Pressure points are thought to be powerfully sensitive parts of the body. Some people believe that by applying pressure to our body’s pressure points, it can help relieve pain, establish balance, and improve health throughout the body.
According to those who practice reflexology, applying the appropriate touch to the hands can energise and restore health to other body parts, including internal organs if you’re feeling tired or have a disease.
With restrictions having tightened up again along the Northern Beaches, many of us are having a much smaller Christmas celebration than expected. While your at home spending some quality time with your partner why not try giving each other a hand massage using these pressure points. By the end of the duo massage you should both feel relaxed, reduced anxiety and depression and possibly even sleep a little better than night.
The heart 7 pressure point can be found in the crease of your right wrist. It lies in line with the space between your ring and pinkie finger.
There’s a bone directly in line next to this pressure point. Reflexologists claim that applying gentle pressure to this spot may protect against anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, and depression.
The small intestine 3 pressure point is located at the outside part of your hand, right on the edge. The point lies in the depression of your hand just below your pinkie finger.
Putting firm pressure on this point is thought to relieve neck pain, earaches, and headaches that occur at the back of your head.
You can find your lung meridian pressure point by looking at the edge of your hand. It runs from the tip of your thumb down along the side of your hand, ending just beneath the crease of your wrist.
Run your finger along this line. If you find a sore spot along this line, reflexologists say you should gently massage it until it feels better. This may help relieve any cold symptoms, such as chills, sneezing, runny nose, and sore throat.
The inner gate point can be found in a special spot on the crease of your wrist. Hold out your hands as if you’re receiving a gift, with your wrists together. Take one hand and feel about 3 centimeters out from where your wrists were touching in the middle.
Reflexologists recommend you massage this point firmly with your thumb. This is believed to improve your digestion and relieve any nausea or stomach pain
The outer gate point can be found between two tendons on the backside of the arm. Place three fingers from your other hand above your wrist. Use those fingers to apply firm pressure to this part of your hand to give your immune system a quick boost.
Reflexologists also believe applying pressure to this part of the hand could give you a rush of energy.
You can find your wrist point 1 on your left wrist. Run a finger down your pinkie to your wrist crease, keeping it in line with your finger. Now you’ve found the point.
Reflexologists claim that firmly pressing on your wrist point 1 regularly may help promote happiness by regulating your emotions
We all need some extra love and attention these days. We hope that these pressure point massages can help aid that and occupy you whilst at home. We will be ready to pamper you on your return!