Reflexology of the foot
So how has your weekend been going? I have had a great weekend so far, catching up with an old friend and then having a date night with my husband. Today is the first night of Hannukah, so we are going to a Hannukah party at our local temple. My schedule has been pretty hectic because of the holidays and I am sure yours has been too. Even though, the holiday season is a great time of year, it can also be a stressful time too, between holiday parties, fighting crowds at the local malls, and just trying to get everything done on your expanding list of to do’s. It can get over whelming. One of the most effective ways for me to relieve stress besides exercising is having a message (reflexology). I love to be pampered. Don’t we all?
But did you know that when you message your feet, after those long hard days, you may actually be practicing reflexology? According to the ancient therapy of reflexology by applying appropriate pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears that correspond to different body organs and systems, there are beneficial effects on the organs and person’s general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder function.
Massaging your feet in different places is linked to better health in different parts of the body. Not only that, but it can lead to greater relaxation, less stress, and even greater sexual desire (if only it was that easy).
Massaging your feet also helps improve blood circulation, relieves numerous disease, and helps maintain proper balance. It may help if you have restless leg syndrome, or improve your sleep. In pregnant woman, it has been shown to reduce the effects of edema on their bodies. It is also great for your skin.
Massaging the big toe is good for your lungs and brain. The second, third and fourth toes are good for relieving tooth pain. The pinky toe is a great massage point for ear aches. The image above from OM Feet is a great guide for the ideal results.
So now when you start to message your feet after along day, pay attention to how your bodies feels after it.
Have you had any experience with reflexology before?