Self-Massage – Massage your Back and Neck

Self-Massage

Massages have become a luxury experience these days and, they are expensive. Period.

Even after paying an expensive amount you often do not get the desired results.  The spa owners often see this from a business perspective than a way of healing your body.

Massages if done right can prove to be very useful and help you to relax your body and mind.

The right type of massage can free your muscles and help the flow of blood in your body.  However, the spas and the massage centres that we visit oh-so-often do not have the requisite technical knowledge of pressure points that can give better results if worked on properly.

It is important to gather all the information about the therapy that you plan to go for because then you will be aware of the procedures and the benefits of certain acupuncture and pressure points on your body.

Sometimes, even after getting an hour-long massage, your body will remain stiff and more worked up. Therefore, it is extremely important to know the technicalities of it and put it to use.

We live a laptop lifestyle, constantly on the go. We never have time to pay attention to our body and, that is saddening.

If you are one of those corporate employees who put in 40+ hours in a week at work then, this self-massage method will save you time and money and help you loosen up a little.

We are often too ignorant about our life and our body that unless we get sick or feel worse than usual; we never bother to care about our health and body.

If you browse through the Internet, you will find millions of techniques that help you relax and soothe your muscles. The common placement of pain is concentrated on our neck, shoulders and back. This is the reason for our bad posture. We slouch in front of our computers and laptops without proper support and, that causes chronic pain in our back and spine.

Loosen your shoulders so they’re not arched up by your ears, and slowly tuck your chin to your chest to stretch your neck.

Place 2-3 fingertips on the nape of your neck. Press strongly and continue releasing when the muscle feels more comfortable. Roll your shoulder front and back slowly.  You can repeat the process as per your requirements.

You can massage your back in a similar way by pressing on the opposite points on your shoulders firmly and, then releasing the pressure slowly.

Keep your posture upright and try to loosen your shoulder and back muscles in every 5 minutes.  You can also try to squeeze in your shoulders by applying pressure to the muscles on either side of the shoulder and then free up the muscle by slowly releasing the pressure.

However, you have to be sure that you do not overdo the massage or apply too much pressure on the wrong point because that can cause chronic pain in your spine. Try observing yourself while performing these massages in the mirror so that you are sure about the points that you are pressing.

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