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Feb

Self Massage Technique – Hand and Foot Massage

Wonders of a massage are a beautiful thing, offering people amazing help benefits. This form of therapy has been around for ages and doesn’t rely on often addictive pain medications. If you’re looking for tips to deliver an effective massage for hand and foot, Nilaya Spa has the information you desire.

1. Hand Self Massage:
Whether you sit at a computer typing all day or do a job that involves using your hands repetitively, your hands may be aching at the end of the day. Learning how to self massage your hands can help to relieve tension.

Self Massage Technique – Hand and Foot Massage
♦ Begin by placing your fingers over your wrist, as if you’re taking your pulse, and apply a side to side pressure across your wrist.
♦ Move to the heel of your palms and start applying pressure in a small circular motion, working your way from the pinky finger side and moving towards your thumb side.
♦ Next, grasp the web of tissue that connects your thumb to the rest of your fingers and gently move it up and down.
♦ Then apply pressure by using a small circular motion to the muscles at the base of your fingers.
♦ Next move up each finger using small circular strokes.
♦ Once you reach your fingertip, gently pull the finger to stretch the joint.
♦ Perform on both sides.

2. Foot Self Massage:
Running, jogging and prolonged walking can be torturous for your feet. By the end of the day, your feet may be aching so badly that you want to scream. The goods news is that your foot pain can be relieved with this simple exercise.

How to do it:
♦ Sit in a comfortable chair with your feet bare or with a sock on.
♦ Position the tennis ball under your foot.
♦ Rollback and forth from heel to toe using firm pressure.
♦ If you come across a painful or tender area, work the knot out by rolling in small circles.
♦ Do this exercise on both of your feet.
♦ To add more pressure, try performing this technique while standing.