Exercise #72 – Overall Body Massage, Part 7


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Healing T’ai Chi

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…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 Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.”

Tao Te Ching #38, translated by S. Mitchell

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This massage stimulates the lowest point on the body from which ch’i  moves throughout the rest of the body.  Use this massage every day particularly if you are feeling tired from stress or physical activity.

Benefits – This massage will strongly stimulate the flow of energy throughout the entire body.

Posture – Sit as usual when you begin this massage technique.  Take several relaxing breaths before you begin.

  1. Bend your right knee and rest your right leg on your left thigh.  Pull your toes back gently with one hand so that your arch is comfortably stretched.  Rub the arch of your right foot briskly at least 30 times.
  2. Change legs so that your left leg is resting on your right thigh.  Pull back the toes of your left foot.  Rub the arch of your left foot briskly again at least 30 times.
  3. Use Centering Ch’i to complete your massage session.

The acupressure point Three Mile Point (St 36) will complement your massage session.

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(illustration from Acupressure’s Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach)
  • You will find this pressure point on the front of your leg 4 finger-widths below your knee cap and approximately 1 finger-width to the outside of your shin bone.
  • Press firmly on this point for no less than 60 seconds.  You may press on both legs at the same time and repeat as often as necessary.

Benefits: This pressure point is effective for relieving fatigue, strengthening the immune system and aiding digestion.

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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