These days, it seems that stress is waiting for you no matter where you go, or what you do. That is why it is very important to learn to control it, no matter what. The thing is, stress not only puts you into a bad mood and makes you feel down, but it also affects almost every organ and system of your body, which leads to improper functioning and various diseases.

Of course, there are various ways to deal with stress, and each person finds their personal favorite – it can be yoga, meditation, or hiking. Today we will talk about an ancient Japanese method to eliminate stress. To be more precise, it is a special kind of hand self-massage.

According to the Japanese, there are special points on your hand which are responsible for pain relief, tension release and stress elimination. For example, your thumb is responsible for anxiety, the index finger is responsible for fear, middle finger – for anger, ring finger – for depression and pinkie – for self-esteem.

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When you know what each of your fingers is responsible for, you need to learn how to control all of that. So, here is what you are going to do.

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First of all, you need to open your hand, so that your fingers are spread. Now, it is time to start your massage. Instead of concentrating on just one finger, you should massage all of them. Of course, you need to start with your thumb.

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Place the thumb and index finger of your other hand over the tip of your thumbs, on each side of your fingernails, and start lightly pressing as you move down. Keep going up and down up to 2 minutes, with all of your thoughts concentrated on the release of bad energy.

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Once you are done with your thumb, repeat the procedure with the rest of your fingers. Finish the massage by pressing your fingers to the middle of your palm, for about one minute.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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