Many people have reaped the benefits of a massage. Not everyone has experienced an ear massage, however, which can be life-changing.
How familiar are you with ear reflexology? Well, if you don’t know what this ear massage treatment is, then you’re not alone. Reflexology is considered traditional Chinese medicine used for hundreds of years.
It is simply ear massage which uses pressure points connected to the nervous system to influence various organs or systems. Whether its pain or other conditions, a certain point on the ear can directly affect the condition of this connected part of the body.
Massaging these areas can bring great relief from all sorts of problems.
A few mentionable areas of influence
- The esophagus
- The endocrine
- Sciatic nerve
Reflexology can target a multitude of areas of the body in the small landscape of the ear, but just a handful of main points are imperative to remember. Among the various pressure points, these improve the quality of life in some of the most important areas of the body.
Preparing for ear massage
Before you embark upon your first session of ear massage, you should find a comfortable area of your home in which to operate. While you may want to seek a practitioner of these methods, you can venture out on your own as well.
Being in a quiet place helps you concentrate on what you’re doing. If you’re not familiar with the acupressure points on the ears, and most people are not, you can look at a chart while enjoying your first session.
Pointers and points
Make sure you pay attention to any sensitive areas or sores around your earlobe. You don’t want to concentrate on these areas if they hurt. After all, it’s all about relieving pain and not exacerbating it. Relax and take the process slowly. Here are a few ear massage points to help you alleviate pains and other issues.
1. Joint pain
To relieve joint pain, you will want to massage the upper middle part of the ear. This is located right underneath the top of the earlobe. Gently apply pressure and then release. Do this a couple of times until you notice a lessening of pain.
2. The heart and the head
The bottom of your earlobe, the fleshy part which dangles, is the center of control for the head and the heart, the two major parts of the body. By massaging this area, you can relieve headache pain, tension, and promote clarity.
As for your heart, a massage on this portion of your ear can improve your overall cardiovascular health. Always keep this area in mind for these serious ailments.
Just a few inches above the heart and the head point is the area of the ear which governs the digestion. When this area is gently massaged, it can reduce minor digestive discomforts such as gas and bloat. It only takes a few minutes and you will notice the difference.
4. Various organ pain
Where your outer ear meets the bridge of your ear is the point that controls your organs through reflexology. Always consult a medical professional if you experience internal pain. After you receive medical treatment, however, you can use this tactic to further alleviate pain.
5. Shoulder and back pain
For relief with pain in your shoulders or back, you should massage the area at the top of your ear, near the tip. You can massage this area for a few minutes or up to an hour and a half, depending on the severity of pain in these locations.
6. The throat and sinuses
At the lower middle part of the ear, you will find comfort from sinus pressure. Squeeze this point lightly to help clear your sinuses and decrease any pain associated with your throat as well.
One step at a time
You cannot possibly learn all the points associated with reflexology in one session. That’s why it’s important to use your chart and practice one area thoroughly. As you move through the practice, you can add massage points and learn to relieve pain and discomfort from your entire body.
Although doctors are available to help you heal and recuperate, natural solutions such as reflexology are priceless.
Stay curious and keep learning.
By Sherrie H.