Keep your hands in the same position until you feel a shift in your overall level of relaxation or a lessening in the degree of pain.
Use Massage with Others Too
All of the exercises suggested above can be done with a partner. Consider sharing the gift of touch with another person and allowing yourself to receive this gift in return. Again, it isn’t necessary to have formal training. Your intention to offer comfort or relief is all you need to use a healing touch.
Reprinted with permission, from Simply Well by John W. Travis, MD, & Regina Sara Ryan. Copyright 2001. Celestial Arts, Berkeley, CA.
The online version of Dr. Travis' Wellness Inventory may be accessed at (www.WellPeople.com). The Wellness Inventory may also be licensed by coaches, health and wellness professionals, and organizations.