Take a moment and treat youself with a self massage!
By giving ourselves a daily massage for 5-20 min, with love and patience, we alleviate the accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body. It also increase the circulation, helps to tone the muscles, gives us a smoother and softer skin and improve our sleep at night. In many ways it's amazing and also said to improve our organs.
Olive oil: Helps to relieve stiffness because of its warming effect. (good for Kapha)
Almond oil: A light oil, it is also anti-inflammatory. It is especially good for dry skin, although it is beneficial for most types of skin. (good for Vata)
Coconut oil: A heavy and thick oil, it is best to warm it before use. It is especially beneficial for cracked, dry skin. (good for Pitta)
Sesam oil: Warming effect, provides nutrients for skin, hair and bones and also helps to regulate blood pressure (good for Vata)
After you're done with the massage you can relax for 10-15 minutes to allow the oil and the massage do their magic, followed with a relaxing warm bath or shower.
Even though it's recommend to perform the massage in the morning, to release toxins that may have accumulated during the previous night, it can also be done in the evening before bed to calm yourself down.
Relax and enjoy this special moment just for you!