Do These 3 Stress Reducing Massage Techniques Every Day

Do These 3 Stress Reducing Massage Techniques Every Day
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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!


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

  • Mary W
    by Mary W

    I'll have to try these exercises

    • Sasha Hale
      by Sasha Hale

      Nice

      • Deborah Beyer
        by Deborah Beyer

        I do these often. Sometimes it's hard due to fibromyalgia, but being gentle works most of the time.

    • Carol Pfeiffer
      by Carol Pfeiffer

      Oh wow, I'm going to try this

    • Denise Farlow
      by Denise Farlow

      They work miracles!! I promise!

    • Susan Craft
      by Susan Craft

      I will try these - anything to help relieve some stress

    • Nancy Abdelmalak
      by Nancy Abdelmalak

      Great for Anxiety

  • Dawn D.
    by Dawn D.

    These are great quick and simple techniques that really do help. Thank you for sharing.

    • Deborah Beyer
      by Deborah Beyer

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

  • Shawn
    by Shawn

    Will try this tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  • Calvin
    by Calvin

    Definitely could use some loosening up.. those shoulder muscles I mean

  • Lisa
    by Lisa

    These sound great, I will have to try some.

  • Tony T
    by Tony T

    Sounds like helpful advice.

  • Kevin Linkie
    by Kevin Linkie

    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.

  • B.J. Bernal
    by B.J. Bernal

    I will definitely be trying these 3 out.

  • Cheryl
    by Cheryl

    I love a good massage.

  • kelly tupick
    by kelly tupick

    These sound like great techniques, i will give them a try.

  • Catherine Lewis
    by Catherine Lewis

    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.

  • Alex Montana
    by Alex Montana

    I am sending this to my daughter was suffers neck and back pain. Thanks for the tips!

  • Marci
    by Marci

    These exercises would help me a lot

  • Jennylyn Gross
    by Jennylyn Gross

    i need to do this!

  • Amy Bradley
    by Amy Bradley

    Love to be stress free!

  • sandra chesney
    by sandra chesney

    thank u for the tips i suffer from back neck pain i will try these tips thank u

  • Rita A
    by Rita A

    Thanks for the tips! My neck could use the relaxation

  • Lynn Tereba
    by Lynn Tereba

    I like the one for the forearms since I am on the computer all the time.

  • Brigitte
    by Brigitte

    Might work great for tension headaches, also!

  • Abe Liandro
    by Abe Liandro

    great techniques will try them!

  • Richard Hicks
    by Richard Hicks

    I need to try. I am always stressed out it seems

  • Christine
    by Christine

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Sharon Freemantle
    by Sharon Freemantle

    I'll have to try these on hubby and then he can return the favour

  • meghanv
    by meghanv

    oh man, can't wait to test these out! thanks!

  • Alicia R.
    by Alicia R.

    Thanks for the tip, hope it helps my stress levels.

  • christina Moore
    by christina Moore

    Thank you for the great tips, I have neck pain

  • Margaret King
    by Margaret King

    Great techniques will try them.

  • Leanne
    by Leanne

    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 .

  • Amber Stovall
    by Amber Stovall

    It's amazing what a massage with the right products and techniques can do for stress! Love this!

  • George Downey
    by George Downey

    Thanks

  • Marlene Bresnen
    by Marlene Bresnen

    Thank you

  • Maureen Blatz
    by Maureen Blatz

    Sounds like a great way to help my pains

  • jason kinnin
    by jason kinnin

    Reduces stress

  • Rosalie
    by Rosalie

    I would love to try these

  • Nicole McFarland
    by Nicole McFarland

    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!!

  • Rena Walter
    by Rena Walter

    I'll give them a try.

  • Cindy Peterson
    by Cindy Peterson

    These are could even be done at your work desk.

  • melissa mc
    by melissa mc

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

  • Danny Goode
    by Danny Goode

    great information

  • Bonnie
    by Bonnie

    much appreciated

  • irene ONeill
    by irene ONeill

    so funny --my jaw was tensed up ! wish I had someone to do me message.

  • Daniela Plume
    by Daniela Plume

    I love coconut oil. It is a wonderful massage oil

  • Jan R
    by Jan R

    Can be so relaxing when done right

  • Kimberly G
    by Kimberly G

    I bookmarked this page. Going to need to refer back , these techniques felt good.

  • theresa douda
    by theresa douda

    Sounds like helpful advice hope it helps my stress levels

  • Katy F.
    by Katy F.

    Always using these techniques. My muscles thank me!

