An American physician was intrigued in 1910 by the way American Indians were struggling with pain. He had noticed that the Indians were massing points on the palms of the hands and on the soles of the feet, which we now call “reflex zones”
As with acupuncture, reflex zone massage relies on the observation that vital energy passes through certain channels. Normally, energy flows freely, but in the event of stress, pain or illness, the energy flow slows down or stalls.
Reflex zone massage can restore energy flow. Here are 3 areas of hands that are important and easy to massage and that can be done everywhere: walking, lying, working meetings, bathing, mass in front of a sermon too long, in a family gathering, … Always start with your right hand, breathe deeply and drink a large glass of water.
Here’s a quick and simple way to ease the pain without getting stuffed with drugs packed with chemicals.
Read the following instructions conscientiously and improve your condition by massaging the points of your hand:
Locate the point on your thumb that is associated with pain in your body. Press and hold for 5 seconds.
Release the pressure for 3 seconds.
Press again and repeat the same step for several minutes.
Do this at least once a day and you will feel much better in a week.
You can use hand reflexology yourself to relieve the symptoms of headaches, congestion and sore shoulders. The reflexologists requires you to apply more pressure than you would use on your feet because the reflection points in your hands are much deeper.
You can follow these steps to start your hand massage:
Step 1: Sit in a comfortable chair in a quiet room.
Step 2: Enter a state of relaxation using a bit of your favorite oil hands. Oils and creams are normally not used in professional reflexology sessions, but will not hurt to use them in an informal session.
Step 3: Rub the cream on your hands for several minutes until completely absorbed. This will relax your hands and increase flexibility in preparation for applying reflexology. Be sure not to use a cream or oil greasy your hands are not slippery.
Step 4: Close your eyes and focus on any area of your body where you feel an uncomfortable pain. Sometimes you just feel as if some part of your body feel misaligned.
Step 5: Consult a hand reflexology map to identify the points of reflection in your hands that correspond to the parts of your body you want to work. For example, if you have pain in your left shoulder, you have to query the map and see that the points of reflection for your shoulder are located on the little finger of the left hand.
Step 6: Firmly press the reflex point. You can gradually increase the pressure to make sure you’re “activating” the reflex, but loose a little if you feel some pain.
Step 7: Hold the pressure for 30 seconds and release.
Step 8: Wait a few seconds and repeat. You can press either 30 seconds or you can press and release the point of a pulsed for 30 seconds.
Step 9: Use your thumb to apply light pressure technique pressure if you are uncomfortable. To do this, use a circular motion over the same point of reflection for about 5 seconds, then rotates in a circular in the opposite direction for 5 seconds. Repeated several times for each point of reflection.
Step 10: Reflexology applies to all areas in both hands, but lend him more attention on problem areas.
Step 11: When you’ve finished your reflexology session sit quietly for at least 10 minutes. If possible, lie down and rest well for half an hour.
Step 12: Drink several glasses of water after applying reflexology. Water will help to drain the toxins released from your organs and muscles during the session.