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.
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.
Saying that people have too much stress these days is an understatement. With Twitter, Facebook, and a variety of electronic gadgets occupying our time, there's hardly room to breathe or to relax. This means that more and more of us are finding it difficult to fall asleep.
Save yourself a fortune by making your very own homemade oatmeal facial mask. Place 6 teaspoons of sweet almond oil into a small bowl. Add 2 drops each of pure violet oil, lavender, neroli oil to the bowl. Add enough oatmeal to the mix and make a paste. Pat onto your face and lay down for 20 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water.
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?
Massaging the foot benefits the entire body. It is very important to know the proper massage technique and have the right equipment. Learn the art of giving massage in this health how-to video.
A nice shoulder massage or rub can brighten anyone's day. Learn the art of giving massage in this health how-to video. A shoulder rub can be performed with or without oil.
This series of videos shows you a massage routine, a massage sequence to relax someone who isn't sleeping well or are stressed out and need to be de-stressed. This is a soothing back massage that promotes sleep and relaxation, which is a great gift to a tensed friend.
Kick off your shoes and join Dina in this relaxing foot stretch. Increasing your foot flexibility by doing these easy foot exercises.
Barely able to lift your head off your bed to do exercise? No problem, the exercise can come to you!
You only need oil and your hands. Some soft music helps to relax the client.
You may think using cups for massage is weird, but it's actually very relaxing. In this video, licensed massage therapist Athena shows you how to use the cups to effectively relax the muscles in the back. You'll come out of it feeling much less stress.
Water therapy has been used for thousands of years to help destress and relax. And with all the distractions that we have these days, there's no better time to get away from it all and take a visit to the lake.
Enjoy this relaxing video and use it as a path to meditation. Forget your problems for 3 minutes and let you mind wander in the clouds. The digital enhancements applied to some of the skyscape scenes will allow you to see all kinds on shapes as your mind is let free to interpret.
Pharmacist Sherry Torkos shares the story on how L-theanine was discovered to be a calming and relaxing supplement.
The following is a quick and easy way to relieve yourself of strain in the upper region, a common place of tension. This is going to be accomplished through the art of meditation. The technique literally “relaxes your mind” away from your area of discomfort and puts your attention on moving and breathing slowly. The combination of the slow movement and breathing will relax the region and open you to higher healing energy. You will have effectively raised your vibration and allowed healing (wh...
Dr. Dre has produced many of the best gangsta-rap beats of all time, and his deep luscious bass beats are perfect for dancing and relaxing at the same time. Watch this video to learn how to create a very Dr. Dre-style beat yourself using Reason 4.
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.
Gardening can be relaxing in the summertime. The sun is shining, the flowers smell delicious and it can be great exercise..it would be absolutely perfect if it weren't for all those pesky bugs.
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!).
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.
We all want to garden. Gardening is a great, peaceful and relaxing hobby. Unforunately we all don't have 10 acres to grow a big beautiful field of daisies on. Luckily, there are still ways. In this tutorial, learn how to garden anywhere - even without a yard at all!
Remember summer camp? Remember the smell of the log cabins? The feel of the treated wood? Well, you can create something for your home that's perfect for a nostalgic summer camp aesthetic. Meg Allen Cole (recently of Threadbanger) was inspired to make this mid-century modern wall hanging piece made from a small wooden log (or branch) when she was at a relaxing, wooded vacation spot in Maine. And she shows you how to make one, too!
When it comes to working with people, the photographer can face quite a challenge. Everyone has a mind of their own, and with these few tips you will know how to advise your subject so they look fantastic in a picture. Join Erin Manning, professional photographer, as she shows us 5 handy tips for working with people.
Are you heading out this weekend for a relaxing fall picnic with some friends? Then get into the spirit of the outdoors by adorning your nails with some of the prettiest insects on the lawn: ladybugs!
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.
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.
Please don't try this complex yoga move at home unless you are a mid to advanced level yoga practitioner. Yoga is all about flow and one movement melding into another seamlessly, and in this tutorial you'll learn how to do a headstand (with your elbows resting on the floor) from a split pose, then relaxing into a meditation pose.
In this clip, learn how to change out the seat on your beach bike. This clip will show you exactly how to take that tough, standard seat that comes with your new bicycle and change it out with a comfier, better seat. The difference between a bumpy ride and a relaxing one is all in the seat cushion, so make sure you have one installed that best fits you.
Undereye bags can be removed easily and naturally with nothing more than tea bags and ice water. This process is relaxing and can be done after a long day to reduce puffiness and feel fresh again.
Most of us would love reclining into a steaming, soothing bath of warm water with a glass of champagne and a good romance novel, but let's face it: With all that we have to do these days, we're lucky if we have ten full minutes in the bathroom to ourselves.
These cupcakes are like the tropics in a cupcake liner. Made from yummy sweet mangos and coconuts, these mango coconut cupcakes will instantly transport you to relaxing by the cabana in Cabo.
Tara Stiles teaches us how to do the splits in this tutorial. Remember not to do this all at once, stretch out your body first. To start, come into a downward dog position while bending the knees and straightening them and deep breathing. Now, bring a foot to the front and keep in this position until flexing the foot while sitting back near the other foot. Lean forward over your front leg, then repeat on the other side of the body. Come back into a downward dog, then do lunges to open up the ...
If you wish that you had a nice relaxing chair that you and others could enjoy, this tutorial is for you. In it, you'll find out what tools you'll need to make a chattahoochee chair from scratch. It's perfect for enjoying the outdoors and shouldn't cost you and arm and a leg. So if you're up to a little woodworking challenge, check out this awesome tutorial. Good luck and enjoy!
In our hectic everyday world of coffee, office cubicles, kids, and soul destroying commutes, it's nice - and often necessary - to have a peaceful, safe haven we can come back to and just be ourselves in. Unfortunately, for those who live in overcrowded cities, that place is not home. What's worse is that most apartment buildings and even condos don't have garden space for you to calm your mind in.
Pergolas make a lovely addition to any home. They offer shade and interesting shape to where you live. In this two part tutorial, learn how to build your own pergola for your home. Follow this step by step video and soon you'll be on your way to relaxing in one of your very own!
Dips are great exercises, in or out of the gym, and are easily done. They're the perfect exercise for working out your triceps brachii and pectoralis muscles. This also works out a secondary muscle— the deltoids. THe beginner to intermediate exercise is a great way to work all three muscles. All you need to do this exercise is the vertical knee raise towers which most gyms have. For those who are new to this exercise and are unable to lift themselves, you can use the weight assistance to buil...
In this video you will learn the basics of starting a beginner sewing project. The project featured in this video is an eye pillow. Eye pillows are filled with flax seed and essential dried herbs like lavender, spearmint, chamomile, etc.They are easy and fun to make and they make great gifts! You will learn how to piece the front of your eye pillow using strips of three different fabrics and how to choose the silky backing of your eye pillow so it goes on smooth and relaxing over your eyelids...
This video knitting tutorial demonstrates making a 3-stitch I-cord, so cast on 3 stitches. Use 2 double-pointed needles to make an I-cord. After casting on, instead of turning the work, slide it down such that the first stitch you will knit is at the opposite end of the stitches from the working yarn. Pull the working yarn across the back and knit three stitches. Now slide the work again, give the cord end a tug, pull the yarn across the back and knit three stitches. You need to add some tens...
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.