  • Jennifer
    by Jennifer

    I will have to try these because my job is a pain in the neck literally.

  • GHC46
    by GHC46

    Got to give this a try

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    by Jeanne Coulombe

    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 😊

  • Rosanne Morrison
    by Rosanne Morrison

    This is not something I suffer from but definitely have a son who does

  • Johanna Newman
    by Johanna Newman

    I do need to try this

  • Adriano Bosa
    by Adriano Bosa

    I will try this

  • Dana Andrakowicz
    by Dana Andrakowicz

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

  • cassandra register
    by cassandra register

    Wow this is so amazing

  • cammie scoles
    by cammie scoles

    Thanks for the great tips

  • David
    by David

    Always good to exercise

  • Young M
    by Young M

    I'll have to try these sometime. I love a good massage!

  • Bridget Calfee
    by Bridget Calfee

    great information

  • Chris Sausler
    by Chris Sausler

    I love massage! I'll be trying these on my wife.

  • Wanda B
    by Wanda B

    These techniques really do work.

  • Betty S
    by Betty S

    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

  • sheila ressel
    by sheila ressel

    I have a lot of stress in my life. Hopefully putting these tips to work for me will help.

  • Mikey A
    by Mikey A

    I need to try this with my stressful warehouse job

  • rana durham
    by rana durham

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

  • David Cotton
    by David Cotton

    Definitely will try these stretches. So long to some of my stress!

  • maria cristina
    by maria cristina

    reduces stress

  • Lauraleigh
    by Lauraleigh

    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 :)

  • Michelle Tysinger
    by Michelle Tysinger

    I’ve been doing this for a while, not the same as a massage, but does help.

  • Barbara B.
    by Barbara B.

    Great tips, thanks!

  • Sarah L
    by Sarah L

    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.

  • Paula Pennachio
    by Paula Pennachio

    I would love to, I'm always stressful

  • Margaret GALLAGHER
    by Margaret GALLAGHER

    Great advice - I'll be trying these

  • Reana Scott
    by Reana Scott

    im definately gonna have a go at these massages

  • Irene Cypher
    by Irene Cypher

    I need to do these every day. My neck always aches.

  • kathy pease
    by kathy pease

    These ideas sound great and I will have to try them

  • Vickie Gallo
    by Vickie Gallo

    This I need to keep handy for work!

  • marlene a harris
    by marlene a harris

    LOVE TO TRY THIS BUT I HAVE CHUBBY LITTLE ARMS I HAVE TO WORK ON IT

    • Utama Spice
      by Utama Spice

      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!

  • Irena Matković
    by Irena Matković

    Thank you for these tips

  • Rachael DeBates
    by Rachael DeBates

    Thanks for the tips

  • Julie Edwards
    by Julie Edwards

    I will definitely have to try these tips

  • Cynthia Stacey
    by Cynthia Stacey

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

  • Rajee Pandi
    by Rajee Pandi

    Love to try it

  • Paul Ballantine
    by Paul Ballantine

    Will have to give these a go

  • Trish F
    by Trish F

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

  • Sergio González
    by Sergio González

    Wow nice amazing page

  • donna porter
    by donna porter

    My husband has neck and back problems so this will really help!

  • Rebecah Clark
    by Rebecah Clark

    Just what I need

  • Steve Jhoner
    by Steve Jhoner

    Very useful for my mother

  • Nicole Ryan
    by Nicole Ryan

    Great tips! I will try these!

  • Victoriano Truque Quesada
    by Victoriano Truque Quesada

    Tengo que probar esto porque padezco mucho de la espalda

  • Susan A
    by Susan A

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

  • Irena Matković
    by Irena Matković

    I would love to try

  • Jennylyn Gross
    by Jennylyn Gross

    need to do this since I am always stressed

  • Usagi
    by Usagi

    Nice products

  • Nicole Watson
    by Nicole Watson

    I need to do this everyday. I'm always stressed.

  • Marnie
    by Marnie

    I was just diagnosed with RA so I will definitely try these techniques!

  • Sheila F
    by Sheila F

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

  • Wanda L. Flanagan
    by Wanda L. Flanagan

    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.

  • Wanda L. Flanagan
    by Wanda L. Flanagan

    😍😍😍

  • Gabrielle V
    by Gabrielle V

    This was very helpful as I am truly living a day that is constant stress.

  • Carol LuBien
    by Carol LuBien

    Loosening up shoulders is a great benefit!

  • Crystal R Silva
    by Crystal R Silva

    I'm gonna have to try these, I'm constantly stressed out.

