YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO START YOUR HAND MASSAGE:Step 1: Sit in a comfortable chair in a quiet room. Step 2: Enter a state of relaxation by adding a few favourite oils or creams to your hands. Oils and creams are normally not used in professional reflexology sessions, but will not hurt to use them in an informal session. 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 feels misaligned. Step 5: Consult a hand reflexology map like the ones above and below or watch this YouTube video (there are lots available) 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 pay more attention to 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.
During this time of COVID-19 isolation and lock-down you might find hand reflexology very relaxing and something you could learn about. There are some great books available on the subject and I will write another post soon on some courses you could take. If you can truly see a difference with your pain or just general health by practicing hand reflexology then maybe it could be something you could try as a business when life gets back to normal.