There are some things that can never fall within the do-it-yourself category.
Try as you may to push and squeeze those tender spots from over the shoulder, it is not quite the same as having a second pair of hand to do the kneading.
One Single Edition Subscriber described it best, when he said "when giving yourself a massage it is impossible to truly convince yourself someone else is involved...no matter how hard your try." Well friends, no need to be desperate for the latest squeeze, we found some perfect matches to help rub down those kinky spots!
The Backnobber is popping up throughout alternative health clinics and being touted by therapists as one of the most useful tools for self treatment of headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, and trigger point disorder. We first spotted and tested it out at Longevity Health, a Wellness Center in New York City. While this clever contraption seemed daunting at first, rest assured once you get the grip it will allow you to target areas of the back and shoulders which otherwise cannot be reached. You can find the backnobber and other self-massage tools that actually work at bodybackbuddy.com.
Who needs beer and nachos when you can luxuriate with an airport massage? Next time you travel solo, forego the stranger syndrome by unwinding on layovers. Two popular companies are catering to the on-the-go crowd offering deep tissue, sports or traditional body massages. For location information, advance reservations or gift certificates visit XpressSpa.com or MassageBar.com. Or for a more complete listing of airport spas, including international terminals just visit spaindex.com
If the spa setting is not your scene, why not take the pressure off in the comforts of your own home by enlisting the hands of an in-house masseuse? A certified professional therapist will come to your house with folding table, oils, music and candles in tow. To find a pair of certified healing hands in your neighborhood visit nationwidemassage.com or massagetherapy.com. Each of these websites also provides research, articles and events that will help you learn more about bodywork before you consider your next massage treatment.