Quick Massage – Three Areas For Stress Relief
Oh how we all wished we had time for a nice hour long massage to relax from this busy world. Instead of putting off a rub down, why not treat yourself to a quick massage to ease your stress..
A quick massage is having someone rub an area for five minutes. It doesn’t sound like much and it certainly doesn’t sound that relaxing, but it does help with tight muscles and the fluids that gather when you get all stressed out.
So what three areas are most effective for a short rub… The neck, the shoulders, and your feet. These are common areas where we tend to gather good and bad emotions and fluids pool in these areas causing muscle tissue to tighten.
Start with either sitting in a chair or lying down face down. Have your partner start with a circular motion on the top of the shoulders. After a minute or so, move onto a kneading motion in the same area. Rub this area for two to five minutes. Next, move to the neck. Start between the shoulders and move up with both hands rubbing in a circular motion. End with a kneading action, again, for two to five minutes. Last, rub the feet. Rub the pads on the toes and then move on to the ball and bottom of the feet. Make sure to rub both feet in the same pattern. If time allows, repeat all areas again.
For a more enhanced rub, use a light oil. Sweet Almond Oil is popular, as it has good glide action without getting gooey or greasy. The skin also absorbs Sweet Almond oil, so you can get your shirt back on afterwards without bathing the oil off. This will only work if you don’t use large amounts. Some people tend to over apply oil on the body which will cause the skin to have a hard time to absorb.
If you decide to use Sweet Almond Oil, Apply only a few drops on the tips of fingers.
Rub it in before applying more.
Even thought this is a short massage, it is helpful. If you do this several times a week
right after work, you will start to notice a difference in relief from tight muscles.