In-bed Health-preserving Morning Massage

“In-bed health-preserving morning massage” is very simple. We hope that middle-aged and elderly friends could make use of the precious moment in the morning to take good care of your bodies and thus to make yourselves cheerful throughout the whole day.

1. When you wake up in the morning, do not open your eyes immediately, but rest in the bed for 30 seconds so that the body could get prepared for the wakeup. Next, rub your hands until they get hot. Then cover your eyes with the hot hands and begin to massage eyes in circles. Complete 36 circles in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions respectively. After that, slowly rotate your eyeballs from top to bottom, from left to right, and finally in circles. Repeat the eye-rotation for 18 rounds. Then open your eyes and stare at the ceiling for about 1-2 minutes. After completing this part of the massage, you will have a bright eyesight and feel refreshed, comfortable, and vigorous.

2. Rub your hands until they get hot. Then cover both of your auricles with the hot hands and begin to massage them in circles. Complete 36 circles in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions respectively. The movements should be slow, light, and comfortable. After the massage, gently insert the tips of both middle fingers into the exterior earholes (finger nails must be trimmed and smoothed beforehand), and massage in circles. Complete 36 circles in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions respectively. After the massage, gently cover both of your auricles with the palms and use the finger pulps to softly tap your head. This will refresh the brains and improve or maintain your good hearing.

3. Rub your hands until they get hot. Then cover your cheeks with the hot hands and begin to massage them in circles. Complete 36 circles in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions respectively. Rub your hands again until they get hot. Then cover your forehead, mouth and nose with the hot hands and begin to lightly massage them in circles. Complete 36 circles in the clockwise and anticlockwise directions respectively. After that, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. This provides natural and cheap self-beautifying effects.

4. Rub your hands until they get hot. Then gently cover your face with the hot hands. Slightly butt your middle fingers against the nose wings on both sides, and gently massage the face from bottom to top. The massage route may cross: Mouth, nose, eyes, forehead, hair line, and Baihui Acupoint on the top of the head. Then move the palms across the back of your head, the occiput, the upper hind neck, the cervical vertebrae, the lower mandible, Chengjiang Acupoint, the mouth, and the philtrum. Repeat this process for 8 circles. This will improve your looks, refresh the brains, restore the spirit, promote blood circulation, and dredge channels.

5. The four massage steps described above can be completed while you are lying on the red or sitting on the bed. After the exercises, sit on the bed and have a rest for 30 seconds and then stand still on your feet for 30 seconds. This will completely ease the body. (Zhang Zhongbin)

Reference: In-bed Health-preserving Morning Massage  jsqg.sport.org.cn

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