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    Mental Health – Weekly Tip

    Camden Learning's Health and Wellbeing Team weekly tips to promote healthy and positive wellbeing amongst the whole school community:

    Week 19: 5-minute Self-Head Massage for Relaxation

    Try to find time this week to give yourself a five-minute self-massage to relieve stress and to help you relax. You can spend up to 30 seconds on each part.

    1. Start by rubbing the muscles at the back of your neck and shoulders, with your fingertips.
    2. Next, use your thumbs to work tiny circles around the base of your skull.
    3. Slowly massage the rest of your scalp with your fingertips.
    4. Then tap your fingers against your scalp, moving from the front to the back and then over the sides.
    5. Now massage your face – start by putting your whole hands over your face and make gentle circular motions.
    6. Now make a series of tiny circles with your thumbs or fingertips. Pay particular attention to your temples, forehead, and jaw muscles.
    7. Use your middle fingers to massage the bridge of your nose and work outward over your eyebrows to your temples.
    8. Finally, close your eyes. Cup your hands loosely over your face and inhale and exhale easily for a short while. Make sure you are breathing from your stomach and that your out-breaths are slightly longer than your in-breaths.