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June 11, 2004

Stress and Anxiety

Reduce Stress with Reflexology

  • Remove your shoes. Make sure that your feet and

    hands are clean and well moisturized.

  • You (and your partner, if you have one) should sit on a couch

    or chair that comfortably supports your back, neck, and legs.

  • Use the hand that will not be applying pressure to firmly and

    comfortably support the foot or hand that is being worked on.

  • Using the ball of your thumb (not the tip), apply pressure to

    one of the points illustrated below. How long and hard you apply

    pressure will depend on the recipient’s tolerances. It should

    be firm, but not painful. (Don’t be surprised if a point is tender;

    this indicates weakness in the target organ, and the discomfort

    should fade.) Maintain the pressure for 30 to 90 seconds.

  • Repeat this process on the next point in your sequence.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of calm relaxation. If you are working

    with a partner, be sure to establish and maintain a sense of trust.

    Whether you are giving or receiving a session, breathe slowly

    and calmly.

  • Before concluding the session, give both hands and feet a thorough,

    firm massage. This will gently stimulate the remaining reflex

    points, encouraging head-to-toe relief.

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