What is foot reflexology?
Foot reflexology is the art of applying pressure to different points on the foot. Each point on your foot relates to specific organs and glands in your body. By applying pressure to these points, you can stimulate these organs which some say result in better health. It has been practiced for thousands of years in countries like India and China.
Foot reflexology is for anyone interested in their general well-being. Keep in mind that reflexology can help with certain ailments, but it is not a cure for them. Foot reflexology can be beneficial in the following ways:
2. relieves tired feet
3.relieves aches and pains
4.provides better sleep
5. brings peace of mind
6. helps with digestive problems
7. relief from headaches and sinuses
Where do I start?
To get started, look at a reflexology chart and choose an area of your foot that you would like to focus on first. For example, if you have back pain, you may want to focus on applying pressure to the pads of your feet. If you are interested in general health, start from the center of each foot and work your way up. Apply comfortable pressure to the area with your thumb or one of the other fingers. No need to apply oil or lotion. Repeat at least once a day for maximum benefits.
What are other ways to stimulate your feet?
You may not always have the time or you may always feel like looking at a reflexology chart. If that’s the case, ask your partner to give you a nice foot massage. If you’re in a hurry for time, give yourself a quick foot massage without worrying about hitting pressure points. You can also go for a barefoot walk in a park or on the beach. For the workplace, get one of those foot massage rollers and place it under your desk. You can also schedule a foot reflexology appointment at your local spa or salon. Another option is to buy an electric foot massager with rotating discs. It feels amazing and all you have to do is sit back and relax.