Do These 3 Stress Reducing Massage Techniques Every Day

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Last Updated on February 14, 2019 by uts_admin

A lot of stress we feel in our bodies could be caused by tried, overworked muscles. Especially in the neck, back and arms. For instance, bad posture, sitting at a desk all day, and repetitive moments such as typing can all make certain muscles work overtime. This can all lead to muscle tension, which will manifest itself as stress – that general feeling of being tired or lacking energy.

That’s right! Even if you aren’t feeling sore or experiencing pain in a particular muscle, this doesn’t mean your muscles aren’t strained and overworked. Stress or general fatigue are your body’s early warning signs that you need to slow down, and work out where the issue is in your body.

This is why many people will say a professional full-body massage is pure bliss that leaves them rejuvenated and reinvigorated. It’s because the masseuse has released built up muscle tension that the receiver probably never even realized was there!

But don’t worry, you don’t need to splurge big bucks at a top salon. In fact, you can get most of the stress-releasing effects of a professional massage with these 3 easy techniques that focus on the major stress-holding muscle groups. Take 5-10 minutes each day to try these techniques. You will feel the difference they make to your mood and energy levels. For best results, especially if most of you day involves sitting at a desk or driving, make them a part of your regular screen breaks.

Start with a body oil for the perfect glide

Aphrodisia Body OilDon’t even think of massaging yourself or anyone else without applying a body oil first! You want the massage to feel silky and smooth, not rough and harsh.

You can make your own DIY massage oil from coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil, or we have 3 beautiful body oils to choose from, formulated with skin nourishing oils and infused with all natural, gorgeous essential oils to relax, uplift and transform your mood.

Exercise 1: Release neck muscles to relieve pain and stiffness

Often neck pain is a result of clenching your jaw. In fact, take notice of your jaw right now, it may very well be tensed up!

Being more mindful of your jaw throughout the day will help to prevent neck pain and stiffness. But for a quick fix, try this relaxing massage technique:

Find the bone that juts out right behind the ear and apply gentle pressure to it. Follow the muscle all the way down your neck to your shoulder. Apply pressure and slide your hand down, or gently massage in circular motions. If you are having trouble following the muscle, try turning your head and you will feel it flex under your fingers. Repeat on the other side and do as many times as necessary.

Exercise 2: Loosen up your shoulder muscles

We all know the struggle of tight, tense shoulders. This is often a result of bad posture or hunching up in front of a computer screen all day.

To help relax your upper shoulders, take your right hand, place it on your left shoulder. You hand will fall naturally onto your trapezius muscle, one of the major muscles of the back, and which connects your shoulder, neck and spine. Grasp the muscle firmly with your fingers and slowly roll the muscle over, gently towards your collar bone. Move your elbow in various directions to expose different fibers of the trapezius to your fingers. Repeat on the other side.

Exercise 3: Massage tight forearm muscles

stress reducing massage armForearms are one body part that are often overlooked. But it’s important to give attention to these muscles due to all the work they do every day. Every time you use your hands, you are using muscles in your forearms. With overuse they can quickly become quite painful.

Rest your arm on a table, palm up. Wrap your opposite hand around your forearm with your thumb on the inner part of your arm. Use your thumb to massage your inner forearm in gentle, circular motions, and moving up and down the forearm. Repeat on the other arm.

Practice these are three simple massage techniques daily as many times as you can. Add in a few simple yoga stretches at the start of the day and and just notice the difference!

166 thoughts on “Do These 3 Stress Reducing Massage Techniques Every Day

    • Deborah Beyer says:

      I have tried these. I suffer from severe fibromyalgia and many medical issues, so stress is a daily battle.

  1. Kevin Linkie says:

    Great advice and how about any types of incense for muscle pain, I fell 2 weeks ago and my leg is really bad. I do Epson Salt soaks but need other options. Hopefully it eases up soon.

  2. Catherine Lewis says:

    After beginning yoga classes a couple of years ago, I had my first massage ever. It was great for loosening up and letting go of all the tension. Thanks for the tips in this article. Also, I went to You Tube, subscribed, and watched and liked the video, but the sweeps entry would not give me credit for it. It just said: Sorry, error occurred.

