Give Yourself a Massage to Reduce Stress

Massages are divine. They are a way of relaxing your nerves and reducing stress from every part of your body by exerting pressure on the muscles. It helps to reduce every day stress. A massage at the end of the day will help you to relax while one in the morning will increase your alertness and improve your energy levels during the day.

Most spas offer massages at very high costs and one cannot afford to get a massage daily at those prices. Well, what if I told you that I could give you a solution to give yourself a massage daily at a very low cost. You may think I am made but this is true. You can give yourself a massage daily; that’s right- do it yourself. With the help of a few handy massage oils you will be well on your way to a more relaxed and energetic lifestyle.

The first thing you need to do is choose an oil that is good or you. My personal favorites are almond oil, coconut oil, emu oil and almond oil. Choose any oil that appeals to your senses.

You need to massage yourself at a time when you can relax. You need to dedicate 12 to 15 minutes to your massage if you are doing it daily; if you are opting for massages occasionally then you will need to dedicate 30 to 45 minutes to your massage. Improve the ambiance by burning soft candles and playing some soothing music in the background.

Place the oil bottle in a cup of hot water so that the oil can get warm. Ensure that the oil is not too hot when you pour it on your skin. Now, pour a generous amount of oil on your palms and massage the oils onto your body using circular movements.

Exert pressure on the area to relive the stress in the muscles. If your body is tense then you will notice huge lumps under your skin; you will need to continue massaging till these are no more. The huge lumps are the muscles that are knotted up. You can use up and down strokes to reduce the strain.

After your massage you need to relax for a few minutes and let the oils soak into your skin. Now, step into the shower and have a warm shower. You are bound to come out with a huge smile on your face.