I saw that The Acupressure Atlas was on the shelf and was too impatient to request it and have it delivered to my regular library. That could take days, after all. My decision to pick up the book was a good one since I haven't browsed the library's shelves in ages; it's such a cool feeling to slow down, look at all those spines and be tempted by a title, pick up one and it inspect it further.
My eyes fell on such a cool book. Cooler than cool. Self-Massage for Athletes.
I have found the routines for massaging feet, quads, hips, knees and shoulders extremely helpful.
Here's an excerpt from the routine for massaging your feet:
Glide both hands over your foot for warmth.
Squeeze all five toes together a few times, then roll your whole foot at the ankle, relaxing and surrendering to the sensation.
Squeeze & Roll each toe, gently pulling, twisting, and stretching it...
You'd be surprised how good squeezing your toes together feels. Or maybe you're not...