  • Deborah Smith
    by Deborah Smith

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

  • PAULA BROWN
    by PAULA BROWN

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

  • Tamara M Tanner
    by Tamara M Tanner

    Neck Pain keeps me up all night...I am in.

  • Bridget Lee
    by Bridget Lee

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

  • Debra S.
    by Debra S.

    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....

  • Carla W.
    by Carla W.

    I love a good massage, I am due for one too.

  • Julie Tardi
    by Julie Tardi

    I learn something new every day

  • Natallie Miller
    by Natallie Miller

    Awesome information I have a lot of neck pain

  • Susan P.
    by Susan P.

    Thanks for the suggestions and tips!

  • Barbara Lima
    by Barbara Lima

    I can handle massaging my forearm muscles.

  • Valerie C
    by Valerie C

    Well now I know how to help myself relax and de-stress at work.

  • Rosanne
    by Rosanne

    Great tips but I find doing yoga and a lot of stretching helps too.

  • cammie scoles
    by cammie scoles

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • Tije
    by Tije

    I would love to try these - just finished an aromatherapy class!

  • Christine McKnight
    by Christine McKnight

    Sweet!

  • Diana Z
    by Diana Z

    I need the neck and shoulder massages. I'll be sure to try! Thanks.

  • Erin Ellis
    by Erin Ellis

    Thank you for the wonderful tips!

  • Savannah Weed
    by Savannah Weed

    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.

  • Chris L
    by Chris L

    need to try this on my neck

  • Jan R
    by Jan R

    Stress is a killer you must try

  • Wendy c g
    by Wendy c g

    I definitely need to try this. Thank you

  • Jamie S
    by Jamie S

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

  • Riekie Rudman
    by Riekie Rudman

    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.

  • Barrie
    by Barrie

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

  • Trish F
    by Trish F

    I'm going to try these, they sound beneficial. Thanks!

  • Del Salvador Abarquez
    by Del Salvador Abarquez

    Thanks for the tips! I would love to try these :)

  • Del Salvador Abarquez
    by Del Salvador Abarquez

    I have a lumbar disc bulge, sounds like I would get benefits from it

  • Donna Hufman Warrington
    by Donna Hufman Warrington

    Thank you for all these tips...hopefully, they work.

  • Allio
    by Allio

    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.

  • Brianna
    by Brianna

    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.

  • Sarah L
    by Sarah L

    I didn't know my arms needed this until I tried it.

  • marlene a harris
    by marlene a harris

    i need this thank you

  • Krystal Larsen
    by Krystal Larsen

    Never knew this and simple steps as well . Differently going to try these steps !

  • Emily Neasham
    by Emily Neasham

    some great things to try! Very easy as well!

  • Iera
    by Iera

    Thankyou so much for the tips! It's really helpful :D

  • Brianna Lewis
    by Brianna Lewis

    I will definitely have to try these!

  • Mike HJDKM
    by Mike HJDKM

    I'm always tensed up maybe this will help out

  • Carole Nott
    by Carole Nott

    Thank you for the interesting information

  • Jamie Martin
    by Jamie Martin

    Willing to try anything to get relief.

  • Amadea
    by Amadea

    I never knew about this. Thanks for posting this, will try it right away.

  • DENISE OSBORN
    by DENISE OSBORN

    I never even thought of coconut oil. thanks for info

  • Richard Hicks
    by Richard Hicks

    Will try to do these when I get stressed at work.

  • Jade Steyn
    by Jade Steyn

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

  • Sondra Casario
    by Sondra Casario

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

  • Paula Pennachio
    by Paula Pennachio

    I really want to try them all, so many benefits

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    by Jeanne Coulombe

    I do all these techniques and they work great.

  • paula cheadle
    by paula cheadle

    will have to give these ago

  • Christie Roberts
    by Christie Roberts

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

  • Jeanette Leighton
    by Jeanette Leighton

    Would love to try I need some relief for my back

  • Deb C
    by Deb C

    Great stress reducing techniques.

  • Leigh Anne
    by Leigh Anne

    This sounds like great advice! I find most of my tension in my neck and shoulders!

  • lindsay henige
    by lindsay henige

    great tips!

  • donna porter
    by donna porter

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

  • Anita Stephens
    by Anita Stephens

    I'm definitely going to try these. Thank you for sharing.

  • Rajee Pandi
    by Rajee Pandi

    I will learn it

  • Cassandra D
    by Cassandra D

    Thank you for the information.

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