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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Finger It!!!

One of the best ways to relieve stress is to use your fingers. Simple reflexology moves can lower heart rate and the stress hormone cortisol. But hey, you don't need to go to a spa to get a calming massage, you can do it on your own as long as you know where to press. Here are the top spots...

EAR LOBES - using your thumb and index finger, gently pull down and out along the edge of your lobe starting at mid-ear, working your way down to the bottom. According to the experts, each of our ears have 126 acupressure points and pressing the lobes activates many of them, releasing anxiety-reducing endorphines.

HANDS - When you are stressed and you feel a headache coming on, squeeze the groove between the thumb and index finger of your left hand with the thumb and index finger of your right hand for 1 minute; then switch hands and repeat.

FEET - Pressing down with your thumb where your heel ends and your arch begins for 60 seconds will relieve lower-back strain. Experts say, touching this spot, which marks the end of the sciatic nerve, helps ease related back and leg pain.

source: Health.com

10 comments :

Laane said...

Anything to get rid of the stress.
I'm going to try this out.

Thanks!

Laura-Junkfoodaholic.com said...

These are definitely tips you can put to use! Thanks for posting this. :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Very interesting! I'll have to remember to try these next time I have those problems.

Nancy said...

Ginagawa ko lahat ito..wala nga lang akong time frame...good to know this:-)

michaelwood59 said...

Hi liza

Do you have a tag board? I sure couldnt find one so i leave message here. I have a tag for you if you would like to drop by and get it. Thanks and take care.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your post. I've found out plenty of techniques which can be used to relief stress. Read them up at http://www.howtorelievestress.org and give them a try today. It'll do good for you.

gLoR!e said...

im stressed now and tried it! nice...hehehe anymore tips?!:)

gLoR!e said...

im stressed now and tried it! nice...hehehe anymore tips?!:)

arielle said...

Cool! You can actually relieve stress with those fingers! :-)

Maya said...

How did i miss this one? i been reazlly lucky to have you,liz.

 
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