Ten Step Hand Reflexology Self Treatment

Teenage girl getting hand massage, Pforzheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Europe
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Pinching Tips

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Pinch Tips of Fingers and Thumb. photo (c) Joe Desy
Begin your relaxing ten minute hand reflexology treatment by pinching the tips of each finger and thumb of your right hand. Reverse and repeat this process on your left hand. The pressure applied to your fingers should be firm, but not painful. A few seconds for each finger tip will do.
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Pinching Sides of Finger Tips

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Pinch Sides of Finger and Thumb Tips. photo (c) Joe Desy
After pinching the tops and bottoms of your finger and thumb tips go back to each tip and pinch them again, this time squeezing from side to side. Again, apply pressure, a little discomfort is okay. But, it is important not to inflict pain on yourself.
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Vigorous Finger Rubbing

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Vigorous. photo (c) Joe Desy

Combine steps 3 and 4 rubbing the tops and bottoms (above photo) and also rubbing the sides (step 4 photo) of each finger and thumb. Vigorously rub back and forth from the base to the tip.

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More Vigorous Finger Rubbing

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Rub Sides of Thumb and Fingers from Base to Tip. photo (c) Joe Desy

Combine steps 3 and 4 rubbing the tops and bottoms (step 3 photo) and also rubbing the sides (above photo) of each finger and thumb. Vigorously rub back and forth from the base to the tip.

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Finger Tugging

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Tug Each Finger and Thumb Firmly. photo (c) Joe Desy
Grasp each finger (and thumb) at its base and tug firmly. Allow your grip to loosen slightly, graduating it from the base to the finger tip until your finger slips out of your grasp completely.
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Pinch and Pull Webbed Areas Between Fingers

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Pinched Webbed Areas Between Fingers. photo (c) Joe Desy
Using your thumb and forefinger firmly grasp the webbed area between your thumb and and forefinger of your other hand. Keeping a firm hold, tug at the skin gently until the fleshy web snaps away from your grasp. Repeat this process for the webbed-tween areas on all your fingers.
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Massage Top of Hand with Thumb

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Massage Top of Hand with Thumb. photo (c) Joe Desy
Rest the palm of your hand inside the palm of your free hand. Use your thumb to massage the back of your hand. Leisurely manipulate the knuckles and inbetween knuckle area first. Continue thumb massaging each area on the back of the hand.
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Massage Inner Wrists

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Massage Inner Wrist. photo (c) Joe Desy
Gently cradle your wrist inside your free hand. Use your thumb to massage your inner wrist. This is an espcially soothing massage for anyone who routinely uses their wrists in repetitive movements (i.e. computer mousing).
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Massage Palm of Hand

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Massage Fleshy Areas of Palm. photo (c) Joe Desy
Massage the palm of your hand with your thumb. Alternately you can use your knuckle to massage the fleshier mound areas more deeply.
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Palm Centering

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Press Center of Palm with Thumb. photo (c) Joe Desy

At the end of your session press your thumb deeply in the center of your palm. Take a few cleansing breaths and center your being. This is a opportune moment to relax, clear your mind, and focus on your healing intentions.

Source: The reflexology manipulations in this step-by-step pictorial have been adapted from the techniques taught in David Vennells' book entitled Healing Hands: Simple and practical reflexology techniques for developing good health and inner peace.

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Ten Step Hand Reflexology Treatment in Review

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Hand Reflexology Chart. (c)Phylameana lila Desy

Hand Reflexogy Poster reviews the ten basic steps for your relaxing self treatment.

Hand Reflexology Treatment Poster is available for free as a free download (PDF). PDF format works on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This poster is being offered for personal use only, it is not free for publication on blogs or Web sites.

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