Giving and receiving a massage is a personal but incredibly rewarding experience. But with different types of massage available, it can be hard to know what to choose. Here is a beginners guide to different techniques used in remedial and Swedish massages and how it can be replicated at home.
Swedish massage is probably what most people relate to when they think of relaxation, candles and scented oils. It's one of the more relaxing approaches and places great emphasis on relieving tension within the muscles, using long graceful strokes towards the heart to improve circulation.
If you regularly use a mobile device, such as a phone, tablet or laptop, you may start to develop pains in your head, neck, shoulders or even your arms. Known as text neck syndrome, these pains are typically due to postural problems when you use mobile devices. These devices encourage you to look down, which may put excess strain on the neck and spine.
Text neck syndrome doesn't just affect people who use mobile devices all the time.
Getting a good night of sleep, seven days of the week is so crucial. It is recommended that adults get at least seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night in order to function at their best throughout the day. As well as having less energy and reduced powers of concentration on a day to day basis, not getting enough sleep can also have more long-term effects on your health.