If you close your hand into a fist, you will only be able to hold a few grains of sand. If you open your hand, all the sand of the desert will be able to flow between your fingers.

The hand. One of the most “noisily” active parts of our body. Let’s take care of it.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, between the thumb and forefinger, lies point number 4 on the energy channel of the Large Intestine (LI 4) which helps to relax your hand and entire body. This is a slightly sensitive point, sometimes painful. Let’s begin to distinguish between a pain that hurts and a pain that releases tension. It is recommended that LI 4 is not stimulated during pregnancy.

Put pressure on the thumb area. At the center of the hand there is point number 8 on the energy channel of the Pericardium, also called the Geisha point. It is said that when a Geisha was nervous, she would massage that point to help her relax while keeping her hands hidden inside her kimono.

“Unclasp” and at the same time pull your fingers. Breathe.

Open and close your hand, then shake it.

Stop and “listen” to the hand where you have applied your pressure. Do you feel any difference between this hand and the one you haven’t yet worked on?

This moment of self-listening is very important: we should listen to our body speaking to us. Self-listening should become a normal and daily routine. If we get into the habit of listening to our body correctly, our body will guide us because it contains its own wisdom.

Repeat this self-massage on the other hand. Listen to your body. Breathe.

Now, how do you feel?
What kind of mood are you in right now?
Do you feel better than before?

Continue your day with the feeling that your hands are strong and supple.

Happy self-massage and Happy Wellness Day By Day!

For more information on energy channels, see here
For more information on self-massage, see here

 

Video cover-photo courtesy of Alex Bertha on Unsplash
Music: Eternal Structures courtesy of Asher Fulero on Youtube

Geisha with long sleeves picture courtesy of Eea Ikeda on Unsplash
Hands picture courtesy of Diego Ph on Unsplash

If you have any doubt or particular physical condition, please contact your doctor before doing the self-massage.