Massages can be quite expensive, especially if you go to a professional. It is much easier, cheaper, and more convenient for you to be able to provide yourself with a self-massage. Doing this will allow you to experience the benefits they offer without having to rely on anybody else.
Massages are particularly helpful for the senior living community. With age, you will experience more pain and will not have the muscular strength that you used to. Massages will help to loosen up your muscles and relieve pain that you feel. They will also enhance your ability to move. Self-massage is great for enhancing this effect, and there are several ways to go about it.
To enhance your massage, you may opt for some massage tools. Foam rollers and grid rollers work really well for helping to relieve back tension and leg pain. You can roll it along your back or legs, targeting the areas that most need relief. Another massage tool is the trigger point cane or back buddy. This can help you to relieve any shoulder tension or pain. The massage roller, similar to the foam/grid roller, is helpful for a variety of areas. You can use it for your legs, thighs, neck, arms, and feet. Lacrosse balls are great for relieving tension and pain in the gluteus, shoulders, chest, feet, and skull. There are many tools that can help you to provide yourself with a massage.
Oils and Lotions
To enjoy your massage, you can purchase massage products. There are many massage oils out there. There are cooling gels to provide your body with a cool sensation and relieve pain. There are also many lotions that you may use.
Where to Massage (and How)
Different areas of your body must be massaged differently to maximize the treatment of the pain and tension that you may feel. The massage may also provide you with a calming, stress-reducing feeling. There are several self-massage techniques that you may try. To massage your head, you may massage in a circular motion between your cheeks and ears. For your neck, massage the area between your neck and shoulders, rolling your shoulders between massages. For your shoulders, you may use your right hand for your right side and left hand for your left side.
Make sure you hydrate well after a massage!
Whether you decide to use tools or not, massages are a great way to relax and alleviate stress. And when you do them at home, you don’t have to worry about an added expense, either!