Massage is the most ancient
healing art and a powerful healing tool. While there are many massage
techniques, self massage is quite simple. There are two main focus areas.
Reflex Point Massage - stimulating parts of the body, through
pressure point massage of reflex areas on the hands, feet and ears. These
reflex areas are called micro systems. This is an area of the body that is
a small, local representation of the whole body. Each individual part of
the whole human system has an associated reflex on the ear, hand and foot.
Reflex point massage has its effect on a distant part of the body.
Body massage - kneading, stroking, pressure, friction, tapping and
gentle holding to specific areas of pain or dysfunction with the intention
of having a local effect. Body massage has its effect on the local area
that is being massaged.
Generally massage is applied directly
by thumb pressure or by kneading. It will take a while to build up your
strength. Alternate the thumb pressure with applications using bunched or
extended fingers, the knuckles, the heel of the hand or a gripping motion
where the whole hand applies the force. Alternating the techniques gives
your thumbs a chance to gain strength.
Start with light pressure and gradually build. Always feel comfortable
with the pressure. Never force your body, or inflict pain.
The best guide for self massage is to find the sore points and work on
them. At the area of dysfunction, there are usually several or one main
tender or painful points. For example: imagine that you feel a headache
coming on. First massage the hands feet and ears all over, looking for the
sore points.. If you aren't in a situation in which rubbing the feet and
ears is appropriate, then do the hands. Then come back to the sore points
and concentrate on them. Then find the most tender points on the head,
neck and shoulders by massaging generally. Then come back to the most sore
points and concentrate on them.
It is not necessary to know which sore point is related to which body part
or function. Just follow the rule of finding the sore points and working
on them. Keep it simple.
The current of Life (known as Chetana) is discharged from the body from
the right hand. The control point of this current is a one inch circle on
the front part of the right arm between the wrist and the elbow.
By giving two minutes treatment i.e. intermittent pressure on the point,
the excess discharge of 'Chetana' is controlled. This will enable all to
maintain youthfulness for a longer period and delay old age.
This treatment is a MUST for all men and women
after the age of 40.
It is interesting to note that regular treatment on this point, even by
aged people will greatly benefit them and they will start feeling more
energetic, younger and less tired.