One self-massage that has been of benefit to me through the years and added to my health and Super-Aging is the massage of the outer ear, which I do believe reflexes to the entire body. It is common knowledge among body workers that the ear (just like the feet) reflexes to the entire body. So, it is in our best interest to gently, lovingly massage our ears from time to time. In doing so, we are in fact giving ourselves a total “body massage”. And as we age the ears are so much easier to reach than the reflexology points on the feet.
There are many references to this. Here is the most popular poster on the subject:
Please note: Releasing energies trapped in the fascia of our body can be released any number of ways through the air passages of the body. Normally in the West we only talk of belching/ burping, laughing, sneezing, yawning, sighing, gurgling, crying and farting. If your body wants to release while doing the self- massages for goodness sake do not hold back. When I’m releasing tears or cries of pain, I imagine sending any negative energy to the Light to be annihilated.
It was mind opening and ear opening for me to do release therapy with a group of trained healers in The Netherlands. Never had I heard so much belching in my life. It was like rolls of thunder with no embarrassment. And we all left feeling and looking so much better at the end of the day after releasing so much.
In the East there many more air passages are acknowledged than in the West (and there are more subtleties than listed here.
From Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lung_(Tibetan_Buddhism)
Tibetan Buddhism views the human body as consisting of a coarse body made of six constituent elements of earth, water, fire, wind, space and consciousness and also of a subtle body, or ‘Vajra body’, of winds, channels and drops. There are many types of wind or ‘subtle breath’ that move along the invisible channels of the subtle body. The ‘vital breath’ (Tibetan: sog lung ) is considered the most important. It is “the essence of life itself that animates and sustains all living beings”.
Wishing you health.