With foot reflex zone massages for more well-being

traditional chinese medicine

According to traditional Chinese medicine, our feet reflect the entire body. The corresponding reflex zones on the foot can be relaxed by applying light pressure. In this way you can alleviate complaints and release 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 alleviated with a foot reflexology massage:

  • Tensions and cramps
  • Joint and spinal complaints
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Digestive disorders
  • Cystitis
  • Hay fever
  • Common cold

The effect of reflex zone massages

The pressure on the corresponding reflex zones activates the self-healing powers of the organ in question, releasing blockages and loosening the tissue. Thus the blocked areas are supplied with blood again and the energy can flow again unhindered. The unhindered flow of energy promotes psychological well-being as well as physical well-being. The immune system is strengthened and chronic ailments are alleviated.

Foot reflex zones

Reflex zone massage instructions

Foot massages can easily be done by yourself, while a neck massage is difficult to do by yourself. It's good that you can massage your entire body with a foot reflex zone massage.

Step 1) Create a relaxed atmosphere

If you want to do something good for yourself or your partner and you want to get to the reflex zone massage yourself, a relaxed atmosphere is the first step.

So that the soul can dangle, you can play nature sounds or relaxation music. Especially dolphin sounds 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 for a pleasant room atmosphere. However, the smell should not sting in the nose, a subtle scent is sufficient. Visually, your surroundings should be tidy and clean. A chaotic environment disturbs the relaxation process. Take some time and make sure to be undisturbed during your massage. Switch off your mobile phone and the bell and take some time for yourself.

Step 2) Prepare the feet

To achieve an ideal effect, you can warm up your feet. Stretch, bend, turn 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 rather than with a massage. You can see the corresponding place on the foot in the diagram.

The right foot reflects the right side of the body. The left foot shows the left half of the body. Press gently with the tip of your thumb on the desired spot. Intensify the pressure to a comfortable pensum. The area should not hurt at all, but you should feel the pressure. Now hold this pressure for ten to twenty seconds.

Tip: Breathe carefully into the corresponding body region to intensify the effect.

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Step 4) Release the pressure

Gently release the pressure afterwards. Gradually release the pressure on the reflex zone. Now feel for a moment into the massaged area. Are the symptoms alleviated? How do you feel now? If the desired effect has not yet been achieved, repeat the procedure. If you feel better, you can move on to another area or rest for a moment.

Tip: It is better not to eat immediately before the massage or at least not too much. The effect of the reflex zone massage can be influenced by digestion.

Notes at the end To avoid side effects it is recommended to work with light pressure at the beginning and to keep it a little longer. In case of strong complaints a professional reflex zone massage can be worth your money. While you are waiting for your next appointment, you can sweeten the waiting time yourself with these instructions.

In some clinical pictures such as severe psychoses, fever, acute inflammation and pregnancy, a reflex zone massage can be questionable. In this case, ask a doctor for advice beforehand.

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