Are you feeling stressed? You can skip the full body massage and opt for ear reflexology instead according to Richard Randig who is a board certified reflexologist.He says that all you need I to focus on different pressure points within the ear to relieve stress and ease symptoms in other areas of the body.
Integrative Health also says that ear massage helps with multiple health issues such as pain relief and addiction.
Randig is suggesting that this massage works because the ears are very close to the brain and in the video below you will have a chance to watch him explaining about the specific techniques that will maximize the benefits of this practice.
If you don’t have time (or the money) for professional, you can do some reflexology techniques on your own, says Reflexology Map.
To start you will need a comfortable chair.Sit , pull your hair up and begin gently pressing your ear lobes and pulling them downwards. Use gentle pulls, this shouldn’t hurt.Then gently trace the outer edges of your ears several times.
When you touch your ears watch closely the rest of your body and you will note pain or irritation you feel when you squeeze your ear. Gently put pressure on each point of the outer ear ,hold pressure for about five seconds in each spot before moving on. Repeat five times before moving on to your other ear.
Another technique :
– use a clothes pin on each of the six pressure points on your outer ear for five seconds. By putting pressure on the lobe of your ear you will ease your headaches, while other pressure points on the outer ear will solve tummy troubles, sinus pressure and back and shoulder pain.