Stress, migraines, headaches, sounds like life to me. When life gets too fast and stressful for us, you may think that you do not have the time, or the money, to get a professional massage, or take care of ourselves. But it's easier than you think, with these amazingly relaxing videos you will learn various holistic solutions to some of the most common problems such as stress, migraines, and headaches through self-massage and tense release techniques.
There are 2 videos showing the different styles in Thai body massage: the northern style puts more emphasis on the stretching, while the southern style is putting more emphasis on pressure point work. No oil or other lubricant is used in this massage technique. This body massage is believed to orginate from India and is sometimes called Thai yoga as the stretches are closely related to Yoga.
Head massages are great releases after a long day. They are easy to learn and easy to give once you know how. When giving a head massage, it's important to remember that personal preference for the amount of pressure used varies greatly from person to person. Learn about giving a good head massage with help from Gretchen Rivas, a massage therapist from Relax Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Learn these professional secrets from a masseuse in one of America's loveliest cities.
Everyone loves a massage. In this tutorial, learn how to help someone relax after a long day at work. A good chair massage involves work that is mostly done along each side of the spine. Find out how to work around the scapula in a chair massage with help from Gretchen Rivas, a massage therapist and owner of Relax Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Check out these great techniques from a professional salon in one of America's most beautiful cities.
Having someone run his/her fingers through your hair is one of the most relaxing things you can feel, especially when you're stresed out. Most of the de-stressing qualities of scalp massage comes from stimulation of the scalp, which increases blood flow (and also makes your hair grow faster!).
They say we hold a lot of tension and stress in our shoulders (hence the popularity in many spas of the classic back massage), but given how often we use the computer these days, our hands are just as if not more cramped than our shoulders.
Pregnancy is a rough time on a woman's body. Everything hurts and you need to relax. Check out this tutorial and learn how to massage a mother-to-be and be her hero! Surprise your hubby with this relaxing massage and make her 9 months feel a little shorter.
Admit it: you're all stressed out, and you could use some relaxation. Watch this 4 part video tutorial to learn all about how to give a full body massage, the right way. Now, all you need to do is find a partner who will watch this with you, and then give you the massage you so desperately need!
This three and a half minute video talks through the basics of hand massage. With close-ups of the action, the instructor talks through the basic technique and progression for hand massage, providing details and emphasis. All the various strokes are covered: stretching strokes, circular compression, squeezing and kneading. There's no lotion or special materials you need - just your hands, and the hands of a lucky subject. If you want to learn a new way to please your friends or partner, take ...
There are 8 short videos all together to show you the 8 different therapies of sports massage. Sports therapy massage is an integral part of athletics. Massage can be a very crucial aspect to an athletes performance and competition.
If you have a partner or spouse who loves you then wrangle them in to doing this extremely relaxing stretching massage. As the name implies, this massage involves another person helping to stretch out your muscles so the tension pent up inside disappears as quickly as a Stephanie Meyer vampire.
A nice way to wind down at the end of a hard day is with a face massage. In this tutorial, Athena, a Cranio Sacral Therapist, licensed Massage Therapist and a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, shows you how to perform a very professional massage on someone's head and face. Follow along with Athena and she shows you step by step how to give someone a face massage and reduce their tension.
Aromatherapy utilizes distilled plant and flower oils to affect the senses and the mood, usually with the goal of brining reduced stress and promoting calm. When combined with relaxing and stress relieving massage, aromatherapy takes you to a whole new level of calm bliss.
There are 2 videos showing Shiatsu massage therapy. This massage therapy has become the most popular Japanese massage technique. There are a lot of different shiatsu styles that are not just utilizing different hands-on techniques, but are also based on different philosophies regarding the body and the treatment of conditions.
In their quest for staving off signs of aging, lots of women mistakingly believe that doing a facial massage will lead to stretching the skin out, which leads to wrinkles. But when done correctly, a facial massage can stimulate fluid drainage (which means no puffy eyes) and help increase circulation in the skin, increasing collagen and creating a youthful glow.
Trigger point massage is a good technique to bring immediate relief to conditions like frozen shoulder, stiff neck, tennis elbow and headaches. Trigger points form whenever a muscle or joint is stressed beyond its capacity to recover. They are usually believed to be the result of an accumulation of toxic waste around a nerve ending. Active trigger points will create pain and discomfort.
Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine (read: no drugs involved) that involves applying pressure to strategic points on the feet and hand without lotion or oil.
With constant Twitter updates, grueling commutes home, and a neverending workday, it's no wonder more and more of us have anxiety and stress on a regular basis. While you may not be able to just call it quits for a week and hit Fiji for some scuba fun, you can relive stress temporarily with a massage.
If you're anything like the rest of the world, then you're glued to the computer. It's almost impossible to get away from using the computer at work, and once you get home how do you unwind? By checking your favorite blogs and websites on the computer.
Do you have office chair back? If you work a 9 to 5 job then you know what we're talking about: That tight, tense feeling you get all over your shoulders, back, lower back, and arms that feels like you're carrying a great, painful weight.
