Though nothing truly compares to a professional massage, you can certainly benefit from more regular DIY massage in the comfort of your home. Marigold Relaxation and Natio have put together a couple of mini guides for treating yourself or your partner to a pampering massage using Natio's two nourishing Massage Oils.
First of all, a good massage starts with a tranquil and cosy environment: Make sure the room is warm and comfortable to help your body relax. Create a serene atmosphere with dimmed lighting. Diffuse calming essential oils to envelop the room in naturally calming scents. Set the mood with soft music.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you're getting ready to give or receive a massage: Gently wipe the area of the body being massaged with a damp, warm hand towel. Make sure both the massage oil and your hands are warm. Rub your palms together to heat them up, then rub a little massage oil between your hands. Use just enough oil to prevent friction, but not so much that it feels overly greasy which can also make it harder to control your hand movements. Breathe deeply during the massage to help further calm the body and mind. Avoid massaging just after eating, if you have sore bruises, fractures or open wounds, if you suffer from serious or chronic pain, if you have a temperature or are feeling dizzy, or if you are pregnant.
Facial massage is easy to do yourself and can be incorporated into your nightly routine using your favourite face oil or one of the carrier oils from Natio's Home Happiness range. Like any other type of massage, this rejuvenating ritual helps gently stimulate blood flow, relax and tone facial muscles, release tension and awaken the senses. As a bonus, working a nourishing oil into the skin also helps deeply moisturise the complexion and improve radiance.
Simply pick your favourite essential carrier oil mix and enjoy the soothing and refreshing benefits of a facial massage.
From eating, dressing and typing to doing the dishes, hands rarely rest, making them one of our most hard-working body parts. Hand reflexology is a great way to relieve tension after a hard day's work and something you can easily do yourself while you lounge in front of the tv or even relax in a warm bath.
Simply enjoy the calming blend of Lavender and Rose essential oils in the Relaxation Massage Oil as you ease away tension and relax tired hands.
Your feet do a lot of work every day - whether you are running errands, wearing your favourite heels or your job keeps you on your feet all day. A foot massage is not only delightfully relaxing, it can also help soothe soreness, improve blood circulation and increase your energy levels. Plus it's a great way to secure some quality time with your partner.
Simply enjoy the calming blend of the Lavender and Rose in Natio's Relaxation Massage Oil or the stimulating blend of Rosemary, Cinnamon and Wintergreen in Natio's Sports & Muscle Recovery Massage Oil as you soothe the stress from active feet and prepare to unwind and relax.
A common place to hold tension and stress is through the neck, shoulders and back from working long hours hunched over computers. A relaxation massage is ideal to help a loved one relax, relieve muscle tension and help induce sleep after a long week.
Your body will be most receptive to massage in a warm room. Use low lighting, candles and relaxing music to create a soothing atmosphere. Natural scents help create a welcoming space, prepare your room for massage with your favourite Essential Oil or Essential Oil Blends in a burner or diffuser, or simply spritz a Home Scent Spray Mist to refresh your home and relax your mind.
Simply enjoy the calming blend of Lavender and Rose essential oils in the Relaxation Massage Oil as you relax the senses, sooth the body and easy away tension and stress with a relaxation massage.
Sports massage tends to be more targeted than relaxation massage, focusing on specific muscle groups of the body. Often excessive or repetitive exercise can result in tired and aching muscles, especially through the legs. A sports and muscle massage is ideal to help relieve muscle tension and induce sleep.
Your body will be most receptive to massage in a warm room. Use low lighting and relaxing music to create a soothing atmosphere. Natural scents help create a welcoming space, prepare your room for massage with your favourite Essential Oil or Essential Oil Blends in an oil burner or ultrasonic diffuser, or simply spritz a Home Scent Spray Mist to refresh your home and relax your mind.
Enjoy the stimulating blend of Rosemary, Cinnamon and Wintergreen essential oils in the Sports & Muscle Recovery Massage Oil as you help provide relief for tired and aching muscles and soothe the body with a sports massage.