Lower Back Massage

Technique: Standing or sitting. Rub palms together to charge them with heat and chee. Raise your shirt and place palms firmly against the soft part of the lower back, about three inches to either side of the spine and just below the rib-cage. Use palms and fingers to massage this region vigor­ously, moving the hands up and down rhythmically in opposite direc­tions.

Benefits: In cold weather, this massage quickly builds up body heat by drawing Yang energy into the lower spinal channels and warming the kidneys. It stimulates blood and energy circulation in the lumbar and sacral region, and provides excellent therapy for chronic stiffness and pain in the lower back.