Healing Hands Massage – Taoist Self Healing
Perhaps when we think about getting massaged we primarily think of relaxation, stress relief or perhaps just pure indulgence when on holiday or need that bit of pampering.
When we discuss Taoist Self Massage, or Chi Self Massage, we need leave behind our current concepts of massage. Massage as many of us know it, is usually just pure muscle manipulation.
With Healing Hands Massage we focus instead on the manipulation, and movement, of our Chi (internal energies).
It is believed that it is this movement and manipulation of the Chi which brings about healing. This massage aids the strengthening and rejuvenation of our internal organs and the sensory organs i.e. skin, tongue, eyes, ears and nose.
By practising Taoist Self Healing Massage you can develop abundant good health. You are going to gain, not only the physical benefits of muscle manipulation (traditional massage), but also learn to utilise the methods to move the Chi. Not only that! You will also be shown the techniques to clear and open energy channels so you can positively manipulate and direct the Chi to the specific areas of your body which requires healing.
What Is The History Of The Healing Hands Massage.
For more than 5000 years this Taoist practice was a heavily guarded secret! It was only to be passed down from a Master to a Student.
Often each Master was unaware of the full methodology. He was required to also learn further techniques from other Masters and vice versa.
This strategy ensured that no one ever knew if he/she had actually gained the full Taoist knowledge of Chi Manipulation. You could never offer to be an expert if you never knew if you had all the knowledge!
It was largely due to one man, Master Mantak Chia.
It was he who determined that these methods should be widely accessible to everybody, rather than the privilege of a few.
He claims that during his research of Chi Manipulation, and the lessons he had been offered from other Masters, he had pieced together the entire system of Taoist Self Healing – the Healing Hands Massage.
He spent many years drawing it up into a logical routine and testing it with other Masters. It is said that the methods described in this health system are the factors behind the youthful appearance and abundant good health shared by Taoist Masters.
The same methods that will be shared with you today!
The Foundations Of The Healing Hands Massage.
The prevailing thought is that the foundation knowledge for Chi Self Healing is the purification and balancing of energy and the eradicating of negativity and stress.
It is believed that negative emotions, and their built up energy, is the cause for decline of bodily function and any ill-health within the body’s organs and nervous system.
Taoist Masters state that by daily practice of the following 5-10 minute regime you will be able to strengthen and heighten your senses (vision, hearing, and taste) as well as clearing stored toxins from the internal organs, relieving stress and clearing stored negative emotions.
It also aids revitalizing a healthy complexion while also, for those in a relationship or looking for one, increases and improves libido!
Master Mantak Chia went on to write many bestselling books based upon Chi massage, with his most widely read and distributed entitled “The Multi-Orgasmic Man and Sexual Reflexology”.
Before I leave you with the Healing Hands Massage I attach a quote from Felice Dunas. It is flippant but universally true. It shows what storing negative emotions truly does to us as people! You can read a post on ways for how to move on from the past.
The following are the Taoist Self Healing Hands Massage techniques and recommended massage points:
1. Face Massage
Imagine washing your face with gentle circular motions.
Using the palms of your hands gently rub your face 18 times in a continual clockwise circular motion. Then repeat 18 times anticlockwise.
2. Ear Drums
Cover your ears with the center of your palms. Your palms flat and your fingers pointing towards the back of your head.
Now cross your index finger on top of your middle finger and make a whipping motion (your index finger tapping against your middle finger).
Do this 36 times – you should feel the vibration in your eardrums.
3. Eye Massage
Gently place the heels of your palm on your closed eyes, fingers pointing up.
Gently massage in a circular motion – 18 times clockwise, 18 times anticlockwise.
4. Teeth Massage
With your mouth closed gently, but firmly, tap with fingers – 18 times top front incisor area, then 18 times top molar area, 18 bottom front, 18 bottom back.
Use both hands and in unison with each other.
5. Nose Massage
Using your thumbs – insert into nasal cavity and massage the nasal partition (the middle) with upward and downward movements 36 times.
6. Kidney Massage
Place your palms on top of the kidney area and gently press in and down. Hold for 5 seconds and release. Then repeat this movement for a total of 36 times.
7. Intestinal Massage
Place your left hand over your right. Place hands palm down on your belly button and gently massage with firm slow circular movements 18 times clockwise.
Then place right hand over the left hand, palms down and repeat in an anticlockwise direction 18 times.
8. Soles of the Feet Massage
Place your left barefoot on your right thigh.
Massage the sole with your right hands fingers. Rub forward and back from the bridge (where the toes begin to the heel) firmly 36 times.
Now switch your right foot onto your left thigh and use the fingers of your left hand.
Note: for the feet this is to be done as firmly as you are able.
As you probably expect, the Taoist Self Healing massage is based upon the meridian system and acupressure/acupuncture points. However there is no need to worry about if you are adding pressure and movements in an exact location.
The movements and directions simply help to move the Chi. Focus on the treatment as detailed above and your movement will stimulate the entire bodily energy or Chi.
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My best wishes and blessings.