28
Jan

Self Massage Techniques – Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage

Wonders of a massage are a beautiful thing, offering people amazing health 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 the head, neck, and shoulders, Nilaya Spa has the information you desire.

1. Head Self Massage:
Nothing can ruin a perfect day like a throbbing headache. Try this simple self-massage technique to relieve your head pain.

How to do it:
♦Place your thumbs high on your cheekbones, by your ears.
♦Gently apply pressure in a circular motion with your fingertips to your temples.
♦Continue making circles as you move along your hairline until your fingertips meet in the middle of your forehead.

2. Neck Self Massage:
Sitting at a computer all day can make your neck stiff and sore, doing this simple self-massage technique will help to relieve tension and ease your pain.

How to do it:
♦Place two or three fingertips on the back of your neck where your neck meets your shoulders.
♦Apply firm pressure and hold the area.
♦Release when the muscle feels more relaxed.
♦Roll your shoulders forwards and back slowly.
♦Repeat three times.

3. Shoulder Self Massage:
Poor posture and hunching at a desk all day can lead to rounded shoulders and shoulder pain. Doing this simple self-massage technique can help to alleviate your pain.

How to do it:
♦Position the fingers of your right hand over your right shoulder (your upper trapezius will be underneath your palm).
♦Squeeze your upper trapezius three times and then roll your fingers over the muscle starting from the outside and moving towards the base of your neck.
♦Repeat on your left side.