The best way to get a massage is always to go to a professional. However, this can be expensive and not everyone has access to a nearby professional masseuse. In that case, it’s good to know how you can give yourself a massage that will feel just as great, or even better.
However, it is suggested to go for the best massage parlour Singapore but if you don’t have the budget then follow these steps to give yourself the ultimate relaxation:
Make sure the place you plan to massage yourself is clean and tidy.
You can even burn some candles or incense which will help you relax as well.
Light some candles and turn down the lights, put on soft music in the background if you like.
Locate the most suitable surface for your message. You want a flat surface, but a bed might be too hard and a couch too soft.
If possible, lay down a sheet or a blanket over the surface you have chosen to make sure your skin won’t touch anything during the massage. If you can’t find a suitable surface it’s good to invest in a massaging mat such as this one:
Take your clothes off, or keep them on if you prefer.
Start with a warm-up by full body massaging yourself with a small amount of baby oil first. This will make the muscles more flexible and prepare them for all that intense kneading later on. You can even experiment with different oils such as almond oil or jojoba oil to see which one you like best.
Apply the oil to your entire body but focus on the more tense areas such as shoulders, lower back, and neck. You can massage these areas either by kneading them firmly or by doing small circular movements with your thumbs on the tight muscles. Follow the direction of the muscle fibers if you want to be really effective.
Now comes the main body of your message, where you will focus on the larger muscle groups such as your back and legs. Use a lot of oil for this part and make sure to go deep into the muscles with a kneading motion, or a circular motion if that feels better for you.
Also Read: Why you need to take full Body Massage often
Don’t forget about those hands and feet!
Finish off by bathing yourself in warm water, you can even add some nice smelling oil to this bath.
A massage is most effective when done regularly, so why not schedule yourself once a week?
If you can’t afford to go to the masseuse all the time, just schedule regular massages for yourself. You can even invest in your own back and foot massager such as this one:
This will help you get rid of all that tension in your muscles in the comfort of your own home. If you can afford to go to a professional masseuse, congratulations! You will be truly relaxed afterward.
Drink a cup of tea and enjoy the relaxed feeling!
Do you have any other tips for the perfect massage? Share them with us in the comments below. If you are interested in learning more about different oils for massage, read this article: Massage Oils Comparison.
Inclusion, as always, may vary from person to person. Some people might prefer a back massage to a foot massage or vice versa. You can even give yourself a hand or arm massage if that feels good for you.
Regardless of the type of message, you enjoy most, just make sure to have fun with it! 🙂
Enjoy your next massage and remember to relax.