After a long, stressful week, we can only think about two things: How much our back hurts and how much we want a massage. Stat. Thankfully, if you are plagued by aches and pains you don't have to shell out most of your week's hard-earned money to get a nice massage at a spa. In fact, you (or your spouse) can do it at home with some simple techniques.
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.
In this instructional video series, our expert will show you how to give yourself a wonderful and relaxing massage in the comfort of your own home.
Practice hot stone massage therapy after learning about basalt stones, proper massage techniques, and how to lay out the stones from this free massage video.
• Start by warming and relaxing the lower back of the person you are looking to massage. Warm some massage oil in your hands, and spread it evenly over their lower back.
The therapeutic benefits of dog massage include helping with joints, muscles and internal organs and keeping your dog happy and calm. Learn more in this free pet care video guide.
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.
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.
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.
You usually get a whole body massage, but did you know that the toes can be massaged too! Learn the art of giving massage in this diet and health how to video. Watch this instructional massage video as our host shows you various ways of relaxing the toes.
We usually give massages with our finger tips. Try massaging a client's arms with the palms of your hands. Learn the art of giving massage in this health how to video. Using the bottom of palm keeps you from getting tired so quickly and it helps you give a more effective 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.
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.
A massage on the arms lifts the spirit. Use the whole arm including the hands and start up at the shoulders. Learn the art of giving an arm massage 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.
In this clip, we're going to be talking about how to treat migraine headaches. There's several different ways. If you want to go the more natural way, you want to go on a very easy and relieving way, we're going to start out by cupping our fingers underneath the neck and just kind of staying there. Try massage for migraine relief. Learn to treat headaches and migraines with massage in this health how-to video.
Every day matters can really stress our bodies. Rub stress away with a self massage. Watch and learn how to treat yourself with the self massage tips in this medical how-to video.
Give a back massage to relieve tension and soreness; learn the art of giving massage in this free health how-to video. It is important to apply a bit of lotion or oil to your hands before massaging the back. Use you're elbows and forearms in doing some type of gliding strokes.
The techniques of Swedish massage are increasingly popular. Swedish massage entails mostly gliding strokes, a lot of gliding strokes. Learn the art of giving Swedish massage in this free health how-to video.
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.
Massaging the scalp releases tension. Start with a circular motion, going all the way up from the ears, maybe working all the way up to the crown. Learn the art of giving a scalp massage in this health how-to video.
In this clip, we are going to talk about how to create a room in your home for a massage. You don't necessarily need a table if you want to use your dining room table as long as it's sturdy. Don't get anything flimsy in it and of course it shouldn't be a round table, something rectangular. Making a massage room in your own home is easy with these tips. Learn the business of massage therapy in this how to video.
Cupping is a special massage technique. This massage is fabulous if you get any type of buildup of fluids in your lungs, like little children when they have colds. Learn the art of giving a back massage with the cupping technique in this health how-to video.
The clavicle is a V shaped bone that makes up the shoulder area. Massaging the clavicle, or collar bone, relieves tension in clients. Learn the art of giving massage in this diet and health how to video.
All day we use our calf muscles when we walk, run, and climb stairs. As a result calf muscles are popular massage targets. Learn the art of giving massage in this diet and health how-to video.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a back massage routine. This massage can stand on its own or be incorporated into a full body massage routine. The more you know about massage, the better you'll be at giving them. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.
In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates how to give a foot massage. This massage can stand on its own or be incorporated into a full body massage routine. The more you know about massage, the better you'll be at giving them. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.
In this clip, Athena Jezik demonstrates a leg massage technique to work, soothe and relax leg muscles. This massage can stand on its own or be incorporated into a full body massage routine. The more you know about massage, the better you'll be at giving them. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.
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.
Expert massage therapist Jinilee Reavis offers an introduction to hot stone massage therapy in this video series. She offers information about heating the stones, how the combination of heat and weight is therapeutic for relaxing muscles, and when to apply lotion to maximize the benefits of hot stone therapy.
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.
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.
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.