A good massage always relaxes the body. Most of the time, however, we do not have the luxury of time to get one from a professional masseuse every single day. So at the end of a busy day, we try to look for alternative ways to unwind and de-stress our weary bodies.
Well, here’s a good news. It turns out you don’t actually have to bother anyone if you want to enjoy nightly massages.
According to a blog by Wimp, it is highly possible to give yourself a massage – particularly on your feet – as long as you understand and apply basic reflexology skills.
As Wimp tells us, “Reflexology relies on the fact that you’re a bundle of nerves – literally! By stimulating those key reflex points, reflexology helps stimulate and regulate blood circulation throughout the body. People have relieved headaches, backaches, digestive issues, sleep problems, and more through these techniques.”
The blog also points out that our feet have a lot of nerve endings (“over 15,000, in fact”) and so massaging them can be a huge benefit for your entire body.
If you can’t wait to get started, watch this video below and learn how to perform relaxing massage for yourself.
Watch the video here:
This helpful 3-minute video by Rich Foley, author of “Self-Massage for Athletes,” has become a huge hit online and has been viewed over a million times on YouTube since it was first uploaded.
Different Types of Massage Therapy
On the same blog by Wimp, the website shares “People have been massaging themselves (and each other) for thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, and Japanese all have historical references to the art of bodily massage for overall health.”
Nowadays, massage therapists practice a multitude of techniques such as Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage, Thai massage, Shiatsu, and reflexology, among many others.