There is nothing quite as relaxing as a getting a massage off a professional, but, for most of us, it is a luxury that we just can’t afford. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have one.


A massage is a proven way to reduce stress and help you relax – all important in maintaining good wellbeing - and you can do your very own DIY one.


Here are four massages that you can do at home: 


1. Eye massage

Sitting down in a comfortable chair, with the pads of your thumbs or fingers, gently rub the area just above your nose and between your eyebrows. Press hard, but don’t hurt yourself, and then rub in a circular motion until you feel lot better.




2. Shoulder massage

Help relieve tension in your shoulders by crossing your left arm over your right shoulder and squeezing the area between your neck and the top of your shoulder. Massage in circular motions for about 60 seconds before moving onto your other shoulder.



3. Leg massage

If you have been standing around all day, then you will be in need of a good leg massage. To do this, sit on a chair or your bed with your legs out straight and putting your hands into a fist gently tap your legs. If this is too sore, gently rub your thighs with your hands – do this for as long as you need.


4. Foot massage

To relax and ease any tension in your foot, simply stand on a tennis ball with one foot and gently roll it back and forth. To feel the full effect, apply a little pressure.