Unplug and Recharge: The Temple Rub

11/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

One of my all time favorite self-massage techniques is the temple rub. So simple, and yet so effective. The temples are located just above and outside the eyes, below the forehead and in front of or intersecting with your hairline. You will know you've found your temples if you feel the 2008-10-06-0rub.jpgsoft give of muscle as opposed to the hard resistance of bone. Don't overlook the power of taking a deep breath, then using the tips of your fingers to massage your temples in gentle circles. Generally, massaging in the direction of ears to nose (forward circles) is recommended, but always follow your own intuition about your body. Make at least ten circles with the same number of deep breaths. This self-massage can be extremely helpful for headaches and neck aches.