Reflexology is an ancient practice of applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands or ears. These specific points correspond and are directly connected to different body parts and organs, and pressing these points has a healing effect. This technique cannot diagnose or cure diseases, but it can soothe the symptoms and alleviate pain associated with many health conditions.
Reflexology Points and Areas
There are specific points and areas on your feet, hands and ears, which correspond to particular organs in your body. By applying pressure on these areas, you can address and affect the organs and improve their function.
The reflex points are usually presented in a chart or on a map, and there are major reflex points. For instance, a reflexology map shows the reflex points on the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
- The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs and valves.
- The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs that are on that side, such as the liver.
Foot reflexology massage is a technique of applying pressure to your foot. If you apply pressure on the sole of your foot, you will address the entire human body. The foot reflexology is an amazing healing method which can relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body.
Foot Reflexology Points
Hence, the most middle aspect of your foot represents your spine. In case you want to improve the function of your liver, you should apply pressure on the left side of your feet. The head is accessed by pressing the toes along with all of the sensory organs. While the lower back, sacrum, urinary bladder, genitals and lower limbs are located towards the heel. The center of the sole of your foot represents the kidneys. Moreover, this point can relieve headaches, insomnia and address issues as fertility.
Tips for a Proper Foot Reflexology Massage
You can practice this technique at home all by yourself, but you must know some basic fundamental to do a proper foot reflexology massage. Therefore, make sure your hands are clean and your nails are short. Bear in mind that you should avoid causing tickling because your body won’t be able to relax, which is crucial for this technique. Always press directly the reflex point and hold gently and firmly. Before you start, prepare your foot for the upcoming massage by gently massaging the ankles.