pains, muscles cramps and pain.
Shoulders pains: muscles are the foot
soldiers of the human body. Some, such as the heart, are independent.
But more than 600 others bend and stretch to accommodate our
When I’ve forced muscles to do something
ridiculous do muscles make their presence known, often in
the form of muscle cramps, which are painful, spasmodic muscular
contractions. Cramps often mean you’ve spent too long
in an unnatural position: sitting in a cramped car for several
hours or sleeping in a position fit for a circus contortionist.
Like me most people suffer from occasional
stiff necks, shoulders pains and headaches, so the shoulders
are the perfect place to begin self-massage.
|Souvenir from Mel Gibson ! :-)
Benefits of Massage and self-massage
Massage helps to release tense muscles, shoulders
pains, improve circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
It also speeds up the elimination of waste products from the
body and assists in the breakdown of fat. It has a beneficial
effect on the nervous system, encouraging relaxation and creating
a general sense of calm and wellabeing.
1. Stroke your right shoulder
with your left hand. Mold your hand to the curves of your
body. Starting at the base of your skull, stroke down the
side of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to
the elbow. Glide back to your neck and repeat at least three
times. Then do the other side.
2. Make circular pressures
with your fingertips on either side of the spine. Work up
the neck and around the base of the skull. Then knead each
shoulder; squeeze and release the flesh on your shoulders
and at the top of your arms.
3. Loosely clench your left
hand into a fist and gently pound your right shoulder. Keep
your wrist flexible. This springy movement improves the circulation
and can be very invigorating if you are tired. Repeat on the
4. Finish by stroking softly
and smoothly both hands. Start with your hands on the side
of your face and glide them gently down under your chin. Slide
your hands past each other at the front of the neck, so that
each hand is on the opposite shoulder. Stroke gently over
your shoulders, down your arms and off at the fingertips.
Repeat as often as you like. This hypnotic stroke is so relaxing
and can relieve headaches and tension.
The use of essential oils with massage enhances
treatments further. Essential oils are the concentrated essence
of plants and have been used for their medicinal benefits
for hundreds of years. Different essential oils may be added
to the massage oil to promote relaxation, detoxification,
healthy digestion, etc.
Personally, I like to add Dragon
Oil or specific essential oils. But I will tell you more
with my personal website about pure oil essential.
feel free to check this page, you will find many different
Oils to get "Energy and Mood"
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