Although it sounds strange and almost unbelievable, foot massage can heal various ailments. On the feet are the points that are associated with certain organs. Their stimulation, namely massage stimulates the work of those organs. The whole art or science, depending on the view is called reflexology. Already thousands of years is used in China, and more recently in other parts of the world.
Thanks to the great interest and long research were created feet “maps” that show which points have a connection with some organ. Nervous system associates feet and organs, and the results are remarkable. This massage is based on starting the dormant inner energy.
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How to do a foot massage?
It is not difficult to learn this popular form of treatment, so you can massage your own feet. However, of course, the most beautiful is when another person provides massage, and you have the ability to completely relax. The massage lasts only 15-20 minutes, but first you need to examine some details. Before massage, warm up both feet, to improve circulation.
Depending on which organs you want to stimulate, press a point. However, experts recommend a massage whole foot, since no matter that an organ is completely healthy. It will not hurt him a little impulse.
In order to be effective for the whole body, you should do massage in both directions: from the tops of the feet to the heart and vice versa, according fingers. You should massage reflex points in a circular motion in a clockwise direction from 10 to 30 seconds each. If some point is sensitive on touch, you need to shorten the time massaging, but repeat several times. In order to achieve the best results, massage should start treating the points that affect the elimination of impurities from the body; such as the kidneys, liver, bladder, gallbladder, and lung. If you want to massage a specific point, see picture.
You should stimulate these points although don’t have a problem with some of these organs. Studies have shown that the nerve endings in the feet accumulate salts of calcium and uric acid crystals. This leads to the difficult work of glands and organs. This accumulation is result of walking, standing, uncomfortable shoes, but also stress.
After the complete treatment of cleansing organs, you should massage organs that cause particular problems. Specifically, stimulate the point that stimulates diseased organ.
Does feet massage hurt?
Reflexology massage should not be painful, but it can happen that a certain point causes severe pain. It is usually a sign of an underlying problem with some organs. In that way, you reveal which organs should treat more. Massage is in some way, diagnostic treatment, since a sharp, piercing pain usually indicates acute problem; but obtuse pain indicates a chronic problem.
If you use massage only for relaxation, treatment should begin massaging the big toe in all directions; since it is directly connected to the nerves of the head. Other parts you should massage in the opposite direction of clockwise. This massage is extremely effective for stress and tense situations. Also, with foot massage, especially the big toe, you can achieve significantly better sleep and even cure insomnia.
How long to apply foot massage?
You can apply massage therapy every day for 10 or 20 days, then take a break. If massage works preventative to improve the overall body functioning, you should perform it once a week. Reflexology massage is just as effective in children as in adults; but studies have shown that it is not recommended for pregnant women, people with fever, internal bleeding, thrombosis, or built-in pace maker.
Reflexology is mainly used for treatment of headaches (migraines), sports injuries, pain in the shoulder or knee, menstrual pain, problems of spinal column. It is extremely useful for improving digestion and successfully solves the problems of stomach pains, increased acid, bloating or diarrhea.
It is also treat respiratory tract, especially diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis. Foot massage, and each massage, improves circulation, which leads to a greater flow of oxygen in the body and treating problems such as leg cramps.
Many still use this massage to improve overall body immunity or solve chronic fatigue. Especially important is the effect of this massage on mental skills, reduce stress, depression and anxiety states as well as improving concentration and creativity.
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