The body has channels called in English meridians, and Chinese Traditional Medicine counts 12 major meridians in the arms and legs. This massage follows the general path and direction of energy flow in the meridians, helping to undo blockages or stagnation (which is often associated with pain), and promoting the free flow of energy in the entire body.
Stand unclothed or wearing underwear or shorts, preferably facing East. Facing North is acceptable, or West, but not South. This is especially good to practice in the morning but can be done any time.
This simple massage can be done using oil or without. If using oil, you can briefly rub some oil on your arms and legs first. The hand that is doing the massage should be firmly pressed against the limbs maintaining full contact of palm and all the fingers.