Self-massage. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Maybe not, because we’ve all been told this is an act for someone else to perform (usually someone we don’t know at a salon we get our eyebrows waxed at), but, oh contraire! The self-massage is an old friend: self-abhy in Ayurvedic terms.
The word “abhyanga” is used to describe the general practice of massage, and self-abhy is a derivative. There are many forms of massage, but self-care is incredibly important.
Well it’s simple! Here are just a few of the many reasons:
- It relives stress
- Slows aging
- Enhances circulation throughout your body
- Increases endorphin levels
- And releases toxins into the body for elimination
Like I mention in “Your Ultimate Body Guide,” the more you practice self- massage, the more your awareness of your body will develop; this will help you to become more intuitive to the needs of your body.
The process is simple and nurturing, and you can literally spend as long as you like doing it – whether you have 5mins (like me) or 15-20mins to work thoroughly into your tissues, both lengths of time are beneficial. It can be as simple as massaging warm oil into tender areas of your body, or you can follow a more prescriptive method that helps you reap maximum benefits.
If you’d like to learn more about self-massage, what types of oils are best for your body type, procedural notes, more benefits and other self-care exercises, grab a copy of “Your Ultimate Body Guide” today: http://www.samanthadoyle.com/product/your-ultimate-body-guide/ and Transform Your Life with healthy living!