Self-Massage Techniques - DYI Massages

You could use a massage, but no one is around? These five self-massage techniques should help you relieve pain, reduce stress and improve your mood.

Curious about the effects of massages? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits associated with massages and self massages.

Five Self-Massage Techniques

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Your muscles deserve some relaxation and you don't need a partner to perform the following self-massage techniques. You can easily massage these five body areas on your own:

Benefits of Self-Massages

Of course, massages, including those you give to yourself, offer significant health benefits. They may not be as great as those offered by professional massage therapists, but they have the added convenience of being available any time, any place.

Go ahead, give yourself a good rub!

Your stress levels will go down and your mood will go up!

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Massages... for Children?

If you have children, don't forget that massages can also help calm kids down!

A small study was conducted by the Touch Institute (University of Miami) on kids ages 7 to 17 who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study involved giving them 2 massages per week over the period of a month.

The results?

Those who got massages twice per week behaved better and had better mood regulation than the control group. It's definitely worth a try, but keep children's massage sessions to 20 minutes or so.

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Note: The information contained on this page is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a physician and/or other health specialist. Precautions must be taken to ensure these self-massage techniques do not conflict with existing medical conditions.
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