Massage Your Feet Every Night Before You Sleep And See Result
A good Reflexology Foot Massage is an incredible healing force that can help alleviate many symptoms such as headache, insomnia, chronic fatigue, dizziness, as well as help treat the underlying cause of many internal diseases such as Liver disease, Kidney disease, Heart disease, High blood pressure, plus virtually any disease known to man.
- It is also one of the most enjoyable experiences that you can have, if the proper reflexology foot massage techniques are used. A proper foot massage is one of the strongest stress relieving treatments that I know of and is a great way to end a full body massage.
- I will now share with you some fundamentals of giving a good therapeutic foot massage, as well as how to massage your own feet for self healing and stress management.
Some important fundamentals to remember in order to have a proper foot massage technique are:
Make sure your hands are clean and that your fingernails are properly trimmed before administering any type massage technique.
Feet are usually very ticklish and therefore great care must given in avoiding light touch or brushing lightly on the feet. Being tickled is not at all relaxing and causes the nervous system to go into the alert response. Always make sure to press or hold the feet firmly.
Feet tend to be very sore in some parts. Make sure apply pressure in a gentle manner and avoid digging right into the tender point. Pressing firmly yet in a gentle manner is the key to good foot massage technique.
Start your foot massage by massaging all of the nooks and crannies around the ankles. By loosening all of the ligaments and nerves that run through the ankle, you are preparing the rest of the foot for the direct pressure that is part of any good Shiatsu or Reflexology Foot Massage.
Basics of Foot Reflexology
Study the foot massage chart above. As you may see, the entire human body is reflected holographically onto the sole of your foot. The instep of your foot, the most medial or middle aspect, represents your spine. This is because the spine is the very middle of your body, so it is represented by the most middle aspect of your feet.
The Liver is located on the right side of your chest and abdomen. Therefore the area of your feet that treats the Liver is the lateral aspect of your right foot.
The Spleen is on the left side of your ribs, below your heart. Therefore it is treated by the outside or lateral aspect of your left foot.
The head is located in the toes along with all of the sensory organs. The lower back, sacrum, urinary bladder, genitals and lower limbs are located towards the heel.