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Self-massage: A Stress Reliever

When it comes to finding the oldest and the most effective form of technique to encourage relaxation, massage should be considered to the most efficient and helpful of them all. In fact, massage is considered one of the most traditional and yet the most effective way in order to access the chi of the body. It has been known that the flow of the chi is effectively used in order to maintain the balance of the body and restore it to its optimum condition.

If you consider massage as your personal favorite in terms of relieving stress, then surely self-massage should be your ideal technique in order to alleviate the stress off your body. Self-massage can be considered to be very helpful even when there is no one to massage you.

The following are your helpful tips for you to effectively facilitate a self-massage relaxation technique:

Find a quiet place to relax. This should be your suited place for you to practice your self-massage. The place must be quiet and serene so that you will be able to effectively make a self-massage technique.

Put your hands on your cheeks and massage them gently. Especially if you feel very tensed, this is the best way for you to alleviate stress. You have to carefully massage your cheeks while keeping your eyes closed. Allow your hands to relax the muscles of your facial features.

Rub your nape gently After you have done rubbing your cheeks gently, you can also proceed with rubbing gently your nape. Remember not to apply too much pressure on this as you may accidentally hit on nerve pressures that are considered to be sensitive.

Continue to massage your forearm and elbow You need to put your right hand on your left shoulder. After which, you can massage the topmost point all the way down to your elbow. At the same time, it is best that you also proceed in massaging your forearm.

You can now proceed with performing light stretches Stretching allows you to release any tension in your whole body. It gives you the ability to release any tension on your legs and arms after that hectic work.

Indeed, self-massage is effective and has known to provide a number of good benefits for your body. Aside from the physical remedy it may bring, it should also provide you the much needed alleviation from stress allowing you to function well.


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