and Balancing Techniques
Chinese reflexology, various points on the foot correspond to various
parts of the body and mind. So the simple act of massaging your
feet bring a sense of wellness to your entire being.
- Inhale essential
oils in deeply and exhale completely. Feel your anxieties begin
- To loosen
muscles and joints, rotate your feet in circles, clockwise and
counter clockwise, five times each. Then point and flex your feet,
five times each. Pressing with the pads of your fingers, slowly
massage eo's in small circles around the ankle bones.
- Make a loose
fist and with knuckles- firmly massage eo's into the soles of
your feet in small circular motions. Start with the heels, which
corresponds to the upper body, and end with your toes, which correspond
to the head.
- With index
finger and thumb, massage each toe separately with eo's starting
at the base and moving to the tip. Then press the base of the
toes. Finally, pinch the tip of each toe and release.
begins even before the massage. Encourage your partner to comfortably
sit back in a chair, inhale the balancing aroma of eo's and exhale
- If you feel
good, your partner will feel better. So, before you begin your
massage, rest your hands on your partners shoulders and take a
deep breath yourself. Exhale completely to release tension and
help you focus on the present.
- Most of us
carry tension in our shoulders, so if you are relieving stress
consider concentrating on this area. Massage eo's into skin using
using circular gliding motions. As the muscle relaxes, continue
to breath deeply and use deeper kneading strokes.
- For tender
areas, use faster circular motions that gently massage the tissue
underneath the skin (as opposed to the surface). Finish with circular
gliding strokes that leave your partner feeling at peace with