If you want a massage but can't afford the time or money right now, you can still reap some of the benefits by practising some of the techniques on yourself. Self-massage is an excellent way to unwind and relieve tension in your body and mind. Self-massage, on the other hand, has the opposite effect and can be a great way to re-energize before work or during lunch. If you've never tried self-massage before, here are some basic techniques you can use right away.
You can also self-massage your legs, face, or even your own hands. To try it, make sure to alternate between rubbing, kneading, and applying and holding pressure on specific points. To self-massage your feet, for example, begin by applying pressure with your thumbs, then switch to a fist, and finish by pulling on your toes and rotating them slightly.
Make it a habit to use self-massage to help your muscles recover faster after a strenuous workout or to aid digestion by gently rubbing your stomach. Self-massage can also help with stress-related headaches, sinus congestion, jaw pain, and tired eyes. Self-massage takes only a few minutes and can be done at any time and from any location.