause differnet positive effects, but just taking the time to think about how you feel and working to improve that makes a difference in your body. Not many treatments are more natural than a massage, you could definetally be doing worse things to your body!

Now these tips are great for you at home or at work, but sometimes you may just meed the hands of a professional for those things that just won’t quite go away. At Nirvelli Day Spa, we are your Cary massage therapy experts!

So, regardless of what may be ailing you, a massage from Nirvelli Day Spa in Cary NC may be just what you need to help you get through everyday life a little bit easier. Contact them today and see what they can offer you! (919) 297-0107!

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Author: nirvellispanc

Nirvelli is a Native American Term meaning “Water Child.” The Cherokee Indians used local herbs, plants, and medicine water to heal, rest their spirits, and regain their health. Here at Nirvelli Day Spa, we incorporate these natural remedies for a treat to your body and a balm for your soul.

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