This squeeze for the wrists feels really weird. With the flexors and extensors of your fingers compressed, it becomes hard to straighten the fingers and move the wrist. It starts to feel like you are underwater, very trippy. As you move, though, it becomes easier. Tendons and bones may pop and grind (remember, noise is usually ok – pain is not!). The noise may even be shocking. But… it feels soooo good! And when you partner releases the compression, ahhhhh. You feel great from your elbow to your finger-tips.
How to do the Forearm Squeeze for tight wrists:
This requires a little effort on your partner’s part, but if their forearms are tight or their wrists and hands hurt, it is totally worth it!
- Sit near to and facing your partner’s elbow. Bend their elbow and place it on the floor.
- Interlace your fingers and wrap your hands around their forearm. The heels of your hands should be centered around the widest aspect of their forearm.
- Have your partner straighten and widen their fingers.
- Squeeze the forearm as they slowly wave their hand (they should be flexing and extending the wrist, not like waving to a friend).
- Start at the elbow end of the forearm and gradually work your way up to just below the wrist, have them take several waves at each squeeze point.
Benefits: Good for releasing tensions in the forearm, wrists and hands.
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