Exercise #64 – Facial Massage, Part 3


 

Welcome to

Healing T’ai Chi

…the award-winning blog of seated exercises based on Qigong and Yang style T’ai Chi for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

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 “The Tao is always at ease.
It overcomes without competing,
answers without speaking a word,
arrives without being summoned,
accomplishes without a plan.”

Tao Te Ching #73, translated by S. Mitchell

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 The following massage not only stimulates energy and circulation to the face but it also improves the immune system by activating glands in the face and neck.

Benefits – This massage will increase the movement of healing energy through your gums and teeth and improve circulation in the face while preventing or eliminating a double chin.

Posture – Sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.  You don’t need to tuck your hips under for this massage.

  1. Stimulate your gums and teeth by tapping around your mouth and cheeks with your fingertips.  Make sure to cover the lower part of your face thoroughly and then tap all around your mouth.  Tap your cheeks on both sides at least 9 times and around the mouth for an equal number of times. 
  2. Place the back of one hand under your chin and rub your hand from one side of your jawbone to the other for no less than 9 times.

 jaw pressure pointUse the pressure point, Jaw Chariot (St 6), for your jaws and teeth.

  • You will find this pressure point between the upper and lower jaw.
  • Clench your teeth slightly.  Where you feel a bulge is the location of this point.
  • Press firmly on one side or both at the same time for no less than 60 seconds.

Benefits:  This point will relieve a variety of problems such as jaw pain or spasms, lockjaw, a sore throat, dental neuralgia and toothaches.

~Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty.  A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician.~

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~The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only.  Always consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.~
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