DIY massage

Author: Canadian Living

Banish headaches and tension with this self -massage technique excerpted from Massage for Health, Relaxation and Vitality by Sarah Porter (Lorenz Books, 1998), or treat your partner to a relaxing foot massage with guidance from our video demonstration, below.

Headaches can have a multitude of causes, such as spending too much time in front of a computer monitor, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue or sinus congestion. However, the most common cause is tension arising from periods of stress. Use this self-massage sequence to help ease a headache, whatever its cause. You can also use it at any time to increase your vitality and help you to focus your mind.

Nutmeg essential oil has a warming, stimulating effect, and can help relieve nervous fatigue.

Click here to learn the headache massage technique.

Persuade your partner to give you a relaxing foot massage
(from Professional Pedicure Techniques with Eva Mileski courtesy of Aesthetic VideoSource.)