Meditation and Massage videos
Self-massage and meditation
View videos and documents for a self-guided instruction on massage, meditation, and acupressure using the links below. For more wellness resources, including content on emotional resilience, parenting, and mindfulness, see the Wellness Resources page.
Massage, acupressure, and meditation videos and content
These videos are from Susannah Skye, LMT, and recorded for OHSU students and postdocs. These are for your informational and enjoyment purposes only and are not meant to constitute medical advice or treatment.
- Self-massage for shoulders - 10-minute video
- Supporting shoulders part 1 - 9 minute video
- Supporting shoulders part 2 - 4 minute video
- Quick break shoulder reset - 6-minute video
- Self-massage for neck part 1 - 6 minute video
- Self-massage for neck part 2 - 7 minute video
- Jaw support - 10-minute video
- Healthy sitting for your spine - 3-minute video
- Gentle corrections for hip imbalances - 5-minute video
These meditation videos are from Roger Batchelor, DAOM, and recorded for OHSU students and postdocs. These are for your informational and enjoyment purposes only, and are not meant to constitute medical advice or treatment.
- Tips for meditators - document
- Meditation menu - document
- Sitting meditation basics - 10-minute video
- Preliminary relaxation - 4-minute video
- Micro-orbit meditation - 10-minute video
- Organ meditation - 8-minute video
- Standing basics - 9-minute video
- Sitting with breath - 10-minute video
- CNS stress relief - 7-minute video
- Work meditation - 7-minute video
Self-acupressure refers to applying pressure with your finger or hand to acupuncture points on your own body. It is often recommended by acupuncturists to extend the effects of treatment and to engage and empower patients in their healing.
Typically, during an acupuncture session, there are several "active" points that are discovered. These can manifest as an achy or ticklish feeling, or create a deeply relaxing sensation when palpated. We are able to release or relax, these active points with acupuncture or acupressure performed by the practitioner, or one can do it themselves with self-acupressure to potentially decrease discomfort and increase a generalized sense of wellbeing.
These self-acupressure videos and handouts have been created by Roger Batchelor, DAOM. Content and theories are shared from the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and have not necessarily been studied in research or backed by conventionally evidence-based standards. These are for your information and enjoyment only and are not meant to be medical advice or recommendations.
Self-Acupressure by Region
- Abdomen - 7 minutes
- Shoulders and neck - 8 minutes
- Foot massage - 6 minutes
- Percussive self-massage - 5 minutes