Get in touch with yourself

No one around to give you a back massage? Do it yourself. Self-massage is an ancient eastern ritual that is known to relieve stress and tension, reduce blood pressure, increase circulation and reduce fatigue.

Take action:
First, lie on your side on the bed or on the floor; using slow, circular movements, massage the side and back of your neck; move onto your shoulders and as much of your upper back that you can reach; turn over and repeat the massage on the other side; now, sit up straight; starting at the bottom of your back, position the fingers of both hands on either side of the spine; gently "walk" your fingers up your back as far as you can go, and back down again.

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