Are you feeling stressed, tired, or just need a bit of a pick-me-up? If so, self-massage might be just the thing for you. Self-massage is a great way to practice physical and mental self-care and, when done properly, can reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, and promote relaxation. What’s more, you can do it from the comfort of your own home for free! If you’re interested in adding self-massage to your self-care routine, try following along with these simple instructional videos:
Self-Massage for Neck and Shoulders
While there’s nothing like receiving a neck massage from another person, this 15-minute self-massage routine is fantastic in a pinch. Massage therapist Ann Swanson demonstrates reflexology techniques to release tension in the trapezius muscles, which tend to become tight as a result of hours spent working at a desk.
Easy 10-Minute Everyday Full-Face Massage
This video by Ksenija of TheMoments is a quick and effective option for when you’re looking to relax and relieve tension in the neck and face. It includes a variety of techniques to stimulate the lymphatic system and can even improve skin texture and elasticity when practiced regularly.
Simple Self-Massage for Foot Pain
Physical therapists-turned-YouTubers Bob & Brad demonstrate how to relieve foot pain naturally in this 7-minute follow-along foot massage video. It includes tutorials for three simple techniques designed to improve circulation and soothe aching feet.