How To Give Yourself A Massage
How To Give Yourself A Massage
When you're having one of those tiring days, you can lift your mood with a self-massage. This video will tell you how to give yourself a relaxing massage that works.
Hi, my name is Sunita Passi from Tri-dosha. We're specialist training providers in Ayurvedic massage, nutrition and meditation, and I'm looking forward to telling you about how to transform your life with a variety of different techniques. I'm here to tell you about self-massage, massage that you can do yourself at home, morning or evening.
Some of the great benefits about learning self-massage or learning simple techniques to self-massage are you have control of your skin's complexion, so self-massage improves skin's elasticity, the skin condition, skin tone to a great degree. Actually, massaging with oil on a regular basis really helps improve the skin's tissues, and it keeps your skin supple and moisturized. From a physiological aspect, it also helps improve the circulatory system, so this is where improved circulation means that better nutrients and oxygen are actually going into the really important parts of the body, and it also helps with the digestive tract.
Better digestive system means you wouldn't suffer from indigestion and chronic pains within your lower intestines, IBS, there's lots of reasons that improving your digestive tract has on your health system. Self-massage could also help with many of the systems of the body including the lymphatic system which helps support longer life, helps fight disease, so it's something that if you get into the habit of doing, you'd definitely be rewarded for. So we'll see positive results as time goes on.
Now, I'm just going to show you a few little techniques with one of our oil blends. The easiest way to perform self-massage is to just take a little bit of oil into your hand, you don't need much, just 10 millilitres, and again if you heat that up in your hands and decide on the area that you're going to work on, but if I just show you on the arm, if you actually just take the oil and use long flowing strokes, we actually call this effleurage technically. But you're simply going up and down the arm, long flowing strokes, and then you can also start to minimize these strokes.
So you can also start to do small little circles really improving the circulation, getting the blood flowing which means that more nutrients are actually going to go into your body as well, and then bigger strokes just across the top of the arm. Okay, again if you the same thing on the other side, by this point, you'll actually see that you're body's heating up. So you've got all of your oil being massaged into your arm first of all with long flowing strokes, then once you've heated that area up, you're going to take that into smaller strokes.
So little small circles working in to your arm, okay, there we go. And then, just simply finish by massaging the oil into your hands and here, you can do some simple circular movements in the palm of your hand. You can also stretch your fingers so that you mobilize all of your joints, and you can already feel the energy flowing.
Your hands should be tingling now, your arms would be heated up, and the same process can be carried out on your legs and also your stomach area, and then your back's going to be a little bit more difficult, you might want to find somebody to help you there. But it's a great technique, it's a great procedure to bring into your life. I hope you've enjoyed that, and I look forward to talking to you about other massage techniques.