Self-Massage: What You Need To Know About It!by Ewellness Solution Your Path to Health
Self-massage is great for all and everyone should indulge in such activity. If you enjoy the massage for mental relaxation, then just lie down and relax; it’s much beneficial and can yield great results.
Many people think that massage cannot be self-done and requires a therapist, who is highly trained and experienced. You can use self-massage tools, like - back massage tools to your massage at home and this doesn’t require any trained therapist to help with that.
What can we achieve through self-massage?
Reasons for getting a massage are:
>> Treating niggles
>> Increasing joint range of motion (ROM)
>> Helping rehabilitation
>> Helping 'pre-hab' for the proactive
>> Relaxing or 'releasing' tight muscles
>> Addressing trigger points
>> General recovery after intense exercise
>> Mental relaxation
These issues can be easily treated with the self-massage therapy by using some of the tools; the tools used will want higher forces to be applied at the small points, which can lead to bruising of the skin as well as unnecessary pain.
The skin-deep acupressure or deep tissue massage can be performed at home by using a ball, or tool with small points; all this will work fine for the massage. It should be understood by you that a tool for acupressure may not work fine for muscles or trigger point work; so, use the tools according to the type of massage you want. Therefore, use deep tissue massage tools for a deep massage at home.
What body parts can be involved in this purpose?
You are fully aware of the fact that your feet and thighs are not the same; feet have small bones and muscles while thighs have a single bone and some large muscles. For instance, if you want to use a foam roller for the feet, then it cannot apply enough pressure for a meaningful massage on other body parts.
In case of thighs, a golf ball would be too localized unless you are applying pressure with your hands. Focus on any part of the body and work on them according to the requirement and use the tools, which will be suitable for that part of the body.
Self-massage is a great idea, but only if you have knowledge regarding its techniques and the tools used for it or you should try any Company wellness programs. If you are unaware of it, then don’t indulge in it as the wrong technique can land you in trouble and can cost you an immense pain in any body part.
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