Massage Therapy for Stress Relief, Tension, Headaches, Muscle Tightness, and More


Few sensual experiences rival a full-body massage for pleasure and stress relief — at least among those things you can talk about in front of the children at the dinner table. Word on the health benefits of eyes from staring at the computer — it brings circulation to the area and relieves ankle rotations.

Repeat the entire process on the right foot

Keep in Mind Before You Start

With all of these exercises, remember, you never want to cause yourself pain — but you do want to reach the area that is tender, because that is where the tension is. Always stretch the muscle out after massaging the area.

“If these moves do not ease your pain, contact your doctor to rule out any underlying medical problem,” says massage therapist Dale Grust. “Never substitute self-massage for proper medical treatment.”

And enjoy.