Receiving a massage is an amazing way to show your body love, but don’t fret, you don’t need to shell out major cash to relax. Self-massage has been shown to produce the same feel-good vibes and benefits as any spa or partner massage. Make this weekend special with a massage that’s much more indulgent with a Rose Infused Massage Oil and enjoy the myriad of benefits that we have at our fingertips.
Most people won’t argue that a massage eases sore muscles, but did you know massages have also been shown to:
- Soothe Anxiety and Depression.
The exact modes of this benefit are unclear; however, massage has shown to reduce the body’s production of certain hormones linked to blood pressure, anxiety and heart rate which are believed to be involved in the found benefits.
- Reduce Pain & Improve Range of Motion.
Massage can help reduce pain and improve range of motion in individuals with arthritis.
- Lower Levels of Stress.
Massage can lower the body’s production of stress hormones such as cortisol and boost the production of serotonin which can improve mood and helps to regulate appetite and sleep patterns.
- Improve Immune Function.
Studies have shown massage increases the number of disease-fighting white blood cells which serve as an important component of the immune system.
- Decrease PMS Symptoms.
Ladies, it is even linked to decrease mood swings and bloating associated with PMS!
- Improve Skin Health.
Not only does this amazing practice benefit our internal health but our external health too! Massage has great beauty benefits, gentle manipulation of muscles and skin helps to increase circulation and blood flow which plumps skin and encourages lymphatic drainage decreasing puffiness and adding vitality to your skin!
How to Preform a Self-Massage
You don’t have to pay a pretty penny for a great massage, you can create all these benefits by adopting a practice in your own home.There is no wrong way to give yourself a massage as long as it feels soothing and supportive of your body. But if you are new to the practice here are some pointers.
Start with a short 5 or 10 minute self-message before getting into the bath or shower. Apply a small amount of the Rose Infused Massage Oil in the palm of your hand and begin on your limbs, using long strokes on your arms and legs pulling the oil towards your body. Change to circular, broad strokes on the joints, abdomen and chest. Move slowly and at a pressure that feels comfortable. Finally finish with your feet, using your thumbs and fingers to gently release any tension or stiffness. And voila, self-massage made easy!
Rose Infused Massage Oil
- 4-6 ounces sweet almond or jojoba oil
- 24 drops rose essential oil
Mix both ingredients together and voila!
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