Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Stiff Neck - Week 9
Happy Healthy Holidays to All!!
BN- I am continuing after next week and would be interested in any advanced knowledge
about Facial Refl.!
This past week I had the opportunity to 1/2 swap massage with MG and we both realized some pointers, so to speak. My tools have one end that is much sharper than what she was using and she seemed to like this on some points. I use the duller side on points like 0 and when massaging an area not just a point.
Using different tools, applying different pressure, and choice of sequences adds uniqueness to each massage. All my experimenting makes me want to understand how this type of massage works physiologically speaking because for some ailments it helps and/or totally removes or reduces pain. What I'm working on now for part of week 9 and 10 is: my big toe on the right foot started hurting on our am walk. started massaging point 365. At first I didn't feel anything on my chin, but my toe felt a little better. Now after 4 days of including point 365 in my routine my chin has one spot that is sore. Now you could say its because I've been massaging it, but My pressure or length of time is minimal. My toe is not hurting right now(usually gets worse with walking) but my chin has this minimally sore area that I was not aware of until I started massaging it. This all raises questions for me: If I massage this point more will it help or hurt? What about the massage actually helps? Is it all hit or miss as far as amount of time both massage time and how many days to keep including set point? I know some or part of the answers to my q's, and I become more confident in this craft the more I figure out for myself. However, using the blog as a sounding board and receiving other's experiences speeds up the process. If I could sit down and quietly read the whole of MFM's book maybe all the answers are there, but that won't happen for awhile. As I've said before: the beauty of this book is that its a useful resource and info. is easily accessible.