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The benefits of a good massage.

Updated on January 21, 2016

Relax!

When we're stressed or anxious, sometimes we just want to relax, forget about the world for a moment, and just stay put, anywhere can be a good place to have a little time for yourself, and that takes a lot of concentration, but, just imagine the sound of your breath, concentrate on that for a minute, and then try to relax!

If that doesn't work then just find a nice place to sit or lay down, the more comfortable the better. Treat yourself something good if you can and let's begin.

Take some weight off your shoulders

A good massage can liberate a lot of tension. Don't believe me? Well try to treat yourself with one every morning for a week, just take 5 minutes before getting up, your head, your shoulders, ask someone around for a little back massage or if you are by yourself then work on your lower back, try with a leg one, is not that beneficial, well at least not in the morning, but you can try before going to sleep, your muscles will feel a lot more relaxed, they will hurt less and stiffness will subside.

A morning massage can make the start of your day a little bit more relaxing, and help to improve your circulation, which makes for a healthy and improved cell growth, making you look younger and resilient to any kind of bacteria that comes in contact with your skin, makes your blood pressure even and, helps to stabilize the heart rate.

Music can help, but if you can concentrate only on what you feel it will work the best
Music can help, but if you can concentrate only on what you feel it will work the best | Source

But... I don't know how to give myself a massage

Don't worry, knowing the art of it can make it a lot better, but if you don't have any idea of the ins and outs, just use your fingertips, and apply pressure in circular motion on any area of your body, there are excellent tutorials all over the web, if you want a more in depth view on this.

The extra benefits of a good massage

You can fight cellulitis in your leg, improving your skin texture and being regular with it can help with the removal of it in the long run, you can always improve the effects of the massage with a essential oil.

Lavender oil helps any kind of massage for its powerful soothing capabilities and a bonus of helping you to sleep well, you can give yourself a good scalp massage after a warm bath, and poor some drops of lavender oil in your pillow too,

There are also a lot of other oils that have medicinal uses when massaging your body, such as:

  • Peppermint: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo
  • Eucalyptus: Arthritis, bronchitis, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis
  • Lemon: Cleansing, purification, digestion, cough relief, nausea, depression, stress, insomnia, asthma, colds.

I recommend some book that talk in great detail about the uses of plenty of oils, give it a try maybe you'll find something for you.

Much better!

Work all those frustrations out, every day help yourself with a little extra!

We don't always have time to make ourselves feel better, but it is a really healthy solution to a lot of stress and anxiety related illnesses, as i wrote before, five minutes a day, every day, can make a worlds difference, it's not hard, you just have to start somewhere.

Try to keep yourself healthy and remember to have at least some minutes for yourself, you will thank yourself a lot in the future, don't hesitate to try something you saw on this article this same day or the next morning, have a great one, and remember RELAX!

I find the David Bowie's Heroes song really refreshing and relaxing... Maybe you have something that makes you feel good too!

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