Today’s modern tempo is stressful for everybody. From children stressed from family quarrels (even the least intense ones) and school obligations, to adults living fast lives, racing with time to finish all of a day’s tasks just so they can go to bed and repeat the same stressful activities the next day.
And these are only the everyday ‘mundane’ repetitive tasks, if we don’t turn our attention on those ticking bombs waiting to explode on every other corner which cause immediate stress.
This kind of life does not only give us a dose of mental stress, but also tense our bodies and clog our energy with even more pent up stress.
If you don’t take steps to releasing that stress from the shell, it will eventually explode and cause suffering to yourself and those around you.
This refreshing technique will give you a reboot and let you start thinking with a clear head, and which is more, it will help you go through the day with the ease of a butterfly. The only thing you need is a person willing to help you and a moment of your time.
How Does the Spinal Flush Work?
Our bodies are made up of (among many other things) a network of energy channels which bring energy to vital parts of our body. These same meridians are healed in acupuncture, acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine, as they are responsible for the flow of the life energy (Qi) through the body. There are 12 meridians and if any of these is clogged in a certain point, the energy will start building up creating an excess of energy, while the rest of the system will remain with little or no flow of energy at all.
The spinal flush works in a way that stimulates all the meridians by activating points around the spine known as Shu Points. It balances the movement of lymphatic fluid and brings the nervous system to balance.
It is very beneficial as it fights:
- Built up negative energy
- Digestive problems
- Negative emotions
- Hormonal imbalances
…and the list just goes on.
Let’s Try to Do the Spinal Flush!
Although there are ways you can do the spinal flush yourself, they are not as effective and seem hard to achieve, so our advice would be to do them with the help of a friend.
There are two ways to do a spinal flush:
The First Aid Spinal Flush
Although this one isn’t as effective as the second, it doesn’t take a lot of time and can be done almost anywhere. Have it done after a very stressful situation and you will feel a lot better.
This is how you can do it to someone that needs it (and vice versa).
- Ask the person to turn around with their back facing you.
- Using only your fingertips, start swiping down starting from the neck region all the way down to the tailbone.
- Don’t use too fast or too slow movements.
- Imagine as if you are flushing all the negative energy built up in their spine.
- Do it for around 10 seconds.
The Intense Spinal Flush
This one takes a little bit more time and requires the person it is performed to to lie down on their stomach or lean on a wall with their back facing you. It is much more effective as it stimulates all the energetic points around the spine one by one.
- Have the person lie down on their stomach.
- Start with gentle massage with your thumbs on both sides of the spine between each vertebrae.
- If the person feels pain in those points, be gentler, if they don’t feel anything, you can apply a little bit more pressure.
- Massage each point from where the neck starts down to the tailbone.
- Finish with a few swipes from the neck to the tailbone with your fingers.
The illustration of the Shu points will help you locate them more easily.
The more regularly you do it, the greater the benefits. The superficial imbalances will eventually become non-existent, and deeper health issues will start to be resolved step by step.