When was the last time you’ve visited your massage therapist?
How did it go? – Oh that felt good!
Massage is the best relaxation technique and simple enough that anyone can do it!
No doubt, massage is one of the most efficient methods for relaxation, beneficial for your overall health. Plus, you can do it yourself at the comfort of your home.
What massages do is improve your metabolism, stimulate sweat secretion, reduce fat, and enhance blood circulation both in the body and through the tissues. Massages are also beneficial for your skin; they rejuvenate the skin by making it healthier and more beautiful.
If you didn’t know by now, massages, especially foot massages:
- Stimulates muscles and nerves.
- Lessens stiffness.
- Removes stress and fatigue.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Stimulates the lymphatic system.
- Helps to lower blood pressure.
- Improves immunity.
- Increases metabolism.
- Can relieve headaches and migraines.
- Often relieves pain.
- Unblocks energy flow.
- Normalizes body functions.
- Leads to better sleep.
How massaging your feet is connected to this? Check out the chart below to see how pressure points in your feet are connected to different organs and areas of of body:
Image source: Reflexology-Map
Applying pressure on specific points of the feet affect the treatment of various diseases. It really helps the organs to improve and maintain their good work for your body. It’s recommended to massage your feet every night before you go to bed.
The treatment shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. In fact, the treatment is successful if it lasts 10 to 15 minutes. Using both thumbs, massage the soles of your foot from top to bottom, applying strong pressure for a few seconds to each spot. Concentrate on your aches and pains or use the reflexology chart to guide you!
When you massage your feet you are doing more than just stimulating your feet. You are stimulating the work of other parts of the body. Pressing your thumbs on specific points will do the trick for every single organ to get the special treatment.
With that being said, we can clearly see why our feet play a huge role in the nervous system of the body. Press firmly on the specific point for a few seconds and you are good to go to the other point.
Since a foot massage is relatively easy to do, even this brief knowledge about reflexology will enable you to get started!