After a vigorous, 10-minute back, neck, and hand massage, I actually felt more awake. Better yet, my arms and upper back were tension-free, and I felt reinvigorated. Next time you're in need of an afternoon pick-me-up, why not try the same tactic? The key is keeping the massage quick, targeted, and therapeutic, rather than long and relaxing. I think you'll be surprised how much it perks you up from the afternoon slump.