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7 Different Types of Massage

When you are feeling tired, stress, sore, or overwhelmed, which massage techniques would give you the most benefit? One of the main goals of massage is homeostasis or balance. When you are balanced in body, mind and heart, you feel lighter on your feet, your mood is...

Tantric Massage Techniques & Poses for Beginners

Massage is one of the best ways to get rid of redundant tensions in the body, improve the circulation of the blood and spread healing good-vibe energies all throughout the body. In the case of tantric massage, there's the added benefit of sensually turning on your and...

The Benefits of Dry Skin Body Brushing

On the surface, dry skin body brushing is an effective and quick addition to any self-care routine for smoother skin. But the effects can go deeper. Dry skin body brushing, or garshana, is a cleansing ritual performed in Ayurveda, the natural healing system...

The Remarkable Benefits of Foot Massage

Foot massage is an ancient art, having been practised across many different cultures for hundreds, probably thousands of years. It dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, but was introduced to the Western world only in the early 1900s when Dr William Fitzgerald...

The Joys of Head and Scalp Massage

I love the art of massage. Truly, absolutely, entirely. The anticipation if I book a professional treat for myself, the amazingly profound sensations during the time with the therapist, and the feeling afterwards – so calm, so serene, such great sleep that night, such...

Tools for Facial Self-Massage in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional holistic healing techniques from the East are fast being adopted by the modern West to address a range of skin and healthcare concerns. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has incorporated self-massage and tools to gently manipulate the body and skin for...

Self-Massage and Essential Oils

The therapeutic qualities of physical touch have been used in healing and medicine throughout human history. Massage - or "The Therapy of Touch" - can bring about a state of deep relaxation within the body. When we are stressed (physically or emotionally), the body is...

How to Combine Yoga with Self-Massage

Yoga and self-massage are two great ways of taking care of our wellbeing. In an age where most people routinely sit on rigid chairs for the biggest part of their day, being able to move and to bring comfort to our bodies has become essential to our overall health and...

How to Combine Self-Massage with Meditation

Self-massage and meditation are two of my favorite everyday habits to combine. One of the main reasons why is that these two things are great ways to achieve deep relaxations of the body, mind and heart. Another big reason is that both meditation and self-massage are...

Pressures: Self-Massage for Relieving Tension and Rigidity

Using pressure to specific areas where muscle tightness is present can be an effective form of self-massage. One of the many good things with "pressures" is that they can be done effectively without the use of massage oils and can also be implemented through clothes....
How to Combine Yoga with Self-Massage

How to Combine Yoga with Self-Massage

Yoga and self-massage are two great ways of taking care of our wellbeing. In an age where most people routinely sit on rigid chairs for the biggest part of their day, being able to move and to bring comfort to our bodies has become essential to our overall health and...

How to Combine Self-Massage with Meditation

How to Combine Self-Massage with Meditation

Self-massage and meditation are two of my favorite everyday habits to combine. One of the main reasons why is that these two things are great ways to achieve deep relaxations of the body, mind and heart. Another big reason is that both meditation and self-massage are...

Pressures: Self-Massage for Relieving Tension and Rigidity

Pressures: Self-Massage for Relieving Tension and Rigidity

Using pressure to specific areas where muscle tightness is present can be an effective form of self-massage. One of the many good things with "pressures" is that they can be done effectively without the use of massage oils and can also be implemented through clothes....

Top 3 Massage Guns (2020) for Deep Tissue Massage and Recovery

Top 3 Massage Guns (2020) for Deep Tissue Massage and Recovery

We're no strangers to massage here on TrueRelaxations. We've covered the benefits of both massage and self-massage, arguing that in some regards self-massage is superior to getting a massage. With that in mind, there are of course limits to what you can do with your...

Top 5 Self-Massage Sticks & Rollers in 2020

Top 5 Self-Massage Sticks & Rollers in 2020

Exercising and maintaining physical fitness can cause tightness in our muscles. Similarly, our everyday activities often cause stiffness and rigidity if not measures are taken. Self-massaging is a great way to loosen tight muscles, increase blood flow and boost up the...

Kneading: Self-Massage for Relieving Pain and Tension

Kneading: Self-Massage for Relieving Pain and Tension

Kneading is a self-massaging technique that goes deeper than some of the previous ones we've covered, like feathering, light and deep stroking. The name of kneading is derived from kneading dough, to make bread, as the movement and massage used on the tissues is...