According to traditional Chinese medicine, our foot reflects the entire body. The corresponding reflex zones on the foot can be relaxed by means of light pressure. In this way, you can relieve discomfort and remove blockages. Regular reflex zone massages lead to a better mental and physical well-being.
For which complaints can reflexology help?
Since the feet reflect the entire body, the application possibilities are manifold. Usually, the following complaints are relieved with reflexology:
- Tension and cramps
- Joint and spinal complaints
- Headaches and migraines
- Circulatory disorders
- Circulatory disorders
- Menstrual disorders
- Digestive problems
- Bladder infections
- Hay fever
- Common cold
The effect of reflexology
The pressure on the corresponding reflex zones activates the self-healing powers of the corresponding organ.blockages are released and the tissue is loosened. Thus, the blocked areas are again supplied with healing blood and the energy can flow freely again. The unhindered flow of energy promotes mental well-being as well as physical well-being. The immune system is strengthened and chronic ailments are alleviated.
Foot massages are easy to do by yourself, while a neck massage is difficult to do by yourself. It's a good thing that you can massage your entire body right away with a reflexology foot massage.
Step 1) Create a relaxed atmosphere
If you want to do something good for yourself or your partner and approach reflexology by yourself, a relaxed atmosphere is the first step.
To help your soul unwind, you can play nature sounds or relaxation music. Especially dolphin sound and the sound of the sea are very popular soundscapes.
A pleasant scent in the room brings additional relaxation. Use incense sticks or scented candles to create a pleasant room atmosphere. However, the smell should not sting the nose.a merely subtly perceptible scent is quite sufficient. Visually, your environment should be tidy and clean. A chaotic environment disturbs the relaxation process. Take some time and make sure you are undisturbed during your massage. Turn off the cell phone and the bell and take some time for yourself.
Step 2) Prepare the feet
To get the ideal effect, you can warm up your feet. Stretch, bend, twist and stretch your foot before you start the massage. Apply some massage oil and find a comfortable position.
Step 3) Massage with pressure
To activate the reflex zones, work mainly with pressure than massage. You can find the corresponding place on the foot in the graphic.
The right foot reflects the right half of the body. The left foot shows the left half of the body. Gently press the desired area with the tip of your thumb. Intensify the pressure to a comfortable level. The area should not hurt at all, but you should be able to feel the pressure. Now hold this pressure for ten to twenty seconds.
Tip: Breathe mindfully into the corresponding body region to intensify the effect.