One of the best ways to relax, to loosen up and to manage stress, nausea and muscle pain is through Shiatsu Self Massage. Shiatsu is a Japanese word which means finger pressure. Applying the finger, thumb palm pressure in a constant and continuous rhythmic pattern to energetic pathways (meridians) will perk up and improve the flow of imbalanced natural form of energy called “qi” through the body. Using pressure to specific body points will relax the excessively active nervous system which helps to improve blood circulation, relieves stiff muscles and lessens stress.
Below is a chart to serve as a guide. I bought it in the bookstore and it does wonders for me and my husband especially after a tiring day’s work.
I also have this wooden roller that we use to massage our aching backs.