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Here's How You Can Do A Relaxing Massage At Home—No Pro Therapist Needed!

Miss your professional massage services at the spa? Don't fret—getting a relaxing massage can be done at home. A willing partner is all you need!

In case you didn't know, sitting down all day can actually make your body ache rather than relax it. Binge watching your favorite TV series on the couch, working from home at your makeshift office all day, or simply sitting still can cause our bodies to get stiff and stressed out. Even an unfortunate stiff neck can emerge if we don't place our heads right on the pillow the night before. 


What to do when these aches and pains strike? Now that we're all staying home and spas are closed (and in-house massage services aren't exactly ideal either), the best thing to do is to learn how to do a massage yourself!


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Who doesn't love massages? It's a relaxing treatment we love to get for its sheer ability to reduce stress, anxiety, and it immediately lifts our spirits up. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection."


And what better time to practice your massage skills than now when you're holed up at home with your partner, and your loved ones. And mind you, this activity isn't reserved for couples! You can offer to give a relaxing massage to your parents, your siblings, and have them return the favor when they're feeling better! Win-win, right? 


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If you're doing this with your partner, we recommend setting the mood to make the most of its relaxing benefits. Dim the lights, play calming music (we recommend this playlist on Spotify), light a scented candle, and let the relaxation begin!


Whether you choose to do a dry massage or one with soothing essential oils, make sure to check out these handpicked videos to get your DIY massage project started! 


1. If you want to give your partner a relaxing massage (and vice versa), watch this:




2. If you want to learn the different massage strokes and other quick massage hacks, watch this:




3. If you live alone and want to do a hand reflexology session on yourself:




4. If you want to give your partner a hand massage:




5. If you want to give your partner a relaxing foot reflexology massage:



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