Stressed Out? Put Yourself In A Calm State With A Beginners Guide To Reflexology
April 11, 2016
If you experience any pain or tightness in your body, it’s definitely a good idea to look into reflexology. It’s a form of massage therapy and it’s one of the best ways to relieve tension and stress. Reflexology focuses on pressure points in the head, hands and feet that link to every part in the body.
The ancient practice is also known to increase circulation, improve natural balance, as well as help your overall health. For example, relieve pain associated irritable bowel syndrome, PMS/menopause, headaches, respiratory problems and much more.
Since reflexology can be quite complex, here’s a really simple beginner’s guide using charts. It’s best to use your index finger or thumb to apply firm pressure on the reflex point desired. Massage in a circular motion for 15-30 seconds, then massage in the opposite direction for 15-30 seconds. Repeat this on all reflex points.
The charts below will help you better understand what each reflex point represents.
Foot reflexology is a great tool while using essential oils. It helps connect your topical application to the desired organ/body system needing support. In general, the feet are a great place to apply oils; it gets to every cell in your body in 20 mins! •I apply thieves regularly on my kiddos feet to maintain healthy immune systems. For babies: Palmarosa has same properties as Thieves but gentler. •safety tip: apply oils on kids/babies feet then put socks on so they don't touch it. — Got this picture from my Life Science Desk reference book. Highly recommended this tool when owning EO's.
A little bit of reflexology can really do wonders for your body. Try it out!