Even though it maybe sounds a bit crazy, there are points on the foot which are linked to the organs in the body. By massaging the foot’s organ-linked points you are actually stimulating that organ’s work. In case you know how to massage these points or to know exactly where there are, you are “master” of reflexology.
This method is used in China for many centuries and now is used all over the world. Since this method is studied for a long period of time, there can be found feet -- maps on which you can find which point is linked to which organ. Foot massage’s point is to wake up the “sleeping” inner energy.
How to properly massage the feet?
You do not need to be a rocket scientist to know how to massage the feet’s point. You can even massage your own feet but the effect is better if someone massages your feet while you are completely relaxed. Just remember to warm up your feet before the massage in order to improve the circulation.
Besides the fact that certain points are helping certain organs, experts recommend full feet massage because even though you do not need to improve certain organ’s work, that organ will still appreciate little bit of stimulation.
In order to get the best results, massage your feet in both directions.An important thing to know is that reflex points need to be massaged with clockwise movements. Make sure you massage a certain reflex point for about 10 to 30 seconds. In case some point is too sensitive, shorten the massaging time but do it again in a few minutes.
This way you will not feel pain during the massage and you will still achieve the wanted results.
If you want to achieve the best results, start the treatment by massaging the points which are linked to organs which get rid of toxins: kidneys, liver, bladder, bile and lungs.
Anyway, feet massage is recommended for completely healthy persons as well. This is because in the end of the feet’s nerves there are crystal urine deposits. These deposits can lead to difficulties in glance’s and organ’s work.
These deposits occur due to walking, stress, uncomfortable clothes and standing. After you are done with massaging the “cleaners'” points, switch to massaging the points linked to the organ which is really in need of massaging.
Is pain occurrence normal during the massaging?
This massage should not be painful unless there is some hidden problem with the organ linked to the point where the massage’s pressure is on. This way you will at least know which organ needs treatment. Anyway, sharp pain means there is an acute problem, while dull pain means there is some chronic problem.
The treatment should start with massaging the big toe in every direction because it is linked to head’s nerves. The rest of the feet need to be massaged counterclockwise. This massage can help you in stress and intense situations and toe massage can help you get rid of insomnia thus your night sleep will be improved.
For how long can this massage be practiced?
This massage can be practiced every day for 10 or 20 days in a row. After that you need to take a break. It can be done once a week if you want to improve your whole organism’s work.
Reflex massage is equally effective in both children and adults but scientists claim that is it not recommendable for pregnant women as well as for persons with high body temperature, thrombosis, internal bleeding and for persons with integrated pacemaker.
Reflex massage is mostly used for treating headaches, migraines, sport injuries, shoulder and knee pain, menstrual pain and spine problems. But, this type of massage can especially help for improving digestion and can treat stomach pain, increased stomach acid and diarrhea.
Asthma, sinus inflammation, bronchitis and airway treatments are also plausible if you massage the right points on your feet. Many people often use reflex massage to improve their immune system or to get rid of fatigue.
Anyway, any other kind of massage can help you prevent fatigue or leg cramps because during a massage, circulation is improved and there is more oxygen flow everywhere in the organism.
And last but not least, reflex massage has pretty good effects when it comes to depression, improving concentration and creativity.