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Welcome to the Monkey Mind Massage by Hacking with Care! Here are four illustrated massage moves for the head, designed in a postcard set available for printing and sharing! The Monkey Mind Massage is easy to give, and can help your friend calm down and get a break from excessive mental chatter.


Here are 4 illustrations of simple massage moves for the head. Together in a sequence they make for a lovely treat we like to call the Monkey Mind Massage, very helpful to calm a restless mind.

Applied in a moment of crisis and/or regularly, it can help slow down a hyper-active intellect, pause ruminations and worries, regain clear vision, find peace, and alleviate symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, irritability, headaches, and more.

Like in most massages, it is the affectionate and patient repetition of the moves that will make a difference, not just the technique. The moves on the forehead, for example, would ideally be repeated 30 times, without rushing.

Pressure and rhythm would ideally vary, according to your friend's tastes and your own instincts about them; From light to quite strong, super slow to moderately fast.

The Monkey Mind massage is best applied with your friend lying down on the their back and you sitting at their head.

For more information see the “Getting Ready” section. You can also practice as an auto-massage.


Getting Ready

Before your start your massage please visit the General advice for massage page. Make sure there are no contra-indications to giving/receiving massage for any of you, and become aware of any precautions you should take, depending on your health, settings, etc.

Monkey Mind Massage postcard set

This is the latest version of the Monkey Mind Massage manual designed as a postcards set!

The mmm postcard set pdf for printing

The Monkey Mind Massage postcard set is available for download and printing so you can send some cool massage moves to your friends ! The set contains one cover picture with our foreword/introduction and credits at the back, + the 4 illustrated moves each as an individual postcard with postcard layout at the back.


Please read the Credits & Terms of use section below, no commercial use permitted

The moves


Clear the "3rd eye"

Hypnotic Temples

Sleepy Monkey

Monkey Mind Massage V0

This is the first version of the Monkey Mind Massage manual in a “chimp on Gimp” style, before it was made into a “proper” postcard set

The Moves


Clear the "3rd Eye"

Hypnotic Temples

Sleepy Monkey

Credits and Terms of use

Design and texts are by Emily King

Graphic design is by Not Wolf

Photo of the monkey is a selfie and belongs to the public domain (read about the Monkey selfie copyright dispute)

You are free to print, copy, circulate, and remix the HwC Monkey Mind Massage as you please - as long as you:

  • do not make any commercial use of this work in whole or in part
  • do mention its origin and authors, and
  • keep the same standards for sharing


monkey_mind_massage.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/06 19:49 by hwc