Self Tapping

Self Tapping - doing it to yourself

Tapping Touch gives us a way to express our innate capacity to heal each other. This is why the basic form of Tapping Touch is practiced with a partner. However, sometimes it is inconvenient or unacceptable to work with a partner. In that case, you can apply the basic Tapping Touch techniques to yourself.

The basic principles of Self Tapping are the same as those for the basic form (Mutual Tapping). Being comfortable is fundamental, so choose a rhythm and location for tapping that is comfortable for you. Physical points that make you feel good or seem to want more attention will reveal themselves if you pay attention.

No matter how good it feels to you, the techniques cannot help you if you do too much. Until you become accustomed to Tapping Touch, let your watchwords be gently and in moderation.

STEP 1 : Tapping the jaw

self tapping 01 Our jaw muscles are extremely strong and highly susceptible to stress, so they are often tense. Alternately tapping the left and right sides of your jaw muscles will help relieve built-up tension. While tapping, you can release tension by moving your jaw muscles. If you begin to yawn, please enjoy it as well. Yawning is a good sign of relaxation.

STEP 2 : Tapping the cheeks

self tapping 02 Tap gently on your cheeks, and enjoy the sensations that are produced. The tapping speed is basically the same as the basic form.

STEP 3 : Tapping the temples

self tapping 03 Your temples are the wide area on either side of your head; they contain many acupressure points that can relieve the symptoms of tired eyes, headaches, and neuralgia (nerve pain). Find the points that feel the best to you and spend more time on them.

STEP 4 : Tapping the forehead

self tapping 04 On the forehead, especially just above the middle of your eyebrows, there are many acupressure points that positively affect the head, eyes, and face.

STEP 5 : Tapping the head

After you have tapped your temples and forehead for a while, you can tap anywhere on your head that needs attention. You can move your fingers gradually to different places, finding areas that feel good to you. This tapping helps circulation and gives energy.

STEP 6 : Tapping the back of your head

self tapping 05 Tap from the back of your head down to your hairline. Tapping at the hairline encourages blood flow to the head, and relieves eye fatigue and mental tiredness.

STEP 7 : Tapping the neck and shoulders

self tapping 06 Move your tapping across your neck and shoulders. These areas are often tight, and the tapping will help them relax.

STEP 8. Tapping the collarbone and chest

self tapping 07 Gently tap the hollows below your collarbone on each side. Then, tap across your entire chest.

STEP 9. Tapping the stomach

Move your tapping from your chest to your abdomen. Remember to tap lightly. You might want to try out Cat's Knitting and see if you like it.

STEP 10. Tapping the lower back

self tapping 08 Tap your back with your fingers or the back of your hands.

STEP 11. Rest your hands on the lower abdomen

self tapping 09 When you are finished tapping, rest both hands quietly on your lower abdomen. It will help to calm and relax you. Finish by gently rubbing your hands in a circle on your abdomen.

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