When it comes to relaxing and soothing achy muscles, there are few activities that rival a full-body massage. But engaging in self-massage, while often underestimated, can be just as effective in alleviating tension, increasing circulation and lowering stress levels by applying pressure to key points from head to toe.
After everything we do on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that our bodies—and minds—crave a healing, tension-releasing massage to help us wind down and feel relaxed. Use this guide to learn some key massage techniques that the experts use (and share it with your loved one so you can benefit too!)
Spa treatments—say, a facial or a pedicure—can certainly help you maintain a healthy look. But certain treatments take their benefits a step further, restoring more than just what’s on the outside. Ayurvedic bodywork is a classic example.
Ask yourself this: Does your body feel relaxed? Is your skin smooth and firm? Does it give off a healthy glow? If the answer to any of those questions is no, maybe it's time to consider a body treatment.
While some contact-based bodywork modalities obviously have an effect on your sense of touch, what you may not realize is that your treatment helps you feel the way you do because of its employment of all five of your senses. Everything you experience during a body treatment is purposeful.