You may not even realize how much work your back performs for you in the course of a typical day. One of the best ways to pamper your back is to schedule an appointment with a masseuse. If you can’t go to a pro, the tips below and a friend can help you.
In addition to being a major source of relaxation, a good massage can serve as source of therapy. Massage has been known to relieve stress and help everything from asthma to migraine headaches. Concentrate on deep relaxation during your massage to get the most out of your session.
You have to make a deliberate effort to try to relax and calm yourself when you have a massage. Try doing breathing exercises when you are laying on the massage table to help you release tension. Maintain your relaxed state throughout the massage by taking a few deep breaths as the session continues.
Make sure your feet are clean prior to your massage; a foot bath can help with this. Germs that may be on your feet, can easily contaminate other body parts that may be more susceptible after the massage. If your spa doesn’t offer a foot bath, rinse your feet off in the bathroom before your massage.
Do a little self-massage to work out kinks. Use your thumbs on different tight points on your body. Begin with the arms and legs, going from the bottom to the top. Do this in the morning to start your day right. Doing this before bed lets your body reduce stress and calm down for a better night’s sleep.
After a massage, take your time while getting up. Over the course of 30 minutes or more, you’ve been lying down in a relaxed state. You might feel a little lightheaded as you first get up, so be sure that you watch your balance.
Now that you know what to do, you can ensure that you get a great homegrown massage. Share your skill and knowledge with others, and everyone will benefit. Achy muscles and educated hands are all you need for a home massage.