Reflexology for Anxiety & Stress

Point 1

Find the skin crease that runs right across your wrist at the base of your hand.

Use the width of your thumb (i.e. the width of the knuckle nearest the nail), as a measuring tool.

Measure two thumb widths up from the skin crease, towards your elbow.

The point is between the two main tendons running along your inner forearm.

Tip: Clench a fist to make the tendons stick out, then measure two thumb widths up from the skin crease to find the point. Relax your hand when pressing the point.

Press with your thumb nail until you feel a comfortable pain. Hold the pressure while you knead the point with very small circular movements for about 1 minute.

Repeat on the other arm.

Press both points 2-3 times a day and whenever you feel Stress, Tension, Anxiety, etc.

Benefits

  • Calms your mind
  • Relaxes you
  • Regulates your heart beat
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Also used for Insomnia, Vomiting, stomachache, palpitations

Point 2

This point lies ON the wrist crease that you used to locate Point 1, above.

It’s almost at the end of the crease, just inside the edge of the wrist bone (the pinky side of your hand).

Use your thumb nail to press the point until you feel a comfortable pain. Hold the pressure while you knead the point in very small circular movements for about 1 minute.

Repeat on the other wrist.

Press both points 2-3 times a day and whenever you feel Stress, Tension, Anxiety, etc.

Benefits

  • Calms your mind
  • Relaxes you
  • Also for Insomnia, palpitations, poor memory, emotional upset

Point 3

Sit on a firm but comfortable chair, or on the edge of your bed.

Lift one foot and rest it on the knee of the other leg so that you can see the bottom of your foot.

If you divide the length of your sole, between the base of your toes and your heel, into thirds, the point is found at the junction of the first and middle thirds. If you’re having problems finding this point, look at the thicker-skinned ‘ball’ of your foot under the toes. This point is located just where the tougher/thicker skin ends - directly below the middle toe.

Use the tip of your thumb to press the point deeply for 1-2 minutes. If your thumb gets sore, rest it for a moment then continue.

Press hard enough to cause a comfortable pain.

Repeat on the other foot, using the other thumb.

Massage these points anytime you want to Relax and at night before bed to help you sleep.

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