When I get stressed out, my body responds in a physical way. I can't sit still, my muscles get tense and I get a major headache. It's times like these when my mind and body screams, "I Need a Massage!"
Most of the time, I can't get an appointment with my favorite massage therapist and that's where the The Massage Deck ($14.95) comes in handy.
It features 50 easy-to-follow, artfully illustrated methods for giving and receiving the perfect massage. Each card gives detailed instructions on massage techniques (so it's okay if you don't know what you're doing), and tips for when to use essential oils and lotions. They suggest specific sequences for 10 and 20 minute massages so you and your partner can take turns massaging the other into a state of calmness and learning the important language of touch. Then who knows ... the massages may lead to other much more fun stress-relieving activities!!