Reflexology for Thyroid (Massage Monday #425)
This week I’m going to show you the reflexology for thyroid.
Thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped organ located below the Adam’s Apple. This hormone gland is responsible for growth, metabolism and development of the human body.
You can massage these reflexes to promote the thyroid health but this is not an alternative to your medical treatment.
There are different versions of Reflexology chart and one version shows the reflex of thyroid and parathyroid at the bottom of the thumb. In this case, the thumb is the reflex for the head and below is the neck and thyroid which makes sense.
Other Reflexology charts show thyroid here between the thumb and index finger and here below the thumb. So I’m going to massage all of them.
You can use thumb walk technique to stimulate these areas. Or friction. Or press the other thumb into it. When you do this, instead of just pressing, bring the webbing towards you as you press to make it easier for the thumb. Even better, move the other hand too to help the working thumb. You can also use the gravity.
If you have along finger nail, use the index finger joint to stimulate. And use the gravity too when you know the location. Repeat on the other hand.
Now onto the foot. Again, there are different versions of Reflexology chart. One shows thyroid and parathyroid at the base of the big toe. The big toe is the head and the neck and thyroid are underneath it.
Another version shows thyroid around the big bone under the big toe called sesamoid bone. Let’s massage both areas.
Use thumbwalk to massage the base of the big toe. Or press and glide. Glide your thumb around the sesamoid bone. First sideways against the bone and upward. Put the other thumb for more support. Move your torso to save your thumbs. Again, if you have long fingernails, use the index finger joint.
When you learn the location, you can also roll your foot on a golf ball.
In a chart that has the thyroid located around the sesamoid bone, sometimes the parathyroidis shown on the outer edge of the sesamoid bone. So, might as well massage that too. Just press with your thumb or both thumbs next to each other for more support.
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