An Intro to Foot Reflexology

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One of the best things in life is massage. It’s reviving to have a deep tissue rub down that relieves tension in every muscle, loosening each of them from the shoulders all the way to the toes. By the time the session is over all the stress that was there before is now magically gone.

There are two parts of the body that endure the most during the day – The feet. Constantly having the weight of the body upon them as they take it where it needs to go. Having a foot massage can help to take some of the pain away. Even more impressive, it may help you to maintain optimal health.

What is Reflexology?

Foot Reflexology is more than just a simple massage. It is designed to work certain areas of the foot that are believed to be connected to different areas of the body. The idea is that by working these areas it will help to relieve pain and discomfort somewhere else in the body.

Reflexologists have a mapping of the feet to guide them. If someone comes in complaining of a headache, they would focus on massaging the upper part of the foot and toes for example.

Rubbing the feet to help the body heal has been around for thousands of years. Dating back as early as ancient China and Egypt but it was not called reflexology back then. Naming this type of massage didn’t come until the early twentieth century.

Benefits of Reflexology

Stress is the body’s biggest enemy by far. It can cause problems such as a simple headache to something more extreme like a heart attack.

Anytime that a massage is given, it removes the stress and tension that is stored in the muscles. Reflexology is doing the same thing in a concentrated area.

This type of massage can help with headaches, digestion issues, problems with your eyes along with a number of aliments.

Creating Romance

Yes, believe it or not, rubbing your partners feet will not only create a bit a romance but will also help maintain optimal health.

When getting into a reflexologist is difficult, try using your significant other as a substitute. Using a few simple rubbing techniques like the rolling of your fingers or even using small balls will help to make the experience enjoyable.

The first step is to relax the whole foot before moving on to certain areas. Relaxing the foot can be done a number of ways. Choose a style that is the most effective for that individual.

Make sure you have your mapping of the foot handy and also which technique is recommended for that area.

As soon as the foot is relaxed, work the area that is connected to the part of the body that is causing the trouble.

Massaging the feet in this way several times a week will help maintain good health. Plus, it will strengthen the bond you have with your partner.


1 comment

  1. Kevin Kunz says:

    Reflexology is closer to acupressure than massage. Whenever I hear someone say “foot massage” I figure that is what I am going to get. Nothing wrong with a good foot massage. It is just not reflexology.
    All the best,
    Kevin Kunz