Self-massage tips to ease aches and pains

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Head massage

Use your fingertips to massage your scalp. This will increase blood flow and help release tension. You may also like: 30 ways to boost your immune system

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Neck

Our necks accumulate a lot of tension throughout the day. Use both hands and apply pressure to both sides of your neck. You can then move on to stretching your neck in various positions.

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Jaw

This part of our body if often neglected, but we do accumulate some tension in our faces, so massaging your jaw can be quite relaxing. Use your fingers in a circular motion, while applying pressure.

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Sinus relief

Ease the pressure in your sinus by placing your fingers above your nose and rubbing them outwards

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Soothe tired eyes

Rub your hands together until the palms start to generate heat. Then cup your hands and place them over your eyes and let the warmth irradiate to your eyes.

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Hug yourself

Place your hands behind your shoulders and squeeze. Move your hands further down and repeat.

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Pinch your arms

Sweet potatoes are good for Cross one arm and pinch your triceps close to your shoulder. Move down your arm progressively, pinching for a few seconds and releasing.

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Hands and forearms

Kefir is a fermented drink that is rich in probiotics and known for supporting a healthy gut microbiome. This can improve brain health and reduce anxiety levels, so it makes a great addition to breakfast, snacks, or smoothies.

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Hand massage

You can combine two good self-care steps with this one. Apply some hand lotion and massage your hands thoroughly.

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Post-meal massage

Rub your tummy clockwise after a meal. This will help stimulate digestion.

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Foot massage

Use your fingertips to massage the soles of your feet. Start off gentle, and increase pressure as you relax.

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