2 Easy to Do Chinese Reflexology Techniques

It is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine originated in an ancient skill named "Chinese zone therapy". Reflexology is a treatment based on a belief that zones and points on the feet, hands and ears are related to all organs, glands and body parts. Practice these 2 easy Chinese reflexology techniques anytime and you will feel the difference.

Alarm is waking you up and you get up feeling more tired than you did when you went to bed? You can’t wait for the night to come, but, alas. You are too tired to sleep.

Do you know that reflexology techniques can help you? Have you ever heard of reflexology?

man seen from the back self massaging both of his ears with his hands at the same time with reflexology

Since reflexology helps with removing blockades in the body’s energy flow, normalizes blood and lymph flow and balances every gland and organ, positive effects are noticed in treatment of different diseases (neuroses, dysmenorrhoea, headaches, etc.)

We will introduce 2 reflexology techniques you can safely apply yourself and which can help you relax and energize you body.

1. Let’s start with a reflexology technique that can help you energize your body. We will work on your ears. Did you know that 170 biologically active points are located in the ears? Stimulate them by applying this simple technique:

  • Grab your ears but not ear lobes. Pull them 15-20 times in the following directions: on both sides and backwards; on both sides and up; on both sides and down.
  • While holding your ears make circular motions – clockwise and then counter-clockwise. Do each for 10-15 seconds. You will feel as if your ears are burning and a pleasant warmth is spreading all over your body.
  • Now, “paste” your palms onto your ears and remove them as quickly as if you want to unplug them. Do this 3 or 4 times.
  • At the end, press your ears firmly with palms and make a few circular movements on one and then on the other side.

This massage can be done in the morning, after getting out of bed or whenever you’re tired and in need of energy.

Another useful Chinese reflexology technique you can apply yourself is on your feet.

Since it can help you relax do it in the evening before going to bed. Reflexology shouldn’t be applied if you suffer from coronary diseases, hypertension, diabetes, during pregnancy and menstruation, if you have inner or external bleeding or fungal infection.

The pressure is applied with your thumbs. Don’t stick your thumb onto the skin; the pressure should be firm but light.

Before you start, warm up your hands by rubbing them together for a few seconds.

The beautician who massages the foot

  • Sit comfortably on a bed or a chair and put your foot on the other legs’ thigh. With both hands gently massage the foot, make circular movements and spread your toes. Shortly, loosen it up.
  • Use the fingertip of your right-hand thumb and gently press the spine area, then heel and after that massage your way to the top of the big toe.
  • Massage the whole big toe and then move to other toes.
  • Now, work on the upper side of your foot: Starting from the top of every toe, “climb” up to your ankle. This will help you activate the lymph system and reduce the pressure in your chest.
  • Go back to the sole of the foot and massage the zone that is connected with lungs and heart.
  • Press the zone connected to digestive organs and move slowly to the zone that suits genital organs.
  • Band your fingers and massage the whole foot with circular movements.
  • Using the palm of your hand, massage the sole with semi-circular movements.

At the end, put your favourite oil or cream and slowly massage the whole foot from ankle to the top of your toes. Do the same procedure with your other foot.

The two mentioned techniques are just a small part of what reflexology can offer. If you decide to apply reflexology for treating diseases and sick conditions, always consult your doctor first.

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