Massage therapy is a natural way to help discomfort and pain in your ears that you may be experiencing. A common way for ear pain to occur is from ear infections. Massage is a great technique to reduce the pain from an ear infection. You can visit you local massage therapist who may have many strategies to address ear pain. You can also perform self-massage to experience immediate relief from ear pain and infection.
Massaging your ears allows your Eustachian tubes to open up, which promotes drainage and gets everything moving downward. Massaging your Eustachian tubes is a great way to combat ear infection pain. Using a gentle amount of pressure, press lightly on the area along the back of the ear that meets your jawbone, continuously push and release this flap of skin several times to open the Eustachian tubes up.
Another method of ear treatment gaining popularity is ear candling. This technique is an alternative therapy where one end of a candle is placed in a person’s ear while the other end of the candle is lit. In essence, this allows earwax and impurities to leave the ear canal.
When it comes to ear pain you experience via ear infection or other aural issues, massage therapy is one of the most rejuvenating and rehabilitating techniques you can use to relieve pain.
Here are some tips for ear and neck self-massage:
1) First, massage your neck, start below your ear and head down toward your clavicle, repeat this motion between 10 – 20 times. A light lotion or other lubrication may be helpful.
2) Next, alternate turning your head to the left and right in slow and gentle movements 10 – 15 times.
3) Tilt your head sideways toward your shoulder, and press the opposite side of your head to give a gentle stretch to the sides and back of your neck. Repeat 10 times to each side.
4) Clasp one of your hands and then put it behind neck and squeeze your neck lightly.
5) Lightly pinch around the flesh of your ears from top down to the base of your earlobes. Repeat this 5-10 times.
6) Use your index finger behind your ear to slide down along the bone from top of the back ear to the bottom (15 times). Take care to stay only on the bone, and avoid pressing into the soft space just under the ear.
7) Use your fingers to pinch your earlobes gently; then pull your earlobes down with slight pressure 25 times.
8) Tilt your head up and massage under your chin. Begin with light pressure and slowly build pressure as time goes on. Massage from under your chin all the way to your ears, and then massage your ears. Remember, only use as much pressure as you deem comfortable.
Ear massage is great for both mind and body. Utilize these tips, or book a massage therapy appointment today to get your ear issues cleared up.