Healthy Feet are Happy Feet

Reflexology: the application of  appropriate pressure to specific points on the hands, feet or ears to create real benefits to a person’s health. Reflexologists believe there are certain points that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. I am not a reflexologist, but I am a huge believer in energy and why I find reflexology so fascinating.

It’s always nice to be given a massage but when that is not an option, there are ways to give yourself a DIY mini-reflexology foot massage. A simple reflexology routine that works on your feet that can help you relax and drift off into sweet dreams. There are nearly 15,000 nerves in your feet and one of many reasons foot reflexology is so calming, soothing and effective.

Below is a foot massage in four easy steps:

  1. Relax your feet with simple relaxation techniques: pressing and squeezing, lightly slapping, gently kneading; whatever feels good. Finish by pressing and holding your thumb on the solar plexus point located in the center of the foot, about half-way between the toes and the heel.  It is one of the most powerful points in foot and hand reflexology.
  2. On the bottom of each foot walk your thumb up from the base of the heel to each toe (imagine your thumb is an inch worm inching its way up your foot).
  3. Another thumb press on the solar plexus point on both feet.
  4. End your ritual with a soft feather motion, lightly running your fingertips up and down and side to side of your feet, barely touching the skin. Repeat this several times as it is very soothing.

If you prefer to follow a youtube video, click the link. It is less than five minutes and very effective! Our feet are an important part of our health so kick your feet up and begin the ritual!

 

Rebecca Louise | Realife Co

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