In the eastern energy meridian system, it’s believed that certain body parts represent other body parts. Reflexology is all about the ears, the hands and the feet. If you go to a reflexologist with stomach problems, back pain or stiff knees, the reflexologist will not work directly on any of those places, but on your hands, feet or ears instead.
On the ear, many important body parts are represented. For example, your adrenal glands, hippocampus, thyroid, pancreas, pituitary gland, pineal gland, among others, are all associated with parts of your ear.
So an ear massage is an excellent way to get a lot accomplished and feel really good doing it. Before you begin, rub your hands together to warm them and to get your energy flowing.
Start at the top of your ear with your index and middle fingers behind it for support and your thumb in the shell of your ear. You can stroke your thumb in an outward flow, or massage it in a circular fashion. Try to touch and massage as much of your ear as possible. Use as much pressure as you feel comfortable using.
Probably about halfway down, you’ll want to switch positions with the fingers you have in front and back, but just keep up that motion. When you get to the bottom, work your way back up to the top. It doesn’t require much time, maybe a few seconds, for you to receive the benefits.
When you’re done, stop and take a moment to notice how good it feels. Your ears will be invigorated. And you will have massaged various glands and organs into better health!