How Self Massage can benefit your body
We put our bodies through a lot- training, running, lifting weights, sitting at a desk all day, staring at our phones, picking up toddlers etc... it's important to take time each day to be kind to your body. While we're totally familiar with the benefits of breaking a daily sweat and eating right, we are largely neglecting our body's need for gentle, restorative touch. Here are five things you probably haven't thought about self-massage.
1. You're connecting the body & mind.
Starting your day with a 10 minute self massage can be a great way to center yourself before you connect with the world. A more energetic stroke will help wake you up and energize you, a more leisurely stroke will help you relax. Focus on your breathing to help slow down the mind and bring awareness to your body.
3. You're clearing a path for your body to heal itself.
5. You're curbing anxiety.
In a world where we're constantly going, it can be hard to stop and take time for yourself. Practicing self-care throughout the day is one of the best ways to stay grounded and connect your body and mind. A 10 minute self-massage, a walk around the block or quick deep breathing exercises will help you to put things in perspective so you can go fiercely out into the world... ok or maybe just be able to exist with a little less pain.