1. When slapping with each other, first we should have a caring heart, a positive mindset, and hope for the recipient’s fast recovery.
2. Both the slapper and the recipient need to relax physically and psychologically, particularly the area being slapped, otherwise the healing effect will be discounted. Psychological relaxation is more vital, for when you feel nervous, your body will be tense and you will feel more pain.
3. The person doing the Paida needs to maintain close communication with the recipient, be attentive to the recipient’s words, actions, expressions in the eyes and on the face, etc., so as to fully understand his/her needs, concerns, and feelings. Both parties should stay focused and connected as “one”.
4. Do not chat during Paida. It consumes energy and distracts attention, thus affecting the effect of Paida. It’s best to Paida with eyes closed. The ideal state of mutual Paida in a group: There are only sounds of rhythmic Paida, and no sounds of talking. It creates a strong energy field that multiplies the healing effect.
5. Always start with gentle Paida before gradually increasing the intensity. During Paida, the intensity and technique of slapping may need to be adjusted whenever needed. When using heavy Paida, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the recipient and make sure that the intensity is within his/her pain tolerance.
6. Never force heavy Paida onto the recipient. This will induce fear and/or resentment in the recipient and reduce the healing effect instead of enhancing it. Heavy Paida is not suitable for infants, the elderly, and the seriously ill. Gentle Paida can produce the same healing effect as expected or even better, if you Paida with love and long enough.
7. The recipient should communicate and cooperate with, and be grateful to the slapper(s); show gratitude and repentance to the body, and take the pain and discomforts as kind reminders.