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It is awesome to receive a massage from a talented practitioner, but there is much benefit in learning how to give yourself a full body massage. It is beneficial to health in many ways for you to massage your body regularly, daily would be wonderful. The benefits include: stimulants blood circulation and lymph flow, adds the elimination system to operate smoothly, encourages proper operation of all body organs.
When every I suggest using self massage as a treatment tool the first thing I hear is "how can that be relaxing and therapeutic? Which simply means that the person who is saying that has not been educated in the proper way to do self massage. True, it is not as relaxing as laying on some else's table while they do the work on you. But if that isn't an option every time you need a massage then learning how to do it yourself is a great choice.
This video is a great demonstration of step one in self massage
There are tools designed for reaching hard to reach places like your back, and other difficult to get to places on your body. It takes a certain leverage and positioning to do the proper job, which would be impossible without a long handled tool. I especially like the tool below because it comes with two different sizes in one package, a long one and a shorter one. It will help you use trigger pressure points up and down your entire back and body.
There are many ways of doing self massage with many books, websites and YouTube videos from which to learn. I suggest that you simply give it a try. Look into various types of massage click here to go to an article on Buzzfeed that demonstrates 11 different self massage techniques.
The article below, written by Kimber Simpkins appeared on HuffingtonPost.com in July 2015.
To read the article on HuffingtonPost.com click here
ONE SIMPLE WAY TO ENJOY MORE BODY LOVE
by Kimber Simpkins
I love articles that give five steps to achieve one benefit. But what if we turned that on its head? Wouldn’t it be fun to have ONE step to receive five benefits?
Here’s your one juicy way to relate to your body with more love: self-massage.
Self-massage is amazing. It allows you to:
1) moisturize your largest organ,
2) remind your brain that your body belongs to you,
3) connect physically with your body as a whole being instead of as separate parts,
4) reassure your skin and every part of you down to the cellular level that you are worthy and lovable,
5) feel less critical and more affectionate towards your body.
If you love the feeling of enjoyment and relaxation you get from receiving a massage from someone else, the exciting news is that you can get many of the same benefits by giving yourself a gentle daily massage.
I’ve used self-massage for many years to help undo my old habits of feeling disconnected from and dissatisfied with my body. Self-massage lets me feel like my body and I are on the same team, working together to enjoy life fully.
Self-massage is a way to get your heart, mind, and body together on the same page.
Self-massage takes things down to basics. You know how babies can suffer from “failure to thrive” if they don’t get enough touch and attention? Here’s a little secret: we still need touch and cuddling as adults. Think of your skin as a baby… it needs your warmth, affection, and caring to thrive and be happy.
Here’s how you do it:
Before, during, or after your shower, take a bottle of natural oil or lotion (sweet almond, sesame, or olive oil are wonderful), warm it by putting the bottle in a bowl of hot water. Then pour a small amount into your hand and massage it into your skin all over your body for several minutes, adding more oil as needed. It can be wonderful to treat it as a meditation, maybe even saying a friendly hello to every part of your body in turn. It’s so simple, right?
Try doing it every day for two weeks and see if you notice a difference in how you feel about your body, and how your body feels to you.
If you worry about getting the oil residue on your clothing and towels, using a high-quality lotion is a wonderful alternative. Generally it’s a good guideline to avoid putting things on your skin that you wouldn’t be willing to put in your mouth, so choose the product you use for self-massage mindfully. You want your skin to eagerly soak up the goodness of the moisturizer as well as the caring and kind attention you’re generously offering it.
Click Here to read Kimber Simpkins article in it’s entirety
The author of all blog posts on this page is Wendy Mae, Ph.D.
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