Massage Substitutes

When it comes to massages, it’s safe to say that we’ve all found ourselves enjoying a massage from a loved one, but we don’t often get to experience the “real” thing. What I mean by this is that professional massages, performed by masseurs and masseuses, offer a much more efficient method of relieving tension, and even massage chairs, though they lack that human touch, are often outside of our reach due to cost. Massages can be prohibitively expensive, and there’s nothing quite like them for relieving muscular tension. However there are other ways less dependent on having other people, professionals, or machines, to relieve muscle tension. Here rea a few examples of how to get your relief from muscular tension with forking over your hard earned money and getting all dolled up in your best American Eagle outfit.

First and foremost, there’s nothing quite like a nice, long, hot bath for aching muscles. The hot bath water does wonders for your body by loosening and relaxing your tense muscles, and the warmth is also very relaxing, perhaps even more so than a stranger digging their finger tips into your flesh. Another up side of taking a hot bath is that the quiet solitude can help you clear your mind of worries, which can further relax your muscles. Baths are a great alternative to massages for those that can’t afford them, so give it a try next time you find yourself lamenting the lack of massage money.

Next on the list is yoga. Yoga is a great way to not only relax your muscles, but also to work them out simultaneously. Yoga consists of a number of stretches and other maneuvers meant to work out your muscles and increase flexibility, but these stretches will also help your muscles relax in the process, so yoga is a win win for your well being.