Feeling the Soft Tissue Response
In order to feel the soft tissue response you have to use your sense of touch in a brand new way.
Start by placing the full surface of one hand on your thigh or your tummy. I’ll call this hand that you are using now the “testing hand”. Skin to skin contact would be best for now although in the future you can do this through a layer of clothing.
With a very slight motion very gently squeeze and release the whole surface of the hand and fingers against the skin surface of your thigh or tummy. I mean very slight…
While you are making the gentle squeeze and release motion with your testing hand you will be placing your opposite or free hand on a number of positions on the head. Placing the opposite hand on one of the positions on the head should produce an increase in density of the soft tissue you are feeling with your testing hand.
A good place to start is the forehead. If you do not feel and immediate thickening or increase in density under your testing hand, move the opposite hand to another position, let’s say, the jaw. You can also try the ears, the eyes, the sides of the head, the back of the neck. Get it?
Again, one of these positions should cause a change in the resilience of the soft tissue under your testing hand. Be persistent.
When you feel a change in density of the soft tissue you are feeling the reaction of your body as it enters into a heightened energy state. Your body is telling you in a very direct way that it likes the way you are touching your head. To receive the benefit of this hold your free hand in a very relaxed way at that position on the head until you feel no more soft tissue response. The body should enter into a state of deep rest. Feels good, doesn’t it?
The most common mistake new people make is to try too hard and use too much pressure with the testing hand. If you are not feeling some kind of result be gentler.
If you are still having trouble feeling any response try switching your testing hand to another area. If you were at the thigh, go to the tummy and vice versa. You could also use your free hand to move around to another area of your body, the heart centre, feet or possibly an area that may be injured are examples.
To someone who is not used to using their hands in very delicate ways, the change in density of the soft tissue may seem very subtle at first. That’s because most of us are used to using touch in a very crude way. We are all born with an incredible sensitivity and have all the tools that are needed. As you practice you will become more and more proficient.
Now go ahead, practice again and again.
After you have become proficient with this method your body will begin to know internally the soft tissue response so that you can feel the response through a parka for example, or you may only need to touch someone with a finger tip.
All it takes is practice.