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Massages to Cleanse Chakras

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author image Maura Banar
Maura Banar has been a professional writer since 2001 and is a psychotherapist. Her work has appeared in "Imagination, Cognition and Personality" and "Dreaming: The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Dreams." Banar received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Buffalo State College and her Master of Arts in mental health counseling from Medaille College.
Massages to Cleanse Chakras
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Chakras are believed to be vascular forms of energy that run through the body and correspond to seven major organs and systems. When energy flow to an organ or system becomes impaired, the corresponding organ or system's functioning can be impaired, explains the website Reiki.nu. Therapeutic approaches such as massage are believed to be effective in relieving obstruction in chakras. As a result, the affected organ or system is restored to normal levels of functioning.

The Chakras

The premise of chakras is based in part on the science of energy. According to Neholistic, the energy of chakras closely resembles the vibrations of your body's own molecules, operating at approximately 8 cycles per second. Located in the center of your body, three chakras run the length of your spine and connect your spinal cord to the endocrine and nervous systems. Two forms of electrical current exist in your chakras: alternating and continuous. The alternating chakra current governs the energy exchange within your body, between the nervous system, brain and endocrine glands. Your continuous chakra current, in contrast, extends beyond the physical body and is responsible for the exchange of energy between you, your environment and other human beings.

Symptoms of Blocked Chakras

Impairment of the flow of energy through one or more chakras generally is caused by the accumulation of chronic negative feelings such as fear. Because all of your chakras work together, an impasse in one causes impaired functioning of the others. As a result, you may experience psychological and physiological problems. As an example, blockage of your solar plexus chakra, which is responsible for digestion, can cause stomach upset, gas or constipation. While the symptoms of a blocked chakra often are physical, they can emanate from psychological problems such as low self-esteem.

Massages To Clean Chakras

Chakra massage is performed using massage oil, clarified butter or an herbal blend, according to MassageTherapy. Each chakra has a physical point that responds to massage. Massage is administered by using a small circular stroke in a clockwise direction in the area corresponding to the blockage in your chakra. As an example, massaging the lower part of your abdomen corresponds with the second chakra, which is responsible for creativity and imagination. A blockage of this chakra causes difficulty with creative pursuits and abstract thought.

Considerations

Massage can relieve blocked chakras, according to proponents of the technique, but the approach should be implemented with other holistic methods. Meditation, exercise, eating a healthy diet and exposure to natural light all can help improve the flow of energy through your chakras. If you're feeling impairment in your creativity, energy or mood, engage in activities that encourage you to participate in a way that can restore chakra flow. According to The Energy Healing Site, you shouldn't expect your chakras to be in complete balance because each individual has a unique flow through each chakra.

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