1. Progressive Muscle Relaxation
While sitting or lying down in a relaxed position, tense the muscles of your feet as much as you can and then release the tension and pay attention to the sensation of relaxation in that muscle group. Tense and relax different muscle groups of your body one at a time. Focus on your legs, stomach, back, neck, arms, face and head.
Once you have finished tensing and relaxing all the regions of your body, allow yourself to remain in a state of relaxation for a few minutes.
Practice simple stretches, such as a neck stretch, by simply rolling your head in a half circle in one direction and then in the other. Stretch your shoulders by raising them to your ears and then releasing them.
You don't need to rely on someone else to get the benefits of a massage. When in the shower or seated comfortably, massage one side of your body with the opposite hand and then massage the other.
4. Deep Breathing
While sitting or lying down, inhale deeply, allowing your stomach to expand. Exhale slowly for a count of five and imagine the tension leaving your body with the breath. Repeat this 10 times whenever you feel tense.