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Hi, I'm Nicole Aleskas, Licensed Massage Therapist, and today I'm going to be showing you massage for tinnitus. Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. It could be temperamental. It could be chronic and constant. Either way it's very frustrating for the person who has it. It can be brought about by stress and basically that's what massage is going to do for the person. If it is caused by stress or if it's causing stress for the person, massage is going to promote relaxation and possibly help with the symptoms but definitely help with the overall mood. There is an area on the ear specifically for tinnitus. It is called the groove of tinnitus and people that have it, especially if it is chronic and long term, you may actually see a groove in the ear. Even if you don't, that's okay we still want to work the area. So, along with a full body relaxation massage with some focus around the ears and the neck area for more relaxation, we're going to focus on the groove of tinnitus in the earlobe and you just do some circular motions in the area. If you see the groove, you can put some pressure and this is both ears, do some traction and if the person has a cessation of symptoms at that point, you can stay here for awhile. You can also apply auricular ear seeds to the area. It's a little bead on a band aid and you can put them along the groove of tinnitus so that they have added benefits long after the massage is over. So again, relaxation massage and specifically addressing the groove of tinnitus on the earlobe is great for people who suffer from this awful syndrome. Again massage for tinnitus, you can do a full body relaxation, focusing on the ears, groove of tinnitus. You can add auricular therapy using ear seeds on that area or points for stress inducing relaxation. For more information, you can go to my website at Totalbodyharmony.com. Thanks and be well.