Your body speaks in so many ways and everything is connected. Today we explore the many Reflexology Massage Techniques and their benefits.
Reflexology is an ancient art that once learned, can unlock blockages and aches and pains. Apart from its many physical benefits, it has profound positive effects on your mental health. Some of the key areas that are massaged include the toes, fingers, and ears.
Top 7 Benefits of Reflexology
via Dr. Axe
There are so many benefits to this ancient remedy including reducing PMS symptoms and also fighting cancer and diabetes 2.
Your Key Reflexology Pressure Points
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Did you know that your body’s natural state is to be healthy? It is only when we interfere by adding nasty toxins, chemicals, and medications that we alter our healing course.
The world is sicker than ever before and Medication should be reserved for severe trauma. Natural remedies should be sought for day to day ailments and a medicinal tea chest is a great addition to your pantry.
Most are unaware that their thoughts and emotions are making them sick. Trapped emotions and issues like unforgiveness, resentment, jealousy, and hate burn up your insides. We must learn to forgive and let go. That’s where meditation can play such a beneficial role.
The 12 benefits of reflexology -:
• Encourages the body to heal disorders
• Relieves the effects of stress
• Improves the immune system
• Assists post-operative recovery by decreasing pain and increasing healing
• Encourages better circulation
• Improves bowel movements
• Eliminates waste products from the body
• Relieves pain
• Clears the body of toxins
• Improves nerve stimulation
• Promotes general relaxation
• Creates stronger bonds with children
Foot Reflexology Chart
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According to traditional Chinese medicine, the feet benefit most from massage, because the soles of feet are connected to different systems in the body, and stimulating a particular area of the foot also stimulates a specific organ. As you can see above our feet are very complex. It’s definitely worth getting to know them!
We’ve included lots of tips and charts for you below, including Feet, Hands and Ears plus a brilliant Shiatsu Self Massage Chart. Keep scrolling for a quick video tutorial too.
Reflexology Massage Techniques Video
In this video tutorial, you will learn the main palm acupressure points. You will also see how to relieve pressure and treat every part of your body.
By stimulating the energy in your body, you will aid stress and PMS through Shiatsu Self Massage. Click Play above to view the video now ^
Shiatsu Self Massage Techniques
Massage has an extraordinary amount of benefits for not only adults but children. Babies also benefit enormously and we have included some charts for you further down our page to show you precisely the areas to massage.
When you massage certain areas of your body, you are improving circulation in various organs and stimulating blood flow. This results in a general sense of well-being within yourself. The Shiatsu Self Massage Chart above will help you with some simple techniques that you can try at home.
You can also improve your concentration, decision making, tolerance, and clear thinking as shown in the Infographic above.
Even your pets can benefit from therapeutic massage! Our feet are connected to the earth and one of the best things you can do is take off your shoes and stand barefoot in the soil. It’s the perfect time to reflect, connect, and even meditate. You might also like to try sungazing.
If you suffer migraines or headaches, this Shiatsu technique from Top 10 Remedies will come in very handy and it absolutely works.
For more Migraine remedies, read our popular post here
The chart above shows you what happens to your body when emotion remains trapped. As you can see it covers things such as rejection, betrayal, anger, guilt, and shame.
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chart source, daily mail uk
As we are connected to the earth and spend the most time on our feet, our soles and toes are seen as the gateway to our well being.
The chart above is a great place to start. All you need to do is massage your feet before bed 10 to 15 minutes to start seeing results. The best part of using these techniques is that you can experience immediate relief. You could even use essential oils when you massage.
Would you believe that you can use a Clothespin on your ear to access certain areas of your body to clean up conditions you may be dealing with? You can see from this Chart the six areas addressed.
- Back and Shoulders
- Sinuses and Throat
- Head and Heart
Did you know that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and an incredible 250,000 sweat glands? There certainly is a lot of action going on in that one part of your body! We thought we would introduce you to something else that we have and love.
We have found this Chi Vitalizer is fantastic for stirring up your body, getting the blood pumping and it claims to be the equivalent of 10,000 steps in only 15 minutes. It has a fishtail type motion and you pop your feet on the machine. It is incredibly relaxing and you have the added bonus of trimming up! It’s great for restless legs too.
Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine, derived from Chinese traditional medicine, that uses a pattern of pressure applied to various parts of the body, such as the feet, hands, and even the ear!
As you can see above, it really is a case that everything is connected to everything. You can see that massaging points below your knees, for example, can stimulate memory and your immune system.
Stress can be debilitating. This Chart from Style Craze shows you the various pressure points that will assist with relief. You can even put pressure on your nails.
Your baby can also benefit hugely from gentle massage. Their feet are very responsive and are divided into different zones.
By applying pressure to certain areas you can soothe and comfort. The Zones include the following areas -:
- Head and Teeth Area
- Solar Plexus
- Upper Abdominal Area
- Lower Abdominal Area
- Pelvic Area
This foot reflexology chart shows in depth the many areas that the foot comprises. You will notice that there are 26 key locations. You can access Colon and Sciatic Nerve among others.
The Hands are also comprised of different zones on both the back and the palms.
Your face is an insight into what is going on in your body. You will be surprised to find that redness or acne can be directly attributed to the inner workings of your body.
Face Mapping has been around forever but you may not have heard about it. We have found an article at the link below that can give you a very good understanding of your internal health.