Self reflexology allows you to improve your health by massaging specific areas of your feet, using some of the techniques that are easy to learn and practice at home. By learning these techniques, you can give yourself a therapy at home to ease and reduce pain in your body.
Reflexology is based on the belief that our body is reflected on our feet. Each area of the feet corresponds to some area of the body or some internal organ. Feet are home to many nerve endings and that’s why this technique is so effective.
Reflexology is proven to help with stress relief. Also, many people claim that reflexology helped them to reduce pain in various parts of the body.
So why don’t give it a try? You don’t have to visit an expensive practitioner, you can try it in the comfort of your own home!
First, find a comfortable spot where no one will disturb you. Prepare yourself by loosening up your ankles and rotating each foot, first clockwise and then in the opposite direction, for about ten times.
When you feel ready, start massaging the ball of the foot and then move slowly towards the heel. Moving in that direction will stimulate your circulation.
You may find that some areas of your feet are more tender than others. That is completely normal because every organism is different.
Nowadays, so-called Reflexology maps are available on the Internet: they precisely indicate you what organ corresponds to which area of your feet. You can also find videos that will show you the specific techniques you can use for your medical condition.
Even a couple of minutes is enough to feel some of the beneficial effects.
Even if you don’t have any health issue, it may be a good idea to incorporate self reflexology as a part of your evening routine. It will help you to relax and ease your body and the quality of your sleep will drastically improve.