London. One of the greatest cities in the world, if not the greatest. But even a city as great as this one can be stressful at times. And who’s to say that you have to live with the stress? Just get rid of it. Sure you can have your 5-year old son walk up and down on your back while you lie face down on the couch, but he will think that it’s a game or a trampoline and start jumping up and down. His aim will probably not be the best yet and he will land with his heel on your neck and stress you out even more. Here at iTranquility, we won’t jump on your back; unless you ask for it. All we will do is to give you the best massage in West London. We also expanded recently. Not by much, but now we cover the entire London. We thought that it was unfair towards the rest of London, that only West London got to experience our magic.
London is cold, rainy and dark, especially during the winter times. What can be closer to paradise than to stay in the comfort of your warm and cosy home; radiator on full flow, umbrella tucked away in the cupboard under the stairs and us coming to you. For me, one of the most stressful things to do is to take public transport. I really hate it and you can imagine having to go somewhere to get that relaxing massage and then getting completely stressed out again on your way back home. That will just be money wasted and you will be even more stressed than before. Once we are done with you, we will leave and you just get to sit back and enjoy the feeling.
All of our therapists are fully trained, extremely professional and really, really good. I know, because most of our clientele are returning customers. One time a client of ours got so relaxed, she turned into a soft serve ice cream in the warm tropics sun and melted away through the hole in the massage table. We had to soak her up with a sponge.
History of the Massage
Evidence of the first massage has been found in an archaeological discovery when they found the ancient tomb of The Physician, A.K.A. The Tomb of Akmanthor, dictated back to BC 2330, which depicts 2 men getting their hands and feet rubbed. So after a long day of carrying boulders, chipping rocks, mixing cement and building the pyramids, these guys got to sit on a hard, stony and dusty floor and got their feet rubbed by another with so many calluses on their hands that it felt like they were getting the once-over with a sheet of extra coarse sandpaper. No wonder they are holding their hands under their armpits; it’s to stop it from bleeding.
Luckily for us in the 21st century, times and technology have evolved. We lay you down on a padded massage table, use scented oils and all our therapists have extremely soft hands. If you had a magic lamp, I can guarantee you that your 3 wishes would all be for the therapist NOT to stop. We have been able to learn from 5000 years’ worth of trying and perfected the art in massaging.
Some people don’t have the money to get a professional massage. Some don’t like it when a stranger touches them. Some just don’t have the time to get one. Whatever the reason is won’t really matter, because you can give it to yourself. A massage, not the other thing you were thinking of. 🙂
Luckily for you, we are in the business of therapeutic treatments, so I’m going to give you a few pointers; something you can try in the comfort of your own home while watching a rerun of Friends. I think that it would best to start at the top and then work our way down.
This is an easy one. Just put your palms flat against both sides of your head, just underneath your hairline and push your scalp upwards. Hold it for a few seconds and you can let go. Make sure you cover the entire circumference of your head and remember to keep your hands opposite each other. Almost like the guy in the top picture. Just don’t pull your hair out like he wants to.
With gentle pressure, just draw circles with your fingers all around your hairline, cheekbones, forehead and the back of your jaw where it it connects. Then using your fingertips, gently rub your earlobes and ears. This is a good way to get rid of that pressing headache.
Neck and Shoulders
Using a computer all day can easily leave you with a stiff neck and shoulders. That’s why trading floors in banks employ therapists to help their traders relax. Small price to pay when millions are at stake. Since we don’t have access to a therapist in this DIY section, you can drop your shoulders completely, lower your chin onto your chest, and thus stretching your neck. Using your thumb and two fingers where your neck meets your shoulder, firmly press down and let go when the muscle feels more relaxed. Then roll your shoulders a few times back and forth and repeat until you no longer need to. Or just follow the girl in the video above.
No this is something I do, because suffer from a bad lower back. You can either lie down or stand against a wall with a tennis ball between you and the surface. Then you slowly move around so that the tennis ball rolls around on your back until you got rid of all that tight muscles. Put enough pressure on the ball so that it feels comfortable to you. A few minutes of rolling should do it.
Arms and Hands
Lay your one arm on your leg with your palm facing up. Place your other palm as high up on your arm as you can get it and then firmly move it down and all the way to your finger tips. Do it as many times as you need and then switch arms. If you do it too hard and fast, you can get a brush burn. One time I managed to make my arm smoke.
Using either a tennis ball or your palms, apply enough pressure and move it around on your thighs in circles. Make sure you cover all the areas and until you feel the tension leaving your stiff thighs.
Using your palms again, you can do this two ways; either by moving it around in circles or as with your arms in a previous lesson, move it from top to bottom, making sure you cover the entire calf.
It is tennis ball time again. As you sit on the couch, just roll the tennis ball around on the floor with your foot firmly pressing down. After that you can lift up your leg and rotate each toe a few times as well as bending it back and forward. It’s like stretching…..for your toes.
Medical research has shown that pain relief, reduced blood pressure, depression, reduced trait anxiety and more are all benefits of massaging. Further research has shown that it also speeds up recovery for muscle performance. I can go on and list hundreds of benefits, but I don’t want to bore you to death. The gist of it all is that a massage only does good and will improve your life. So, even if you don’t want one from us, get it somewhere else, but please, just get it done! We want you to live a long and healthy life. So just lie down, relax and let the good times roll.
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