Massage is one of those things that is incredibly good for the soul. Or the body, anyway. One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is to sit on the couch and get a foot massage from my hubby. It just melts away all kinds of tension. Because of our opposite schedules they don't happen very often right now, but honestly, I could stand a foot massage pretty much every day. (And I promise, I give too! He likes neck massages and I think I manage to do the job in a satisfactory manner in most instances.)
There are so many benefits to massage. It helps to relieve pain, it reduces stress, it improves circulation, it releases endorphins which make you feel better. There are so many reasons to enjoy a nice massage.
When I was pregnant with Christopher, the group of moms that I hung out with gave me a gift certificate to get a massage. I absolutely loved it. I scheduled it for his due date (which, despite him being the fourth kid and the third in thirty-one months, he was STILL late!), and it was just wonderful. Being massively pregnant, it was just wonderful to rest and enjoy a moment of peace and relaxation. To me, that was one of the best gifts I ever got! Certainly when I attended births as a doula, massage was a given. One woman was completely confined to her bed, so I massaged her feet for hours. When a client had back labor, counter pressure was necessary to help alleviate the pain.
www.massagetable.net. This is a really nice device. Scalp massage is always really pleasant, but it's definitely not something that's easy to do to yourself. There's no question that it feels much better when someone else is doing it. This little massager does the job pretty well.
The massager has ten adjustable prongs that you set down over your head and they are attached to the device that actually does the massaging. My husband found it a bit painful, but the kids and I all found it rather enjoyable. It's definitely loud, which is probably my biggest complaint about the item. With it all close to your head, having a loud noise isn't the most wonderful thing, but I find the actual massage itself to be quite nice. It uses two AA batteries, which were included.
Nothing will ever beat a hands-on massage. There is definitely something special about physical touch that can simply not be matched by any machine. However, if you're looking for a quick pick-me-up, this is a really nice substitute.
The kind folks over at www.massagetable.net have offered one free scalp massager to one of my readers.
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