11 Tips Self-Massage That Will Make You Feel Amazing Seriously Wonderful

6. If your butt is sore from all that sitting:

Or if you just want to massage your butt because it feels good.

Here's how to do it:

1. Sit on the ground with your legs bent, your hands resting on the ground behind you, and a tennis ball under your butt cheek.

2. Lift your leg off the ground and roll around on the ball, working into the places you feel most tension.

3. Repeat on your other side.

7. If your forearms are sore:

This move feels good pain or no pain, but if you work with your hands a lot, whether typing all day at a computer or doing manual labor, it's a lifesaver.

Here's how to do it:

1. Hold your arm out, palm up, and cup it just under the elbow with your opposite hand.

2. Flip your arm within you grip so your palm faces the ground.

3. Repeat all down your arm until you reach your wrist.

Don't squeeze too hard. Per Silbar: “We're just taking the casing of a sausage and twisting. We're not squeezing the meat out of it.”

8. If your legs and knees hurt after walking, running, or scaling stairs:

If you're on the move a lot, you probably experience tightness in your IT band, the tissue that runs from the side of your hip all of the way down past your knee. Instead of rolling directly on your side, which can be painful, come at it from an angle instead.

Here's how to do it:

1. Lie on your side with your foam roller under your hip.

2. Using your hands to brace you, slowly roll down from your hip to your knee, rotating your body toward the ground as you go.

3. Roll back into the starting position.

9. If your neck and shoulders hurt:

Attempting to give yourself a neck or shoulder massage with your hands actually leads to more tension, even if it feels good at the time. Try this instead.

Here's how to do it:

1. Stand with a tennis ball between the wall and your shoulder.

2. Raise your arm above your head and shift your head from side to side.

3. Experiment with the ball in different positions along your neck and shoulders.


10. If you ache from slouching in front of your computer:

You should feel this in your mid-back, where your muscles pull tight and get sore when you slouch.

Here's how to do it:

1. Lie face up with feet shoulder-width apart and flat on the floor.

2. Center the foam roller on your mid-back, beneath your shoulder blades so it's perpendicular to your body.

3. Rock your body toward and away from your feet over the foam roller.

11. If you just want a head massage that feels so good.

This is great for headaches, but it also just feels good. A good head and scalp massage is pretty much the best part of going to the hairdresser, you know?

Here's how to do it:

1. Draw circles with your fingertips at your temples, increasing the size and pressure of your circles as you move toward your scalp.

Here are massages you can do to yourself that will leave you feeling so good.


Original source: buzzfeed

It is important to feel energetic no matter what you are doing and through massage, it can help to ease the pain or ache that you are suffering.

Hope this article can help in some way.