Self-massage, what are the health benefits?

With your daily life, your daily routine, you may not have enough time to go get a massage or simply to call on a professional in order to relax. Well, know that you can do it yourself at no cost, without equipment and without travel. It is enough to apply the techniques of self-massage well. And that’s what we’re going to see in this article!

What is self-massage?

Despite the different useful and effective massage techniques for each part of the body, self-massage remains one that is very special. Indeed, the technique of self-massage consists in massaging oneself. It is particularly based on energy such as digitopuncture which consists of stimulating acupuncture points or energy points to feel the benefits on the body.

Like any type of massage, it is a technique that, in addition to relaxing the body, helps it to relax and relax the muscles. When practicing self-massage, there are exercises that promote blood circulation, the elimination of toxins and the evacuation of stress. Self-massage also allows relaxation, peace, serenity and at the same time improves the quality of sleep. However, there are particular exercises to perform according to the needs of each person.

How to practice it?

Self-massage is done using your own hands, mainly using your fingers and palms using massage oils, a massage crystal, suction cups, etc. You can practice it anywhere, the main thing is that it is done in a quiet place, while sitting, standing or moving.

It is important to note that before performing a massage on any area, you must first prepare the main tool of self-massage, which is your hands. It’s necessary :

  • Rub your hands together well.
  • Thoroughly rub the palms of the hands.
  • Stretch the knuckles well.

These gestures will allow you not only to train them, but also to transmit heat to the whole body. However, these movements or gestures must be made before and after each massage. It should also be noted that self-massage can be practiced at specific places on the body, depending on specific needs and objectives. As is the case for example with:

– Self-massage of the face

As a mirror of our inner well-being, the face must be particularly cared for. Through daily, sustained and well-practiced self-massage, we can improve the radiance of the complexion, the freshness of the hair and completely remove facial wrinkles.

Therefore, upon awakening, start by stimulating the corner of the eye which is a very important acupuncture point. It tends to wake up the body and helps it get toned and moving. At the same time, the clarity of the eyes is improved. Then take the top of the skull and apply pressure tapping with your fingers. Following this, rub your skin 3 times in a row from inside to outside. Do this regularly and look in the mirror in the morning, visible results will be in front of you!

– Self-massage of the back

Seat of a lot of tension, the back is the place you need to massage almost every day. At the origin of all movements, it also allows you to relax and relax your muscles. So put your right hand behind your back and from the left shoulder blade take your right hand and make all your fingers under your shoulder blade as deep as possible.

Self-massage, what precautions to take?

Self-massage is a technique that you can practice both on yourself and on other people without any health risk. However, there are some exceptions! This is the case of sick people undergoing treatment, pregnant women, people who have suffered serious injuries, etc. In this case, it is urgent to contact your doctor for special arrangements.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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