Hand Massage can be part of any full body massage, but it may be given as a separate treatment modality also. It’s one of those massage modalities which can be easily practiced by yourself.
The hands, of course, are important and much used parts of our body, and depending on the type of activities or work one does the hands may be used rather intensively.
One of the problems with the hands (and wrists) is that we often engage in repetitive work, which can lead to health issues, such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fingers, thumbs and wrist numbness, tingling and pains, and so on.
Regular, daily Self-Care Hand Massage or Hand Reflexology can alleviate or counteract those problems. Many techniques are used, such as gliding, stroking, cracking, stretching, traction, pressing, and acupressure, to name the most common techniques applied.
Hand Massage, together with its inherent reflexology results, is thought to be beneficial also to alleviate arthritis, rheumatic arthritis, neuropathy, general stiffness, headaches, anxiety, and insomnia.