  3. Leanne says:

    I definitely have to try this . I do physical labour and my back gets very tensed up . I don’t go for massages nearly enough .

  4. Nicole McFarland says:

    This would be absolutely amazing for me to win! I love essential oils and the help and benefits they have to offer and…they smell absolutely wonderful!!

  5. melissa mc says:

    Message works and there are few things that can compete with its effective results 🙂 thanks for the info!

  6. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    Wow! What great info I am going to be trying all these the neck one for sure my neck is always so tight and sore. Thanks for sharing 😊

  7. Dana Andrakowicz says:

    Will have to try these I have fibromyalgia and am always looking for things to loosen my muscles!

  8. Betty S says:

    I will start to do these often, I know they will help reduce stress. I have some Lavender oil now and will look into purchasing the others soon

  9. rana durham says:

    phew i need to do the shoulder exercises because i struggle with shoulder pain that reaches to neck so i wil be doing this.

  10. Lauraleigh says:

    Nice! I just did the 3 exercises as I read them, only took a few minutes but WOW I needed that! Especially the 1st one in the neck felt amazing, I hadn’t even realized I was so tense there! Will definitely remember these to do whenever I’m watching tv 🙂

  11. Sarah L says:

    I like the shoulder massage a lot. Works well for me. You can also shrug your shoulders up toward your ears and then pull them down.

    • Utama Spice says:

      Ha! Marlene. The only thing better than giving yourself a massage, is getting one from someone else. Show your partner these techniques and do them one each other!

  12. Cynthia Stacey says:

    I do massage myself sometimes but I need to take more time with it and dig deeper into my muscles with a good oil!

  13. Trish F says:

    Definitely going to try these, my neck has a painful area when I move a certain way, maybe clenching my jaw too much. Thanks.

  14. Susan A says:

    I used the neck muscle relief maneuver just now. Thinks it helped. Always get a stiff neck! Thanks for the info.

  15. Sheila F says:

    Excellent suggestions especially for those of us at a desk and/or computer for hours🌱

  16. Wanda L. Flanagan says:

    I love essential oils and often use these massage techiques .I really destress when I can get my husband to give body massage with oils its so relaxing.Thank you for the amazing giveaway you are having.I would love to win and use these.

  17. Deborah Smith says:

    I already do these exercises and they do work. Paired with the right essential oil it works wonders.

  18. PAULA BROWN says:

    I have just started using essential oils and I will be using the exercises to go along with the essential oils.

  19. Bridget Lee says:

    I’d never thought of massages, but I do meditate several times a day. I’m definitely going to try these. THANKS Utama!

  20. Debra S. says:

    LOL YES massage is…. well… I crave it, it’s wonderful. I TRY to get the DH to give me just FIVE minutes of massage on my neck/shoulders. He’s pathetic. I should have realized this before I married him….. LOL I think when you are married, one should not have to go pay tons of money to get a simple back rub….

  21. Savannah Weed says:

    I’m going to try these on my husband. He’s always so stressed from work. It would be nice to find a way to relax him.

  22. Jamie S says:

    Great information I will be sharing this so my friends and family can also learn about this thanks 🙏🏻

  23. Riekie Rudman says:

    I suffer from chronic pain in those described areas, and always figured it to be tension or stress related. Will give these massage techniques a go’ and cant wait to see and feel the results.

  24. Barrie says:

    My chiropractor taught me how to loosen my neck and shoulders. I didn’t know about the forearms but makes sense!

  25. Allio says:

    I use oil of Eucalyptus and camphor for a very gentle massage due to my fibromyalgia. Really helps with the pain, stiffness and perpetual muscle tension.

  26. Brianna says:

    I have performed massages before, but it never occurred to me to use essential oils. I am looking to try a neck massage with a calming oil. I have a lot of neck pain, and this’ll likely help.

  27. Jade Steyn says:

    My family and I are such stress heads, this seems like the perfect daily solution to ease off some of the tension. Thank you

  28. Sondra Casario says:

    These are great. I tend to tighten my muscles when I’m stressed. Pinned for future reference! Thanks!

  29. Christie Roberts says:

    I knew about massaging shoulders and neck but never thought of forearms (duh!) Thanks for the info.

  30. donna porter says:

    I have tension in my neck and shoulders after a long work day. Thanks for the great information.

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