Whether male or female, being able to give someone a massage is great for making that certain someone like you just that much more, or helps to relieve stress in a stressful situation for them. If you only seem to be making them feel uncomfortable when you do it, you're probably doing it wrong. In this video you will learn how to perform a basic back and shoulder massage with tips for location and set up.
First, open the nodes under the clavicle which opens the rest of the system. Begin with nodes beneath the clavicle, follow the neck chain up and down. Drain the face, chin, nose and cheeks. Open the upper portion of the lungs. Open the axillaries, which are under the arm pits. They go to the heart and liver and cast away toxins to the kidney, bladder and excrete. Next, work on the arms. Open proximally then distally. Open the nodes along the rib cage and open the abdomen. Work in that quadran...
In this video, we learn how to give a professional hand massage. First, spread oil onto the hand with your hands, which will prevent you from sticking together. After this, open the hand up and interlock your fingers with theirs and start to massage the inside of the hand. Open the hand up and work your fingers into the sensitive muscle areas. Go slowly, but apply enough pressure around the hands to make a difference. After this, work the tendons on the front and work your hands around each o...
Psychetruth shows you how to give a cranial sacral massage. This therapy works with the head and the skull bones and the base of the spine. This structure is being influenced by the massage. The massage is done by placing hands on the face and apply pressure to the different parts of the bones. By applying pressure and holding them in place you will feel an expansion. By holding the pressure as it expands the bones can find their way back to a proper alignment.
Learn how to give a great, Swedish arm massage. Also, learn some muscle jargon to impress your massage.
Massage Nerd demonstrates techniques for doing an American-style Shiatsu foot massage.
Georgia Koons demonstrates how to give a relaxing and holistic facial massage. A facial massage has many benefits. It can be anti-aging because it causes the blood to better circulate in your face. It can be relaxing by massaging in soft circular motions. Any type of massage is sure to relieve tension and a facial massage specializes in ridding the body of tension cause by squinting and straining the facial muscles. This type of massage is great for headaches or to help you fall asleep faster.
Massage has been around for a very long time. It has been proved that massage can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and create a feeling of well being. 54% of doctors recommend massage therapy. 85% of all diseases are believed to be stress related. Giving massages is fun and helps build muscle strength in the legs and arms. First you want to remember fiber direction when giving a massage. Start by warming the muscles up by kneading the tissue rather than using any techniques to really ...
You have to do the rising moves which works on three different sections of the body which are the sides, spine, muscles at the top of your back and the shoulders. You have to spread the oil on the back. Then you have to warm up the muscles. The first move is very straight forward. You have to start at the bottom of the spine. Then move over the spine and then down the sides. This you have to perform in three steps. First you have to massage at the top, then the shoulders and the back of the s...
This is the next best thing to having a live-in masseuse. Since your guy probably loves getting a rub down, why not do it right the next time you treat him to one by giving him this relaxing body massage?
Relax your sweetheart after a long day of work with a neck and shoulder massage. First, you have the recipient take a deep breath (or a few breaths) to get them warmed up. Then, you start by squeezing the neck and shoulder muscles in the way shown in the video. The neck and shoulders store a lot of tension from driving, hunching over, computer work, etc. Put your arms into it as though you are kneading dough. That will give you the right amount of pressure to relive tired muscles.
Psychetruth shows you how to give a massage. Start out by using any kind of oil, not to much, just enough to create slip. Take your thumbs and run down the spine. Feel if there are any points that need to be massaged longer. Move up to shoulder and work the mussels in that area. Then work the neck at the base of the skull. Lift up shoulders and massage out tension. Work your way down to the lower back. Move all around the back and work deep into the muscles.
Make sure your hand is warmed up and you have lotion in your hands, start by stroking from the ankle toward the toes, fold the whole foot while your hand is gliding over the surfaces of the foot towards the toes.
Some stretching can be incorporated into a chair massage. Watch this video by Massagenerd to learn how to do these stretches.
Learn some simple techniques for massaging a hand, Swedish-style.
Learn techniques for lymphatic drainage using the power of massage.
Swedish massage is one of the most popular massage techniques in the world. Learn how to give a Swedish massage with expert tips in this free massage therapy video series.
Deep tissue massage can relieve stress and minor muscle pain. Our expert will show you how to give a deep tissue massage for the whole body in this free massage therapy video series.
Massaging the knees and thighs is part of most leg massages. A massage is not complete if you don't massage this area, so make sure not to forget it. Learn the art of giving massage on the knees and thighs in this health how-to video.
In this clip, we're going to be talking about how to massage away a headache. There are certain different types of headache. So after you've asked your body where the headache is specifically, if it's on the left side or on the right side, if its starting from the base of the neck, maybe even the shoulders, then that way it will gear you to where you need to be a little bit more specifically. Try massage for headache relief. Learn to treat headaches with massage in this health how-to video.