Do These 3 Stress Reducing Massage Techniques Every Day

Do These 3 Stress Reducing Massage Techniques Every Day

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

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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!


74 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


  • 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


  • 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

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