We often fuss about the skin on our face if there is acne. Or we lament the loss of hair which is natural due to aging. But which part of our body do we neglect the most? Yes, our feet, even though they carry us around all day! We torture our feet with uncomfortable shoes in the name of style and do not bother to take care of them. Your toes can support half your body weight. Isn’t that amazing? No wonder ballet dancers can glide with élan! They know the secret foot story surely.
Feet Reflexology Is The Trick
This is a healing process specific to the Chinese medicine tradition of the past. Foot reflexology has proved to be beneficial to many. Applying pressure to particular areas on the feet will cure some physical illnesses. This special massage will not only give strength to your feet but also your whole body. Some researchers have concluded that foot reflexology can improve your sleeping pattern, boost your metabolism, reduce headaches, keep blood pressure under control, and improve blood circulation.
The fact that you can do it all by yourself, without anyone’s assistance, makes it all the more interesting. You can treat yourself to this massage at the end of a tiring day and increase your blood circulation the next day.
Increase in blood flow promotes cell growth and helps the organs to function smoothly. Even your skin becomes better and can fight off bacteria which it may come in contact with. Your heart rate adjusts itself when the heart pumps blood in full force. The heart muscles relax and blood pressure flows evenly. Good circulation results in improved brain functions and helps you focus. You will handle stressful situations better.
The key to this process is relaxation. Calm your mind with the help of meditation or soothing music and then proceed. You need to clean your feet by dipping it in lukewarm water for at least five minutes. Then put a half teaspoon of lavender, peppermint, or eucalyptus oil in your moisturizer. Use the mix for massaging your foot. You need to start from the toes by releasing tension. Pull your toes gently and twist them. You will feel the knots untangle. Massaging the sole with firm pressure and paying attention to sore areas will be beneficial. Try the same technique on your other foot and put socks on. You will sleep peacefully as you will feel at ease. It takes just ten minutes to massage your feet and it will pay off once you get back to the grind the next day.
You need to find the specific reflex points for best results. It will come with practice and a little research. Just this massage won’t change your life completely. Wear shoes that will not sit tightly around your toes, wear only cotton socks and schedule pedicure appointments. The process of foot reflexology is going to be the most favorite 10 minutes of your day!