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Wellness Education
 

STRESS: Self-Massage

 
SELF-MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
 

Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University

Scalp Soother

Place your thumbs behind your ears while spreading your fingers on top of your head. Move your scalp back and forth slightly by making circles with your fingertips for 15-20 seconds.

Easy on the Eyes

Close your eyes and place your ring fingers directly under your eyebrows, near the bridge of your nose. Slowly increase the pressure for 5-10 seconds, then gently release. Repeat 2-3 times.

Sinus Pressure Relief

Place your fingertips at the bridge of your nose. Slowly slide your fingers down your nose and across the top of your cheekbones to the outside of your eyes.

Shoulder Tension Relief

Reach one arm across the front of your body to your opposite shoulder. Using a circular motion, press firmly on the muscle above your shoulder blade. Repeat on the other side.

www.helpguide.org/mental/
stress_relief_meditation_yoga_relaxation.htm

Managing Stress

Daily Strategies

Meditation Practice

Acupressure

Deep Breathing

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Self-Massage

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