(1) In choosing to start a massage on your left hand or your
right hand, be mindful of your bodily feelings and mental state. Your
body feelings are both on the surface of your body, and within the core
of your body. Your mental state may be hot, cold, filled with commotion, or
something else unique to you. The left side of your body is feminine, and is governed by the energy of coolness and relaxation. The right side of your body is male, and is governed by the energy of heat and excitement.
Decide how much time you desire to spend massaging your hands, and use
your mindful awareness of your body and your mind to decide what
reflexes to massage. If you are performing a massage on your hands as a
substitute for a smoke, then choose one, two or three reflexes to
massage over the course of about five minutes. If you desire to give
yourself an extended session, set aside as much time as you desire.
Then decide whether you will go through a pre-planned process, or go by
"feel" from reflex point to reflex point using the mindfulness you have
about what you desire to work on.