Basic Foot Reflexology and how to give a proper foot massage?
A perfect Reflexology Foot Massage is the best healing force which can help alleviate many symptoms like insomnia, headache, chronic fatigue, dizziness and it also helps in treating the hidden cause of many internal diseases such as Kidney disease, Heart disease, Liver disease, High blood pressure, plus virtually any other disease known to man.
Foot massage is also one of the most pleasurable experiences that you can have, if the proper reflexology foot massage technique is used by massage therapist. A proper reflexology therapy is one of the best stress relieving treatments and are a great way to end a full body massage.
Some significant fundamentals of Basic Foot Reflexology to keep in mind in order to give a proper foot massage technique are below:
- Make sure that your hands are clean and fingernails are appropriately trimmed before giving any type of massage technique.
- Feet are usually ticklish and hence great care must be taken in avoiding light touch or brushing lightly on the feet. Being tickled is not relaxing and this makes the nervous system to go in the alert response. So, always make sure to press or hold the feet firmly.
- Feet tend to be very sore in some parts. Make sure to apply pressure in a gentle manner and try to avoid digging directly into the tender point. The key to perfect massage is firm pressure in a gentle manner.
- Begin the foot massage by massaging every nook and cranny around the ankles. By loosening of all the ligaments and nerves that run through the ankle, the therapist is preparing the remaining of the foot for the direct pressure; this technique is part of any good Shiatsu or Reflexology Foot Massage.
Basics of Foot Reflexology
Have a look at massage chart above. The entire human body is represented holographically on the sole of foot. The inside edges of your foot, the most medial or middle aspect, represents the spine. It is because the spine is the middle of the body. That is the reason it is represented by the most middle aspect of feet.
The liver is present on the right side of the chest and abdomen and therefore the area of your feet that treats the liver is the lateral aspect of the right foot.
The spleen is on the left side of the ribs, which is below heart. Therefore it is treated by the outside or the lateral aspect of the left foot.
Head is situated in the toes along with all of the sensory organs. The lower back, urinary bladder sacrum, genitals and lower limbs are positioned towards the heel.
The kidneys are placed in the very centre of the sole of the foot which coincides with the acupuncture point Kidney 1 (Yongquan – ‘Bubbling Spring’).
The anatomical position of Kidney 1 is in between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals, just posterior to the first phalangeal joint.
Massaging at this point is very advantageous for grounding someone’s energy out of their head, for symptoms such as headaches, insomnia or dizziness.
This point is also the major point where Earth Yin energy enters in the body and EMF (electro-magnetic field) radiation Yang energy is discharged back again in to the ground. This point is also very effective for fertility and longevity.
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