Do you find that you end the day with aches and pains in your shoulders, upper back, or other areas? If so a handheld massager can let you zero in on the problem area and ease away knots and tension. Different models come with different settings including heated massage, percussion and Shiatsu massage. For a more all-over massage you can also get back massagers, that will get to work on your lower and mid-back and even massage chairs so you can relax while watching TV.
If it’s your feet that suffer then you can melt away aches and pains with a foot spa that combines water, heat and vibration. Some foot spas even feature reflexology rollers to target specific sections of the foot. A standard foot massager will provide a deep and tension-releasing massage to promote blood flow and ease pain in the feet and lower leg.
While massage devices can help you manage pain and stiffness, it can be better in the long run to increase the strength and flexibility of your muscles so they don’t get so stiff and sore. Grab a yoga mat and spend some time in Downward Dog, you won’t regret it and your muscles will thank you.