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How To Perform Self Massage On Various Areas Of Your Body

One amazing form of alternative medicine that doesn’t require a special place, is convenient, and can be performed practically everywhere is a therapy called Head Massage. In addition, during a head massage session, patients will remain fully clothed.

The practice of Head Massage traces its origins as part of Ayurveda in ancient India. It was brought to Tibet by the Indian Gurus later on, which was then passed to the Tibetan Monks.

Champissage or Champi, is a very popular Indian practice and its tradition has been passed on from generation to generation.

Head Massage Benefits

Head Massage is a very effective form treatment for the following problems:

• Stress
• Insomnia
• Restlessness
• Anxiety
• Unbalanced Emotions
• Dizziness
• Muscle Cramps
• Depression
• Muscle Stiffness
• Fatigue
• Migraines
• Backache

When combined with the use of massage oils, head massage can be a very good way to treat hair and skin problems. It is an extremely effective tool against all ailments and illnesses caused by the modern way of living.

The good news is that you can give yourself a head massage if you aren’t able to get massage from of a professional massage therapist. You can perform self massage if you need to regain concentration at your workplace, at home, if you want to relax after an exhausting day, to help you manage stress prior to an exam, etc.

Before starting a self-massage, you may need to warm and wash your hands with warm water. You can use massage oil or moisturizing cream. Rub your hands together very quickly. This helps warm them even more. You need to stay calm and relax and concentrate on your massage.

Start by doing some stretching on the neck. Put your hands on the area where the neck joins with the shoulders and begin doing some right and left side stretching. Perform the stretching in a slow motion kind of way and the extension should be within the limits of comfort. On each side, repeat this process a few times. Keep your hands on your shoulders and keep on stretching backward-forward also in a slow motion manner. Keep on stretching using alternative rotations; one counterclockwise and one clockwise this time even slower. Perform this process a number of times.

Squeezing the Shoulder – On your right shoulder, place your left hand near your neck and squeeze the muscle between your palm and fingers. Do this on the whole shoulder and up towards the neck. Repeat on the left shoulder this time using your right hand. Ideally, you should do this directly on the skin. If you are not using oil, avoid rubbing the skin too much.

Nerve Strokes – Against the direction of hair growth, gently pass your fingers across your hair and move them all the way to your neck. Repeat this process this time on the opposite direction beginning from your neck up to your forehead. Stop for a second when you reach the top of your head where the hair forms a swirl.

Eyebrows friction – Rub using both your middle fingers the area between your eyebrows, moving towards your temporal bone; after searching for a small cavity, perform a small circle friction using your fingertip when you reach the temporal bone. This can be alternately done with your thumb. The eyebrows friction technique is a very good technique to relieve fatigue and headaches.

Ear Massage – Massaging your ear can help enhance the adjustment of body temperature, improve digestion, and minimize stress. To begin, use light force to pull your ear backward. Use your index finger and thumb to squeeze your ear. Use light pressure when performing this. Using light force again, pull downward your earlobe and release.

Ear massage can stimulate all the pressure points on your ear. This type of massage is very similar to auricular acupuncture in Austin. Massaging the earlobe can be an excellent way to calm hyperactive children.

The spiritual aspect of head massage

Based on the theory that the human body possesses energetic centers called marma, Indian head massage is designed to stimulate these sensitive marma points which serve as doors between the energetic and physical levels of the body (marma is somewhat the same as Chinese acupressure points). We can modify the life of energy of the body by stimulating these points.

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